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By the students, for the students. We want to be relatable, and we want to accurately represent the students of HISD. Anyone can submit – see the sidebar to learn how. Powered by the HISD Student Congress.

A Case for PowerUp laptops

George Zhou, Bellaire, 2015 Part of the PowerUp contract that students and parents are required to sign states that school laptops must be kept in the cases provided by HISD … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Not Everyone Needs an HISD Laptop

Anonymous, Bellaire, 2016 On paper, the PowerUp program sounds great. Bringing technology into the classroom, lessening the amount of stuff students have to carry by digitizing everything, and allowing disadvantaged … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Red

Connor Gryder, Carnegie Vanguard, 2016 I am the red tinted eyes of a student, trying his hardest. I am the red tinted eyes of a man struggling to escape his … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Unpopular Opinions: School Gratitude

Sara Ho, Bellaire, 2016 Thanksgiving has already come and gone, but I think it’s important to always be grateful. One of the many things in my life that I am … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why HISD Should Abolish Magnet Schools

Raquel Douglas, Carnegie Vanguard, 2015 I’m a senior at one of the most thriving magnet schools in HISD, Carnegie Vanguard. I’ve gone here for four years. Coming here has, without … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · 12 Comments

“Growing Up in America” Interview with Children at Risk

Zaakir Tameez, the Speaker of the Congress and a senior at Carnegie Vanguard, was recently interviewed on “Growing Up in America” by Children at Risk. This weekly radio show airs on … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Healthy Change

Jasmine Hassan, HAIS, 2016 Dear HISD, I have attended HISD since I started going to school. When I was younger, the cafeteria food was much better than it is today. … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Yawn: A student’s perspective on not getting enough sleep  

Amy Fan, Bellaire, 2016 It seems like an afterthought for many of us. Compared with school, sports, and extracurriculars, colleges don’t care how many hours of sleep you get. It’s … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 4 Comments

We’re not even Benchwarmers: A Case for Sports at Magnet Schools

Andrea Jaime, High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, 2016 As a student in a full magnet high school, we are not privileged to have school sports. Reason being? … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

“PrepMe”? I’ll be the Judge of That

Kate Ham, HSPVA, 2016 The SAT has not proven to be the best tool for measuring success after high school. College Board President David Coleman recognizes that “costly test preparation … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dear HISD,

Half a year after the opening session of the HISD Student Congress and after months of planning, the Outreach Committee is proud to announce the launch of our new blog, appropriately … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

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