Tips From Seniors

Take the SAT and ACT tests multiple times. And study. Lots. Since you get to send the college your highest score, make sure that you get the opportunity to take the absolute best score and send it to colleges. Get college applications in early. Procrastination is not the best idea when it comes to college…

Why You Should Be a Camp Counselor This Summer

Summer is only a few short months away and with that in mind, camps are starting to hire camp counselors! This opportunity is offered by many different summer camps and many day camps hire high schoolers. Being a camp counselor is a life changing experience even if you don’t plan on working with kids in…

How Social Media Connects and Divides us at the Same Time

Social media has an undeniable impact on teenagers today. Almost every second of our lives is spent scrolling through feeds, posting our favorite pictures, or tweeting about every nuisance that enters our world. Social media gives people the opportunity to connect with others in ways that we hesitate to in the real world. But with…

Why Students Should Start Caring About Classic Novels

It is safe to say that Hemingway’s words do not ingrain themselves easily into the mind of an adolescent. In fact, one can even go as far to say that students actively rebel against works of classic literature, opting instead to look up the answers to reading questions and put the book out of their…

Bandersnatch Review

The series “Black Mirror” created by Charlie Brooker has captured the attention of Dripping Springs viewers since it’s Netflix premiere in late October of 2016. Before the American release of “Black Mirror” it captivated viewers in The United Kingdom. Brooker’s most recent release, “Bandersnatch” is sweeping the nation, grabbing the attention of people of all…

Why I Have a Love/Hate Relationship With Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day: the one day a year to celebrate and focus on the people we love most. In my observation, some people love it, and most people hate it. I fall in-between, and here’s why: I absolutely love the idea of celebrating love. I am a big fan of stuffing my face with chocolate, stuffed…

The Uphill Battle for Women in Rap

The rap movement spawned from the 1978 Hip Hop movement in the Bronx. This movement opened  a way to discuss issues and situations. Over the years, this message has diffused and rap (or hip hop) has become a way to speak on any facet of life.  This movement has spread worldwide to establish a large…

How Texas Sex Education Sets Students Up To Fail

Teenage pregnancy is a heavy topic, one that no one seems to want to talk about. The birth rate for teens aged 15-19 is 22.3 for every group of 1000 women according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our district talks about teen pregnancy once in our education, squished in with our…