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Niamh McKinney

Niamh is a senior who likes puppies, chai, triathlons, and having her name pronounced correctly. She stands by the opinion that Love Island UK is better than the Bachelor.

Black Friday Blues

On Black Friday, thousands of American shoppers head to their local mall or now, more commonly to their laptop, to find the best deals possible at their favorite stores.  However, despite frequent pop culture...

To Fair or Not to Fair?

//PICTURED ABOVE: The famous Ferris Wheel of the Texas State Fair is a landmark of Dallas.  As the Texas State Fair sets up in Fair Park each year, excitement over the annual event almost...

See You Never, Forever 21

//PICTURED ABOVE: Clothes shopping choices can have implications for society and the environment. With the mall giant Forever 21 preparing to file for bankruptcy soon, according to The Wall Street Journal, eyes are on...

2020 Election: Third and Fourth Democratic Debates

Though the 2020 election may seem far away, the process of the election is quickly speeding up. Three Democratic debates have already passed and the fourth is set for Oct. 15.  To qualify for...

Spring Showers and May Markets

On one of the last week-ends of the school year, I ventured out to some of the farmers’ markets in Dallas to investigate which ones are worthwhile. With the change in seasons, markets always...

DISD Opens Youth Homeless Shelter

//PICTURED ABOVE: Volunteer students working with Afetr8toEducate brainstorm ideas for the common spaces in DISD’s new youth homeless shelter. There are currently approximately 4,337 homeless youth in the Dallas area, and the Dallas Independent School...

The Never-ending Problem

With 50.7 million K-12 public school students as of 2018 in America and 5.3 million of these students in Texas, the issues regarding public school are complex and always changing. These issues have a...

REDACTED: Oppression of the Press

“I can’t remember exactly what the woman said but, it was something like, ‘Ma’am, are you trying to tell me that the [Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant] is ringing your doorbell?’” recounts...

Thank U, Next on “thank u, next”

On Feb. 8, singer Ariana Grande released her fifth studio album “thank u, next.” According to CNN, Ariana Grande’s new album has pushed her up to the same staggering level of popularity as The...

Insecticide and La Croix

//PICTURED ABOVE: Everyday products, such as La Croix flavored-sparkling water, can have dangers lurking behind companies’ sometimes manipulative marketing claims. Whether strolling around the grocery store, deciding which toothpaste to buy at the drugstore...