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The Heim Times: Until I Fell

The Heim Times: Until I Fell

By Simone Heim, News Editor

January 28, 2015


Filed under Events, Opinions

The fight had been going fine; that is, until I fell. I work at a summer camp where we do a lot of acting, and we had a continuous fight going on while the kids were driving in. The loop fight had gone through about six rotations by then, and we had been going on for about ten minutes with no problems....

On New Year’s Resolutions

On New Year’s Resolutions

By Mackenzie Farkus, Editor in Chief

January 22, 2015


Filed under Opinions

At the beginning of every new year, my social media feeds are a constant stream of New Year’s resolutions. It’s a flood of both friends and celebrities committing to eating healthier, riding their bikes to work, or actually getting more sleep. All of these things seem like rather simple goals to...

Overcoming Social Anxiety

Overcoming Social Anxiety

By Simone Heim, News Editor

December 18, 2014


Filed under Opinions

It’s something that haunts many high school students in and out of class. It’s the deep, calming breath and shaking hands before walking in for an interview, the pumping heart before taking pictures of classes because you’re afraid the teacher or students will notice you. Even in Student Press,...

RRISD Should Implement Gardens in All Schools

RRISD Should Implement Gardens in All Schools

By Devika Patel, Heritage Portraits & Ads Editor

December 2, 2014


Filed under Opinions

Some Round Rock ISD schools are currently beginning to create healthy school gardens. Read More »...

What I’m Thankful For this Thanksgiving

By Anna Hagen

November 21, 2014


Filed under Opinions

Due to a recurring decline in student attendance leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, Round Rock ISD has decided to give students and staff the entire Thanksgiving week off. This decision is probably one of the best decisions Round Rock has made. The traditional three days off has never worked ou...

To Eat or Not to Eat

To Eat or Not to Eat

By Anilya Krishnan

October 27, 2014


Filed under Opinions

It’s a known fact that eating in the library is extremely taboo. However, new rules have been enforced concerning food on the patio itself. Students are now told to either remain in the cafeteria, or finish eating first and discarding of trash before entering the patio area. When informed of this rule,...

Is Caffeine Addictive?

By Mackenzie Farkus, Editor in Chief

January 30, 2014


Filed under Opinions

Most drinks around the world these days have some dosage of caffeine. It’s almost ubiquitous and unavoidable; each vending machine has soda or energy drinks. Coffee and tea have become crutches for the new generation who write them off as good ways to get energy. Even more surprising is the fact that ev...