2018 Midterm Election Results

While many people seem to disregard the importance of midterm elections and instead focus on presidential elections, these elections determine a significant amount of our national and local government. With about one-third of the Senate being elected and the entire House being elected, results of the midterm elections greatly impact the United States legislation and, in…

Is it Safe to Surf the Cyber Sea?

Accompanying the revolutionary digital world, is the heightened continuation of hacking, in which one who hacks can obtain company or personal data that can be sold for a profit; scamming people, blackmailing, and the use of ransomware tactics have also become more prevalent. Although not popularized in the news cycle recently, cybersecurity has quickly become…

The paradox of sleep

Sleep is a paradox: we can’t live without it, we never want to wake up in the morning, and yet we fight it every night, staring at a bright, little screen or thinking about every mistake we’ve ever made. For teenagers, this is especially true. Sufficient, quality sleep is vital to development and the ability…

Immigration and the Midterm Election

Throughout the history of the United States, immigration has always been a heavily discussed national issue and in 2018, the discussion has only been heightened. Immigration is an extremely controversial topic and in Texas, because of our shared border with Mexico, immigration greatly influences our lives. As the Texas Midterm Election grows near, it is…

Stress is like a two-story house

In today’s fast-paced environment, it’s all too easy to become stressed. Overwhelming and copious amounts of stress inhibit almost all facets of our lives, creativity in particular. When we are under high levels of stress, we are put into “a fear response which limits access to the parts of our brain responsible for thinking flexibly…

Water Crisis

The continual difficulties and atrocities in Africa have been overshadowed in the news by coverage of the Trump-Russia scandal and the Syrian Crisis. In addition to political corruption and small proxy wars, purified drinking water has always been a dilemma in certain African nations. The crisis is multi-faceted with ever-changing geopolitical factors creating difficulties, including…

Nike Reignites Kneeling Controversy

He kneeled during the National Anthem. In August of 2016 Colin Kaepernick, then quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, earned nationwide attention through this action before an NFL game. This controversial action began a shocking protest against police brutality and racial injustice within the United States. “I’m going to continue to stand with the people…

Mascot Mania – Top 3

Have you heard? The Modern Saint launched a mascot nomination process with students in EC-Grade 12 to gauge the level of interest in a secondary mascot. The tallies are complete and it’s time for the entire community to vote! Students will cast ballots on May 1. Parents, faculty/staff and alumni will receive an email on…