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OPEN HOUSE WILL FEATURE TRIBUTE TO 9/11

OPEN HOUSE WILL FEATURE TRIBUTE TO 9/11

By Andrew Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief

September 1, 2017

The family center will host the SHHS fall open-house at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11. Roslyn Burch, family engagement liaison, has been in charge of the family center since 2006. Burch said the family center’s goal is to focus on “engage and connect” parents with the school at large. “It...

JOIN DEBATE CLUB NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

By Kate Olvera, Journalism I Reporter

May 19, 2017

Students looking for a place to belong and learn strategy, teamwork, and argumentation, should join the debate club, sponsor Sherri Wade said. “Students will learn to prepare cases and argue against other competitors,” Wade said. “To do research and become knowledgeable about it." Debate...

NEW LAW INCREASES THE IMPORTANCE OF SUMMER SCHOOL

NEW LAW INCREASES THE IMPORTANCE OF SUMMER SCHOOL

By Chris Gonzalez, Journalism I Reporter

May 19, 2017

Summer school registration began Wednesday and students that need to redeem credits or would like to accelerate their credits need to speak to their counselors as soon as possible, said Marcus Brannon, summer school and class of 2020 assistant principal. There are two different sessions offered this...

PANEL TACKLES IMMIGRATION CONCERNS AT TOMORROW`S RALLY

PANEL TACKLES IMMIGRATION CONCERNS AT TOMORROW`S RALLY

By Romeo Hill and Jazmin Ramirez, Journalism I Reporters

May 4, 2017

Student Council will host an Immigration Rally at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow in Gym A. The rally will have a panel consisting of Congressman Marc Veasey, NAACP, Faith in TX, and an immigration attorney, who will answer student questions. “I’m not sure they're going to get the answers they're looking...

BPA STUDENTS HEAD TO NATIONALS

BPA STUDENTS HEAD TO NATIONALS

By Jolina Mosely, Staff Writer

May 4, 2017

Seventeen Business Professionals of America students advanced to the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference held May 10-14  in Orlando, Florida. “I am absolutely thrilled and excited for these kids,” BPA sponsor Kari Winter said. “They are going to have lots of opportunities...

STUDENTS FEAR TRAVEL BAN

By Andrew Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2017

Exclusion is all freshman Malyun Ahmed feels after learning about President Donald Trump's travel ban. “To me, he’s picking and choosing who gets to stay and who has to leave,” Ahmed said. “I feel he doesn’t own anything and America’s fate isn’t his decision entirely.” Her fa...

FLU SEASON: NOT OVER YET

FLU SEASON:  NOT OVER YET

By Youan-Esai Miranda, Staff Writer

April 24, 2017

Flu is on the rise in Texas, going from regional to widespread, notes the Center for Disease Control. School nurse Sherie Lamack has sent an estimated 100 students home with flu like symptoms, strep throat and viral gastroenteritis. Flu symptoms include: fever, coughing, sore throat, runny or stuffy...

PROJECT SOAR TO TOUR SMU

By Latricia Ardison, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017

Project SOAR will visit Southern Methodist University from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. sharp, for students that have a pass. “Students will sit inside of an actual classroom and listen to the professor speak to give students a good sense of what post-senda education...

DANCE CLUBS UNITE FOR SHOWCASE

By Latricia Ardison, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017

Texans Next Generation will host a just keep dancin’ showcase from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Auditorium. “They’ll be doing a tribute to George Michael and there will be refreshments and a reception at the end,” sponsor Marissa Wright-Williams said. Cultura Mia, The Tex-Annes, The Afri...

PARENTS, STUDENTS VOICE CONCERNS AT PROTEST MEETING

By Wende-Denda Dantoumda, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2017

After what was supposed to be a peaceful protest took a turn for what many say was the worst, principal Fernando Benavides hosted a meeting to hear concerns from parents, students and faculty about the student walk out and immigration issues last week. “Yeah, Sam has some bad things about it, but...

BOOK CLUB TO ATTEND FESTIVAL

By Laura Perez, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017

The book club will attend the North Texas Teen Book Festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday March 4 at the Irving Convention Center. “We have decided to go to the North Texas Teen Book Festival because we want to join and bring together over 70 different famous Young Adult and Middle Grade authors,” ...

POPULAR STUDENT EATERY CLOSES AFTER 25 YEARS

POPULAR STUDENT EATERY CLOSES AFTER 25 YEARS

By Wende-Denda Dantoumda, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2017

After 25 years, the neighborhood fast-food restaurant “Gyros,” will close its doors for good this week. “The reason we got it at first was because it was a great place,” owner Fawzia Siddiqui said. “We had another shop in Irving, and that was too far for us and our kids were being neglected...

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