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Athlete Spotlight: Vickey Karl

Athlete Spotlight: Vickey Karl

Hannah Hoffmann, Technical Design Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2017


Filed under features, showcase

For sophomore Vickey Karl, summer meant memorizing six pages of music on a vibraphone and learning her performance part for the 2017-2018 season of band. Summer also brought about the sudden news that after weeks of learning her part in the performance, she would not be able to perform. “The week...

Video: Students react to the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Video: Students react to the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Hannah Hoffmann, Technical Design Editor-in-Chief and Staff Writer

August 21, 2017


Filed under multimedia, showcase, videos

Praise for the honors ceremony

Praise for the honors ceremony

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

May 16, 2017


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...

Fidget spinner epidemic takes over classrooms

Fidget spinner epidemic takes over classrooms

Ellie Widowski, News Writer

May 9, 2017


Filed under news, showcase

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...

Drug problems need to be addressed

Drug problems need to be addressed

Katie Spillman, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017


Filed under editorials, showcase

The smell of marijuana permeates the hall, it is never spoken about. Why?

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School upgrades have varying effects on students

School upgrades have varying effects on students

Carly Anderson and Sabrina Bohn

May 1, 2017


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...

The Expenses of Prom: Is it worth it?

The Expenses of Prom: Is it worth it?

Ellie Widowski, News Writer

April 26, 2017


Filed under news

It’s that time of year again. Instagram is filled with promposal pictures. The mall is flooded with teenage girls trying to find the perfect shoes to match their dress. Moms are dragging their son’s to get fitted for tux rentals. Money is being spent like crazy—it’s prom season. There’s...

Students are challenged with spontaneous Dance Dance Revolution

Students are challenged with spontaneous Dance Dance Revolution

Madison Hoffmann, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


Filed under multimedia, videos

We surprised students in the halls with a DDR mat and captured their responses.

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Prom in perspective

Prom in perspective

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


Filed under editorials, showcase

As Prom season arrives, juniors and seniors are planning the perfect promposals, picking out outfits and going about Prom court preparations… just like they did earlier this year for Homecoming. Homecoming (or Prom) court is an event used to name active students in the school community and award th...

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