Land of Smiles Experience

Walking through the jungle with an elephant trotting behind me like my own loving companion, I have never had a more eye-opening experience. Throughout my time in Thailand, I learned many things, but one gift in particular that I gained from my time with the Thai people was the gift of patience and understanding. My…

Donald Trump, DACA, and American Dreamers

Current President, Donald Trump, plans on terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. The program, created by former President Barack Obama, was created for illegal immigrants brought into the United States as children by their parents. The program allows the child to live in the United States, attend school, and find employment.…

Hurricane Harvey Hits Home

Harvey’s heavy winds and rainfalls tore through homes and businesses stretching from the Southern part of Texas to the borders of Louisiana. The strong winds ripped houses apart, while waters filled the streets of many neighborhoods, often rising above the front doors of houses. The mayor of Port Arthur, Derrick Freeman, was quoted saying their…

13 Reasons Why

Disclaimer: The show includes significant profanity and graphic scenes so viewer discretion is advised. Most critics suggest that only students ages 16+ should be allowed to watch. An instant sensation, 13 Reasons Why released as a Netflix series on March 31, and the tweets and social media mentions haven’t slowed down since. 13 Reasons Why…

Your moral imperative: Report what you see

Imagine you are walking down the street and witness a violent crime. Would you immediately stop what you are doing and call the police to report the incident? Or would you just mind your own business and go along with your day? We should feel a moral imperative to help those who can’t help themselves.…

Cure for a Case of the Mondays

Do you ever feel tired and worn out from the previous week, even after the weekend? Many students, including myself, often feel tired after the two day break of Saturday and Sunday. Plus, because of homework, Sunday feels more like a work day than a break day, leaving only one free day. I propose we solve…

Uniform jackets: Teachers say yes, students say no

With winter here, the weather is becoming cold and windy, (except for those random weeks when it’s sunny and 75 degrees because it’s Texas). Students are wearing jackets and sweatshirts to keep warm. The All Saints’ Student/Parent Handbook states, “Only All Saints’ logoed wear may be worn over the uniform in class and on field…

College Decisions

Everyone has a different picture in their head when they think about college. For some, they think about being in a new city meeting new people. For others, they see staying close to home and honing in on their future career path. Whether you are a freshman or a junior, if you have visited 10…

Evolution of Relationships

Picture a teenage girl in the 70s, waiting anxiously by the landline for her crush to confirm their first date. She wonders what to wear, where they will go, and if her father will embarrass her when her crush comes to the door to pick her up. Will he kiss her goodnight? Will it be awkward?…