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McCall catches the ball

McCall catches the ball

by Matthew Grissom, Staff Writer

April 28, 2016


Filed under Featured Sports, Sports Features, Varsity Baseball

The baseball season is almost over, and for the seniors these last few weeks are what motivate them to keep going for the last 6 weeks. The one who seems to feel that the most is senior Jason McCall. McCall was born in Austin, Texas, and then moved to Leander. He went to Whitestone Elementary and...

She’s not just horsin’ around

She’s not just horsin’ around

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

April 28, 2016


Filed under Spotlight

She returns almost everyday to her second home out in Liberty Hill, the barn. The smell of dirt, hay and the earth fill her nose. She walks into the stable and meets up with her best friend, Sinnamon, her horse. Junior Shannon Brand has been riding horses since she was two years old. Throughout her...

Lighting the way

Lighting the way

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer

April 26, 2016


Filed under Features

The whir of saws and smell of paint fill the air as theater director Chuck Harris steps into what has become his second home. People are everywhere, and doing every type of job needed to bring his creation to life. Chatter and laughter reverberate off of the walls and give this hectic setting a feeling of ...

Learning as a teacher

Learning as a teacher

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor

April 23, 2016


Filed under Features

For some people, going back to school to learn can be a scary thought and the last thing they want to do, but after years of experience and a passion for teaching, one person has found it as the career they want. Shawn Sullivan is a student teacher here for Mr. Paterson’s Pre-Calculus and Algebra...

Party for a purpose

Party for a purpose

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor

April 14, 2016


Filed under Features

On every Monday night at 7:59 at 701 Starwood Dr. a ‘party with a purpose’ starts. Young Life, a Christian like youth group, has started to gain attention and popularity among students in the Cedar Park area. It is a program run by college students to promote Christianity without the challenges ...

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Linda Major

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Linda Major

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

March 30, 2016


Filed under Features

For 35 years, she has stayed at what she calls her home, teaching generation after generation of theatre students and directing award-winning shows. She spends hours at this school working with her students and helping them achieve the most they can. Linda Major has watched the fine arts program grow...

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Eden Davis

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Eden Davis

by Aimee Bozoudes, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016


Filed under Features

The first thing those who took French I four years ago would have learned from the new teacher was simple conversation. ‘Bonjour,’ ‘Comment allez-vous?’ Colours, numbers and ‘Je m'appelle…’ However, simple would be the last word on the list of adjectives to describe teacher Eden Davis....

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Dawn Allen

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Dawn Allen

by Matthew Grissom, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016


Filed under Features

She is more than just someone you see on the sidelines filling up players water bottles or checking for injuries; she is an inspiration for everyone who will ever meet here. One of the most inspirational, strongest, and just good hearted woman any person could ever meet is Dawn Allen, one of the athletic...

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Jaida Simental

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Jaida Simental

by Garrett Gage, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016


Filed under Features

The gasoline ignited as the engines in the stadium roared. When the sign is given, the faction of cars created for this sport will lurch forward toward the gold until the very end. There can only be one, the others left for the proverbial scrap heap. Freshman Jaida Simental is a fourteen year old...

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Tiffany Spicer

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Tiffany Spicer

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016


Filed under Features

Before coming to our school, Tiffany Spicer worked as the principal of Ridgeview Middle School, located in Round Rock. She had also opened and worked as the Associate principal of Cedar Ridge High School. Spicer was offered the job of principal almost two years ago, which she accepted. “I was very...

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Lynn Flesner

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Lynn Flesner

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor

March 21, 2016


Filed under Features

She’s seen in class subbing or teaching, cheering on the tennis team or volunteering at school. What isn’t always seen is that she is President of the Booster Club for tennis, Communications Director for Project Grad and a strong woman who is active in the community. She is Mrs. Lynn Flesner. “I...

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Hailey MacKay

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Hailey MacKay

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2016


Filed under Sports Features, Varsity Softball

She steps up to the plate, bat in hand. She clears her mind of all distractions, she’s focused. She looks at the pitcher, waiting to hit the ball over the fence. Senior Hailey MacKay has played softball nearly her entire life. From tee-ball to coach pitch to selective softball to high school. Now,...

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