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Young voters need to be the change they wish to see in the world

By: Izabella DeLaGarza

December 11, 2018

Filed under Assistant Editor Izabella DeLaGarza, Columns

The current political state is one that has become more influenced by the younger generations, especially those that can vote. Issues such as equality, gun control, and student-debt have lit a fire in millennials. Especially in the last midterm elections, something of a voting revolution was sparked in young voters. They bec...

Leaving my newspaper family

By: Samantha Sauceda

November 26, 2018

Filed under Columns

My sophomore year, I joined The Fuel newspaper staff. It was not what I expected it to be. At first, I was scared and nervous about the new beginnings that were to come. But after meeting everyone and getting to know one another, I wasn’t as nervous as I was before. Weeks went by and I was already feeling at home....

We shouldn’t just skip over Thanksgiving

By: Alexandra Villanueva

November 26, 2018

Filed under Columns

On October 31, it's all about thrills, chills, and candy. However, the moment it's November, people start the Christmas frenzy. That doesn't seem fair to the holiday in between. Thanksgiving is heavily drowned out by the Christmas holiday, or more accurately, the Christmas season. Lights and trees are already up, stores are sell...

People will not like you. And that’s ok.

By: Jennifer Gutierrez

May 18, 2018

Filed under Columns, Editor Jennifer Gutierrez

As senior year approaches its end, I ask myself, “am I going to be okay in the real world?” From sitting in teachers’ classes to having to deal with prima donnas, I can only imagine what the real world is going to be like. At first, high school was a somewhat pleasant journey for me. I was cruising and breezing th...

The Four Stages of a Caterpillar

By: Faith Hooks

May 4, 2018

Filed under Columns

A letter to my grandfather and great-grandmother, As a military brat, I have always moved around. You know this of course. And because of this, I was never lucky enough to live near either of you. I could only visit you during the summer. As your grandchild, I will admit that I did not do the greatest job at checking in on eith...

It is okay to not know the future

By: Victoria Phipps

May 2, 2018

Filed under Columns

High school is very important when it comes to shaping who you become. I have known that since middle school and I took that information to heart. Unfortunately, I pushed myself too hard and added extra problems to my plate. I made myself grow up too fast. And in the end, it mentally hurt me. All throughout middle a...

Teachers should not have guns in school

By: Izabella DeLaGarza

May 1, 2018

Filed under Assistant Editor Izabella DeLaGarza, Editorials

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida was something of a wake-up call for America. It was an occurrence that made everybody, especially students, finally say something needs to be done. One of the most debated ideas was giving school faculty and/or staff guns to use for defense if something w...

I Screwed Up

By: Gustavo Rivera

April 30, 2018

Filed under Columns

High school is much like riding a bike, except the bike is on fire and everything around it is too. I’m not saying high school is like hell, more of an opportunity of choices. But if you don't make the right decisions from those choices, you’ll end up like me, feeling like you’re in hell. Once I arrived in high school, I thought, ...

Pay It Forward

By: Alexandra Villanueva

April 26, 2018

Filed under Columns

After an interview with girl scout Bernadette Deremiah, I learned that people our age are participating in the pay it forward project in their own way. Deremiah’s idea is to put up her own branch of Little Libraries around Converse and San Antonio. It’s a concept of having several selections of books set up in various loca...

The Case for Chicano Studies

The Case for Chicano Studies

March 28, 2018

According to the Ethnic Studies Department of the University of California in Berkeley, the study of Chica...

Share love in a different way on Valentine’s Day

By: Alexandra Villanueva

February 14, 2018

Filed under Columns

February 14 is the day that many people are happy about. You get to appreciate everything you love and those who love you. When you are in a romantic relationship, it only makes that day sweeter. Being in a relationship on a day that is meant to celebrate love can be a little tricky. It seems obligatory to show your partner ...

Millennial Mayhem or Millennial Magic?

By: Faith Hooks

December 12, 2017

Filed under Columns

Has your generation ever been accused of having everything handed to them? Are you constantly arguing with your elders on your differing political views or what is acceptable in today’s society? Do you feel some type of divide between your generation and the next? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then welcom...

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