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To the first-year teacher...

To the first-year teacher…

July 9, 2020

It’s 6:00 a.m. and the morning alarm rings. You never used to wake up this early and was this excited during...

Looking forward when I should’ve been looking back

By: Analisa Valdez

April 14, 2020

Special. Unique. Quirky. Individual. Peculiar. Different.  All words you can use to describe literally everyone, yet simultaneously words that don’t describe anyone at all in the sense that we’re all the same. It’s a big, contradicting paradox that doesn’t need to be sat on for too long, but it’s one that has sat ...

COVID-19 infects the world of politics

By: Steven Stein and Brooklyn Ellis

April 10, 2020

Due to increasing threats regarding COVID-19, the activities within our daily lives have been halted and current national policy continues to evolve to ensure citizens are able to subsist within their new isolated society. As of April 6, 41 of the 50 states, including Texas, have issued stay-at-home orders. Unlike others, Texas governor Greg Abbott had left the decision to the local governments until ...

Student workers hit hard from the COVID-19 pandemic

By: Jennifer Castillo, Junior

April 9, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has led the world into a frenzy, and businesses all over the world are being affected in some way or another. With the pandemic causing people to have to self-quarantine and social distance, the impact it has had on student's jobs was simply inevitable. This pandemic has been especially hard-hitti...

Student’s mental health under the microscope during pandemic

By: Emily Stein, Junior

April 8, 2020

As we have watched the entire world experience something that most of us have never seen in our lifetime, extreme and scary shifts have occurred that are taking us away from our daily lives. For many, the threat of COVID-19 was merely a joke or a distant threat that we had nothing to worry about. But, as state governments acros...

Disappointed, but ready for the next chapter

Disappointed, but ready for the next chapter

By: Madalynn Lambert, Senior

April 7, 2020

After spring break, it’s the best time to be a senior. We have prom, senior picnic, senior sunrise, ...

I will continue to beat the odds

I will continue to beat the odds

By: Raven Gatson, Senior

April 6, 2020

Dear High School,  Only 78% of black students graduate from high school. Black women participate in college at a rate of 47.3%. At top tier universities, black students make up 6%.  I was not supposed to make it this far.  These are not simply statistic...

It’s true – it takes a village

It’s true - it takes a village

By: Molly Tilton, Senior

April 3, 2020

As our senior year draws to an end, in probably the most unpredictable fashion, I am left looking back...

I’m better than I thought I was

I'm better than I thought I was

By: Alberto Torres, Senior

April 2, 2020

It has been said over and over again by many of my fellow classmates in the class of 2020 - senior y...

An official official end of senior year, told from home

An official official end of senior year, told from home

By: Alexandra Villanueva, Senior

April 2, 2020

In 2001, the nation suffered a heartbreaking attack on the World Trade Center. A year after, I was jus...

Dear Judson Seniors

Dear Judson Seniors

March 18, 2020

Dear Judson Seniors, We wanted to reach out to you during this time of uncertainty to acknowledge...

The girls celebrate their regional championship after beating Westlake, 50-47. This is Judson's fourth consecutive appearance at the state tournament.

The Heart of a Champion

March 2, 2020

They weren’t supposed to make it this far. No one thought they would make it this far. The Judson Lady R...

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