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Playing It Smooth

Playing It Smooth

Rachael Ussery, Editor-in-Chief
April 19, 2016
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After many months of practicing, making sure every note, rhythm and dynamics are on beat and correct, ten students will advance to the State Solo and Ensemble contest in Austin next month, May 28. The soloists who advanced are seniors Hayes Waterman on bass clarinet, Everett Noel on string... Read more »

From Wall to Masterpiece

From Wall to Masterpiece

Nate Carr, Staff Writer
April 12, 2016
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Art teacher Mrs. Sarah Burdett applied for a grant to be used for a school mural. “There will be a mosaic that will represent the entire school as a whole. Every department, club will be able to be a part of it because art isn’t just painting or drawing, it can be anything,” Burdett said. ... Read more »

Debate Team Soars High

Madison Scroggins, Staff Writer
March 4, 2016
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One person stands at the podium, stumbling over words as fast as they can, hoping they read everything before the timer runs out. Their anxiety shows in the way they stutter over easy words and in their tense posture. All they can think of is how much they hope that their arguments are strong ... Read more »

Interpretation Team Steps Up Game

Interpretation Team Steps Up Game

Nate Carr, Staff Writer
March 2, 2016
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The theater program, one aspect of the fine arts department and the theater teacher Mallory Bryant-Gawne has been reviving the poetry and prose, or interpretation team for UIL, since she became a staff member last year has been working on reviving it. “Poetry and prose are important t... Read more »

District Introduces New Multipurpose Building

District Introduces New Multipurpose Building

Taylor Durham, Staff Writer
March 1, 2016
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Many opportunities and extra curricula’s fill the halls for every student, but all these activities require space that isn’t always available. This fact leads to a bond election and the construction of a new multi-purpose building (MPB) that will be available for student use starting in August of... Read more »

New Policy Promotes School Spirit

New Policy Promotes School Spirit

Mickey Drewry, Staff Writer
November 6, 2015
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Dress up, be on time and pass your classes. That’s how you become a spirit winner. Vice Principal Sheila McCollum explains how she and her fellow administrators pick the grade level as the spirit winner of the week. “It’s actually so simple, it’s all in a rubric,” McCollum said. The... Read more »

Funding the Eagles

Funding the Eagles

Jake Warren, Staff Writer
October 19, 2015
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There’s an indoor practice facility being built at the High School, and the Eagle Band just landed a snazzy new semi truck. However, these things cost money, and that money has to come from somewhere. That’s what bonds are for. Bonds are essentially loans that the school district receives from... Read more »

Opportunity Busts Down A Door

Opportunity Busts Down A Door

Lexie Chapman, Staff Writer
February 26, 2015
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An idea turned to a club; a club turned into a new idea. That idea turned into a plan, and now that plan is becoming a reality. William Gilbert, Algebra 1 teacher, started planning a project around Christmas to build a disc golf course on the high school campus. One man could never do this alone,... Read more »

Testing Out

Testing Out

Mercedes Rivera, Staff Writer
February 26, 2015
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Between extra curricular activities and intense testing, finals week takes a toll on students. However, new plans for final exemptions may relieve stress and motivate students in class. “There’s a group of students who serves as an advisory board for Mr. Townsend and they brought up how they would... Read more »

Cutting Back

Cutting Back

Angelica Lopez, Staff Writer
February 2, 2015
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From just a year ago the price of gas has dropped significantly, now under two dollars. Families are expected to save up to 750 dollars just at the pump, according to Sam Frizell’s article, Most Americans Are Spending Less Than $2 Per Gallon for Gas, in Time magazine. “It actually helped me save... Read more »

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