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Bullying: a National Problem

Bullying: a National Problem

Trinity Flaten, Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

Name calling, harassment, catcalling, gossiping. Bullying prevention is pushed in schools all across the nation. While prevention is commonly advocated for, bullying still manages to get overlooked. Students often do not see their "joking around" as bullying and think it’s harmless. However, it’s...

Student Pursues Modeling Career

Student Pursues Modeling Career

Ashlynn Roberts, Mark Mirelez (Headline Writer), and Joe Walsh (Headline Writer)

September 27, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

Click. Click. Click. He looks the lens right in the eye, striking poses in rhythm with the camera clicks. Everyone has to wear makeup for photoshoots, and his is done to near perfection. His hair is styled and his clothes are a combination of bright colors and fun textures. He smiles and gazes sole...

Clubs Offered During Mega Lunch

Clubs Offered During Mega Lunch

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

September 24, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

This past week, mega lunch was added to the schedule for students and staff. This hour-long lunch will allow students to get tutoring help, socialize with friends, and have the opportunity to participate in various clubs and organizations. Each club has a specific goal, yet they all were created so st...

News Courses Offered This Year

News Courses Offered This Year

Faith Stapleton, Senior Reporter

August 30, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

For the 2018-2019 school year, seven brand new courses and four returning courses have been added to the official course list.    Here is a quick summary for each of the new courses offered this year: Electives Dance II: After the success of the Dance I class last year, the school has decided to add Dance I...

‘A Sister’s Secret’ Set to Premiere This Year

‘A Sister’s Secret’ Set to Premiere This Year

Kayla Ralph, Reporter

April 10, 2018


Filed under Fine Arts, Front Page, Student Life, Theatre

From high school productions to national commercials, the Haynes twins can be seen in your own backyard and on the big screen. Their most recent success was found in the upcoming LifeTime movie, A Sister’s Secret. “It is really great getting to work alongside my sister because she motivates me an...

Senior Shows Promise

Senior Shows Promise

Trinity Flaten, Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

After years of hard work and dedication, not many students can say they have participated in as many activities as senior Shivani Gandhi. Shivani plans to attend the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and double major in software engineering and math. “I am in student council, NHS, Challenge d...

Accounting for the Future

Accounting for the Future

Sarah Crowder, Reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

After dedication and hard work to win state, the UIL Accounting Team continues to strive for excellence. “[Being on the team] entails a lot of hard work in the classroom with our teacher, Mr. Rahman, and taking tests every day and learning,” senior Blaze Mcmellian said.  It is vitally impor...

Students ‘Shine’ Through Fine Arts Showcase

Students ‘Shine’ Through Fine Arts Showcase

Katie Ray, Reporter

March 9, 2018


Filed under Fine Arts, Front Page, Student Life

Shine, a fine arts showcase, was hosted by the art director Tonya Kosla on Monday, March 5. This annual event is a way that the Fine arts department can showcase their talents by displaying art, singing, acting, and much more. The showcase is a relatively new addition to the High School’s calendar ...

UIL Film Finishes Top In State

UIL Film Finishes Top In State

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

March 7, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

Since middle school, film making has always been a huge passion for junior Lauren Landrum. What started as making homemade videos while on vacations has now become a state-recognized talent, and one that has earned her numerous awards throughout her high school career. Her most recent accomplishment ...

Teachers Talents Show After School

Teachers Talents Show After School

Trinity Flaten, Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page, Student Life

Students frequently think that all their teachers do is work, but many teachers have interesting hobbies or little-known talents that they enjoy when they’re not at school. Some teachers have side businesses in addition to their main career. “I have two small businesses outside of school,” p...

Co-Captain Sets Standard

Co-Captain Sets Standard

Katie Ray, Reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under Eagle Sports, Front Page, Student Life, Tennis

After five years of hard work and dedication, junior Audrey Livingston received the position of co-captain for the tennis team, where she acts to improve the team’s mindset and work on the court. “I have learned that whoever you are facing on the court, playing your game and no one else’s is ...

Three Talented Thespians

Three Talented Thespians

Trinity Flaten, Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Fine Arts, Front Page, Student Life, Theatre

After years of hard work, three girls got the chance to show off their talent. Theater students Carly Haynes, Katie Haynes, and Raleigh Turner, traveled to the Texas Educational Theater Association for specialized workshops and college auditions, all receiving callbacks, with Carly getting a full...

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