The Crimson Connection

What do you want to Major in?

A photo of a Lone Star campus.

PaigeR, Photo Editor

May 17, 2019

Some colleges require students to declare a major when applying, others give students until their second semester of sophomore year to decide, but the choice never gets any easier. The reality is the students are only 18 and expected to decide about a huge part of their lives. How are they supposed to...

Clare Reilly Goes Crew

A photo of Clare Reilly

MadisonF, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2019

Last March, Clare Reilly, who is no stranger to the volleyball courts, was made aware of an email sent to her CrossFit coaches. Reilly had been scouted by The University of Texas at Austin for their rowing team. This came as a shock to the volleyball veteran of 6 years, having never even picked up a s...

What is your Legacy?

Senior Camilla McIver

PaigeR, Photo Editor

May 14, 2019

Marie Kubezca   What has been the best thing about high school? “Honestly, the group of friends I’ve made with the band and being involved with extracurriculars.”   How do you want to be remembered and why? “As being helpful and being there. I’m not on varsity anything, so being the one th...

The Big Leagues

A photo of Harvard University

SaraZ, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2019

Bishoy Hanna   What made you decide to go to Duke University? I always thought that biomedical engineering was an interesting major so when I decided that that was what I wanted to do. I was researching what schools had a good program for that so I came across Duke. I started researchin...

National Signing Day

Carson Danner (QB) , one of the athletes who signed to play college football

CooperG, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2019

National signing day is traditionally the first day that high school senior athletes can sign a letter of intent for a collegiate sport in the NCAA. Every year, multiple athletes from Cy Woods sign to a college on this day, and by the time they do it, they all accomplish the very thing they have been t...

Shooting for the Stars

North Star members Berry and Berkiri cooking during the finals

CarolineS, Online Editor

May 1, 2019

The Hunch program provides a unique opportunity for high school students to partner with NASA. Through engineering to interior design, all CFISD schools participate in some way and allow the progression of this program. However, Cy Woods is the only school within the district to compete in the NASA Hunch Cu...

Aloha Nationals

The Cadettes performing their novelty dance at Nationals.

SaraZ, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2019

After three hours of practice everyday for seven months, the Crimson Cadettes were ready to take on their national dance competition. They signed up for nationals at Hawaii very early on in the year in order to secure their spot. The junior Cadettes were surprised when the senior officers told them t...

Step by Step

The team's first group picture after their performance at this year's black light pep rally.

MadisonF, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

Chant. Stomp. Clap. What started as the traditional African gumboot dance now beats along the hallways of our high school: step dancing. In November of 2017, seniors Mia Jones, Lauren Daughtery and Catherine Roberts decided that something was missing in the culture of their extracurricular experience:...

Xplor your Options

EJ, AK, and their friends modeling Xpolr merch

CarolineS, Online Editor

April 5, 2019

More and more people are starting to branch out into the territory of self-made businesses and brands. Within that demographic, there is a surprising number of high school students. They happily devote a portion of their time to the products they’ve worked for. Cy Woods is no stranger to students who ...

Abroad in Australia

Passport

FiorellaP, Business Manager

March 18, 2019

When it comes to picking prospective colleges, many students feel overwhelmed when deciding where to attend. Senior Madisen Weaver, however, finds it hardly a challenge. Weaver plans to study abroad in Australia for college in January of 2020, fulfilling her lifelong dream. Since early on in her childhood,...

Orchestras California Journey

A photo of the orchestra rehearsing

PaigeR, Social Editor

March 8, 2019

Cy Woods Orchestra was recently offered a chance to go on their very first trip to California. In mid-January 2019 at 4:15 a.m., they started their journey on a bus to the airport. When the airplane finally skidded across the pavement, signaling their arrival, the students’ excitement escalated. Although ...

Wildcats Worst Dates

Artwork of a broken heart.

KaitlynO, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2019

Dates can be a stressful experience, especially if it’s your first time going out with someone. Some dates, though, may not be what you were expecting, and can either help or hinder the relationship you have with the person you’re taking out. Here are some of our Wildcats worst dates they’ve been on. ...

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