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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...

Scoring the touchdown

Scoring the touchdown

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer

October 3, 2016


Filed under Sports Features

The Friday night lights are on. The ball is passed to the outside linebacker. He runs past his opponents and throws the ball to the quarterback. High school students yell and cheer on their team as they make a touchdown. Tay Brown is a sophomore linebacker and running back on the varsity football...

Tackling the expectations

Tackling the expectations

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer

September 15, 2016


Filed under Sports Features

The hot sun is beating down as she sprints up the field, her ponytail swinging behind her. She scans the sky looking for the brown leather ball that comes speeding like a bullet towards her. She spots it, reaches her arms upwards, and feels her fingers come to grip the firm skin of the football. Running...

From Ms. to Doctor

From Ms. to Doctor

by Lyn Cheely, Staff Writer

June 1, 2016


Filed under Features

For most students, inspiration to do what they love, and work hard to achieve their goals comes from superheroes, famous singers, writers, actors, or athletes. But one woman is serving as a role model similar to these public figures in her own way- by obtaining her doctorate while supporting her family,...

Standing in the Spotlight

Standing in the Spotlight

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer

May 25, 2016


Filed under Features

Brassy jazz music reverberates off the walls as she walks to take her place on stage. Nerves fill her as her stout heels click and clack on the black wooden floor, the uncertainty of what tonight's performance could bring looming over her head, but she can’t focus on that now. She shakes her head,...

Senior Feature: Taylor Cameron

Senior Feature: Taylor Cameron

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer

May 16, 2016


Filed under Features

Sitting in the room Taylor thought again and again about what her parents would think. Did her dad want her to go to college? She was scared, nervous. This choice was one that would change her life. “It was very emotional,” senior Taylor Cameron said. “My parents had always tried to figure m...

A short, great experience

A short, great experience

by Brianna Sabrsula, Staff Writer

May 12, 2016


Filed under Features

Sarah Mitchell moved across the country to finish her senior year here, leaving behind her former life and friends. This may have been a huge bummer for some, but Sarah made the best out of the situation and learned more about herself by moving and is looking forward to more surprises in her future th...

Playing past fear

Playing past fear

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2016


Filed under Featured Sports, Sports Features

Pass back, kick, run, tackle, score. The game of rugby is a sport that requires aggression, and the ability to take a hit. Senior Adrienne Peterson plays youth rugby outside of school, and is the only student here to play the sport for that league. Peterson was a part of the color guard, but after...

Stereotypes: Hair color, personality, academic competency

Stereotypes: Hair color, personality, academic competency

by Lyn Cheely, Staff Writer

May 6, 2016


Filed under Features

Over the last few years, controversy has arisen regarding the correlation between intelligence, attitude and physical appearances. Assumptions are made by employers, teachers, and peers alike regarding the character and intellect of an individual based solely off of style and hair color. Sophomore Abigail...

Around the world in a lifetime

Around the world in a lifetime

by Garrett Gage, Staff Writer

May 4, 2016


Filed under Features

The airport is always in a constant state of organized chaos. Passengers frantically trying to make it to their flight on time, checking baggage claim when they land, trying to grab a bite to eat before they take off into their steel birds again. This type of organized chaos and transportation is a deterrent...

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