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What You Should be Watching

What You Should be Watching

March 20, 2019

In the last decade, home video has greatly evolved. From standard VHS tapes to Blockbuster DVDs, to today where major online-video sites such as YouTube, Netflix and Hulu give consumers the convenience of accessing any film without leaving the comfort of their home. However, with new and exciting titles continuing to pour from Hollywood, many great films often go unwatched. That’s why I am happy t...

Pros and Cons of Social Media for Teens

Pros and Cons of Social Media for Teens

March 19, 2019

Social media has become the main source of communication and entertainment for teens. Most teenagers use Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat almost every day for several hours. Whether it is to post their latest picture at the local mall on Instagram or simply send a picture to their friend of their dog on Snapchat, social media is everywhere. These platforms can be used in a variety of beneficial ways but som...

Born Into One Culture, Raised Among Others

Born Into One Culture, Raised Among Others

March 16, 2019

At one point in our lives, we will all ask ourselves “So, who am I really?” Now, as a child of immigrant parents and being a first generation American myself, I’ve spent countless, unimaginable hours contemplating this infamous question. Although my age is at a mere 15 years, I have spent the majority of that time stuck between two worlds, a polarization of my identity. I have never fe...

My Senior Trip Experience

My Senior Trip Experience

March 14, 2019

When it came to the decision about where the 2019 senior class should go for their annual trip, the class officers voted on San Francisco. Because I am from California, I thought it would just be stepping back into my SoCal lifestyle, but it was a 3 day and 4-night trip that consisted of jam-packed activities I didn’t know I was in for. Day 1: It’s 4 am and I’m about to meet up wi...

Celebrating the Women in My Life

Celebrating the Women in My Life

March 8, 2019

International Women’s Day is when we all can celebrate the remarkable women who have impacted our lives. This includes the women sitting at our kitchen table. Every time my grandparents come over, the same thing happens. My grandpa, better known as Poppy, goes to the TV and watches the news or the history channel, and my mom, sister, and grandma (aka Namoo) all end up sitting around our kitchen co...

The Love of a Family

The Love of a Family

February 11, 2019

When I was younger, I didn’t get to see my parents too often considering they were busy with work. Instead, a majority of my childhood was spent with my doting grandparents, who, more or less, spoiled me with me with toys and candy whenever I asked. That was my first definition of what family was. People usually look at families as blood relatives and parents, but little realize that this stereotypi...

My Trip to Disney with Marching Band

My Trip to Disney with Marching Band

January 16, 2019

Over Christmas break,the marching band went to various Disney parks and Universal Studios to march in the “Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas time” parade at Magic Kingdom. Before we left on Friday, we had three practices. During these practices, we practiced the piece “Freedom,” which is what we played during the parade and marching for long periods of time, so we would get a feel for what...

I Love Winter

I Love Winter

December 21, 2018

From family get-togethers to the snow, winter continues to be the highlight of my year. It is commonly shadowed by summer due to the cold weather experienced during this time of year. Many holidays fall in winter such as Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, etc. These traditions usually call together family gatherings which most families refer to as “The Best Time of the Year.” Christmas is known...

Dunbar is a Penitentiary? I Don’t Agree

Dunbar is a Penitentiary? I Don’t Agree

December 17, 2018

On Dec. 12 the Lexington Herald-Leader reported on a story about students who presented to lawmakers data they had collected via a survey to our student body. In their presentation they said the survey indicated major problems with the recent addition of metal detectors to our school. The article begins, "Instead of feeling more secure from walk-through metal detectors and daily bag searches ...

Why Being the Middle Child is the Best

Why Being the Middle Child is the Best

December 16, 2018

In the highly controversial argument of who is the best child, a lot of people say it’s the oldest because they get whatever they want, and others say it’s the youngest because they get away with everything. But, obviously, the middle child is the best. Maybe I’m just biased because I’m the middle of five, but then again, wouldn’t I know the best? With the oldest siblings, parents a...

My Journey with Rania

My Journey with Rania

December 14, 2018

I recently got a brand new puppy and her name is Raina. She is an Australian Shepherd and a Blue Heeler mix. She has loads of energy and is very smart. Right now I’m at the stage of crate training and potty training Raina. This has been a learning experience for both her and for me. In the past I have helped potty train other dogs, but never my own. Let me tell you, it is hard at first...

Texas A&M v. LSU

Texas A&M v. LSU

December 12, 2018

For Thanksgiving break, I went to Texas to visit my family and attend the Texas A&M vs. LSU game. My father’s side of the family consists of many former students of Texas A&M. Every time we visit Texas, we always visit significant historical markers, like the story of Cynthia Ann Parker, one of my sister’s favorites.  College Station, Texas, is like another home of mine. This trip my Uncle W...