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Live, Love, Create

Live, Love, Create

Savannah Hornsby, Staff Reporter

August 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

The room is silent. The only sound is the sound of fingers gliding across keyboards as thoughts and ideas are woven into plots and stories as worlds come to life. This is creative writing. Creative writing is an elective class that can be taken as a sophomore, junior or senior. The curriculum for...

Meet the WildThings

Meet the WildThings

SarahW, Editor-in-Chief

June 28, 2018


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Lilie Roberts Why did you want to be a WildThing? I want to be a WildThing because I remember when I was little the WildThings were what made me love this school so much. Now that I have the opportunity to be one I can’t wait to show my love and spirit for the school and share our legacy with oth...

How The Golden Rule Has Worked

How The Golden Rule Has Worked

AbigailH, Staff Reporter

June 8, 2018


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Just finishing high school,  a young German works a practicum in her father's phycosecamtic clinic. She is not enjoying her position and is still deciding what her next step will be following the practicum's end. She is also frustrated with the church. She cannot seem to find one in her hometown of ...

The Legacy of Lucy Gooden

The Legacy of Lucy Gooden

ErinE, Online Editor

May 29, 2018


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Tuesday night or Friday night. Seven o’clock. Basketball game or volleyball game. She was always there supporting her Wildcats. Maybe it was for 5 minutes, 1 quarter or even the full game. The voice of Cypress Woods, Lucy Gooden our head custodian, was always there to cheer on her Wildcats. “I...

Holidays the American Way

Holidays the American Way

TeresaH, Online Editor

December 15, 2017


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Christmas trees, candy canes, Santa Claus, stockings and pajamas. These are the things that are typically associated with Christmas and perpetuated in American media, but they are not necessarily traditions to the rest of the world shares. As the Christmas season approaches, foreign exchange students ty...

Can I have a career as an artist?

Can I have a career as an artist?

AbigailH, Staff Reporter

December 8, 2017


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With the competitive art field in our world today, artists are faced with slim chances of rising above and making it big. Although becoming well known is not a common occurrence, some artists can choose to create their own platforms or fan-bases in which they can pick up commissions. 2D Art and Digi...

Secret Second Period

Secret Second Period

SujeanS, Managing Editor

October 30, 2017


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“Line up,” Coach Voelkel shouts to the class after everyone files into the gym. The class scrambles to find their partners then start to walk around the gym, mixed voices drowning out the music from the speakers. After a few laps, another yell from Coach Voelkel indicates that it is  time to start the ...

Talking International Travels

Talking International Travels

AbigailH, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2017


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Amanda Gillihan is a world history teacher and an international traveler. She has been to eight different countries, including France, Germany and the United Kingdom in her spare time. After traveling to historical cities, such as London and Berlin, Gillihan has gained an appreciation for certain cities...

A Colorful Story

A Colorful Story

TeresaH, Online Editor

August 22, 2017


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In Accra, Ghana, a seamstress is attempting to send one of her twin nineteen-year old daughters to university. Her nimble fingers craft colorful bags and bright shirts while her daughters help thread round beads onto strings. Vibrant reds, luminous yellows, jade greens and sky blues surround her in the...

Q&A with a City Planner

Q&A with a City Planner

TeresaH, Online Editor

July 16, 2017


Filed under Features

Below is Ryan Homsi being sworn in as the City Planner of Miamisburg. In this transcribed Q&A, we talk cats (not really) and urban planning with Ryan Homsi, the city planner of Miamisburg, Ohio. What does a city planner do? Well, it depends on how big the city is. We don't have a big staff because we're a small town, so a city planner [in Miamisburg] does tons of stuff that a normal city planner doe...

GPA On The Move

Sarah W, Online Editor

March 24, 2017


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In the March 2017 issue, a story was written about transferring students' GPA. In that story, it was printed that CFISD uses a 7.0 weighted GPA scale, I am here to correct this information and state that CFISD uses a 6.0 weighted scale, not 7.0. Below is the corrected story.   Cypress Fairba...

Sharing Valentine’s Day the Trevino Way

Sharing Valentine’s Day the Trevino Way

HannahN, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

On Valentine's Day, a few reporters from the Crimson Connection went down to the cafeteria after hearing rumors about something happening during C lunch. After questioning Assistant Principal Allbritton, we soon found out one of the football players was planning a Valentine's surprise, and that his...

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