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Don’t Tell Me Nothing’s Wrong

Isabela Vasquez, Carnegie, 2016 Don’t tell me that there isn’t anything wrong with our education system until you have a sobbing friend in your arms because they got an 89 … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Student Congress on NPR

On March 6th, Laura Isensee, an education reporter for NPR, came to an Advocacy Committee meeting and described the Student Congress as “student government on steroids.” You can listen to the … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tutorial Buses: Improving Your Grades

Zoe Parker, Debakey, 2017 Dear HISD, As the time for standardized testing nears, the principal at Debakey has been emphasizing more and more that students should be attending tutorials in … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 6 Comments

Instead of Laptops

Liana Wang, Bellaire, 2016 “PowerUp”, as HISD’s new laptop program is called, has a good aim. It’s true that as we shift further into the digital era, access to technology … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

StuCon Radio: Drug Policy, Episode 2

The 2nd episode of StuCon Radio aired on 3/19/15 on 90.1 FM KPFT. Jessica DeBoe (HSPVA, 2017) and Isabella Jarosz (HSPVA, 2017) discuss HISD drug policy with an anonymous student. (1:15) . … Continue reading

March 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why Carnegie Should Increase its AP Course Offerings

  Tony Zhang, Carnegie, 2015 Recently, there has been massive opposition to the notion of increasing the number of AP courses offered at Carnegie. However, increasing the number of advanced … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

What’s With the HISD Internet Filter at Home?

Kevin Melendez, Bellaire, 2016 Dear HISD, I came home today, determined on finishing my homework before 10:00. Reasoning I had a bit of free time before starting homework, I decided … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · 4 Comments

The Cafeteria Fights Back!

Pierre Davison, Furr, 2016 Dear HISD, There has been an ongoing problem at Furr High School: Our lunch food does not satisfy us enough to last throughout the day. One … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · 3 Comments

Carnegie: Beyond the Numbers

Lynn Huynh, Carnegie, 2017 The media has brainwashed us into thinking that high school is full of boozy high school parties, jocks, preps, nerds, hipsters, and stoners. Maybe it was … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · 8 Comments

The Hubbub about the HUB

Daniel Perez, Austin High School, 2018 Top 3 reasons I DON’T like the HUB* 1) It’s very unorganized There is a lot of information on one page, and it’s terribly … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

One Child Left Behind

Arthur J. Smith III, Wheatley, 2015 This was a speech delivered at the February 21st HISD Board Meeting to the board trustees and Superintendent Grier. You can watch the full speech here. (Hearing … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

StuCon Radio: The Beginnings, Episode 1

The first episode of StuCon Radio aired on 3/5/15 on 90.1 FM KPFT. Amy Fan discusses the creation of the HISD Student Congress with founder, Zaakir Tameez. (00:20) The Bring A … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

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