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Chat with Nat

Chat with Nat

Natalie Amen, Columnist

July 9, 2018


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What are some ways to maintain a positive attitude? Don't cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. We're all familiar with that bittersweet phrase. Whether it’s said at the end of something short lived or long term, that sentence accompanies large changes in one's life. For me perso...

The problem with pollen

The problem with pollen

Shelby Papst, Review Editor

July 8, 2018


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The plague has come. It has contaminated our cars, our senses, and leaves us without any hope of escape. The yellow waves come without stop and the only thing we can do until Spring comes to an end is endure. Pollen. Whether you are allergic or not, pollen is one of the biggest frustrations of the...

Letter to the Editor: In response to “The Failures of ‘Be the One’

June 29, 2018


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In response to "The Failures of 'Be the One' The Bowie Counseling staff wishes to provide an alternate view of the Guidance department in response to the opinions shared in the February issue.  Since counselor duties are often unknown and misrepresented, we see this as an opportunity to educate and inform abo...

The power of Generation Z

June 22, 2018


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The letter Z is the worst letter in the English language. There, I said it. But like it or not, our generation is called “Gen Z”...or is it iGen? Gen Tech? Post-Millennial? No one can really seem to decide, and that’s because our generation still has some time left before a historian can look at a...

The role of media is challenged in the wake of an American tragedy

The role of media is challenged in the wake of an American tragedy

Marisa Salazar, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018


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An essential role in the delivery of information on violence resides in the news media, where people expect trustworthy content. Recently, there has been an increase in biased news outlets misleading the public on tragic acts of violence. Competition in media companies has led to tragedy becoming popu...

Chat with Nat: Are chromebooks restrictive for the right reasons?

Chat with Nat: Are chromebooks restrictive for the right reasons?

Natalie Aman, Columnist

May 20, 2018


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Walking down the halls of Bowie was a sight to see on January 12. Everywhere you looked, kids were carrying snazzy, black cases with them. Excitement buzzed around the school as students set up their new Chromebooks. As I was walking to class, I heard someone mention how it wasn’t fair that we ca...

We shouldn’t oversimplify mental health

Jake Brien, Commentary Editor

May 6, 2018


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America’s latest mass shooting, dubbed the Valentine’s Day massacre, prompted a nationwide outcry from students and teachers partaking in marches such as #MarchforOurLives and various school walkouts. Just like the Las Vegas, Sandy Hook, and Columbine tragedies, the public tends to paint each ma...

Disney embracing gay acceptance

Disney embracing gay acceptance

Shelby Papst, Review Editor

April 29, 2018


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It is no secret Disney has not been adamant in expressing LGBTQ+ themes in their movies and TV shows in the past and present. The release of Beauty and the Beast (2017) was flamed for a same-sex scene that was not even a minute long, resulting in its censorship from many countries across the world. S...

Arming teachers is not the solution

Arming teachers is not the solution

Editorial

April 14, 2018


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In today’s America, it seems as if we are forced into a sick routine of anticipating the next school shooting. It is never a surprise when it eventually happens again and the media blows up, but it is forgotten about in days until the next massacre happens. Citizens have continued to demand change...

STAAR: The Aftermath

Liam Connally, Online Writer

April 12, 2018


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Today was the English 2 STAAR test for all Bowie Sophomores, and it, like all STAAR’s, was awful and a waste of time. Here are the three main reasons why we should get rid of STAAR altogether. 1. It wastes valuable class time. You go into the testing room at the very first bell of the day, and you...

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