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Editorial: SB6 does more harm than good

By Luke Cosenza

March 16, 2017


Filed under Opinions

On Wednesday, March 15th, the Texas Senate approved SB6, also known as The Bathroom Bill, which will ban transgender people from using restrooms and locker rooms in public schools and universities, and government owned facilities that correlate with their gender identity. I find it disheartening to know that which r...

Degrassi: Next Class — TV Review

Degrassi: Next Class — TV Review

By Caroline Latson

February 3, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

It’s no secret Netflix is home to many great TV shows—Daredevil, Sense8, Narcos—the list goes on. So when I stumbled upon Degrassi: Next Class, it didn’t come as a great surprise to me that I enjoyed it immensely, finishing every season within a week. This Canadian drama is known for find...

Editor’s letter – February 2016

Editor’s letter – February 2016

By Izzie Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief

February 9, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Dear Broncos, My mom says I do too much. She usually cites my heavy class load and clubs I’m in as the biggest time consumers. However, I disagree. My to-do lists are the culprit. The lists tend to be two pages long, ridden with goals like “publish eight stories a week online,” “actually pack ...

Flint, Michigan must revamp its strategy

Flint, Michigan must revamp its strategy

By Lauryn DeLaughter, Writer

February 5, 2016


Filed under Opinions

President Obama issued a state of emergency in Flint, Michigan on Jan. 16 due to lead-contaminated water. The contaminated water in Flint has caused citizens in the Dallas Fort-Worth area to wonder what exactly was in their water. A study has shown that traces of arsenic, mercury, cyanide and more we...

Editor’s letter – December 2015

Editor’s letter – December 2015

By Izzie Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief

December 19, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Dear Broncos, By the time this edition is in your hands, all of my college applications will be out of mine. It’s a strange feeling. Around this time last year, I was so overwhelmed by my own crushing expectations. But I grew. I became adjusted to the idea of failure and learned the importance of...

National Honor Society remains circular, pointless

National Honor Society remains circular, pointless

By Andrew Trewin, Writer

December 10, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

National Honor Society (NHS) is a nationally recognized organization, with chapters in each public high school in McKinney ISD. NHS seems, at first glance, to foster an attitude of service to the public and selflessness. It not only fails in these respects, but the antiquated organization has lost its ...

Editor’s letter – October 2015

Editor’s letter – October 2015

By Izzie Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Dear Broncos, Even though we don’t like to admit it, we tend to do things for the story. Constructing the narrative of glory is a big part of the high school experience. After all, isn’t that the reason why varsity jackets and class rings exist? We try to do the most and be the most, but not fo...

Promposals hurt relationships

Promposals hurt relationships

By Andrew Trewin, Writer

September 16, 2015


Filed under Opinions

Students today face a unique pressure to come up with increasingly elaborate and creative ways to ask people to events like prom or homecoming. These “promposals” aren’t doing anyone any favors; in fact, it’s ultimately harmful. This whole thing came about because of new social media technology....

Editor’s letter – February 2015

Editor’s letter – February 2015

By Izzie Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Dear Broncos, Let’s face it: February totally doesn’t qualify as spring. But that’s beside the point. The effervescent feelings of Valentine’s Day and spring are the same. For me, these two are more than just stereotypical romances and debilitating allergies. This time of year is like when a butte...

Editor’s Letter – December 2014

Editor’s Letter – December 2014

By Izzie Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2014


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Dear Broncos, I thought I had everything figured out. I was so sure that I was destined to be an A+ student for eternity. But now, looking at my HAC account, which is riddled with low grades, I constantly question myself: is my entire self-worth based on my academic achievement? I can’t tell anymo...

Religious freedom should take precedence over fashion

Religious freedom should take precedence over fashion

December 12, 2014


Filed under Opinions

Employees should not face discrimination because of the religious or cultural beliefs they choose to express. In 2009, 19-year-old Muslim Hani Khan started working for Hollister, an extension of Abercrombie & Fitch, at the Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo, Calif. At first, she was asked...

Editor’s letter – October 2014

Editor’s letter – October 2014

By Izzie Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2014


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Dear Broncos, As I write this letter, I sit criss-cross on my backyard patio, silently wishing for fall to feel a little less like summer. Sure, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back, but the weather hasn’t cooled and the leaves haven’t fallen. Thanks, Texas. It endlessly amazes me how fast time flies as the en...

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