12 Things You Should Know 12 Hours Before Homecoming

12 Things You Should Know 12 Hours Before Homecoming

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014
Filed under Feature, Sports, Sports Feature

“It’s going to be a good game. We beat them last year so we are going to be playing hard. “- Freshman Mario Reyes “Be ready to watch us whoop up on Ranchview.”- Senior Aaron Shetter “Despite all of the distractions, we are going to play our best and not worry about the homecoming... Read more »

Video: Senior Slideshow 2014

Video: Senior Slideshow 2014

McKenna Waddill, Webmaster
June 3, 2014
Filed under Feature, Top Stories, Video

Click here to download a copy of the slideshow. To obtain a DVD copy or a different format, direct your emails to mckenna@mckennagraphics.net.

Looking Back

Looking Back

Nancy Torres, Staff Writer
May 30, 2014
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Murphy Graham: I “mustache” you a question. Did you know you are the reason I watch Glee? Follow people on Twitter? Got a Facebook? Thank you for keeping me in the 21st century. Your quick sense of humor and desire to get the job done have served you well since junior high. Now,... Read more »

A New Game Plan

A New Game Plan

Maddi Colson, Staff Writer
May 14, 2014
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Sweat. Hustle. Teamwork. Integrity. That’s what sports are all about, and the new athletic director, Mike Fuller is excited to see what the Eagles are capable of as he transitions from Colleyville to Decatur. “I love Decatur so far; everyone I’ve met has told me my family will love it here,”... Read more »

Singing His Heart Out

Singing His Heart Out

Katelynn Cimini, Staff Writer
April 9, 2014
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Senior Ty Green loves two things in his life: God and composing music. Combining these two passions, Green composes a Russian Orthodox piece to sing. He’s made progress for two weeks. “Of course it’s in Russian,” Green said. “But basically it’s Russian church music.” Between school... Read more »

Ahead Of The Game

Ahead Of The Game

Nancy Torres, Staff Writer
March 21, 2014
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) is a unique program for Texas high school students interested in math and science. In this two-year program, students complete an academic curriculum of college coursework at the University of North Texas. Sophomore Renae White attended an interview... Read more »

Coming Together

Coming Together

Alondra Gomez, Staff Writer
March 18, 2014
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

It was another normal day for junior Courtney Taylor but that day turned into a tragedy. On Jan. 30 a fire destroyed her home that luckily left no injuries. “I was sitting in Mrs. Micinski’s fourth period and I got a call from my boss saying that my house was on fire,” Taylor said. “All my... Read more »

Helping Out

Helping Out

Nancy Torres, Staff Writer
February 26, 2014
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Help comes in many different ways, and one of them is feeding fellow teachers. Students in Brandy Mayfield’s class set up tables, brew coffee and prepare food for teachers so they learn different living skills such as social and cooking skills. It all started three years ago with an idea to help... Read more »

Everyone Has A Hobby

Everyone Has A Hobby

John Gleason, Staff Writer
February 10, 2014
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Everyone has a hobby. Some people have an instrument. Some people write. Some play video games. But for physics teacher Sam Graff, his hobby is racing. Not the running kind, but the racing with pistons popping up and exhaust pouring out of a finely tuned machine in the heat of the summer, with less than... Read more »

300 Words: Angelica Rios

300 Words: Angelica Rios

Kobie Lunsford, Journalism student
January 9, 2014
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

She dreams of music, not just any melodious harmonies however, rather her own. Freshman Angelica Rios dreams of producing compilations and compositions for the world to enjoy. Angel aspires to write music for the world’s enjoyment and its pleasure. She wants to express her feelings, thoughts and... Read more »