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 »

300 Words: Micaela Guess

300 Words: Micaela Guess

Sahara Verner, Journalism student
January 8, 2014
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

She holds a Camera to the sky capturing the parting clouds. Light shines down on the beautiful image as though God’s reaching but not quite touching the ground below. The image is captured, a memory made. No one notices the cross until later. ​ The cross, a coincidence not planned or seen; it just... Read more »

300 Words: Kiki McKendrick

300 Words: Kiki McKendrick

Rachael Ussery, Journalism student
January 6, 2014
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Running and dancing don’t mix. At least, that’s what this military girl learned from experience. Sophomore Kiki McKendrick has lived in six different states and 11 different schools, but that doesn’t stop her from pursuing her dream: dancing. She dances tap. Kiki’s mom pushed and encouraged her... Read more »

Living Life To The Fullest

Living Life To The Fullest

Codi Crane, Journalism Student
November 19, 2013
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

He dreamt of wearing a Decatur jersey, running the bases, making the shots and scoring a touchdown, but surviving a rare heart condition at the age of 12 makes the moments all so much more valuable. As a freshman, Tyler Gonzalez’s father passed away. Sports were important to him and his father,... Read more »

Is There A Doctor in the Room?

Is There A Doctor in the Room?

Angelica Lopez, Staff Writer
October 25, 2013
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

A 20-year dream is finally reached. Vice principal Cindy Bauter achieved her Ed. D, her doctorate in education last month. “I started a PhD in rhetoric and composition, 20 years ago,” Bauter said.” I did the course work but I didn’t finish the degree so that has always been on my list of things... Read more »