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  • Locker clean-out is today, May 22, from 1:43 p.m. to 1:52 p.m.

  • 2/3 hour finals Tues., 4/5 hour finals Wed., 6/7 hour finals Thurs., good luck everyone!

  • Congratulations to the new student body co-presidents Alec Zhou and Sarah Bonnett.

  • Congratulations to the boys' and girls' track teams for placing 3rd at District 2 Championships.

Video: An Animated Life

Video: An Animated Life

Samantha Gaddis, Staff Writer
May 25, 2017 • 116 views
Filed under multimedia, showcase, videos

Junior Cheryl Ma and sophomore Gokul Venkatachalam prepare for FBLA Nationals

Junior Cheryl Ma and sophomore Gokul Venkatachalam prepare for FBLA Nationals

Wonsang Lee, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017 • 169 views
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Junior Cheryl Ma and sophomore Gokul Venkatachalam’s summers will be spent going to an event only a few thousand students nationwide will attend: the FBLA National Leadership Conference. From June 29 to July 2, Ma and Venkatachalam will be going to Anaheim, Calif. to showcase their skills and to compe...

The Weight of the Classroom

The Weight of the Classroom

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017 • 127 views
Filed under news, showcase

With finals week upon us, textbooks, laptops and binders are just a few of the heavy items that spill out of backpacks as students stuff their bags to the brim. Despite the practicality of backpacks, they may endanger the health and safety of students. “Since at least 1998, we’ve noticed back...

Track athletes head to state

Track athletes head to state

Chris Bass, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017 • 208 views
Filed under showcase, sports

On May 22, male and female athletes competed in the Class 3 and Class 4 Sectional track and field meet. In the event 14 athletes qualified for the annual state meet on May 25 and 26. “I’m really because of the fact we qualified both in distance and in sprints,” Girls Head coach Kristen Witt said...

Praise for the honors ceremony

Praise for the honors ceremony

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor
May 16, 2017 • 449 views
Filed under editorials, showcase

Every year, the entire student body congregates in the gym to celebrate the students that have achieved great things. We get out of class for a while, get to hear about students we might not know and generally relax before finals truly bear down on us. Last year, Holt Priest was given the Founder’s...

School upgrades have varying effects on students

School upgrades have varying effects on students

Carly Anderson and Sabrina Bohn
May 16, 2017 • 102 views
Filed under showcase, sports

With new changes to the school, such as the scoreboard and Adidas sports uniforms, student athletes and the Longhorn Sports Productions (LSP) have mixed opinions. “I like the look of our Nike [uniforms] better, they had really cool designs, but with Adidas, the jersey itself is nicer and a lot o...

Students attend National White Privilege conference

Students attend National White Privilege conference

Grant Aden, Sport Editor
May 15, 2017 • 243 views
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As a six year old, it manifests itself as not having a bandaid that matches the color of your skin when you scrape your knee on the playground and go to the nurse. At 16, it’s the looming fear of being pulled over by a cop because the hands (your hands) driving the steering wheel are black and not white. ...

Fidget spinner epidemic takes over classrooms

Fidget spinner epidemic takes over classrooms

Ellie Widowski, News Writer
May 9, 2017 • 610 views
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It is constantly being spun during classes. It comes in all types of colors. It can fit in your pocket. Fidget spinners have been on the scene for a few years, but within the past few months they have become an epidemic not only in our school, but across the country. Fidget spinners were designed...

Spring/Summer 2017 bag lookbook

Spring/Summer 2017 bag lookbook

Leigh Ann Barnett, Columnist
May 8, 2017 • 248 views
Filed under a mess of curls, columns, showcase

Winter has come to an end and it’s time to put away the gloves and wool scarfs and break out the sandals, sunglasses and most importantly, the warm weather bags! The elements I love most about these bags are the colors, the styles and their effortless look.   The Mini The mini bag was brought to my ...

Varsity water polo team heads to state

Varsity water polo team heads to state

Carly Anderson and Sabrina Bohn
May 5, 2017 • 776 views
Filed under showcase, sports

With a 26-5 record, the varsity water polo team will be heading to state beginning on May 5. “I feel like this group really puts the team ahead of themselves this season,” head coach Charles Cutelli said. “I’ve got 15 kids on varsity that all understand what we need to do, and they’ll sacrifice...

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