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Arguing the Glass Ceiling: Ruse or Reality

Arguing the Glass Ceiling: Ruse or Reality

Blake Roye and Inaara Muhammad

March 4, 2016


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  “We have to pass pay equity for women workers. It is not acceptable that women are making 78 cents an hour compared to men.”— Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), speech to the National Press Club,March 9, 2015 The gender pay gap is a real statistic, but the root cause of it is highly contested by both genders and across all occupations. Th...

Society v. Technology

Society v. Technology

Payton Whittaker, Staff Writer

March 2, 2016


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Technology. It’s an everyday obstacle that most of us can’t see ourselves without. We are constantly surrounded by the light of the tempting pocket screen. Kids as young as five years old have their own phones. When I was five, coloring books were my source of entertainment. Today, it is seld...

A Good Look at Our Past

A Good Look at Our Past

David Hoyt, Opinions Editor

February 29, 2016


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Students at Hood Middle School in Dallas recently voted to change the school name because its namesake, John B. Hood, was a confederate general. Their reasoning was since he fought to preserve slavery, he doesn’t deserve a school named after him. This prompted discussions about renaming DISD’s two ot...

Thumbs Up: The Cursed Child

Thumbs Up: The Cursed Child

Payton Whittaker, Staff Writer

February 18, 2016


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CAUTION: SPOILER ALERT! When the first book of the famous Harry Potter series came out in 1997, it was an immediate success. Winning awards like FCBG Children’s book award, Nestle Smarties, Birmingham Cable, Young telegraph paperback of the year, a carnegie medal and many more. I remember sitting on ...

The New Realistic Barbie Doll

The New Realistic Barbie Doll

Bayley Bogus, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2016


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After 57 years of the same, unrealistically slim figure, Barbie is entering a new era of the appearance. Gone will be Barbie’s one-size-fits-all mantra. Tall, petite, and curvy body shapes will be making their debut this year. If you ask me, this act should've been implemented a long time ago. Ha...

Thumbs Up: Bees

Thumbs Up: Bees

Alyssa Gruehn, Managing Editor

January 27, 2016


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There are three types of people when it comes to insects. The first group of individuals don’t mind bugs. They might even get a job dealing with them for some strange reason. The next group are people that share a mutual understanding with bugs: don’t mess with me and I won’t mess with you. Th...

Oh Shoot, Open Carry

Oh Shoot, Open Carry

Darian Boddie, Staff Writer

January 26, 2016


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As of January 1, openly carrying a weapon is no longer illegal in Texas. Wait, what? No longer illegal? Open Carry Texas founder CJ Grisham started his campaign to openly carry back in 2013 after he was arrested for openly carrying a firearm. While this campaign has good intentions—easier access to ...

Thumbs Down: Canalbuds

Thumbs Down: Canalbuds

Samantha Badillo, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016


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Perhaps it’s just my peculiar ears, but I have a real problem with mushroom shaped headphones. The technical name for these menaces is “canalbuds” which is a perfectly unpleasant word for these offensive contraptions. They’re uncomfortable and the sound quality is poor. I can easily stick...

Black Violin Review

Black Violin Review

Alyssa Gruehn, Managing Editor

January 22, 2016


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Classical music and hip hop: a combination you never knew you wanted. Yet, that’s exactly what the duo “Black Violin” generously brings to the world. These “classically trained” hip-hop mixing, violin and cello playing duo offer a new genre of music that merges two styles that have been paramount to the history o...

Thumbs Down: NBA All-Star Game Voting

Thumbs Down: NBA All-Star Game Voting

Jamison Amerine, Sports Editor

January 22, 2016


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The Voting results for the 2016 NBA All-Star game in Toronto were revealed last night and once again we encountered the same recurring problem fans face every season. Name recognition finding superiority over who rightfully deserves a spot. The starters for the east and west were revealed on the...

Reviewing The Force

Reviewing The Force

Adrian Casas, News Editor

January 21, 2016


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With The Force Awakens, millions of people across the world have found something that has awoken in them. Their love for Star Wars. There is no secret why. This is a great movie and an excellent way to re-energize the series. All the new characters have some significance behind their appearance, and ...

Beauty Behind the Madness

Beauty Behind the Madness

Bryan Ramirez, Staff Writer

January 15, 2016


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Abel Makkonen Tesfaye. Sound familiar? Probably not. But I can assure that you know who this is. Better known as, The Weeknd, Tesfaye has become one of the most popular pop stars of 2015. This stardom, due mainly to his album Beauty Behind the Madness and his haircut, of course. Released last August, ...

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