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NEW CLUB OFFERS NATURAL HAIR TIPS, TRICKS

By Wende-Denda Dantoumda, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2017

From 3-4 p.m. on Mondays in room 506, students are welcome to attend Hair Affair, a club for students who are willing to share and learn things concerning the treatment of natural hair. “Students can expect an environment where they can come in to experiment and get tips on how to style their hair...

JOIN BPA, LEARN CAREER SKILLS

By Wende-Denda Dantoumda, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2017

Business Professionals of America (BPA) is an organization for students interested in developing leadership skills that they will need in the workforce. Last year, students advanced to state in a variety of categories. “We’ve had a lot success here at Sam,” BPA sponsor Margaret Settle said. ...

NEW LAW ALLOWS SCHOOLS TO COMBAT, PREVENT CYBERBULLYING

By Moises Castro, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2017

Sitting under the covers in her dark bedroom, she looks through her phone checking Instagram, then Twitter. She hears a ding, so she checks her DM’s and sees a message from someone she doesn't know.  When she reads the message her heart stops and she feels dead inside. The sender called her ...

STEP TEAM HOSTS TRYOUTS NEXT WEEK

By Moises Castro, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2017

Step Team will host tryouts after school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the Auditorium. New Sponsor, Tamara Caldwell, is responsible for making dance routines and picking the music. She says that her oldest step son when he was in high school was in step so she is used to going out and supporti...

TNG TO PERFORM AT SCIENCE NIGHT

TNG TO PERFORM AT SCIENCE NIGHT

By Miguel Hernandez, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017

The Family Center will host science night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in Commons B. Events include performances from TNG, El Mariachi Tejano de Sam Houston and at least six science experiments. There will also be outside vendors. “The thing I love about science is that it’s partnered with Halloween, it’s t...

FAMILY CENTER HOSTS TASTE OF LATIN AMERICA TONIGHT

By Andrew Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2017

The Family Center will host it’s annual  Taste of Latin America program at 6 p.m. tonight in the Auditorium. “I expect it to be a wonderful celebration of Hispanic culture through food, music dance and honorees,” Roslyn Burch, family center liaison, said. “We are diligently working on th...

DISTRICT IMPLEMENTS NEW BUS ID POLICY FOR HIGH SCHOOLS

By Wende-Denda Dantoumda, Editor-in-Chief

October 13, 2017

Before the end of the semester all students will be required to not only have their student ID on hand, but a yellow bus pass or “Z-Pass” ID to ride the school buss to and from home. The “Zonar” system will be used to scan each student's pass. It’s bus specific, meaning each bus will h...

NEW PLANS FOR ART CLUB

By Gloria Gatica, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017

The art club will shift its focus to painting murals and fundraising this school year, sponsor L’oreal Frye said. “Our club is becoming just murals,” sophomore Rhiana Curry said. “So, it’s no longer to go there and play.” They plan on changing the club’s name soon. “I want it to b...

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT NEARS COMPLETION

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT NEARS COMPLETION

By Wende-Denda Dantoumda, Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2017

As construction  approaches completion for the new Freshmen Center, staff and students are looking forward to using the completed addition. After being talked about for years, the Arlington Independent School District approved the bond for the new center and cafeteria with a price tag of $18.5 mi...

IMMIGRATION LAWYER SAYS STUDENTS SHOULD NOT ‘PANIC’ ABOUT DACA

By Andrew Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2017

Senior Elton Lerma-Rivera fears he won’t be able to attend college next year now that President Donald Trump has decided to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program pending a six month delay to give Congress time to come up with a fix. “It’s a really unfortunate situation,” Lerma-Rivera said. “I know a lot of people being affected by it. I know a lot of homes are ki...

TEACHERS BOMBARDED WITH SPAM EMAILS

By Laura Perez, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017

Since school started teachers have been receiving a large amount of spam emails each day. Spam emails are emails sent by people who want to gain access to users’ information or their contact lists. LAN tech Linda Booth said the number of spam emails a person receives per day varies. “Some d...

A DREAM COME TRUE

A DREAM COME TRUE

By Ruben Diaz Jr., Advertising Editor

October 6, 2017

Senior Samiya Mohamed-Fawzy kicked off her third year in the j.k. livin’ fitness and wellness foundation by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch for her favorite team, the Texas Rangers Sept. 13 at Globe Life Park in Arlington. “I’ve been a Rangers fan since I think eighth grade,” Moha...

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