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Top 10 Summer Jobs

Top 10 Summer Jobs

Trinity Flaten, Co-Writing Editor

May 17, 2019


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

As summer rolls around, many teens are struggling to find jobs. The list below gives possible options: 1. Lifeguard During the summer, waterparks, community pools, and country clubs are always in need of lifeguards. Becoming a certified lifeguard is simpler than many think. There are multiple prog...

3 Methods for Combating Senioritis

3 Methods for Combating Senioritis

Faith Stapleton, Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

Senioritis: a real problem found in high school seniors all around the nation. It can best be described as the feeling of simply not caring anymore and just wanting to be done with school. The end is in sight, but it still seems so far away. With graduation just around the corner, and most students a...

Students Conduct Bacteria Lab

Students Conduct Bacteria Lab

Jordyn Tarrant, Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

In order to better understand how everyday items can harbor potentially dangerous germs, Mrs. Hill's food sciences class performed a bacteria lab after returning to school from Christmas break. We followed them throughout the process, and these are the results.

Making a ‘Mark’

Making a ‘Mark’

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

February 7, 2019


Filed under Front Page, Student Life, Tennis

Mark Mirelez has never known love — in tennis that is. As the top male on the varsity tennis team, Mirelez is used to competing — and winning — against top tennis players. He has rostered on varsity tennis the past two years and been a part of the varsity practice squad since middle school.  ...

How the Cookie Crumbles

How the Cookie Crumbles

Trinity Flaten and Joe Walsh (Headline Writer)

February 5, 2019


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

Ears perk up when they are mentioned. Girls camp outside of all kinds of grocery stores to sell them. It's that time of year: Girl Scout cookie season. A very popular item throughout the school, Girl Scout cookies are typically sold between January and April. “I feel like the nostalgia in the ...

Bullying: a National Problem

Bullying: a National Problem

Trinity Flaten and Sarah Crowder (Graphic)

November 7, 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...

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