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Mobile app craze sweeps through students, faculty

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All that boys’ basketball coach and geography teacher Kenneth Boren will say about how much he’s spent on Clash of Clans is that it’s “a lot.” The app, a freemium strategy game on iOS and Android, is only one of dozens of apps that have gained popularity both in the app stores and in the halls of CSHS. Students and faculty alike are hooked on these viral games for their often addictive qualities. “Clash is an extremely strategic and fun game that takes time to get good at,” senior Ali Charara said. “The more time you put into it, the […]

May 20, 2015

Availability of fast food impacts student eating habits

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Nationwide, fast food has become a bad habit that can affects one’s health, energy levels, and money, yet many underestimate its impact on lives because of how portions have grown four times larger since 1950s. “Fast foods are not adequate enough because portions are too big, the nutritional value is poor, but they’re cheap and there’s a lot of it,” Coach Robert Ondrasek said. These dead calories, artificial ingredients, sugar, fat, and salt are the reason why people are drawn to fast foods. One simply cannot receive enough nutritional value from them, so if one does not put enough nutrition […]

February 18, 2015

Sophomores Danna Bader and Ariel Simien consult with one another about their opponent’s negative case after their first debate at the district meet on Jan. 31. This is the first year for College Station’s cross examination debate team to have the full amount of CX teams to compete in district.  Photo by Brianna Aguilar.

Cross Examination debaters strive for success in district meet

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This was the first year. The first year for all the cross examination spots to be filled and for College Station High School to fight for success in CX. Each team brought something invaluable and different to this year’s debate team—wit, humor, passion, intensity. Yet, what made these unique teams unite even further and develop a love for the hard and demanding realm of CX was perseverance, perseverance to keep succeeding. “We would see the CX kids walk by with their boxes and cases, in slow motion, and wind blowing in their hair, and know they are the cool kids, […]

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Misconceptions of the Mind

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For years, societal misconceptions about the true definitions of the terms “introvert” and “extrovert” have caused widespread mislabeling of various behaviors and traits.  The meanings of these words have been lost behind the symptoms we associate them with, such as shyness or aggression.  Millions of people are either completely unaware or simply do not understand how they identify on this psychological spectrum. “It’s a scale,” AP Psychology teacher Jessica Kouba said. “Typically introverts just get more reenergized or more reward out of being by themselves or more independent, whereas your extroverts tend to like being more social. They feel more […]

Social Media

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Karley Lindsey, a photography Instagrammer with 14,000 devoted followers, loved the ability to share her photography talents with those all around the world, but with a consequence—only being known for her amount of followers. “I didn’t want to be defined by having thousands of followers on Instagram and I didn’t want people to look at me differently because I had that.” Christian DeNolan, a quirky Youtuber shares his artistic side by crafting together funny videos for all to see, but he also came to face a consequence—everyone from our school can see his videos and that can make way for […]

January 26, 2015

Student-founded charity sends books to China

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His dirt-smeared cheeks lift as he smiles at holding his very own book. Small hands trace the black lettering of the cover and stop at the picture. It cracks open, and he smells, for the first time, that fresh scent of a library. When picturing China, the words “heavily populated” and “economic powerhouse” come to mind. What doesn’t exactly come to mind is poverty, let alone the need for books and supplies, but there is a lot of space for it in the vast country. While we live on the other side of the world, there are certainly ways to […]

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Up in Smoke

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Despite the numerous negatives regarding smoking, the motivations to smoke continue to be relevant for some teens. “I just like the activity of smoking,” senior Eddie Leal said. “It doesn’t matter what it is. I like to relax and take a couple of drags, watch the smoke fly, take a moment. It’s just wondrous.” Cigarettes are often an acquired taste, as Leal found. He experimented with smoking periodically until last year when he began to embrace the habit. “Usually, people would always offer me cigarettes,” Leal said. “I was not big on them, so I would say no. After a […]

January 22, 2015