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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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Editor’s letter – Aug. 2014

Editor’s letter – Aug. 2014

By Izzie Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2014


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Hey, Broncos! It’s a brand new school year, which means a brand new start. For some of you, it’s a little too new for your liking. You’re separated from your middle school pals, you’re forced to navigate through a giant high school filled with intimidating upperclassmen and you have to find a...

Editor’s farewell

Editor’s farewell

By Tiffany Nguyen, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2014


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

These days, I am at school because I have to be. The only deviation from the monotony is when my teachers stop reiterating lessons meant to prepare me for some test or assignment. It’s when they teach me the lessons that are never written into their curriculums, when they share the moments at scho...

Confessions of a bibliophile

Confessions of a bibliophile

By Izzie Ramirez, Writer/Photographer

November 6, 2013


Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

I have a confession to make: I am an addict. For me, it started early. I was in elementary school—wide-eyed, young and innocent. Over the years, my addiction has sucked away my time, my money and my life. I am addicted to books. My mother consistently complained that I read more books than...

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