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17 and Pregnant

December 11, 2009

"I don't know if they were tears of joy or fear," senior Alyson Marsh* said.  "Maybe a little of both." It's senior year, and instead of worrying about graduation and ordering her cap and gown on time, this senior has so much more to worry  about. More important than hanging out with friends on...

The ugly truth

Nicole Mercadante

December 10, 2009

Going into high school, dating becomes part of everyday life and deciding the boundaries for relationships is a major part of growing together. Junior Lily Williamson*, just recently ended a two-year relationship with her first love, he was also her first time. “It was my decision to finally have...

The Ugly Truth: Pros and cons of High School Relationships

Shelby Ross

November 24, 2009

It was 52 degrees outside and it was time to say goodbye. After weeks of anticipating this moment, it was finally here. The porch light hit his sun-bright eyes just evenly, I could see my reflection. We stared aimlessly into the darkness trying to gather the words to say. He was swaying back and forth...

Things Aren’t Always As They Seem: A Look Inside Hospice of Wichita Falls

Things Aren't Always As They Seem: A Look Inside Hospice of Wichita Falls

Hannah Smith

October 7, 2009

She sits outside with her walker listening to the students zooming past, the band practicing their new songs, the high pitched sound coming from the coaches' whistles, the laughter and chatter of the students. She listens to the the world of the young people that spend their day right across the street....

Cancer Free: Senior Tyler Crump Returns to School After a Year of Battling Hodgekin’s Lymphoma

October 7, 2009

Tyler Crump knows what it's like to stare death in the face. He's been doing it for over a year now since he was diagnosed with Hodgekins Lymphoma.  He's spent most of the last year checking in and out of hospitals, undergoing painful procedures to save his life. "Life the hospital was hard,"...

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