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HISD Returning to Online Learning Could be the Best Option for Flattening the Curve in Schools

HISD Returning to Online Learning Could be the Best Option for Flattening the Curve in Schools
January 21, 2021

In school learning has become available to students and staff across the US, however with over 1500 covid cases in HISD, virtual learning seems like the only safe option for staff and students. While this...

An Inside Look at the Notorious Death Penalty

The federal executions were carried out in Terre Haute, Indiana.
January 21, 2021

In a last minute attempt, the Trump Administration orders a series of federal executions, with three scheduled this past week. Lisa Montgomery, the first woman to receive the death penalty in nearly 70...

College should remove the SAT/ACT requirement for class of 2022

January 21, 2021

Imagine a typical Houston high school scenario in which educators and students enjoy daily educational enrichment, sports and club activities, and social stimulation throughout a rising-senior class...

The Criminal Contradiction in the Capitol Chaos

Side by side comparison of two different events with completely different motives.
January 21, 2021

“Insurrection,” “coup,” “attack on Democracy.” are all terms that have been used to describe the recent surge of Trump supporters that raided the United States capitol in Washington DC. It...

COVID Health & Safety Laws Are Toothless Without Stronger Enforcement Measures and Public Will

Nearly 200 clubgoers stood in line outside Club Spire this weekend Jan 19 in Houston.
January 20, 2021

Inconvenient. We often hear this word being tossed around when people talk about this seemingly never-ending pandemic. Not being able to go have dinner at a restaurant is "inconvenient." Not being able...

Trump has left the White House- but he still has not been punished for his crimes

President Donald Trump boards Marine One as he departs the White House.
January 20, 2021

Wednesday, January 6th's attack on the Capitol was a tragic but predictable result of white supremacy in the United States fueled by President Donald Trump, the man who promised to make "America Great...

CVHS’ new homework policy presents a Sisyphean feat for students working and caregiving

586 students and parents signed a petition to revert the school homework policy.
January 20, 2021

Time management has been particularly hard for me this year. I work 30-40 hour weeks and then spend the same amount of time on online learning/homework. Any other time I have is spent on chores and caring...

Should STAAR strike students once again?

In December, teachers protested to call on TEA to cancel STAAR testing during the pandemic.
January 19, 2021

The odds that there are more CVHS students who experienced surviving a lightning strike than there are those who find the STAAR tests worth their while are slim, but never zero. With TEA’s(Texas Education...

We need full disclosure and transparency on COVID vaccines side effects

Tiffany Dover before and after receiving the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine
January 19, 2021

Tiffany Dover, is a nurse manager from Catholic Health Initiatives Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is one of the first healthcare workers to take the COVID vaccine. However, shortly after...

Give it a try: CVHS’ new homework policy is not meant to hurt students, but to help them stay organized and on top of their classes

Give it a try: CVHS' new homework policy is not meant to hurt students, but to help them stay organized and on top of their classes
January 19, 2021

At CVHS, you know the deal: long nights to finish homework assignments due at midnight; study for your test the next morning. This has become the reality for a lot of  students, especially as COVID-19...

Race and Coronavirus in America

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Being Black in America might make you more susceptible to COVID-19
May 13, 2020

COVID-19 and it’s rising death toll have become matters of concern for every person on Earth, after achieving pandemic status. Unfortunately, in America, the concern is greater for some groups of people...

Tips on how to focus on work amid distractions at home

I tidy up my workspace before I get started my
May 10, 2020

Many of us find it hard to focus on work within the comfort of our own home, but why is that? It can be due to many things that distract us, such as family, pets, a TV or your phone. People stuck in quarantine...

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