Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

Marianna Souriall, Reporter/Staff Writer

September 4, 2019

More often than not it is believed that sports and academics are polar opposites however for many student-athletes, sports is a form of encouragement aiding in one’s education.   Whether a student finds themselves in last p...

Just another brick

Arely Garcia, Staff

May 13, 2019

One significant controversy today revolves around the topic of the wall President Trump plans to build along the southern border. Similar to the song Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd, this issue corresponds to social change which speaks to all Americans that should help resolve the conflict even today. The government shutdown is due to Trump’s decision on the border wall, but many are contemplating if the governme...

Outside the norm

Gracey Doane, Staff

May 13, 2019

In high school, not everybody enjoys or participates in the sports offered at the school. A “P.E.” credit is required to graduate, but not everybody considers themselves an athlete. Schools around Texas offer students an “opt-out,” or in other words, a way to play an out of school “sport” or participate in some kind of activity that will count as a P.E. credit. Junior Mallory Knee is s student who does an extracurricular...

Racing to the finish line

Yves Vasquez, Staff

May 13, 2019

Olivia Clarke is an 11th-grade student who has been barrel racing for 14 years. Barrel racing is an event in which the rider leads their horse around barrels in the shape of a cloverleaf in the shortest amount of time. She also partakes in pole bending, when the rider has to weave through six poles set up in a straight line, and breakaway roping, where the horse and rider must try and rope a calf. This year, she decided to...

Trends

Marianna Souriall, Staff

May 13, 2019

In the ’80s, there were neon colors, in the ’90s there were mesh tops, and in today’s world, we embrace clothing brands. Thrasher and Vans, for example, produce articles of clothing designed for skating. Though the irony of it all is that the majority of kids, locally, don't skate. Skate parks have become more obscure, and most teenagers find entertainment with their phones. Cell phones have become the root of isolation,...

Mood Music

Savannah Worton, Staff

May 13, 2019

Music changes the mood. Like the recognizable tempo of Jaws bringing you to the edge of your chair offering a big sip of suspense, or the bridal chorus bringing a smile to a room of wedding guest. Music is an expression of the artist, but people listen to songs they can relate to or just have an enticing rhythm. “Depressing music, it makes me think about things that have happened in my life,” sophomore Kylie Stutts said. Sad...

How Much is to Much

Lilly Gerdes, Staff

February 15, 2019

Apple recently created a new feature in their most recent update called screentime. Screentime is a feature, that can be found in the settings of any iPhone, that shows the user how much time they are spending on their phones. This includes the amount of time spent on each section (entertainment, reading, photos, etc.), each app, and whether or not the weekly usage has gone up or down. Many people find this feature to be...

Midterm Elections

Josie Spivey, Staff

December 17, 2018

The Midterm elections that took place in November provided a chance for new voters to learn more about their government and how this election will affect them. In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott (R) was reelected, defeating Lupe Valdez (D). Abbott’s platform consists of a pro-gun policy, a position against ObamaCare, and a push for sanctuary cities as one of many solutions to immigration problems. Valdez’s platform was mad...

War for Senate Seat

Arely Garcia, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018

The battle between who would represent Texas was matched between Cruz and Beto for the national senate seat in Washington, D. C.   Citizens gathered and encouraged those of age to vote, even calling out to young adults, claiming their vote mattered too. “I think voting is important for young voters to be more involved and informed. If we don’t [vote] right now then when will we?” senior Ashley Uballe said, “Wha...

Senior Season

Haleigh Armstrong, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018

The football season was cut short at the second round of playoffs. Seniors are now focusing on their future and looking for their life after high school. The team overall was 9-3 and 6-1 in district. The last game was against Mansfield Timberview which resulted in a loss of 45-28. Some seniors plan on playing football at a higher and more competitive level. Others will pursue careers. Players are looking at colleges consistently...

Here we go again

Maria Moreno

April 17, 2018

A standardized test is a test that students take to determine where individuals stand to compare to other students. Some examples of a standardized test are SAT, ACT, STAR, and PSAT. These tests can decide if you pass to the next grade, if you are eligible for college entrance or if you qualify for scholarships. These types of tests are given to students all over the U.S to test current knowledge and to test their education. “It...

Gobbledygook

Elijah Spiars, Cartoonist

May 11, 2016