Kalandra Kiley, March 24, 1999 – Sept. 23, 2016

Kalandra “KoKo” Marie Kiley (Kirksey), a lovely and joyous presence at Dripping Springs High School passed away after a sudden infection. Described as really sweet and funny by former debate teacher, Christie Trussell, Kalandra brought her classmates and teachers a brightness when in school. “She was truly missed when she was out,” Trussell said. A participant in partner debate and public forum, Trussell saw Kalandra’s … Continue reading Kalandra Kiley, March 24, 1999 – Sept. 23, 2016

Predator Walks Free-Thoughts on Brock Turner

In the world we live in, girls need to be taught how to hold their keys in between their knuckles, where to park, and how to enjoy a party without falling victim to a possible attack. However, these tactics were left in the dust when Stanford athlete, Brock Turner, raped a young woman beside a dumpster back in January of 2015. Disregarding overwhelming evidence, the … Continue reading Predator Walks Free-Thoughts on Brock Turner

Twenty One Fans

“Wish we could turn back time/ To the good ‘ole days/ When our mamas sang/ Us to sleep but now we’re/ Stressed Out,” sings a budding band in their hit song, “Stressed Out”. Twenty One Pilots, a band quickly climbing the totem pole of popular culture, is surrounding the minds of teenagers with lyrics and passion. “My friends kept telling me to check them out, … Continue reading Twenty One Fans

“Stranger Things”, a Netflix phenomenon

On July 15, Netflix released a new original show that quickly took the world by storm. “Stranger Things” is an 8-episode science fiction drama set in 1983 Indiana, involving a local boy who mysteriously goes missing and the length his community goes to in order to uncover what really happened. The series has captivated viewers of all ages, leading it to become on of the … Continue reading “Stranger Things”, a Netflix phenomenon