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A table is set up with trophies for the participants for the tournament at last year’s event on May 31, 2023.  (Photo provided by HBBC)
Band to hold golf tournament May 31
Mie Bakuya, Reporter • May 25, 2024

The band program will hold its eighth annual golf tournament on May 31 at Indian Creek Golf Course with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The event...

(Left to right) DFW residents Ana Szabo, Lacey Gee, Amy Nichols and Nick Adams pose for a photo at their event “Swifties in the Park” at Grandscape in The Colony on April 27. At the event, they held competitions ,such as spelling bees and “finish the lyric” for the attendees, in which winners were given vinyls and a goodie bag from the Swiftie Market. (Photo provided by @the13podcast on Instagram)
Lucky Number 13
Saahir Mawani, Design Editor • May 24, 2024

On Dec. 13, 1989, global phenomenon Taylor Swift was bornin the town of Reading, PA. Only two years later, in 1992, the KiddKradick morning show...

Senior Jimmy Sanchez and junior Grant Koch perform a scene during a dress rehearsal of “The Diviners” on April 18. This was the only show strictly performed by theater’s Silver Company this year.
For the applause
Krista Fleming, Managing Editor • May 23, 2024

The stage is dark.  Junior Grant Koch is in the same spot he has been in for what feels like a thousand times, surrounded by cast members...

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Myths by the Month: Taking things for granted

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Shiren Noorani
Myths by the Month is a blog dedicated to tackling things I’ve been told related to mental health that are actually myths. This month, I’m talking about how, as humans, we are constantly taking things for granted.

“I’ll do it later.”

This is the phrase that, as a teenager, I hear every day in multiple different scenarios; this is the phrase I still regret to this day. 

The days leading up to my grandpa’s passing, I tried to remind him that I loved him every single day, even when he couldn’t respond, even when I wasn’t sure he could hear me. Moments before he took his final breath, my dad unknowingly told me to go whisper in his ear as he laid unconscious that I love him. I told my dad I’d do it later because I figured I had the time, but I was wrong. 

Even though we, as humans, don’t entirely capture the importance of something until it’s gone, it is important that we realize what we have in our lives before it’s taken from us. I was lucky enough to have 13 years of memories with my grandpa to be thankful for and appreciate rather than that one memory to regret and dwell on. 

Living a life full of regret is like living a life full of darkness. The regret can consume you more than the grief itself. We have to read every page of a book in detail to understand the end, but if there comes a page where you stop paying attention, there’s a chance you won’t understand something later on. It is important to be grateful for things happening in the moment as much as possible because we never know when they’ll be taken from us; the end of a book is inevitable, but as a reader, we don’t get to pick when we will see that end.

Taking things for granted isn’t just limited to the people in our lives. We take things for granted every day. There are things we are blessed to witness daily that some will never experience in their lifetime. Things that we loosely throw around and degrade are things that some constantly long for. Whether it be relationships, experiences or materialistic items, the little things that make our life what it is are worth being grateful for. 

Last year, our world lost 61 million people, but it gained 134 million. With 365 days in a year and 61 million deaths averaging to 167,123 deaths a day, there are many ways to view every aspect of our world. There’s something to be thankful for every day of our lives even if it’s just waking up and being able to breathe in the fresh air. 

The sunrise we often dread waking up early for, but love to see, is someone’s last. The sunset we get out of the house to take a photo of is someone’s last. The water we drink and the food we eat is something others don’t have. The fresh air we take in is something some people can’t imagine experiencing. The people we surround ourselves with is something others can’t fathom having by their side. The seemingly insignificant moments that go by every passing second are someone’s last and someone’s first, but we are lucky enough to have multiple moments throughout our life to be grateful for.

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Shiren Noorani
Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
Junior Shiren Noorani is the social media manager and this is her second year on staff. In her free time, she loves to travel with her family and play basketball.

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