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Joey Clark | December 17, 2019

In my house, the holiday season doesn’t truly start until my mom starts binging Hallmark movies in the living room.  Every so often I’ll indulge in watching one with her, and every year, she is overjoyed…

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Brothers for life

Jackson Posey | November 22, 2019

Months of preparation went into the Rangers’ 21-3 playoff loss this past week, all of it seemingly for naught. From an outsider’s perspective, wins are the only thing that seem to matter. But to those…

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One girl changing football history

Emma Siebold | October 4, 2019

The quarterback snaps the ball on third down. It’s a tie game. The linebacker surges forward, ready to defend the run, but instead is pushed back by the opposing team’s fullback. Little did he know,…

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Kicking goals into the future

Rebecca Covington | April 28, 2019

Damita Mendoza knows what pressure is. Her heartbeat echoes in her ears as she ties up her cleats, fingers fiddling with the laces. She remembers these words to herself: Do not get discouraged. Do not…

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LGBT community met with various reactions

Chloe Presley-Gundaker | March 12, 2019

Taking a deep breath, nerves on edge, she was unsure what response she would get. Walking through the halls, holding hands with her girlfriend, she knew what they were thinking: the smirks, the snarls…

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Changing directions

Jackson Posey | January 17, 2019

Former star quarterback Levi Williams decommitted from the University of Houston on the heels of former Cougar head coach Major Applewhite being fired in lieu of former West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen,…

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The right combination

Leslie Juarez | December 21, 2018

Over the years, students have been questioning the lockers that are in the C wing hallway. Questions include, “Why don’t we have lockers anymore?”

Assistant Principal Dean Hofer said that due to the…

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