The Crimson Connection

The Flood After the Flood

The Flood After the Flood

KyleR, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2016


Filed under Features

While spring break 2.0 might have been a nice break from school during the longest stretch of school without a break, it's effects are becoming more and more apparent. From AP tests to just regular tests, everything has been crammed together to create a huge mess for students. Teachers have had to...

STAAR: It’s Almost Here

STAAR: It’s Almost Here

KyleR, Acting Co-Managing Editor

March 22, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

TAKS, PLAN, PSAT, ACT and STAAR. Standardized testing has become a regular part of the public school system now a days. With the end of the school year quickly approaching, STAAR testing is beginning and so is all the boot-camp prep that goes with it. Although we only have to take five tests now,...

50 Years of Sad Looking Christmas Trees

50 Years of Sad Looking Christmas Trees

KyleR, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Showcase

The Peanuts gang is celebrating 50 years since the original debut of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on NBC (1965). Known for it's heartwarming scene where Linus tells us of the true meaning of Christmas and of all the shenanigans that go on while Charlie Brown tries to cheer himself up for the Christmas...

100 Years of Frank

KyleR, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2015


Filed under Features

From the beginning on his singing career, Frank Sinatra has revolutionized the music world in a way like no other singer has. With his 100th birthday approaching on December 12, new tracks are being released in his honor so his deep bass voice may live on into the 21st century. From his Christmas...

Mary Chase’s 1944 Comedy: Harvey

MattR, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2015


Filed under Features, Opinions

This past weekend Cy Woods Theater Company  hosted a production of Mary Chase's timeless comedy, Harvey. The plays characters consist of a mother (Veta Louise Simmons), her daughter (Myrtle Mae Simmons), her drunk brother (Elwood) and his "imaginary friend", an invisible 6 foot white rabbit named Harvey....

Remembering 14 Years Ago

Remembering 14 Years Ago

KyleR, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

Fourteen years ago on this day, three Boeing 747s were high jacked by a group associated with the Taliban attacked the Twin Towers and Washington D.C. and killed 3,380 people from 115 different nations. By the numbers here’s how many were affected: Total Killed in New York: 2,753 people Total...

School Students Saving Lives

School Students Saving Lives

Jordan Miller, Managing Editor

September 9, 2015


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Practicing first-aid and learning how to teach CPR isn’t on most high school students’ to-do lists. However, it is for Junior Ashlyn Roberts, the president of the new Red Cross Club sponsored by Ms. Williams. Roberts’ is your average academically-motivated student who really wanted to volunteer...

Colorless Love

Colorless Love

MiaL, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2015


Filed under Features

Despite our different skin tones all human genetic make-up is 99.9 percent. To a couple like Bill and Patsy Helland that meant something. It also means something to biracial children like Mya Clark and younger interracial couples in today’s society. The freedom for two different people with different...

Made Up To Please

Made Up To Please

LeahT, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2014


Filed under Features

The pressure to be beautiful grows immensely once a girl reaches a certain age. Girls grow up seeing the women in their lives wearing makeup, making them feel like they should too. Flipping through magazines, girls see female celebrities being criticized for going out without makeup. Even walking through...

Wildcat Returns Home

Wildcat Returns Home

LeahT, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2014


Filed under Features, Showcase

When most seniors leave high school, they intend on never coming back. Math teacher Anne Quillin is not one of those people. Just a short four years ago in 2010, Quillin graduated as a Wildcat. This year she as a precal and calculus teacher. “I loved the school spirit,” Quillin said. “I felt...

The Pack Attacks

David G, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2013


Filed under Features, Sports

As the players are being introduced for the other team, a group of students in the home stands raises their newspapers and starts to read as the other side of the gym goes wild.  “And for your Cypress Woods Wildcats…” That same group who read the newspapers puts them down and goes wild. After the...

In an Instant

In an Instant

Delaney V, Web Master

October 9, 2013


Filed under Features, Sports

The daily routine had not changed. Just like every other day junior Alyssa Nagle woke up and headed to practice. She began to run, then everything went black.   It was six thirty in the morning, only a week before school began when Alyssa Nagle fainted due to unknown causes at Cross Country practice. A...

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