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After the Spanish Womens Soccer team won the Womens World Cup, former Royal Spanish Football  Federation president Luis Rubiales cast a shadow over the accomplishments of the Spanish Women’s team by kissing player Jennifer Hermoso without her consent. Rubiales has yet to face major consequences.

Spanish World Cup Controversy Highlights Issues With the Culture of Spanish Soccer

Mayla Montgomery, Reporter September 19, 2023

Mere moments after Spain’s women’s national football team won their first Women’s World Cup in a historic win against England, the country’s success was soiled by the disrespectful, invasive, and...

In early July, Governor Greg Abbotts Operation Lonestar put a dangerous barrier of buoys and sharp objects in the middle of the Rio Grande to prevent border crossings. These buoys are inhumane and unnecessary.

Governor Abbott’s Border Buoys are Inhumane and Unnecessary

Hannah McDonough, Horizon Assistant Editor September 11, 2023

In early July, the state of Texas added further restrictions on border crossings in the Rio Grande by adding buoys adorned with razor-sharp blades and barbed wire. The buoys stretch for miles right down...

On August 26, a white gunman killed three black victims in a racially motivated attack. The shooting has restarted pushes for stricter gun laws across the country.

The Jacksonville Shooting Shouldn’t Affect Gun Legislation

Gabriel Oliveira, Reporter September 7, 2023

On August 26, a white gunman took the lives of three black victims in a Jacksonville Dollar General. After these killings, he committed suicide in order to not face the consequences of his actions. This...

Raising their red, white, and black signs, WGA strikers gather in protest. The union has been on strike since July, advocating for better pay and improved regulations on AI.

Hollywood Needs to Listen to Worker Unions

Bella Yi, Reporter August 24, 2023

On July 14, for the first time in 63 years, members of SAG-AFTRA joined the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA), to strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). This strike...

Students will be undergoing more stress this year due to the new bell schedule. Shortened flex and lunch times will negatively impact students by not allowing them enough time to relax.

The New Bell Schedule Will Negatively Affect Students

Sophia Cortes, Dreamcatcher Staff August 15, 2023

As the new school year is approaching, many changes are bound to take place, especially in the bell schedule. Everyone has a place to be at certain times, and students have relied on the bell schedule...

Floridas HB 1557, more commonly known as the Dont Say Gay bill will harm LGBTQA+ youth and teachers.

The “Don’t Say Gay” Bill Will Have Lasting Effects On The LGBTQA+ Community

Lilah Schlanger, Reporter June 30, 2023

In winter of 2022, Florida’s HB 1557 bill, more commonly known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, was first introduced. This bill prevents classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity...

With college applications getting more competitive in recent years, there has been an increase in students starting nonprofits and joining numerous clubs.

Have Students Cracked the Inauthentic Formula To College Applications?  

Shivani Kondubhatla, A&E Editor May 22, 2023

Nonprofits, startups, and organizations once held a sense of prestige in our society: they were designed to give back to communities and make tangible change. However, now they have simply become a box...

The Structure of AP & IB Curricula Needs to Change 

The Structure of AP & IB Curricula Needs to Change 

Shivani Kondubhatla, A&E Editor May 19, 2023

As stress levels culminate and testing anxiety permeates the halls, it is a clear sign that it is testing season. Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) testing occurs during the...

During prom season, students search for many different prom dress styles and colors.

Keeping Up the Tradition of Prom Dresses: Elegant or Too Extra?

Avery Hixson , Yearbooker May 11, 2023

Prom has been an established event for high schools and colleges since the early 1930’s. Obviously, over the years the dress code has developed and progressed in many ways. In recent years, the trendy...

A League-Wide Failure: How the NBA has Fostered a Culture of Hate

A League-Wide Failure: How the NBA has Fostered a Culture of Hate

Sawyer Grimaldi, Sports Editor April 24, 2023

Over the course of the last few decades, sports have become an outlet for athletes to express themselves regarding the most hot-button issues, and some feel the line needs to be drawn between sports and...

Protests across the world have been trying to bring awareness to the climate crisis. Yet, no good progress has been made by legislators.

A Ticking Clock: Stop Ignoring the Climate Crisis

Lilybeth Dooley, Multimedia Coordinator March 28, 2023

In recent years, the climate crisis has progressed to an unprecedented level. Just recently, we’ve seen extreme flooding in coastal areas, freezes in Texas, and harsher warm seasons across America. This...

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