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Living with Leukemia

Living with Leukemia

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Featured, Features

Three years old. There are strange people standing around the hospital bed that she is laying in. There beady eyes are all on her and the doctors say a bunch of words that she doesn't know.  She hears "Leukemia" float around in the confusion as everyone looks down on her with worry and pity. This...

Number one, IB and all

Number one, IB and all

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief
March 3, 2017
Filed under Featured, Features

Being number one in your class comes with high expectations from your peers, stress after getting a high A but not a 100, and constantly getting questions for help. However, it can help lead to a world of opportunities and rewards as one junior has already seen. Since freshman year, junior Emma Aldred...

Seeing America

Seeing America

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017
Filed under Features

It’s the tiny details that catch you. Talking about Instagram instead of Weibu or introducing yourself as Lisa instead of Jinghuan. Sophomore Lisa Xu is an exchange student from Qingdao, China. The exchange program allows students to travel and stay with a host family as they attend school and expe...

The experience of a lifetime

The experience of a lifetime

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief
February 17, 2017
Filed under Featured, Features

Waking up in a stranger’s house and walking downstairs to hear a different language. Wondering why on your history test they give you the answers behind the letters A, B, C and D. Wanting to call your parents because you haven’t heard their voice in your ears for a whole month but realizing that...

Made by the Hart, for the heart

Made by the Hart, for the heart

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Features

Holding three awards for swimming, and being the captain of the swim team, senior Tanner Hartwick may just be seen as a swimmer, but there’s more to his story than that. Hartwick was struck with a bolt of creativity as a kid when he realized his last name would be great for a candle business, Hartwicks...

Creating love

Creating love

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer
November 11, 2016
Filed under Features

Jared Bouloy has a full day. He writes a last minute prompt for Youth and Government. Once done with that his next item is helping children with PALS, but suddenly he is running off at cross country and track. When practice is over, he ends his day with a job at Lifetime Fitness, but something stops hi...

Just for kicks

Just for kicks

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer
November 5, 2016
Filed under Features

She goes to dance every day and gives her all in each move she makes. Even though sleep and her AP world history homework are calling her name, she continues to move. As she dances, all of her worries escape her body. Ayanna Zachary started dancing when she was ten years old. Dancing just came natural ...

Eat, sleep, cheer, repeat

Eat, sleep, cheer, repeat

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Features

She steps out onto the sidelines under the bright lights of the football field. Her home team is about to make a touchdown, and it’s time to get the student section pumped. She can feel the energy from the crowd and hear the voices of her fellow cheerleaders as they encourage their team to win the...

Born to ride

Born to ride

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer
October 26, 2016
Filed under Features

  Every day after school she goes to her safe place in Liberty Hill, Texas. The smell of hay and grass makes her feel at ease. As she arrives inside of the barn, she feels her mind start to clear of all the worries she had before. She spots her favorite horse Paisley and goes to get her saddle. ...

No dairy, no meat, no problem

No dairy, no meat, no problem

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer
October 14, 2016
Filed under Features

For breakfast, most people imagine bacon and eggs, but not this girl. Instead of bacon, the smell of oatmeal fills her sinuses. Instead of milk, she drinks smoothies. She walks out of the house feeling healthy and energized for school. Ever since Elizabeth Rocha was a little girl, she’s wanted to...

Bringing Beauty to Campus

Bringing Beauty to Campus

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer
October 12, 2016
Filed under Features

Her scissors fly as she cuts another inch off of the brown mane in front of her. Satisfied with her job, she pulls on her rubber gloves and mixes the hair dye. After carefully applying, she rinses out her client’s hair and reveals a new blonde bob. Cosmetologist SheAnna Dudley has just transformed an...

A new tradition

A new tradition

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer
October 3, 2016
Filed under Features

Sitting in the car with her mother, senior Madeline Phillips looked at the campus of A&M. As she walked the campus with her tour guide, a specialized tour for her engineering emphasis, she was flooded with new information. This summer Phillips scheduled a college tour to the A&M campus. She we...

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