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Stories from Marcus High School
Flying past the competition
Features

Adriana Pueskens | December 13, 2019

She could see the blinking lights of instruments in the cockpit and hear the muffled transmissions of the plane through her headphones. Below her lay miles and miles of green fields in rural Delaware,…

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Shoot for the stars
Features

McKenna Cowley | December 13, 2019

“Can I look at this stuff?” senior Carol Anne Starks said.

She had just arrived home from a long day of middle school. Only 11, she had recently began sixth grade.

Starks was talking about the…

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Butterfly effect
Features

Madi Olivier | December 11, 2019

LISD Locksmith Debnes Magnes often goes unnoticed as she walks through the halls, pushing her cart of tools from room to room with a bright smile. She shares positive messages throughout the day to encourage…

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Look for the light
Opinions

Reya Mosby | December 10, 2019

I sat in the back of the newsroom and stared blankly at the salad in front of me, rubbing my fingernails together and biting the inside of my lip until it was raw.

We were on deadline. I should be working,…

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Finding the best of both worlds
Opinions

Sanskriti Dwivedi | October 31, 2019

“Ewww,” said one of my classmates while poking at the dahi vada I’d brought for class that morning. “It’s so slimy! What even is this stuff?”

We were in Humanities getting ready for our…

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Helping halos
Features

Adriana Pueskens | October 29, 2019

Danay Navinsky had been feeling a pain in her stomach for a couple of weeks, so her family, including daughter senior Alexa Navinksy, decided it was time to go to the hospital. They waited in the room…

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In perfect harmony
Features

Shriya Mukkavilli | October 29, 2019

Before starting, the room buzzed with friendly conversation. As the bell rang, the orchestra and special needs students formed a half-circle around the podium. Once the lesson started, everyone broke off…

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Tamed and trained
Features

Madi Olivier | October 29, 2019

The grass flattened beneath the mustang’s hooves as he trotted across the pasture. Senior Maddie Trussell walked beside the brown horse, Beau. She gripped the rough rope of his halter, leading…

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Swimming against the current
Sports

Samantha Thornfelt | October 28, 2019

Senior Emma Vega felt good as she dove into the pool at the start of the race. She was confident. Emma had swam this race hundreds of times and knew exactly how to pace herself.

As she kicked off the…

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Head in the clouds
Vaping

Madi Olivier | October 28, 2019

It was the worst case local pulmonologist Adekunle Adekola had seen. The patient — a woman in her thirties — recently walked into the hospital complaining of shortness of breath, coughing and a fever,…

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Texas lawmakers combat gun violence
News

Madi Olivier | October 18, 2019

Texas laws changed
On Sept. 1, the day after the Odessa-Midland shooting, a series of laws expanding where firearms are allowed went into place. The laws were signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in June. Their…

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My wardrobe crisis
Opinions

Ayra Charania | October 16, 2019

If I was given a penny for every time a Muslim man asked me why I don’t wear hijab, I would be a millionaire. I remember being only eight and watching my friend’s dad talk to my parents about the dress…

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Blazing the way
Features

McKenna Cowley | October 16, 2019

It is 8 a.m. as twelve seniors in heavy firefighter gear crawl on their hands and knees by the bleachers in the Lewisville High School stadium. They’re doing bear crawls in “bunker gear,” which includes…

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El Paso strong
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Samantha Thornfelt | October 16, 2019

I sat up on my bed clicking through Netflix. I had been binge watching all day and decided it was time to find another show. Before I could select a new series, I heard my phone buzz loudly beside me….

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Still standing
Features

Reya Mosby | October 11, 2019

People walked up to Landon Bradley attempting to make conversation. It was a town he didn’t know very well, so he brushed them off and secluded himself.

Landon sat alone thinking about what felt like…

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