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Mind games

Mind games

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief
April 12, 2017
Filed under Careers & Academics, Featured

Learning about the science of love, how culture affects decision making, and how people can reconstruct someone's memory are all things that students in the IB Psychology class get to experience. They get to learn why people act the way they do and better understand human interactions around them. ...

Continuing the legacy

Continuing the legacy

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief
February 1, 2017
Filed under Featured, Student Life

The Youth and Government team competed this past weekend in the 70th annual YMCA State Conference. Five out of nine students placed as Distinguished Delegates, the award for the top delegates in each section. “I enjoyed meeting new people from around Texas and seeing how other kids have different...

Choir has successful winter concert

Choir has successful winter concert

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer
December 12, 2016
Filed under Student Life

On December 1, 2016, choir hosted their annual winter concert at 7:00 p.m in the PAC. They performed a mix of Christmas and classic holiday songs. A lot of family and friends come out to watch the students perform their favorite holiday songs. “This is one of my favorite concerts to do ev...

Book Club reads The Girl on the Train

Book Club reads The Girl on the Train

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under Club Notes

The book club read The Girl on the Train, written by Paula Hawkinson, November 8th in their meeting. Some members watched the movie version of the book on their own time, but when they discussed it this movie divided them in opinion. “We liked it because it had murder and action,” senior Jasmine Do...

Senior has bill passed in Youth and Government legislation

Senior has bill passed in Youth and Government legislation

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief
November 15, 2016
Filed under School News, Student Life

Exactly 55,902 abortions were recorded in Texas in 2014, and in all of those the final decision was put on the woman. In this new bill, in order to create equality for the man and woman, the man would be required to give his consent for the abortion to be carried out. “Abortion is a very sensitive topic which ...

Ready, Set, Action

Ready, Set, Action

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
Filed under Featured, Fine Arts, Student Life

For students throughout the state of Texas who are part of the International Thespians Society, there is a convention called the Texas Thespian Festival held every year. Here, the students can learn various things about acting and technical work through workshops or take a part in competitions. One of...

Hitting strikes

Hitting strikes

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief
November 3, 2016
Filed under Student Life

The bowling team, while it may not be the most well known sport team on campus, is active and rewarding. “I love the fact that you can make a lot of new friends and it's not as stressful of an environment,” sophomore Avery Teets said. “The people there are really nice.” Every Friday th...

Turning the tradition around

Turning the tradition around

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer
September 15, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Homecoming is right around the corner, so as follows is homecoming proposals. Every year, people come up with new and creative ways on how to ask their date to homecoming. Senior Amanda Castillo had an idea unlike others. “All day I had my friends and strangers hand him leaves that I had and give...

The End is Near

The End is Near

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer
September 14, 2016
Filed under Student Life

As the final year of high school rolls in for the class of 2017, the seniors are hit with a wave of realization. This is the last year. This is their last chance. The last time they get to attend the homecoming dance, the last time to cheer on the football team, the last year to try out for a play, to ...

Rising above the hate

Rising above the hate

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer
September 9, 2016
Filed under Club Notes

C-Squared had their first meeting on August 31, 2016. The club discussed some of the new changes that will be made this year. “I was a little disappointed of how many members there were last year,” sophomore Sophie Olenoski said. “This year I hope we can improve on the number of members we get...

Patiently preparing for PALS

Patiently preparing for PALS

by Aimee Bozoudes, Staff Writer
May 10, 2016
Filed under Club Notes, School News

The PALS, Peer Assistant of Leadership Skills, classes have recently finished up their interviews for Pal hopefuls and possibles. After weeks of recommendations from teachers and PALS alike, a number of interviews have taken place throughout the PALS’ 1st, 5th and 6th periods. Now, as the inductees ...

Number of student aides to decrease

Number of student aides to decrease

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer
May 10, 2016
Filed under Careers & Academics, School News

Students have seen them delivering passes and running the attendance check in, but office aides might be cut back on for next school year due to a lack of work for them to help aid with. “When we say cut backs, what we mean is trying to keep it to 2-3 students only per office aid period,” head ...

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