Student Selected for Summer Research Program

Student Selected for Summer Research Program

Shayal Vashisth, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2015


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As part of the UT Southwestern STARS program, senior Jim Liu participated in an 8 week paid internship last summer to research the drug metformin. “I worked in a lab that dealt with metabolic diseases, mainly diabetes,” Liu said. “The drug metformin decreases hypoglycemia but no one knows exactly...

Perfect PSAT

Perfect PSAT

Morgan Scott, Staff Writer

January 16, 2015


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She sat at the table and stared at the number on the paper. This was impossible. Still those little numbers dared her to think differently. She was looking at a score of 240 on her PSAT. After studying and taking the school assigned PSAT, junior Namita Saraf got a perfect score on the PSAT. “I...

OI Places 15 at GMU Tournament

Conrad Norris, Staff Writer

December 17, 2014


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Walking up to the stage, fumbling over several lines in their heads while fighting back clouds of fatigue, clad in black suits they prepare to give a solo performance of a play written to have several actors with costumes and props; but they won’t get any of those things. At the George Mason University...

That’s the Holiday Spirit

That’s the Holiday Spirit

Kiran Gokal, Copy Editor

December 17, 2014


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The air is as thin as ice as it washes over her face. The lights surrounding her illuminate the area clustered with tents and parents strolling with their children. She can hear faint Christmas music muffled by the sound of the wind as she stands in the middle of Grapevine’s North Pole Express, ready...

Scholarship Success on Stage

Shayal Vashisth, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2014


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After performing for college recruiters at Texas Thespian Statewide Festival (TTSF) in November, seniors Michael Moffitt, Sam Bailey and Gabrielle Salamone have received several callbacks from various universities. “Thespian Festival went very, very well,” Moffitt said. “The night after Gabby...

Hope For The Future

Viviana Alverado, Staff Writer

December 17, 2014


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Families around the nation held their breath as they anxiously waited for Obama’s incoming announcement. What he said in the following few minutes would impact immigrant families all around the nation. Because of the increase in deportations of immigrant parents to U.S. citizens, Obama announced...

Books to Movie Adaptation

Books to Movie Adaptation

Kiran Gokal, Copy Editor

December 9, 2014


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Following the premiere of the first part of the last film in The Hunger Game’s Trilogy, Mockingjay, students are speculating the accuracy of the franchise to the books and the impending end to the series. “The directors did an excellent job on adapting the books to the big screen,” senior Catherine...

Redefining Feminism

Morgan Scott, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014


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After the start of a new school year and the recent portrayal of young women in social media, the Young Feminist club and Redefine Beauty club were started by students. “The most important thing about this club is to help girls realize that you don't need makeup to be beautiful,” Co-president...

Fall of the Wall

Mindi Bracy, Marketing Manager

November 12, 2014


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To help convey the emotions felt during the fall of the Berlin Wall and the unification of Germany, German students painted pictures for an art competition at the University of North Texas on Monday, November 3. Junior Bella Bergman received third place overall on her piece she submitted. “This...

Music to My Ears

Morgan Scott, Staff Writer

November 12, 2014


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The hot sun beat down on the band as they marched in perfect unison. Instruments soured through the air as colorful flags twirled and yard marks moved. After performing, the band sat down for lunch and awaited the score. Little did they know, their new band directors had helped them receive a perfect...

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