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#44

Gabi Steele, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017

Barack Obama once said, “True democracy is a project that’s much bigger than any one of us. It’s bigger than any one person, any one president, and any one government. It’s a job for all of us.”   Most people have come to know Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America. ...

MLK feature

MLK feature

Kaitlyn Waldschmidt, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017

Without using your voice, your thoughts, ideas, and opinions would not be able to be heard. In order to come to a consensus, to be able to make way for change, you must put your thoughts out into the void, even if others will oppose them.   Occurring during the month of February, Black History Month...

Facing oppression fearlessly

Facing oppression fearlessly

Danielle Kmiec, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017

White feminists often have the privilege of allowing racism to slip their mind, but African-American women come across racist as well as sexist situations frequently in their lives. Influential literature such as the works of Bell Hooks confront these issues and offer peaceful solutions to today’s...

I stand with Planned Parenthood

I stand with Planned Parenthood

Autumn Prast, Staff Writer

February 20, 2017

One of the most argued topics of this decade is abortion. The media talks, therefore, people talk, and yet it seems as though the world is getting nowhere. Individuals who are pro-life are trying to defund Planned Parenthood as long as they still carry abortion services, ignoring the countless other se...

The Birmingham artist who inspires many

The Birmingham artist who inspires many

Kate Luce, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 16, 2017

Most people are unaware of the artists who dominate today’s culture, but more should become educated on those who shape the state of the arts. One of these artists who has made a name for himself and is reshaping art history is Kerry James Marshall. As a proud African American artist, Marshall explo...

Rosa Parks: Sitting down to take a stand

Rosa Parks: Sitting down to take a stand

Abby Zila, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

Rosa Parks, in my opinion, is one of the most influential people of all time. She sat down and made the history books and made her voice heard. Parks refused to surrender her bus seat to a white passenger one day after a long day at work. By her refusal, this sent a spark in the civil rights movement, t...

Global warming

Global warming

Maria Castedo, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

 Everybody knows that this winter has been rare in La Porte and, in general, the entire world.        Scientists have been warning about the problems that can cause a warmer Earth, mostly caused by the human activity. The fact that global warming is happening does not just affect to our ...

Phones in class

Phones in class

Maria Castedo, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

Nowadays, phones are a very important part in the life of the majority of people in the world. Phones are used for almost everything, such as jobs, looking up information, staying connected with our families and friends or finding out what is happening around in the world. Phones are definitely very usef...

Thank you, Obama family

Thank you, Obama family

Kristen Seibert, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017

I can remember in 2008 when  Barack Obama won the election. He was not just any ordinary man, this man was the first African American President. I did not know much back then, but I knew that this was a big deal to our country. Fast forward four years to 2012, I was in eighth grade when that special ...

“You don’t look sick”

“You don’t look sick”

Kristen Seibert, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017

Those of us who have been diagnosed with chronic diseases tend to not show their symptoms on the outside more often than not. The effects of the diseases are terrible to many, like myself. There are days when our diseases take control of our bodies, but it does not mean it controls us or defines us. ...

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