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Between Two Worlds: Kemi

Between Two Worlds: Kemi

Yusra Waris, Editor-in-Chief

May 27, 2018

With 16 other family members living under the same roof, junior Oluwakemi Ajetunmobi never felt a dull moment while in her hometown Lagos, Nigeria. After moving to the United States in 2014 for job opportunities, Ajetunmobi’s family shrank to a quarter of the size it was back at home: it was jus...

Between Two Worlds: Jingyi

Between Two Worlds: Jingyi

Mrunmayi Sathaye, Reporter

May 27, 2018

Stepping out of the terminal from her 13-hour flight, the first thing sophomore Jingyi Dai noticed was the air. Having landed in America, Dai was a long way from her home back in Hangzhou, China, where the air was heavily contaminated with pollutants. Dai migrated to the United States about two ...

Between Two Worlds: Luis

Between Two Worlds:  Luis

Yusra Waris, Editor-In-Chief

May 27, 2018

In his hometown of Luquillo, Puerto Rico, junior Luis Astacio was almost always at the beach: whether on the weekend with his family competing to make the best sand castles, or during the school week for lunch. However, in 2015, Astacio had to say goodbye to his beach lifestyle when his father foun...

The last step

The last step

Sydney Gray, Sports Editor

May 14, 2018

He stepped up to the counter, exchanging his ID for a form. To anyone else, it may have just been a slip of paper, but to junior Dylan Benson, it was the final step in being an official member of his family. Benson moved in with his aunt, uncle and two cousins when he was just a baby. Coming from a...

Fascination of Restoration

Fascination of Restoration

Tatiana Calzado, Opinion Editor

May 11, 2018

An old General Electric 8 track player from the mid 1970s had a belt that had gone bad. Senior Patrick Curran saw this track player as an opportunity to fix it and restore it to working condition. Ever since Curran was 8 years old, he was fascinated by restoration shows and online videos. Curran ...

Spanish Conquest

Spanish Conquest

Alyssa Abraham, Reporter

May 8, 2018

“¿Como se puede representar una cultura para una comunidad en el mundo de hoy?” How can you represent a culture for a community in the world today? Spanish teacher Larry Horton walks into class, asking the same question every day in order to prepare his students to take on the challenge of learning a ne...

Government Teacher Timothy Palone remembered for love for teaching, sports, faith

Government Teacher Timothy Palone remembered for love for teaching, sports, faith

Mrunmayi Sathaye, Reporter

April 27, 2018

U.S Government teacher Timothy Palone, 57, passed away on Sunday, February 25 at the Medical City Hospital in Denton. Palone was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on July 18, 1960 and grew up in Del City, Oklahoma. After graduating from Del City High School, he went to college at Oklahoma State University...

Victori[ous] pageantry

Victori[ous] pageantry

Yusra Waris, Editor-In-Chief

April 25, 2018

She walks down the runway with her royal blue presentation dress, stops to pose and walks back to later join the rest of the contestants in a group dance. By the end of the weekend-long pageant, she could now declare herself as “Victoria Zarate, Miss Teen Sovereign USA.” After taking on a proposal from her choreogr...

Turning the tables

Turning the tables

Yasmin Haq, Social Media Manager

April 17, 2018

Sophomore Khoji Ybarra is on his way home after a tournament in Austin. It’s late, and the next day is a school day. He had lost pretty early, in the first match, but thanks to the double elimination style of the tournament, he still had a chance to win. Despite being disheartened, Khoji worked his ...

Breaking Records

Breaking Records

Shalu Kattuvelil, Feature Editor

March 22, 2018

Senior Amna Yasin is the co-captain of the Ac Dec team. As her fourth year in Ac Dec, Yasin said she has loved every year because she has learned things outside of her core classes and has built relationships with not only the students in the class, but also the coaches. This year, the Ac Dec team ...

Wheels for Desi

Wheels for Desi

Shalu Kattuvelil, Feature Editor

February 16, 2018

Raising Desi Glenda Pacheco was 27 weeks pregnant with identical twin daughters when she had an emergency C-section because her daughter, Desi Pacheco, was developing fluid around her heart. Once the twins were born, Desi’s identical twin sister, Ashleigh Pacheco only lived for two hours. It didn’t...

How 45 minutes changed his life

How 45 minutes changed his life

Tatiana Calzado, Opinion Editor

February 9, 2018

His hands were tied behind his back. He could hear the groans of his father as he was getting beat by two people. He saw his mother walking around with a gun pointed behind her head, trying to find any money or valuable items to give. On Dec. 9, 2016, senior Rahil Baharia’s home was invaded by fi...