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All it’s cracked up to be

All it’s cracked up to be

Story by Addison Cross and Joseph Asher

December 12, 2019

Breathing heavily, she counts her steps across the stage, dancing gracefully in her pointe shoes. Hours in, with feet sore from blisters, a racing heartbeat and a face full of exhaustion, she prepares for the role of a lifetime, a role she has trained and worked hard for, a role that puts her center stage.Â...

More than a stubbed toe

More than a stubbed toe

Story by Addison Cross, editor in chief

December 2, 2019

Freshman Jlijah Wright was racing through his house when he rammed his toe into a pipe in the ground. What started as a stubbed toe, however, soon became a trip to the emergency room and more pain than he originally thought. Why did you have to cut your toe off? I had a blood clot and it got an infection...

Welcomed home

Welcomed home

Story by Peyton Sims, culture editor

December 1, 2019

Samuel Hacker didn’t have a choice. Living in an abandoned house in Russia at 18 months old, he fended for himself. He didn’t have money, parents or food, but he did have his 8-year-old sister. Samuel was too young to understand he was homeless. The only food he was familiar with was the taste of r...

An inclination for acceleration

An inclination for acceleration

Story by Stephanie Jumper, staff writer

November 19, 2019

Despite sophomore Sebastian Nichols’ infatuation with sports, he is seldom found on the basketball or tennis courts. Instead, his passion lies on the race track. Nichols is devoted to cycling, a hobby that has granted him experiences, opportunities and a lifetime of knowledge.    When did yo...

For better or for worse

For better or for worse

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer

November 15, 2019

It’s close to the end of the 4th quarter, shouting and screaming begins as the tuba songs starts off. Everyone gets close and starts chanting a student section chant to the beat. Getting louder and louder, before long all of student section is up and chanting.  Times like these are why the student section...

It’s not your fault

It’s not your fault

Story by Peyton Sims and Kate Morgan

November 15, 2019

Ashlee * knew something was wrong. The cursing and screaming. The slamming doors. The fighting that never seemed to end. The blaring music from her headphones couldn’t block out the sounds of a marriage falling apart. Yet it still came as a shock to Ashlee when she overheard her father shout that ...

A sudden inkling

A sudden inkling

Story by Stephanie Jumper, staff writer

November 15, 2019

She glances down at her mind’s latest creation: a simple yet stunning black peace sign. It’s a symbol that speaks volumes with so few words, preaching love and acceptance while contained within a few centimeters of surface area. Although minimal in size and structure, it is an art in its own right.Â...

Q&A with Catt Dahman

Q&A with Catt Dahman

Story by Andrea Loredo, staff writer

November 14, 2019

The Library Club had the opportunity to meet native Texan and published author Catt Dahman. Dahman is a horror writer whose books range from extreme and mainstream horror to historical horror. Dahman talked to club members about what it takes to be a writer and how it’s not as easy as it seems. She...

When in Rome, get sick?

When in Rome, get sick?

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer

November 13, 2019

A dream vacation, two weeks spent in Rome and Croatia sightseeing the beautiful scenery and roaming around on Croatian islands. Her days were spent shopping and hunting for items through store windows. Her nights led her to exquisite restaurants and roaming the streets. A week on the beautiful, blue C...

Painting away the pain

Painting away the pain

Story by Peyton Sims, culture editor

October 31, 2019

He plugs in his earbuds and the world around him seems to disappear. His pencil runs across the page, new ideas flow from his mind onto the paper. When he draws, he feels like he’s sharing a part of himself with the world. Junior Montrell Denmark finds a way to portray his emotions through art.  ...

Behind the scene team

Behind the scene team

Story by Raelyn Albert, staff writer

October 31, 2019

On the sideline at every game. Waiting to give players water. The first ones on the field when a player gets hurt. These people are our sports medicine students and athletic trainers.  Sports medicine is one of many beneficial classes for people who want a future in the medical field. Students that a...

The more the merrier

The more the merrier

Story by Aislyn Echols, staff writer

October 31, 2019

The average person has one to two siblings they live with, but this average doesn’t tell of the multiple people with eight or nine siblings. This is a reality for the Gamble family. In this family, a person getting what they want can be a challenge. Not only that, but people need space to get t...

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