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How to get a Jump Start on Next Year

How to get a Jump Start on Next Year

Sarah Crowder, Co-Writing Editor

July 17, 2019

While summer is typically seen as a time for rest, relaxation, and recuperation, it can also be a great time to prepare for next year. Getting ready for school, even a little at a time, can make your year and the transition from summer to school easy and painless. Here are a few tips to help you get ...

How Technology Affects Teens

How Technology Affects Teens

Trinity Flaten, Co-Writing Editor

July 10, 2019

Society is constantly growing and expanding with technology advancing. It has become a common stereotype that technology is ruining this generation’s lives. Many believe that it has gotten in the way of relationships with other people and impacted social skills for the worse. But that may not be the...

Five Ways to Treat Sunburns (Health and Wellness)

Five Ways to Treat Sunburns (Health and Wellness)

Katy Atkins, Health and Entertainment Reporter

June 26, 2019

Rays pierce through the skin, damaging the body forever. Welts form where the rays hit, leaving red skin and a sting. The greatest enemy to children strikes again: sunburns. Sunburns have a horrible effect on the body and can leave lasting damage on the skin such as scars, dark spots, blisters, ...

Predictions for the Rookie of the Year Award

Predictions for the Rookie of the Year Award

Max Van Drunen, Sports Editor

June 24, 2019

New beginnings. These are the stories that start every National Basketball Association (NBA) season. Looking back, three rookies in particular have already shown that they can take this league by storm. Luka Doncic, Trae Young, and the number one overall pick, Deandre Ayton, are the leagues undeniable...

Golfing for Success

Golfing for Success

Sloan Dial, Reporter

June 24, 2019

Fore! The athletes of the golf team are often surrounded by the sounds of the sport they love. Filled with a combination of focus and luck, the teams have enjoyed success with the boy’s golf team claiming two state titles and the girl’s golf team having qualified for state in the 2019 season as well as the 20...

How to Stay Healthy Over the Summer

How to Stay Healthy Over the Summer

Lauren Metcalf, Reporter

June 19, 2019

It can be hard to stay motivated in the summer, but there are ways to keep yourself fit while also having fun. The main goal of staying fit over the summer is to make it as enjoyable as possible while also being beneficial to your health. The best ways to stay fit are to: Get thirty minutes of exer...

National Honor Society Too Accepting

National Honor Society Too Accepting

Trinity Flaten, Co-Writing Editor

June 12, 2019

The National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization designated to honor outstanding high school students. Students accepted into the organization exemplify scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Students are also selected into the organization based on their grade-point-average (GPA). NHS...

Baseball Rules La Vernia in State Semifinals

Baseball Rules La Vernia in State Semifinals

Jordyn Tarrant

June 5, 2019

With a slow start, scoring only three runs in the first three innings, the Eagles flipped a switch and continued their pursuit for a second consecutive state championship by defeating La Vernia with a final score of 16-0 in the fifth inning. With quality at-bats, competitive baserunning, and an incredibly...

Travel Tips for Summer Vacations!

Travel Tips for Summer Vacations!

Jordyn Tarrant, Graphic Design/PR

June 5, 2019

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Summer Snack: All-Natural Popsicles

Summer Snack: All-Natural Popsicles

Karina Navarro, Reporter

May 29, 2019

Want something cold and refreshing to eat on a hot Texas day? These all-natural popsicles will definitely help you beat the heat. All you need is: Spinach Green Apple Pineapple Watermelon Mango Water Ice Blender Strainer Popsicle Molds This first Popsicle is ca...

Hail (Weather Weekly)

Hail (Weather Weekly)

Kristjan Feltes, Weather Reporter

May 21, 2019

Loud banging during a storm? Sounds like hail. How does hail form? Hail forms when rain is carried high up in the storm due to an updraft, into the colder parts of the atmosphere where it freezes into a ball of ice. Hail then falls when the updraft can no longer support the weight of it or when the up...

Does Class Size Matter?

Does Class Size Matter?

Ashlynn Roberts, News Editor

May 20, 2019

Crowded classrooms, noisy hallways, and never-ending lunch lines are daily problems at large schools, where students are merely a number in their class rank and a name on a roll call paper. However, students at small schools are able to thrive in classes where they know each classmate and teacher pers...

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