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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

Why HISD Should Have GPA Exemptions

  Anonymous, 2019 Dear HISD,   Since my elementary school years, I looked forward to being on the swim team in high school. I watched my sister attend meets, win … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Dissecting HISD Virtual School’s Apex Learning

Kate Ham, HSPVA, 2016 I’m going to go out on a limb and say that very few people do online courses through HISD’s Virtual School Department. Each course is expensive … Continue reading

August 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

StuCon Radio: Summer Homework, Episode 8

The eighth episode of StuCon Radio aired on 7/30/15 on 90.1 FM KPFT. Isabella Jarosz (HSPVA, 2017) invites Danielle Trayano (HSPVA 2017), Drew Dawson (Carnegie 2017), Lizi Xiong (Bellaire 2017), … Continue reading

August 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

StuCon Radio: Advanced Placement, Episode 7

The seventh episode of StuCon Radio aired on 7/16/15 on 90.1 FM KPFT. Isabella Jarosz (HSPVA) examines AP courses with guests Emma Singleton (HSPVA), Tyler Pew (Carnegie), Uyiosa Elegon (Debakey), … Continue reading

August 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

StuCon Radio: Middle School, Episode 6

The sixth episode of StuCon Radio aired on July on 90.1 FM KPFT. To wrap up our first year, HISD Student Congress hosted a middle school workshop at T.H. Rogers to recruit … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

StuCon Radio: Grier Interview, Episode 5

Our former Speaker, Zaakir Tameez, had an up-close chat with HISD Superintendent himself, Terry Grier, discussing the role of students in education, counselors, dual-language programs, race relations, College Board, standardized … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

EMERGE

Raquel Douglas, Carnegie Vanguard, 2015 This year, I’m graduating high school and going to college 1798 miles away from my home, family and friends. I may or may not be … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

StuCon Radio: EMERGE, Episode 4

The fourth episode of StuCon Radio aired on 5/21/2015 on 90.1 FM KPFT. And to end off the year, we did a segment about college, specifically HISD’s EMERGE program, designed to … Continue reading

May 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Goodbye HISD

Astrid Herrera, Westside, 2015 Dear HISD, This is my last year in high school. Through it all, I have experienced success, failure, commitment, stress, friendships, love, trust, obedience, and reflecting … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Restricted Access

Anonymous, 2017 Dear HISD, The HISD internet filter is a great way to keep kids on task during school hours. It keeps them off of sites they should not be … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Student Athletes Need More Nutritious Lunches

Anonymous, 2016 Dear HISD, The food provided for us on a daily basis is not sufficient enough for any student athlete who cares enough  about his health to have a … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

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