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Can I have a career as an artist?

Can I have a career as an artist?

AbigailH, Staff Reporter

December 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

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


Filed under Features, Showcase

“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


Filed under Features, Showcase

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


Filed under Features, Showcase

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


Filed under Features

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...

Singing it Out

Singing it Out

KyleR, Business Manager

January 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

From childhood, many students dream of living the famous life as an actor/actress or a singer. They dream of the fame and fortune along with millions of adoring fans around the country and the world. They see icons like the Kardashians, Brad Pitt and Ariana Grande and aspire to be like them. However,...

Behind the Camera

Behind the Camera

KyleR, Business Manager

November 10, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

For once, the Cy Woods student section was silent. No cheers echoed throughout the stadium. No shouts were heard. This was not because the student section was gone but because the student section was frozen in motion. Moments before, Senior Cami Beardmore stopped every student at the game against Cy...

Celebrating Two Cultures

Celebrating Two Cultures

HannahN, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2016


Filed under Features

This past week, most high school students have had Halloween costumes and candy on their mind, but some students have also been celebrating their loved ones through a Mexican holiday known as the Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos. Senior Yussef Nuñez moved to Cypress three years ago from Mexico City, but has b...

Serving Out Salsa

Serving Out Salsa

SujeanS, Co-Copy Editor

September 18, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

When a person thinks of the word “entrepreneur” they would most likely not think of a 12 year old boy in middle school. However for seventh grader Jake Johnson, this is exactly the case.  Johnson is the ‘Director of Salsa Operations’ for his business, "Jake’s Atomic Salsa”. What started as a small h...

Person of the Week: George Holbrook

Person of the Week: George Holbrook

LeahT, Entertainment Editor

September 16, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Obviously, art is not for everyone. But it is required to graduate high school. Out of all the different variations, orchestra, band, painting, sculpture, senior George Holbrook chose photography. He did not think much about it at the time, but little did he know within a couple months he would fall...

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