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Keeping Large Exotic Pets - Hobby Or Abuse?

Keeping Large Exotic Pets – Hobby Or Abuse?

By Nadia Talanker, Staff Writer June 1, 2021

On May 9th, a Bengal tiger was seen thousands of miles from its natural habitat when it appeared on a Houston lawn, only to disappear days later. The 9-month-old male tiger, named India, was found again...

Bellaire H.S. Class of 2021's nine valedictorians: Alkiviades Boukas, Daniel Chen, Evie Tsen-Ying Kao, Angela Ling, Miles Mackenzie, Wenson Tsiah-Hao Tang, Christopher Zhou, Annie Zhu, and Shirley Zhu.

Bellaire H.S. Class of 2021’s nine valedictorians illustrate the benefits of online learning for students

By Marcos Delgadillo and Maya Collins April 30, 2021

Walking down the aisle of the main stage during senior graduation to give the final class speech is an honor only a few can say they have earned. Usually, the classes' valedictorian gives an address while...

A slate of bills on the table of the 87th State Legislature threaten to take away the rights of transgender students and money away from already cash-strapped districts.

Texas State Legislature vs. Texas Students

By Nadia Talanker, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

Students all throughout the state of Texas may be affected by upcoming bills that most of us aren’t even aware of.  However, with a plethora of bills, some newly introduced and others that have been...

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...

Only recently has anti-Asian hate and violence been in the media. For years, Asian families have had to suffer that xenophobia in isolation.

I experience anti-Asian racism in internal isolation

By Hilary Nguyen, News Editor April 9, 2021

On the evening of March 18, my parents sat me and my siblings down and told us that we need to be even more careful when going out now and that we are no longer in the clear. We had a similar talk around...

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...

Abbott's order to lift the mask mandate and open businesses to 100% capacity comes at the heels of the destruction of Winter Storm Uri.

Abbott has abandoned us, so we must now protect each other

By Talia Moghnieh, Staff Writer April 9, 2021

People are risking their lives just to get a meal in Texas, because restaurants are opening up at capacity way  too early during this pandemic. The NY Times' Texas Coronavirus Map and Case Count, just...

The end of the state mask mandates spells the beginning of private disputes over the wearing of masks

The end of the state mask mandates spells the beginning of private disputes over the wearing of masks

By Jonathon Morales and Alexandra Silva April 9, 2021

        On March 10th, Governor Greg Abbott lifted the statewide mask mandate for Texas. There have been mixed emotions about this controversial decision and some...

Pro-Anti-Racism Protests #AsianLivesMatter

We need to stand in solidarity against anti-Asian violence

By Ashley Becerra, Staff Writer April 9, 2021

  The 21-year old man Robert Aaron Long was arrested after shooting three Atlanta spas and causing 8 people’s death. Six of the eight victims in the Atlanta shootings were Asian Americans...

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Reddit VS Billionaires: A Controversial Moment in Stock Market History

By Jonathon Morales, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

        A battle between the ultra rich and the average retail investor who just got their stimulus checks. Something that will probably be in history books in the future...

Rain is the main protagonist in the most recent psychological thriller, Fear of Rain.

Facing The Stigma – How Movies Like “Words on Bathroom Walls” and “Glass” Hurt the Mentally Ill

By Nadia Talanker, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

Earlier this month, the movie Fear of Rain was released. It used the main character’s auditory and visual hallucinations due to schizophrenia, a mental disorder that alters the way a person thinks, feels,...

On March 6 the Senate voted 50 to 49 to pass the American Rescue Plan.

Congress Needs to Pass the Stimulus Package- Today

By Maya Collins and Marcos Delgadillo March 8, 2021

"I see enormous pain in this country," said President Biden, as he called for the passage of his American Rescue Plan. Millions of Americans are struggling to put food on their family's tables due...

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