News Brief (9/11 to 9/17)

Laura Perich, Reporter

September 18, 2018

9/11 U.S. residents honored the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, as well as the Flight 93 plane crash. Hurricane Florence prompts evacuations in Virginia and the Carolinas. 9/12 The Carolinas and other Southeastern areas prepared for Hurrica...

100 Years of Katy ISD

100 Years of Katy ISD

Lauren Duhon, Adviser

September 14, 2018

The legacy of Katy ISD stems from the 100-year history of the school district and the traditions of the community itself, and 2019 marks that centennial anniversary. Schools have been in the area since the 1800s, but the school district that we all know today began with a vote in 1918, and then on...

Reflecting On Harvey: One Year Later

Reflecting On Harvey: One Year Later

Kayley Swedlund and Gracie Hernandez, Reporter

September 14, 2018

Just more than one year ago, Houston experienced one of the most catastrophic hurricanes recorded in U.S. history. We received approximately 52 inches of rain within two weeks, and Houston and surrounding areas lost more than 100,000 homes with a total of 13 million people affected. It is estimated...

News Brief (8/26 to 9/4)

Alex Badillo, Reporter

September 4, 2018

News Brief (8/26 to 9/4) Sunday (8/26) A mass shooting at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Fla., ended with the death of three participants, including the gunman. Participants were competing in Madden, a popular football video game. Thursday (8/30) The effects of Hurricane Maria linger...

Setting the Record Straight About Cinco de Mayo

Setting the Record Straight About Cinco de Mayo

Gaby Aguilar, Reporter

May 4, 2018

When I think of Cinco de Mayo, I envision people who aren't actually Mexican wearing ponchos, fake mustaches and sombreros while at the same time not even being aware of what Cinco de Mayo actually represents. With all that’s going on in society, there is a great need to dispel the stereotypes and...

Deadly Deliveries

Deadly Deliveries

Alex Badillo, Reporter

March 23, 2018

For the first time in weeks, the city of Austin is resting a little easier knowing the suspect behind a series of bombings will no longer be terrorizing their city. The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt, left mysterious packages containing explosive devices around the city of...

Human Trafficking Close to Home

Katherine Nolasco, Reporter

March 7, 2018

Human Trafficking remains an issue in countries all throughout the world but even in the United States, including Texas. Singling out the Lone Star State, there are an estimated 313,000 victims of human trafficking and approximately 79,000 victims to sex trafficking who are minors and youths, according...

Hope for Dreamers: Trump’s DACA appeal rejected

Gaby Aguilar, Reporter

March 5, 2018

  The Supreme Court turned down Trump's appeal for DACA, the program that protects around 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants, otherwise known as Dreamers, from being deported. Out of the norm, President Trump wanted the Supreme Court to intercede the ruling when it should just go through...

The Grass is Always Greener: Changes in the criminalization of marijuana

Stephen Heller, Reporter

February 26, 2018

San Francisco's city government decided at the beginning of February 2018 to make use of proposition 64 to its fullest extent and to expunge over thousands of charges in regards to marijuana. These range from possession to growing and selling. They’re going to be expunging charges from 1975 to 2017,...

The Fate of the Astrodome

The Fate of the Astrodome

Gaby Aguilar, Reporter

February 22, 2018

As of February 13, Harris county just approved a 105 million dollar renovation for the Houston Astrodome, according to KHOU. The Astrodome, which opened in 1965 and closed down in 1999, was the world's first multi-purpose, domed stadium that was located in Houston, Texas. Houstonians cheesily call ...

Katy ISD Student Arrested for Firearm, Animal Cruelty

Paige Ramsey, Reporter

February 8, 2018

Jacob Mullins, a 17-year-old from Taylor High School, was arrested and is now facing a felony charge after bringing a rifle to the Katy ISD FFA barns and shooting his pig. According to reports, authorities arrested Mullins on Thursday. He was released on bond Friday and is set to appear in court next...

Creating Crawfish Communities: How crawfish crosses cultures

Creating Crawfish Communities: How crawfish crosses cultures

Stephen Heller, Reporter, Wanna-be Cajun

February 5, 2018

  To most people, food is nothing more than something you eat when you’re hungry. People will have favorite foods, and foods they hate. Some praise Hawaiian pizza, others view it as sacrilege. Regardless of how you may see food, to some individuals, food is a key part of their cultures,...

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