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Fighting for greatness

Fighting for greatness

by Jack Densmore, Staff Writer

May 12, 2015


Filed under Features

Taking the punches and taking the kicks. Fighting hard, and working hard and preparing to fight. Whether it's fighting a UFC fighter or another martial arts student, all of this comes with hard work and preparation. Senior Autumn Darragh is a martial artist in training, and she trains three times...

Cool girls code

Cool girls code

by Claire Kyllonen, Assistant Editor

May 8, 2015


Filed under Spotlight

Senior Briana Vargas sat quietly in her Computer Science class, fingers pecking at the keys as code flowed easily from her memory. “Bri, why don’t you ever have questions about coding?” Mr. Mitchell, her Comp Sci teacher, said. Then a junior, Vargas merely looked up, shrugged her shoulders....

Cooking up a storm in the storms

Cooking up a storm in the storms

by Austin Graham, Staff Writer

May 6, 2015


Filed under Spotlight

Bullets are being sprayed in the city nearby while she is spraying Pam on to a frying pan. Hungry soldiers coming off the battlefield will be excited and grateful to see her face after a fight. This is what she plans and hopes to do after she graduates. With roots in the military, it makes sense that senio...

Breaking the cycle of abuse

Breaking the cycle of abuse

by Siandhara Bonnet, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2015


Filed under Features

One Teacher's Story Before she was Mrs. Bell, she was just Danielle, a freshman in high school. Her crush was a popular football player, and he sat two seats behind her in World History. They would smile at each other every day, until he handed her a note one day saying she was cute. They talked...

From nothing to everything

From nothing to everything

by Siandhara Bonnet, Editor-in-Chief

April 28, 2015


Filed under Spotlight

It wasn’t a guarantee; nothing ever is, but this certainly wasn’t. Not for The Roar. Quietly sitting amongst loud schools, screaming, cheering, making jokes, knowing that they would be presented with an award. But not for the five journalists with blank faces. Don’t get your hopes up, they had be...

Capturing emotion around the world

Capturing emotion around the world

by Jack Densmore, Staff Writer

April 20, 2015


Filed under Features

Power on, check ISO, check shutter speed, check white balance, focus, shoot, capture the emotion of the battlefield, a soldier, or a wife crying over her husband who is sick with the deadly Ebola virus, or climbing a muddy hill to get the shot of the family of gorillas on top, anything that can make...

Rising to the challenge

Rising to the challenge

by Claire Kyllonen, Assistant Editor

April 7, 2015


Filed under Features

When he was a kid, Graham Mitchell dreamed of making video games. That dream stemmed from a love of computer science at a very young age, when he took Computer Literacy classes every year of middle school. There he learned basic typing skills, the physical pieces of a computer, and beginner coding. "I...

Work never ends

Work never ends

by Siandhara Bonnet, Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2015


Filed under Features

Over Spring Break, most people have a week long Siesta. Others spend their time in downtown Austin enjoying the South by Southwest film and music festival, listening to the sweet sounds of crowds and tunes. Senior Lauren Weber, however, decided to spend her Spring Break volunteering for SXSW. "I...

Getting technical

Getting technical

by Austin Graham, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015


Filed under Features, Fine Arts

Technical theatre composes half of the theatrical world. It handles the sound, lights, props and much more, but it does not receive as much recognition as the theatrical side of theatre. Without lights, the actors would not be seen, therefore the show could not go on. Kember Campbell has been a techie...

Drinking and driving can do more than shatter your dreams

Drinking and driving can do more than shatter your dreams

by Siandhara Bonnet, Editor-in-Chief

March 18, 2015


Filed under Features

It’s all fun and games until some people get hurt. Drinking and driving, however, is not a game. Student Council hosted its biannual Shattered Dreams program — designed to educate students on the importance of making good decisions and the consequences of drinking and driving. During the program,...

Breaking down to build back up

Breaking down to build back up

by Claire Kyllonen, Assistant Editor

March 3, 2015


Filed under Features

Sweat pours down her neck and shoulders; her legs scream in protest. Her platoon surrounds her on all sides, all fifty seven women marching in synchronized rhythm with several miles left to go. If anyone falls behind, the group fails. Cierra Dejohn grits her teeth and marches on. "Everyone was shocked...

Warm, fuzzy feelings

Warm, fuzzy feelings

by Siandhara Bonnet, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2015


Filed under Features

Friends come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes even include fur. From the mess in the "condos" to the warm and fuzzy friends, senior Jocilyn Guerra loves her volunteer work. Guerra volunteers at the Texas Humane Heroes Animal Shelter in Leander. She takes care of cats that are available for adoption...

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