News Brief (Nov. 4 to Nov. 11)

Diego Hernandez, Reporter

November 12, 2019

Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 In regards to the impeachment inquiry, four White House officials scheduled for House inquiry depositions didn’t testify. McDonald’s fires CEO Steve Easterbrook following being exposed for being in a relationship with a fellow employee. He later responded with emails to other em...

Your Social Media Footprint

Your Social Media Footprint

Victoria Tzanev, Reporter

October 30, 2019

We see teenagers walking around the halls and streets with their nose pointing down and their eyes glued straight to their phone screen.  They’re probably just going through the same cycle of social media platforms every five minutes. Despite the texting masters or selfie gods they present thems...

Spooky Season: Spooky but fun places to visit this Halloween

Spooky Season: Spooky but fun places to visit this Halloween

Kayley Swedlund, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2019

With 10 days left until Halloween, it's that time of year where people can eat loads of candy and dress up as Guy Fieri without being judged.  But the month of Halloween is much more than tricking or treating and finding an excuse to start singing songs from The Nightmare Before Christmas. There are ...

A Spark in Climate Activism: Activists step in, leaders need to step up

Diego Hernandez, Reporter

October 4, 2019

Tropical Storm Imelda marked the strongest force of weather this city has faced since Hurricane Harvey, which cost the lives of 68 people (14 in the Houston area).  These two storms have one thing in common: they’re examples of how a metropolitan city can handle natural disasters in a changing ...

News Brief (Sept. 23 to Oct. 2)

Kayley Swedlund, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2019

Monday, Sept. 23 Monday marked the beginning of Fall, also know as the Autumnal Equinox. Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg chastised world leaders at a United Nations climate summit on Monday, saying, "How dare you pretend that this can be solved with just 'business as usual?'"   T...

And That’s The Tea: A natural remedy

Ashley Swedlund, Reporter

October 3, 2019

Some 5,000 years ago in 2737 BC, tea was discovered by Chinese Emperor Shen-Nung, also known as “The Divine Healer”. Legend has it that some tea leaves blew into the Emperor’s boiling pot of water, thus creating the first tea brew. According to Chinese tea scholars, the Emperor accidentally ...

Leaving a Legacy: A National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist

Ashley Swedlund, Reporter

September 27, 2019

More than 1.6 million students from about 22,000 high schools across the country take the Preliminary SAT, otherwise known as the PSAT. Those who advance to the semi-finals represent 0.5 percent of the state's high school seniors. One of them is our very own Nicholas Campbell (12). The National Me...

The Value of Studying Abroad: Expand your horizons and travel

The Value of Studying Abroad: Expand your horizons and travel

Victoria Tzanev, Reporter

September 27, 2019

If you’ve had or have Mr. Tollison as a teacher at Morton Ranch High School, you’ve probably heard him yelling at least once about how everyone should study abroad in college.  Approximately 10 percent of students study abroad at some point during their collegiate career, according to the In...

Review: “She Kills Monsters” Killed It

Review: “She Kills Monsters” Killed It

Kayley Swedlund, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2019

I was contemplating on not going to the play hours before the evening show was scheduled to go on. It was a Saturday, and my plan was to sit around and de-stress from band and all of my classes at the same time.  “It's just a show,’ I thought to myself. “There's going to be more, right?”...

Another Year Wiser: Advice from upperclassmen to freshmen

Ashley Swedlund, Reporter

September 25, 2019

The transition to high school from junior high is huge.  The amount of students nearly triples, and the school itself seems to double in size. Classes become a lot more challenging and competitive. That’s why incoming freshmen are often intimidated by this new environment and are eager to learn h...

College Applications 101

College Applications 101

Victoria Tzanev, Reporter

September 17, 2019

Seniors, we made it! It’s the last year of high school, and we are so close to the finish line that we can taste it. As least, we thought we could. As homework piles up on your desk and classes become harder and harder by the second, we are also burdened with college applications, financial aid,...

Opinion: A Proclamation for Football Equality Worldwide

Diego Hernandez, Reporter

September 17, 2019

If you’ve been online as of the last few days, you may have stumbled across two particular phrases, “blue girl” and “No Ban 4 Women.”  These phrases have taken both football and Iran by storm, following the death of Sahar Khodayari, who lit herself on fire following a trial in Tehran f...

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