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Fight song Fridays

New announcement boosts school spirit
March 3, 2015

A new weekly announcement has been set in place where the entire school sings the Sycamore Fight Song. The reasoning behind it all? Follow along as reporter Tori Swart investigates.

McAllen High’s spirit slump

McAllen High's spirit slump
January 12, 2015

Spirit Week is an exciting time around McAllen High School. In the days leading up to Homecoming, the student body celebrates through various activities and events: themed dress-up days are one highlight. Usually, the...

What It Takes to Be: A base cheerleader

What It Takes to Be: A base cheerleader
Eight years of dedication
October 27, 2014

Spirit. Spirit is what every school needs and what every cheerleader strives to increase in their school. Junior Claire Jenkins is no exception. Jenkins is at the base position of the cheerleading squad...

Stifled spirit: New district means controversial new restrictions and rules

Stifled spirit: New district means controversial new restrictions and rules
October 21, 2014
Despite the team’s current 6-0 record and top spot in district 25-5A, the student section hasn’t been able to win when it comes to spirit.

Loud, proud and positive: the ‘Panther Pit’ is nucleus of student cheering section

Students in the
October 20, 2014

Students pile in, all around a nucleus of purple-and-gold clad kids wielding flags with painted faces. They blast pump-up music from a speaker, yelling chants to intimidate the enemy team. They aren’t...

Powder Puff introduces unique perspectives for students on football field

Powder Puff introduces unique perspectives for students on football field
October 16, 2014
The powder puff games allow for a unique opportunity for genders to essentially switch roles, with boys taking on cheer leading positions on the sidelines and girls heading onto the football field.

#spiritweek: Teachers parody Fallon and Timberlake

March 28, 2014

Activities director Scott Harris and Ms. Christina Young sit down to talk about all the different activities going on during Spirit Week in a parody of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s “Hashtag”...

Sidelined by Sexism

Sidelined by Sexism
Disproportionate support for boys sports questioned at Texas high school
September 24, 2013

“Behind every great man is a great Senior Girl.” That was the Senior Girls’ slogan for the 2010 football season. Harmless, right? The football player goes out and does the dirty work on the...

Pep Train raises school spirit

September 9, 2013

Teachers abandon their lessons, students flee from their seats, and shouts mingle with music that echoes down the hallways: the Pep Train has begun. The Pep Train is a decades-old tradition at AHS....

Spice up the bacon: Students should show more spirit

The annual Texas vs. Arkansas game is one that creates bragging rights for both sides of the Stateline. Razorbacks, a type of wild hog, are associated with Arkansas.
Texas vs. Arkansas game should inspire more competition
September 6, 2013

Give me an Orange! Give me an Orange! Give me an Orange, Orange, Orange! Give me a White! Give me a White! Give me a White, White, White! Yelling this saying is what gets students pumped up for football...

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