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‘Cheer’ Takes an Overlooked Sport Off the Sidelines

by | Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 13:39 CST
The Netflix show about a Corsicana cheerleading squad’s journey to nationals explores an indignity I remember well from my time as a high school dancer: training for intense athletic competitions while being reduced to halftime entertainment.
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Forty years ago, Chicano students in Crystal City created a Bowie-inspired rock opera.

Forty years ago, Chicano students in Crystal City created a Bowie-inspired rock opera. Teacher Gregg Barrios wonders if his kids influenced the rock genius....Read More

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The New Migrants

In the harsh post-2008 economy, builders like my father live on the road.

Suddenly, my Dad — a builder — had a home loan, no equity, an ailing wife who couldn’t work, and no job. Now, he makes his living wherever he can....Read More

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Our Blue Period

When clinical depression strikes a marriage, the cracks are long and deep.

People with clinical depression are wired differently. In a neurotypical brain, mood-regulating neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, noradrenaline and dopamine...Read More

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