Reporter: Diajani Williams
Videographer: Jordian Dorsey
You probably know some teens who drink. Maybe you’ve even tried it yourself. The truth is not everyone does it. The latest research shows 2 out of 3 teens don’t drink.
Not everyone drinks it’s something that can be use to take the pain away or some people just want to be like the other kids and drink too. If that’s the case then your following other people’s footsteps. Teen drinking is a bigger deal then you actually think.
The law says its illegal to drink under 21, so why do we as “teens” still do it? Together as friends, families or whatever relationship you have with the other we need to make a pact.
We let the best of us get to our heads and we care more about protecting our friends than ourselves. But it doesn’t have to be like that you can take a stand just like the rest of us. You’re not alone!
Author: Natalie Gonzalez
The ACT and SAT are timed tests that are used to measure your college readiness and predict how you will advance academically. Both tests are used to award merit-based scholarships and for colleges to reward admission to students meeting requirements, with no real preference of either.
John Tyler students planning to go to college are required to take the ACT or the SAT in order to gain admission into College. According to Mrs. Skillern, the Dean of Instruction at JT, students who are wanting to take these exams will register with Ms. Welch and will take the tests dependent on the district but will most likely be in the spring.
The students performance on these tests can reflect the JT campus as a whole on their ability to prepare students for the SAT and ACT, but the need to take the tests and do well is a reflection of the students academic ability and it is in their best interest.
Mrs. Skillern said, “Beforehand it used to be that Universities and Colleges would only award scholarships based on athletics but now there has been a shift where these schools are rewarding scholarship based funding that goes to the students who perform very well on these tests”.
Which can further the motivation for scholars requiring financial aid towards their next college or University. Since the ACT and SAT are a major shift in the traditional standard of testing high school students are used to so it is extremely important that students test at least a few times so that they may be able to get the hang of the tests and score well enough to pursue college opportunities.
Mrs. Skillern then talks about student opportunities to improve scoring, she says “any students who are struggling or just want extra help towards the improvement of their ACT or SAT scores can take prep, which the district provides to ensure all students have equal opportunities of success”.
SAT and ACT prep are programs that provide detailed instruction of areas where the student might struggle, and to sign up for these prep any student can go see Ms. Welch and Mrs. Skillern for further instruction. At the end of the day it is the responsibility for the student to want to do well on these exams so that they have more opportunities to strive in the future.
Next ACT test date: December 8, 2018
Registration deadline: November 2, 2018
Next SAT test date: December 1, 2018
Registration deadline: November 2, 2018
Author: Angel Mondragon
The AV practicum team was assigned to make a promotional video of the “Your Future is Now” event happening on Oct. 22. The promos are done and published for anyone to see.
Out of 8 videos in the class, only one will be published on the Tyler ISD website and and the rest on social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Different videos of different students will be out on a certain day till the event comes.
Mary Duitch, the AV Practicum teacher, stated “it’s a great real-world experience for the students.”
Author: Jason Rivera
There are a large number of seniors at John Tyler High School. In anticipation of questions from the underclassmen we have interviewed some seniors, and asked them to give those coming after them some advice.
Author: Kristopher Gomez
Your Future is Now is on Monday 22nd, 2018. Your Future is Now is a program that is being hosted at The Career Technology Center in Tyler, Tx. The program is an opportunity for students, mainly 8th through 12th grade, to take a look into their future and try to prepare for life after high school.
It also helps seniors to prepare for college and helps seek information on money for college by having FAFSA there. Come out to the CTC Center to take a look into your future.
Authors: Gloria Ponce, Carlos Ramirez, Joshua Barrientos.