The Crimson Connection

Celebrating Two Cultures

Nuñez celebrates both Halloween and the Day of the Dead.

HannahN, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2016

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

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

Photo by: George Holbrook

LeahT, Entertainment Editor

September 16, 2016

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...

Helping Africa from Afar

An impoverished African child.

KyleR, Business Manager

September 15, 2016

Netflix club, FISH club, and even LARP club. Clubs most people outside of Cy Woods would never even think of when creating a new organization. At Cy Woods, clubs of all types are offered for every student to take advantage of in their areas of interest. It does not matter if it is saving the planet by p...

A Night at the Talent Show

A Night at the Talent Show

ColinH, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2016

School talent shows are always quite interesting. You have the singing acts, the piano pieces, and the oddity acts. As we just had our own talent show this Thursday, this all came to light, and it all culminated with the act of seniors Shelby Mathews (singing) and Joanna Ross (on cello). They performed...

The Flood After the Flood

A view down a Coles Crossing street during the flood

KyleR, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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