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‘Kiss Me Quick’ is a hit and miss

‘Kiss Me Quick’ is a hit and miss

Kelsie Giles & Megan Wysocki

October 5, 2015


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Former band member of the now broken up British boy band The Wanted, Nathan Sykes, has released a single in an attempt to go solo. Sykes is attempting to achieve a ‘soulful - big band’ type of sound with his songs, which is clear after the first listen of his single “Kiss me Quick.” The...

Guns provide reasonable solution

Meagan Meredith, Staff Writer

May 13, 2014


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As an added measure of protection, more Texas school boards are voting to permit teachers on school campuses to carry a concealed handgun. While those opposing this practice argue that it is an unnecessary safety hazard, this is simply not true. Not only is there a lack of a real risk to students’ s...

Family should have final say, not hospital

Family should have final say, not hospital

Amanda Morton, Editor

February 13, 2014


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In medical circumstances involving a person on life support, the hospital should respect the patient’s family’s wishes to take their loved one off life support. All the way back in November, pregnant Marlise Muñoz was rushed to a Fort Worth hospital after her breathing had ceased for about an...

Texas tanning law saves youth’s skin

Zoe Springer, Staff Writer

January 13, 2014


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The new tanning law, which states no one under the age of 18 can use a tanning bed in a public salon, may be the best idea that’s come across Texas in a while. The reason that the law changed is because of Melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer. It’s caused by exposure to UV rays....

Obamacare has costly consequences

Obamacare has costly consequences

Chelsea Campbell, Staff Writer

November 27, 2013


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The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, is attempting to help the U.S, but has many unseen consequences that a lot of people don’t even know about. It helps when it comes to uninsured Americans getting free or low costing health insurance. The plan makes it certain that no one will be denied their...

Sleep deprivation affects student performance

Sleep deprivation affects student performance

Amanda Morton, Staff Writer

May 10, 2013


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Mckinney ISD’s high school start time is hurting students more than helping them. Seven thirty a.m. is not the ideal time for teenage students to be beginning their day. According to www.sleepfoundation.org, teenagers (ages 10-17) need eight and a half to nine and a half hours of sleep each night....

Differing views on capital punishment: against

Differing views on capital punishment: against

Lamont Jones, Staff Writer

May 10, 2013


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The death penalty is by far one of the most immoral and contradicting forms of punishment, and the United States government has allowed it to continue as a legal sentencing for those on trial. In 33 states the death penalty is still active as a form of punishment for those whom the judge feels deserving...

Differing views on capital punishment: for

Differing views on capital punishment: for

Mary Marakarian, Co-Editor

May 10, 2013


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Modern day capital punishment is a humane form of retribution that is a necessary part of the justice system. Punishment is an essential part in every functional society. Every crime should be met with an equal punishment. If a person takes an innocent human being’s life then that person’s life...

Excessive stress put on students

Staff Editorial

February 27, 2013


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The stress put on the upcoming generation is unwarranted and counterproductive. Teenagers are unrealistically expected to have the next 10 years of their lives planned out. The idea that what they do with their future determines their identity is reiterated constantly. They’re told they have to...

Tattoos unfairly judged

Allie Campbell

February 27, 2013


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Having a tattoo shouldn’t jeopardize  a person’s reputation. Tattoos are becoming more and more popular as people are finding a new appreciation for body art, but those who don’t share the enthusiasm harshly judge the 15 percent of people that do. In elementary school, students are told...

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