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Open carry law causes concern for seniors

Open carry law causes concern for seniors

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief
September 2, 2016
Filed under State/Nation/World

Students across Texas colleges and universities have already started their first classes. They’ve packed their computer, textbooks, pens and also their handguns. Beginning on August 1st at four year colleges and universities, students aged above 21 with an open carry license can openly carry their...

Senior wins first at UIL state

Senior wins first at UIL state

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor
June 1, 2016
Filed under School News

After competing against hundreds of students and hours of hard work, senior Carolyn Plein placed first place in state UIL for her essay in the Barbara Jordan Essay contest. The Barbara Jordan Essay contest is sponsored by UT and requires students to write an essay highlighting an African American i...

Foreign Club Olympics

Foreign Club Olympics

by Aimee Bozoudes, Staff Writer
June 1, 2016
Filed under School News

The Foreign Language Olympics competition took place on Wednesday, May 18th after school in the courtyard where the Latin, French, and Spanish clubs all came together to play a rally of games and to celebrate the end of the year with a bit of fun. “They went very well,” junior french club member Matthew Ken...

Skills in the USA

Skills in the USA

by Gigi Allen, Staff writer
May 27, 2016
Filed under School News, Uncategorized

Juniors Buddy McBroom, Chris Cecchini, and Jeremy Redden placed 2nd out of 12 in the state competition for skillsUSA. McBroom designed a re spin on an old idea of the long board. He and his team have advanced to state with a score of 936 out of 1000. The project was for skillsUSA, an organization designed to help those practice in the field of their future occup...

Students finish history projects

Students finish history projects

by Kyle Gehman and Brianna Sabrsula
May 27, 2016
Filed under School News

A project in the AP World History and AP U.S History classes that has become more of a school tradition are finished. The peeps projects are now finished and have already been up inside the atrium. “The scope and pace of AP World History means we don't get to go in-depth and explore the importance...

Five shows, two nights

Five shows, two nights

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under School News

The Advanced Productions class has been working on their senior directed plays for the past month. The shows are in their final stages and open tonight. They will began at 6 and be performed in the little theater. Tickets will be $5 for all three shows. “You get this cast that you have picked out...

Top 10 in senior class, scholarships announced at annual awards ceremony

Top 10 in senior class, scholarships announced at annual awards ceremony

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief
May 18, 2016
Filed under School News

Top 10 Seniors 10. McKelle Winsor - 5.4193 GPA 9. Lindsay Spitz - 5.42295 GPA 8. Lilian Pham - 5.4428 GPA 7. Morgan Sherry - 5.4661 GPA 6. Hailey Mackay - 5.47759 GPA 5. Anthony Leeber - 5.4933 GPA 4. Joseph Rexrode - 5.5127 GPA 3. Claire Crone - 5.5333 GPA 2. Salutatorian - T...

Final exam schedule, graduation schedule

Final exam schedule, graduation schedule

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief
May 18, 2016
Filed under Featured, School News

Starting next week, students will be taking final exams to close off the 2015-2016 school year. Wednesday, May 25: Underclassmen have a regular B day. Seniors will take their 7th and 8th period finals. Thursday, May 26: Underclassmen have a regular A day. Seniors will take their 3rd and 4th period...

Students react to President’s directive on transgender bathroom decree

Students react to President’s directive on transgender bathroom decree

by Lyn Cheely, Staff Writer
May 16, 2016
Filed under State/Nation/World

As of late, the issue of the use of bathrooms based upon gender assignment has become hotly debated. It has gained the attention of schools and lawmakers alike. As such, many have been inspired to take action. The controversy has resulted in civil disputes and general unrest for the public. North Carolina...

Football hosts movie night

Football hosts movie night

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor
May 13, 2016
Filed under Football, School News

On May 13th at Bible Stadium, the football team will host a movie night to help raise goods to restock the local Food Pantry. “I’m looking forward to going because it is a great way to support a good cause as well as have fun with friends,” sophomore Jenna Abadie said. The gates will be opened...

Kissing the class of 2016 goodbye

Kissing the class of 2016 goodbye

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor
May 12, 2016
Filed under School News

HOSA has started their fundraiser, “Kiss A Senior Goodbye.” Students can pay 50 cents to have a note and a Hershey’s kiss which the seniors will receive in their bag for graduation practice. They are being sold at both lunches. “It was a tradition at Mrs.Hall’s [HOSA adviser] old school...

A show of their own

A show of their own

by Natalie Ditsler, Staff Writer
May 10, 2016
Filed under School News

Seniors Hunter Jones and Brigham Dunford will be co-directing a show together as part of the advanced productions class’ end of the year project, Senior Directed. Seniors get the chance to fill the role of director by casting and producing a show. “It's awesome because we get to see what our directo...

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