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Fun Things To Do Over Summer Break

Fun Things To Do Over Summer Break

Hannah McDonough, Editor

May 3, 2019

Summer is fast approaching, in fact, we only have three more weeks left of school! If you aren't traveling, or you have a lot of downtime, here are some things you can do to make your summer break the best! 1. Canyon Vista Pool If you don't have a pool to go to, come join us at the Canyon Vista pool. After school ends, the pool will be open to the public, except...

Weird YouTube Kids Videos

Weird YouTube Kids Videos

Oliver Barnfield, Cool Guy/Entertainment Editor

May 2, 2019

When I was young, I got most of my entertainment from books and Scooby Doo. I had to go to HEB and get the DVD's, as this was before Netflix started its streaming service. I didn't have the instant gratification entertainment experience that many others do. Now, 3 year old kids DO have access to any...

The Sonic the Hedgehog Movie is Cursed

The Sonic the Hedgehog Movie is Cursed

Oliver Barnfield, Cool Guy/Entertainment Editor

May 1, 2019

I have been a Sonic fan almost all my life. It's not fun. The games are consistently bad, the fanbase is extremely embarrassing, and in general its very painful to admit that you are a fan of the speedy blue hedgehog. The one time I was happy to be a Sonic fan was when Sonic Mania was released, and that...

“Story Time” Time: Kirby’s 27th Anniversary

“Story Time” Time: Kirby’s 27th Anniversary

Evan Tucker, Reporter

April 29, 2019

Ahh, Kirby. The fun Nintendo game (that's personally one of my favorites) that deals with pink puffballs, cute enemies, fun power-ups, dark cults, abuse to loved ones, heavy loss, and sacrifice. So gather around the fireplace, because our fifth episode of “Story Time” Time is about the Kirby storyline. Chapter one...

Should the Notre Dame be Rebuilt?

Should the Notre Dame be Rebuilt?

Lyla Boretz, Reporter

April 26, 2019

The Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral is arguably one of the most iconic monuments around the globe. It's not only a symbol of religion but also an example of the insanely complicated equations and designs the human mind is capable of executing; when the 850-year-old cathedral's roof went up in flames, the...

Scientists Revive Pig Brains

Scientists Revive Pig Brains

Lyla Boretz, Reporter

April 26, 2019

By definition, death occurs when blood circulation stops and the respiratory system is shut down. There have been cases of course, where people a"come back" to life after being shocked by defibrillators. But what if there was another way to revive a dead person or even an organism? No, I'm not talking...

Jason Reynolds Field Trip

Jason Reynolds Field Trip

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

April 26, 2019

Last Friday, select students from all three grades tool a bus to go see the renown author, Jason Reynolds. He talked about his childhood and the events that led to his book ideas, as well as encouraging kids to read. Here are some pictures from the event.

Worst Videogame Box Art

Worst Videogame Box Art

Oliver Barnfield, Cool Guy/Entertainment Editor

April 25, 2019

Video game box art is tricky. It doesn't have the high profile of film posters, so it's frequently handed over to studio hacks. Generally, the results aren't great. Here are several examples of this sad trend.

Can’t Put the Phone Down? Smartphone Addiction Could be Changing Your Brain

Can’t Put the Phone Down? Smartphone Addiction Could be Changing Your Brain

Mehak Mehmi, Reporter

April 24, 2019

What are the effects of smartphones on the brain? Given the definition of smartphones today, it is a question of interest. For healthcare practitioners, mental health professionals, educators, parents, and anyone who happens to use a smartphone on a regular basis. Research Researchers who ...

Can Trump Be Reelected?

Can Trump Be Reelected?

Silas Ou, Reporter

April 22, 2019

With the presidential election starting on November 3rd the big question is can Trump win. His opponents in the Democratic include big names like Beto O' Rourke (the almost Senator of Texas), Joe Biden (former Vice President of the U.S.), Bernie Sanders (the second most popular Democrat in 2016), and...

Why Isn’t ASL Allowed in the IB Program?

Why Isn’t ASL Allowed in the IB Program?

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

April 22, 2019

As you may know, if you're an eighth grader going to Westwood this year, ASL, (American Sign Language) is offered as a foreign language class. For many, the implied quiet atmosphere and the usefulness of the ‘language’. To learn ASL, it is just about hard as any other language, although you don't...