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Jamie Ford at the Art Car Parade

Carnegie enters the Houston Art Car Parade this year with their “Map of Houston” themed art car

By Emma Pierce, Staff Writer June 1, 2021

Following a year of cancellation due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the annual Houston Art Car Parade takes place once again on the weekend of May 14-16, hosting Carnegie’s “map of Houston” themed...

20 year-old Daunte Wright was killed by police veteran of 26 years Kim Potter. Potter claims she mistook her gun for her taser.

Daunte Wright’s murder was no accident-but a willful act perpetrated by refusal to reform gun control, criminal justice laws

By Emma Pierce, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

On April 11, 2021, Kimberly Potter, a cop of 26 years, shot 20-year-old black male Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. The police chief claims that Potter mistook her taser...

Migrant minors line up to sleep inside a detention center in El Paso, TX.

Is Biden’s treatment of children crossing the border really any different than Trump’s?

By Emma Pierce, Staff Writer April 9, 2021

Last month, CNN reported that in the month of February, alone, Border Patrol apprehended nearly 9,300 unaccompanied children at the US southern border, up from around 5,600 in January. To put this into...

Author as a freshman

Column: Things I wish I had known my freshman year

By Emma Pierce, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

Being a high-schooler is a struggle. Sometimes it can feel like the whole world is staring down at you, expecting you to succeed and be as perfect as you can. Whether it be grades, family life, or social...

Image from Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

13 Trails and 109 Goats: The Houston Arboretum- An Environmentalist’s Haven

December 17, 2020

Ever since I was a kid going to camp during the summertime, my heart has always yearned for the outdoors. Hidden places, unseen corners between trees, and great wildlife is what I searched for and what...

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