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THE STUDIO OF HAPPINESS
THE STUDIO OF HAPPINESS
Avika Taneja, Creative Assistant • February 22, 2024

The Studio of Happiness   You will hear  a tip tap, and you will hear a clickety-clack.    You will hear a hundred stomps, and you will hear a hundred songs.   These...

RELATIONS
RELATIONS
February 22, 2024
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THE RISE OF K-POP
THE RISE OF K-POP
Anika Goswami, News Staff Assistant • November 29, 2023

K-Pop is the music genre of Korean Popular Music. It can be described as traditional Korean music with influences from a variety of genres such as American pop, Hip Hop, and...

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Hi, my name is Bryn Langley and I am in 8th grade at iUniversity Prep! This is my first year at iUP. I love to sing, write, and sew! I love to spend time with my friends and family! I also love to cook...

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THE MEANING OF HALLOWEEN
THE MEANING OF HALLOWEEN
Stephanie Sangrey, Staff Writer • October 20, 2023

As the days that were once full of Texas heat come to an end, that can only mean one thing: spooky season has arrived!  Pumpkin spice flavor is everywhere, the leaves are changing colors, and we start to sense that eerie feeling that fills the air this time of the year.    We are all well aware of the holiday that occurs where people decorate their homes with cobwebs, skeletons, and pumpkins. Children begin to plan their costumes, and everyone stocks up on an array of various sweets for the trick-or-treaters that will come knocking on the night of October 31st.  So, where did this annual fright night come from?    The idea originally came from the Celtic culture as a way to welcome the darker days that were coming...

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MEET OUR NEW OWL PROFESSOR- MRS. GRIFFIN!
MEET OUR NEW OWL PROFESSOR- MRS. GRIFFIN!
Elizabeth George, Staff Writer • December 19, 2023

Sometimes we, as students, dread participating in class. How will others perceive me? Will they disagree with my opinions? Am I giving an accurate answer to the teacher's question? I’m sure we’ve all had these thoughts at some point. You get really nervous, you panic, and then, as time goes on, you become less involved in the classroom. However, this wasn’t the case in my first lecture with my Spanish 1 teacher, Mrs. Griffin. In her live lessons, I gained a new sense of comfortability. She’s sweet, fun, and loves to bring out the best in all of her students! Her lessons are ones not to...

IUP CHANGES LIVES
IUP CHANGES LIVES
November 17, 2023
YAHIA OSMAN
YAHIA OSMAN
December 13, 2022
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BACK TO THE FUTURE AT IUP
BACK TO THE FUTURE AT IUP
Makenna Horne, Special Section Staff Assistant • January 10, 2023

“The future depends on what we do in the present” ~ Mahatma Gandhi   It is essential to not only think about your future but also to take action to prepare...

DID SOMEONE SAY FREE SAT TUTORING?
DID SOMEONE SAY FREE SAT TUTORING?
Eve Bamber, Editor-in-Chief • November 4, 2022

The SAT Approaches… The SAT looms over most iUPrep high school students; freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors all keep it in the back of their minds. This reading,...

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EXPLORING THE UNKNOWN
EXPLORING THE UNKNOWN
Caeden Conley, Community Section Editor • February 28, 2024

Land of The Unknown This past winter, with the flexibility of iUniversity Prep and virtual learning, I was fortunate enough to travel across five breathtakingly diverse...

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WHY SHOULD YOU LEARN ANOTHER LANGUAGE?
WHY SHOULD YOU LEARN ANOTHER LANGUAGE?
Danny Hall, Sports Section Editor • June 5, 2023

Language is an integral part of society. After all, it is how humans communicate, whether through writing or speaking. The only issue with this...

“We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.”

Albert Barnes
OWLSIDE NEWS - STAAR PREP RETURNS
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OWLSIDE NEWS-AFTER GRADUATION
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The Staff Writer of the Month is Eylee Pennings!
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SWEET AND SIMPLE
SWEET AND SIMPLE
Yadiz Martinez, Staff Writer • June 5, 2022

For most children and teenagers out there it feels like since the dawn of time, two things have remained true: a) no one will ever find out the secret combination to Coca-Cola,...

ELON MUSK BUYS TWITTER
ELON MUSK BUYS TWITTER
Danny Hall, Staff Writer • May 13, 2022

In a move that shocked the world, Elon Musk found himself taking over yet another company after already having control over Tesla and SpaceX. He has bought 100% of Twitter...

NEWS ON NEW COVID VARIANT
NEWS ON NEW COVID VARIANT
December 6, 2021
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WERE JUST GETTING STARTED: NFL PLAYOFFS 2
WE'RE JUST GETTING STARTED: NFL PLAYOFFS 2
Connor Reinscheld, Staff Writer • January 19, 2024

INTRO   With 8 teams left in the playoffs, the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs is the round that separates the contenders from the pretenders. 4 teams will...

OFF TO THE RACES! NFL PLAYOFFS
OFF TO THE RACES! NFL PLAYOFFS
Connor Reinscheld, Staff Writer • January 12, 2024

INTRO   18 teams have been eliminated, 14 remain, with 6 to be eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. It’s Super Wild Card Weekend, so as Dak Prescott...

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NASA’S ARTEMIS MISSION
NASA’S ARTEMIS MISSION
Persephone Battle, Staff Writer • April 28, 2023

We belong to one planet among billions.The vast array of twinkling lights in the night sky has driven human ingenuity since the beginning of...

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