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NORTH KOREA: TIME TO WORRY?

By Jackson Osteen As 2017 has developed, the forefront of news and rumors has been led by the constant attention to North Korea and the dictatorship of Kim Jong Un. Lots of people say different things about the true danger of our not-so-friendly pacific neighbors, leaving most people to wonder if the threat is substantiated. Nuclear Capabilities The question on

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STREAMING CRIMES

By Michael Hall The creation of the internet has allowed for information to be rapidly shared through various mediums. One of the more popular options for sharing information is streaming. However, criminals have started to use streaming to share their crimes with the public. While streaming their crimes may spread awareness of their crime, it typically results in the criminal

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STAAR: DO TEACHERS TEACH TO THE TEST?

By Jackson Osteen Sadly, in education today, our priorities may not be where they once were. Emphasis has shifted from teaching to learn, to teaching to pass, and it leaves both students and teachers alike wondering if the shift is simply an example of changing a society, or something more. Should we worry if education is what is used to

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KEEP YOUR HEAD HIGH AND YOUR SKIRT LOW

By Sami Leder In spite of the dress code and schools with similar dress codes having good intentions, many students (girls in particular) feel as if the dress code is, at times, contradictory to its purpose, or that the administration is unaware of the negative effects of the some of the rules, such as skirt lengths. Some girls in the

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CHEATING: A SCHOOL WIDE ISSUE

By Lauren Holcomb Recently, Pin Oak has experienced a large amount of cheating and plagiarism, and multiple clusters have had meetings to discuss this issue. From sharing homework assignments with one another to slipping away answers on tests and quizzes, it’s a problem that has increased over the school year. Even if cheating or plagiarising may be the easy way

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SAILING TO STAAR SUCCESS

By Leah Mei Guttentag The end of the year and STAAR testing are rapidly approaching. Because of this, teachers have been starting test prep to familiarize students with the material they will see on the two (or more) tests they will be taking. While 6th graders only take a reading and a math test, 7th graders will be taking a

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