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Stay positive through the hard times

By: Hanna Perkins

May 10, 2019

Throughout my last four years of high school, I have learned many things. What has stuck out to me most is to always appreciate what you have and strive to do more for yourself. I moved to Converse from Amarillo five years ago. Little did I know it was going to completely change my life. I left behind my home town, many f...

Embrace your struggles. Embrace your changes.

By: Izabella DeLaGarza

May 10, 2019

Nobody could have ever predicted high school would play out like this for me - that I would have experienced what I have, achieved what I have, became the person I have become. Nobody is going to be shocked to hear it wasn’t easy either. You are most likely going to face challenges if you haven’t already. Whether it i...

A Celebration of Black History

A Celebration of Black History

February 28, 2019

Every year since 1970, February has been dedicated to the knowledge and importance of the African Ameri...

This year is a year about new responsibilities

By: Alexandra Villanueva

January 16, 2019

I don’t know about you, but for me, 2018 was the absolute worst. All the way to the end - my mom’s car got a flat tire on New Year’s Eve. When the bells rang to start off 2018, I was excited. I thought that nothing could be as bad as 2017, in the middle of my insane freshmen year and almost losing my mind. Boy, wa...

Breaking boundaries in high school sports journalism

Breaking boundaries in high school sports journalism

December 11, 2018

Since I was a young girl, a typical start to my day has always incorporated listening to ESPN whenever it w...

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

By: Izabella DeLaGarza

December 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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...

I Screwed Up

By: Gustavo Rivera

April 30, 2018

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, ...

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