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Storm shuts down Houston

By Juan Palomo Although the heavy rain brought in late Sunday night has caused many Houston and neighboring Houston residents to stay indoors, others are still outside. Whether it is to rescue people and animals or grabbing some Whataburger for your mother, Houston residents show their (and others) journey in photos shared

Two Different Stories for Will Smith’s Death

By Kayla Sturdevant Former Saints' player, Will Smith, was killed April 9th by Cardell Hayes. Hayes originally claimed it was self defense but the lawyer representing Smith proposes another side of the incident. Will Smith and his wife Raquel were driving when Hayes' car stopped in front of theirs. After Smith saw

China bans April Fools’ day

April Fools' day aka All Fools’ Day, has been celebrated by many cultures over the past centuries. Many countries love this playful day while others do not, such as china. China has recently banned the holiday. "The so-called Western April Fool's Day does not conform to Chinese cultural traditions or socialist

When A Prank Goes Too Far

By Simone Collins Most people know the old saying "It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt." However, due to a trending prank this saying is being taken to a whole new level. Swatting is when someone takes your personal information such as home address or current location and uses it to

Former Bellaire High School student shot to death due to failed robbery

By Ana Hernandez A former Bellaire student was shot 19-year-old Peter Mielke was shot to death Sunday night. 19-year-old Peter Mielke was covering a coworkers shift Sunday at the Reginelli’s Pizzeria when, according to detectives, an African American male walked into the Pizzeria and demanded Mielke to open a cash register. When

Apple Doozy

By: Kayla Sturdevant Iphones are being bricked all over the nation when people set their phones date to January 1, 1970. Rumors of a vintage setting if moved to this date caused users of social media to try it out, permanently locking their phone. The apple store is currently trying to fix the

Mississippi…the water crisis.

Many Americans have heard of the water situation in Flint, Michigan, but that isn't the only place where the water is contaminated. Down south in the small town of Port Gibson, Mississippi residents have been living with contaminated water for about a year and this past year it has gotten even worse

The Latest in Ghostbusters

By Kayla Sturdevant Surprisingly not more popular in the news, Ghostbusters started production and plans to release July 22nd this year. The new adaption of the 80's film reverses the genders of the main characters. The film stars Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate MiKinnon, and Chris Hemsworth. The trailer for the

It’s National School Board Recognition Month!

January is the month of recognition for school board members! As we celebrate National School Board Recognition Month, we look to our own board members in HISD. What have they done? What have they haven't? There are many hours that go into what they do at the board for all HISD

HISD Tackles Hunger!

Over a dozen of schools in HISD began gathering canned goods and non-perishable food items this week in support of the rally against hunger in partnership with the Super Bowl of Caring. “When I think of hunger, it’s always been in the context of a place far away, like a third-world

Chronicle Classroom settles in after three day weekend

By: Lorenzo Moore- Westbury HS The HISD editorial department classroom is back in action after a three day weekend commemorating the movements of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights. The classroom kicks off the week with a meeting consisting of what is to come in the following weeks, students come

Man Shot in Car

By: Kayla Sturdevant Sergio Banks rested on Tuesday at Webster Street in Houston off of the Gulf Freeway with a bullet wound. At the age of 28, Banks moved by medical professionals to the Ben Taub General Hospital in critical condition. The shooter remains unidentified but the victim obtained a relationship with a

Sheen’s Announcement

By: Kayla Sturdevant Charlie Sheen told the world yesterday on the Today Show he fell diagnosed HIV Positive. Apparently not new information to himself, Sheen paid people off to not go to the press with the news. Sheen continues to rest on the bad end of the stick. The past few years brought

Live from Houston It’s Saturday Night

By: Kayla Sturdevant A beloved skit show, Saturday Night Live talks about Houston in one of its segments. The HERO campaign rests a hot topic in today's news over the span of the past month. Apparently the heat rose so high that New York could feel it. Pete Davidson spoke on how ridiculous

Suicide Bombings Strike Lebanon

By Ella Robertson The latest Friday the 13th proved a tragic and unlucky day for numerous citizens throughout the world; there were terrorist attacks in Paris, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Japan, and Lebanon was morning two suicide bombings that occurred the day before. These two bombings struck Beirut, the nation's capital, and

Trump’s controversial immigration solution: “Operation Wetback”

By: Kayla Sturdevant Just when people thought Donald Trump couldn’t get more offensive, Trump supports and plans on pushing for Operation Wetback. Although Trump didn’t call the operation by name, his motive remained clear. Many people stand in disbelief and anger as they analyze the operations actions. Some claim the movement practices inhumane

Meat Might Damage Kidneys

By: Kayla Sturdevant According to a recent study, eating meat directly correlates with kidney cancer. People who eat meat reign more likely to develop kidney cancer than people who don't. Apparently white meat, such as chicken, also affects the risk. Researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston compared

Bye, Shamu!

By Ella Robertson Few documentaries make as big of a splash as 2013's Blackfish, which exposed the terrible conditions in which Seaworld kept its whales. Since the release of this documentary, ticket sales for Seaworld have declined significantly, as people are unwilling to support practices that harm marine life. In order to combat

Listen Up Ladies

By Kayla Sturdevant Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau recently made the decision to anoint half of his cabinet positions to women. Many Canadian citizens remark on what a big deal this decision holds. Canada now moved to 3rd in the world rankings of governmental gender equality. Trudeau like other candidates campaign about

Prop 1 was a Flop

By Ella Robertson Voters throughout Houston rejected the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, otherwise known as Proposition 1. This ordinance prohibited discrimination in "city contracting, business services, housing and employment," but opponents of this ordinance latched onto one specific part involving transgender rights. Under HERO, transgender individuals would be able to enter the restroom

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