Future teacher talks career goals

Pictures and mementos from former students line the classroom walls as students scribble down their notes and hang on their teacher's every word. For Gayle Konderla, a sophomore Mathematics Major participating in the Aggie Teach program at Texas A&M, that's the dream. "Every person, usually when they get into high school, has one or two … Continue reading Future teacher talks career goals


Texas school choice bill passes Senate

In Texas, legislators are still battling over private school choice. Last week, the Senate voted to pass a revised version of the school choice bill, which now puts it up for debate in the House, where Rep. Dan Huberty declares it will die. For the sake of public education, Rep. Huberty's declaration must ring true. Though Senate … Continue reading Texas school choice bill passes Senate

Political ideals frame news reporting

*The following post does not address issues related to education. Instead, it analyzes how themes from the left and right political spectrums frame and influence the the portrayal of the news. The top headline for news sites across the nation on the evening of April 6 stated that the United States had just issued a missile attack on … Continue reading Political ideals frame news reporting


Student shares UIL experience

Students type furiously to finish their final sentences, and sighs of relief flood the room as they see their papers printing. "I love the UIL experience," Maeley Herring, senior at Archer City High School, said. "I love just being able to compete in what I love and share that time with my friends." Herring placed … Continue reading Student shares UIL experience


Journalism adviser speaks of UIL’s impact

Sitting side-by-side with her students and pouring over years' worth of practice prompts to prepare for the next meet, Carol Cox thinks to herself, "This is what it's all about." As Archer City High School's UIL Journalism Adviser, Cox has coached her teams to 10 district, four regional and two state championships. Her passion for … Continue reading Journalism adviser speaks of UIL’s impact