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Canyon High graduate experiences ‘small town’ spirit in post-Harvey Houston

Canyon High graduate experiences ‘small town’ spirit in post-Harvey Houston

By Braden Lefevre, Canyon High School

October 1, 2017


Filed under Assignment Desk, Hurricane Coverage

He walks into the convention center to an overwhelming array of images. A young woman sits and weeps with her baby in her arms. A doctors frantically treat as many victims as possible. A homeless man sits in the corner with a pained look in his eyes. Cots are stretched across the floor and people lay...

GBHS grad reports live from Hurricane Harvey

GBHS grad reports live from Hurricane Harvey

By Brayden Johnk, Granite Bay High

October 1, 2017


Filed under Assignment Desk, Hurricane Coverage

When Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Corpus Christi, Texas, on Friday, Aug. 25, it set off one of the most devastating natural disasters in U.S. history. As the eye of this Category 4 storm approached the Texas coastline, Granite Bay High School graduate Briana Whitney was literally right in the...

Surviving the Storm

Surviving the Storm

By Katie Felton, Lovejoy High School

October 1, 2017


Filed under Assignment Desk, Hurricane Coverage

With high speed winds blowing through the trees, a sudden downpour of rain pounding on the roof, and the electricity out, Natalie Stark was without her husband and left alone to keep her kids, along with herself, calm during the arrival of Hurricane Harvey on the night of Aug. 25. “I was there when...

Hurricane safety: what you need to know to prepare

Hurricane safety: what you need to know to prepare

By Ryan Okpych, Eve Katz, Zoey Fuller and Rowan Russo, Summerville High School

October 1, 2017


Filed under Assignment Desk, Hurricane Coverage

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Harvey hits Houston

Harvey hits Houston

By Keegan Williams, Liberty High School

October 1, 2017


Filed under Assignment Desk, Hurricane Coverage

With wind speeds reaching 130 mph and leaving at least 30,000 people without power, Hurricane Harvey is the strongest hurricane to hit landfall in the U.S. since Hurricane Rita in 2005. Beginning as a tropical storm in the Caribbean, Harvey soon became more powerful, moving towards the Texas Coastal...

‘Life is definitely going to be different now’

‘Life is definitely going to be different now’

By Katelyn Spivey, Canyon High School

October 1, 2017


Filed under Assignment Desk, Hurricane Coverage

A young woman walks through her flooded home. Her belongings swim in the water sloshing around her ankles. Her gaze wonders from one destroyed belonging to another until it settles on a small shoe — her son's first. When she leaves her home, she is not just leaving her photographs, toys, heirlooms...

Hurricane Irma turns Florida upside down

Hurricane Irma turns Florida upside down

By Samara Anderson, Carlsbad High School

October 1, 2017


Filed under Assignment Desk, Hurricane Coverage

This time of year, as many of you may know, is hurricane season. It began approximately at the beginning of June and ends before December. Hurricanes mainly occur on the east coast, but even Carlsbad, from miles and miles away, can feel the tragedy. On Aug. 30, 2017, one of the biggest hurricanes this...

Common Threads helping the common man

Common Threads helping the common man

By Reid Pitts, George Ranch High School

October 1, 2017


Filed under Assignment Desk, Hurricane Coverage

Common Threads LCISD is a donation center that provide supplies for families that live within the LCISD school district. Families in need of anything, from cleaning supplies to backpacks, come to Common Threads and are given what they need. A huge supplier of much-needed supplies following Hurricane...

Coldplay writes song for Texans affected by hurricane

Coldplay writes song for Texans affected by hurricane

By Alexis Grimaldo, George Ranch High School

October 1, 2017


Filed under Assignment Desk, Hurricane Coverage

Coldplay is a Grammy award winning band that formed in the 1990s and is still blowing up the billboards with their  hits and collaborations. They have produced beautiful songs such as "Paradise," "Viva La Vida," "A Sky Full of Stars," "Hymn For The Weekend," and many more. During their 2017 tour,...

The aftermath of Irma’s wrath

The aftermath of Irma’s wrath

By Leah Harrell, Newsome High School

October 1, 2017


Filed under Assignment Desk, Hurricane Coverage

Hurricane Irma had everyone preparing for the worst as the storm came racing towards Florida as a category five. Windows were boarded up, sandbags were distributed, and people were forced to leave the homes to seek safety at shelters all throughout the bay area. Lithia residents braced for the worse...

Column: cruel and beautiful

Column: cruel and beautiful

By Madeline Sanders, Lovejoy High School

October 1, 2017


Filed under Assignment Desk, Hurricane Coverage

It is cruel. It is broken. It is menacing. But it is beautiful. The world we know today is full of heartbreak. Every day, headlines broadcast stories of catastrophic hurricanes, shootings, wars, massacres, fires, earthquakes, missile launch tests, and political feuds — just to name a few. In...

Helping Hands from Missouri

Helping Hands from Missouri

By Jalen Andrews, Thayer High School

October 1, 2017


Filed under Assignment Desk, Hurricane Coverage

After the devastation our country's coastal areas have suffered through this hurricane season, it is great to see the "helping hands" that come to the victims' aid. People from all over the country have assisted in the recovery effort, and southern Missouri is on this list. The Thayer (Mo.) High School...