The Cinco Peso Press

A Lesson in Believing in Myself

A Lesson in Believing in Myself

Caitlyn Jade, Reporter

March 5, 2020

Traditions Two sections, an open space divided by a ring of palm trees and outlined by another ring of ice. Quite literally magical as I saw people glide over the ice with ease but also a nightmare as most people fell onto the hard, white surface.   My dad taught me to skate in the worst way possible: the op...

More Than A Morning

Trey with his dad, Norman Wright.

Trey Wright, Reporter

November 14, 2019

The flickering light of my TV, the faint sound of cars on the road and my phone playing some music.  It’s refreshing to start my day in such a calming way. It’s nice to find peace early because then it carries through. Once I wake up, I turn on my TV and begin watching Ridiculousness. It’s suc...

There’s Always a Light

There's Always a Light

Isabella Sapountzis, Reporter

April 9, 2019

            I remember feeling it first at the ripe age of 12. That sick, sinking feeling. That feeling of dread and hopelessness. However, these little episodes only lasted for very short periods of time, short enough to make me believe that I was just getting sad at random moments.    ...

Dealing with the Boredom During Spring Break

A photo of me at the Botanic Gardens downtown-- one of the few times I actually went out during break.

Isabella Sapountzis, Reporter

April 9, 2019

Ever since middle school, I’ve envied my peers and classmates who took extravagant or faraway trips during spring break. Las Vegas, California, Disneyworld, Universal Studios—you name it, I've known someone who’s gone there for spring break.  However, my family hasn’t gone out of state sin...

It Won’t Be A Goodbye

It Won't Be A Goodbye

Stina Hobbensiefken, Reporter

May 11, 2018

When you are an exchange student, you leave everything behind. Your family, your friends, your home, your country, the usual things. You pack everything in a suitcase, say goodbye to your family & friends and then you leave. Leave to a country where you don’t know anybody and try to find people...

A Reason To Live

Hali Cortes with her sister in 2015 at the mall taking Easter pictures.

Hali Cortes, Writer

May 11, 2018

Sitting in a dim, cold bathroom, no noise or movement, I thought to myself should I do it? April 23, 2013, I was minding my own business when I was accused of saying something I never said, now suddenly I was stuck in between these two girls fighting. While sitting there I began to panic, my p...

It Shouldn’t Be About The Lottery Of Life

November 3, 2017. Senior Night

Jacquie Hernandez

April 11, 2018

"It's okay to go to beauty school," was something my mama always told me. "It's safer that way." Safer, easier, cheaper. She meant well, especially when the cost of a year of college far exceeds the salary we're living off. Like many other students here, with senior year quickly coming to an end,...

I’m Riding Solo

Cara Wimberley plays the Tuba in the Ranger Regiment.

Cara Wimberley, Editor

April 8, 2018

My heart dropped into my stomach and I took a deep, (barely) steadying breath. It was time to play the song that had shoved a lump in my throat for most of the day. I’m not a wimp, but when I’m panicking, especially when it comes to drawing attention to myself, I flight.There’s not even a qu...

Words Act Like Weapons

Justine and her favorite horse after winning 2nd place during a jump show.

Justine Rey, Reporter

December 12, 2017

"How can you still be alive? You are so ugly. You just look like a freak. You should just kill yourself and end your life."  Was throwing up every day after lunch enough? Should I do more?   I just needed to think about what I was about to do.    Wait.  Why was I even thinking abou...

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