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Evelyn Quiroz | October 8, 2020

As the doors to the theater opened, Art teacher Pamela Dietrich walked in. She smelled the popcorn being prepared at the concession stand and watched as the workers carefully put food into buckets and…

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UIL Suspends All Athletic Events Until May 4
Coronavirus

Major Melson | April 6, 2020

The buzzer ends. The team huddles around their coach and begins the celebration. The boys’ soccer team just became district champions and defeated Crowley 2-1 in the last regular-season game of the year….

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Living for the Music
Features

Jack Lewellyn | February 21, 2020

With the echoes of the Choir Room booming in his ears, senior Cyle Brown contemplates the values of the music he holds dearly. The choir room became a safe place for Brown to share his feelings, and connect…

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Power Couple
Sports

Madison Palmer | February 21, 2020

Dusting off the leftover chalk, junior Johanna Leduc adjusts her wrist wraps and walks over to the bench. Nervous for her first powerlifting meet, she takes a deep breath and glances in the direction of…

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Puffs of Poison
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McKenzie Canton | February 3, 2020

Puffs of flavored smoke surround a group of boys and girls as they lounge in the afternoon behind an unwatched building. Taste buds tingle when they inhale the vapor, and their lungs consume it with every…

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Two Different Worlds
Features

Melissa De La Cruz | January 22, 2020

Original Interview Audio In Spanish

Her nerves consumed her body as she walked into the school with her aunt, neither knowing a single word in English. She had one thing on her mind ‘how can I make…

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Living After Loss
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Ryland Mallett | January 9, 2020

Josh Powell didn’t know what to think. The surprise, three-hour drive to College Station gave him a long time to think bad thoughts. As the car sped 1 mile at a time closer to the site of the accident,…

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Kaash Paige: More Than ‘Love Songs’
Arts & Entertainment

Keonna Burnett | December 12, 2019

A year after releasing Love Songs, life for Kaash Paige has taken a complete 180 as she now lives the life she’d always dreamed of. The new artist, who’s now reached #13 on Spotify’s R&B/ Soul…

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More Than Stepping
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Keonna Burnett | December 5, 2019

When Coach Jamie Turner took over the Notorious Step Team this year, her goals reached further than stomping, rehearsing and hyping up the school. Turner hoped to build a family of young women and men…

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MISD Restricts Staff from Texting
News

Matthew McCoy | October 17, 2019

The Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 944 during their 86th session in August. Senate Bill 944 changes what classifies as public information under the Public Information Act. Now, anyone who has public…

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Christine Holley: It’s Not All Black And White
Features

Micaih Thomas | February 25, 2019

As a biracial person, junior Christine Holley feels the constant bustle to find a balance in crowds of dark-skinned people while being the whitest in the room. She struggles to connect and maintain a sense…

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Brain Drain
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Zach Planche | January 30, 2019

Students file out of their last period classes and race to their cars or the bus to get home as soon as possible. They believe school ended for the day. With all their classwork out of the way  they have…

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Juniors Organize Community Tedx Event
News

Jazmine Necessary | January 15, 2019

At the end of the 2017-2018 school year juniors Ryland Mallett, Brinley Koenig and Isabella Estes dreamed of hosting their own TEDx Talk. After some research and permissions, The TEDx Talk is scheduled…

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Occupation Overload
Features

Madison Palmer | January 4, 2019

Chemistry teacher Mr. John Sudbury walks into his second classroom to teach a handful of students. Drained and tired after an eight-hour day at school, he starts to teach driver’s ed, his second job….

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Pushing to Play
Sports

Major Melson | January 2, 2019

As she plants her foot in the ground, junior Brenna Scheffler grimaces at the pain that shoots through her leg during a sprint at practice. She experiences what feels like fireworks popping throughout…

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Social Media Empowerment
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Jordyn Folsom | November 28, 2018

Little snippets of other people’s lives scroll down the screen as sophomore Kylie Jennings checks her Instagram feed. She grins and feels the excitement of the updates from her favorite show and sees…

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Playing Their Role
Showcase

Jorden Melson | November 9, 2018

Since freshman year, senior Cameron Chlup has never missed a football practice. He attended every summer workout and he takes training and film sessions serious. Yet, despite his best efforts, he does…

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Natalie Ponder: Accidentally Becoming A Protester
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Jazmine Necessary | October 31, 2018

A web page on the feminist movement in the 1960s loads as senior Natalie Ponder works on her controversial topic essay. She reminisces on the event that created this passion for equality. She remembers…

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