The Cougar Claw

Coming to America

Carl Burh, Tech Editor

September 2, 2014

My dad once told me that everything was bigger in Texas. As a young boy I didn't really believe him, but somehow it got stuck in my head and I kept wondering if it was true. Now he is 5000 miles away and I can't even tell h...

YOU DIED: Why dark souls and leadership go hand in hand

Jynn Schubert, Editor

August 29, 2014

Taking my seat in the ‘Editor’s Only’ session this summer at a Newspaper Workshop in college station, I have to admit that I was scared. Echoes of “am I cut out for this?” were ringing through my head as the speaker...

The Fault in Our Stars: A shallow adaptation

Leanne Haas, Editor-in-Chief

June 5, 2014

If you’re a young adult who has ever picked up a book, you have more likely than not heard of John Green. His young adult novels, seemingly specifically designed to make people cry, can be found in every Barnes and Noble bookshelf...

Eye on income inequallity

Hayley Beebe, Staff Writer

June 5, 2014

In order for capitalism to work, we need some level of income inequality. However, many economists say that income inequality is a bad thing. Income inequality is at a new high, not having been this apparent since the 1920s....


June 5, 2014

Dear Editor, Do you think it’s okay to get a GED, or do you think the only way to success is a high school diploma? - Tatiana Hoffart Dear Tatiana, I think in some cases, a GED is appropriate, but it’s not recommended....

A plea for prom prize parity

Leanne Haas, Editor-in-Chief

June 5, 2014

Project prom had intended to be the icing on the cake for seniors, the last chance for some to be with all of their friends before graduation. For at least a month, there was a lot of hype surrounding the after-prom party. With...

Bomb threat evacuation unnecessary

Leanne Haas, Editor-in-Chief

June 5, 2014

About a month ago, the entire school was evacuated from the building because of a note that was left on a bathroom wall; a bomb threat. But there was no chaos, no students rampaging through the hallways, no shouting. No imminent...

“Pac-Man is my Favorite App!”

March 28, 2014

The words ring, echoing around my head. I’d been asked the while swim testing a little girl at work earlier that week, and it just would not leave me be. It started as she’d approached me, resting in the lifeguard shack...

Letters to the Editor

February 13, 2014

Dear Editor, I wish the school would be more accepting of people with mental and social disorders. A lot of students feel very uncomfortable giving speeches in front of the class or being forced to work in groups. - Elise Wade Dear...

Senior regrets and advice

Micaelea LaPeer, Features Editor

February 13, 2014

Even if you’re not going to UT or Texas State and staying in Tomball for Lone Star, senior year can be stressful if you aren’t prepared for it. As a senior, I’m swamped with stresses like prom, college decisions, and scholarships....

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