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A View on Mental Health and Technology

In 2010 Instagram entered the app store. Two years later, the percentage of Americans who own a smartphone increased to more than 50 percent, according to the Pew Center’s data. Immediately, the release of...

A Letter From the Editor: As community adapts after storms, so does The Fourcast staff

//PICTURED ABOVE: St. Marks’ Hicks Gymnasium faced total destruction in the tornado. As you all know, this has been a crazy few weeks for the greater Dallas community. While the tragic tornadoes on Oct....

Stop Abstaining from Sex Education: Policies leave teens uninformed

//PICTURED ABOVE: Abstinence-only education excludes teaching about birth control methods. The movie “Mean Girls” exaggerates many high school experiences while resonating with the truth. Unfortunately, the quote “Don’t have sex, because you will get pregnant...

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...

Reel People or Reel Originals?

//PICTURED ABOVE: Lately, many Disney live action remakes have come out or are scheduled for release. The “Cinderella” remake was released in 2015 and did well with audiences and Disney fans. Stick With What...

To Post or Not to Post

It’s May 15, 2019, the day the Human Life Protection Act was passed, enacting a near-total ban on abortion in Alabama beginning in Nov. 2019. You’re at school when you check your phone to...

Are Juice Cleanses Harmful to your Health?

//PICTURED ABOVE: Although there is no scientific research supporting the benefits of juices, Pressed Juicery advertises its juice cleanse options. Are you considering a juice cleanse to detox or better your diet? Or do...

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...

Staff Standoff: The Band is Back

The Jonas Brothers were pop icons of the 2000s. Recently they made a surprise comeback bringing the band back together and releasing new singles such as “Sucker.” Our staff debates whether the new Jonas...