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Why don’t we get off on Muslim holidays?

Lida Ehteshami, DeBakey High School for Health Professions, 2019 Dear HISD, I am a Muslim, and ever since I was in elementary school, I had to miss a day every … Continue reading

September 25, 2015 · 2 Comments


Pierre Davison, Furr High School, 2016 On September 15, 2015 Tuesday morning, a very heartbreaking tragedy happened at my school. Two very young and intelligent girls by the names of … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

Where are the Textbooks? Why doesn’t my school have textbooks?

Lizi Xiong, Bellaire, 2017 Dear HISD, Thanks for giving us our laptops. Really, thank you. The laptops are a great tool in the classroom and at home. With that being … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 · 4 Comments

SCOTX Amicus Brief: The Process

By: Zaakir Tameez and Amy Fan Over the summer, as a group of Student Congress members, we set out to write an amicus curiae brief for the Texas Supreme Court … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

What’s P.E. without a Gym?

Evelyn Zuniga, East Early College HS, Class of 2015 Dear HISD, On April 24, 2015 the Student Congress had its second-to-last meeting of the year at East Early College High … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lessons to Learn from Rachel Dolezal

Nile Dixon, Challenge East Early College HS, 2016 Ever since the recent NAACP incident with Rachel Dolezal, her name is now associated not with “an individual that defends underrepresented individuals … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

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