The Crimson Connection

Holiday Cheer You Can Eat

The chocolate peppermint bundt cake, freshly iced and ready to serve.

CarolineS, Content/Design Editor

December 6, 2019

During the winter, one of my favorite activities is baking. Over the years, I've discovered these two chocolate-packed recipes. They are easy to make and taste delicious.   Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake Cake Ingredients 1 package of chocolate cake mix 1 package of instant vanilla puddin...

I Hope YOU Get it

Freshman Erin Doyle as Maya in Godspell at Imaginnation Theatre in 2018.

MackenseyD, Online Editor

December 4, 2019

Theatre: where people express themselves through a character they have developed and worked hard on, that is of course if you get cast.  The number one concern of all people in “the biz’” is whether or not they will “book it.” That’s industry speak meaning the actor in question got the r...

So You Wanna Be a Star?

The cast of Junie B. Jones performs

MackenseyD, Online Editor

November 1, 2019

Growing up, did you spend hours in front of your television watching High School Musical? Did you dress up as Gabriella or Troy for Halloween and put on one man versions of “Stick to the Status Quo” for your family? Were Disney movies your go to movie to watch with friends? Did you ever dream of ...

On the Road Again

Jeff Sullivan, Ethan Stokes, Emmanuelle Zeesman, Paul Schoeller, Seth Eardly, Brody Bett and Ruby Gibbs backstage of the Finding Neverland tour.

MackenseyD, Online Editor

October 30, 2019

The audience’s murmuring simmers down to silence as the orchestra begins the overture. The world disappears as the music swells and the lights brighten. Time stops. The heart races faster to keep up with the drums. A deep breath and the curtain opens in a new town. Homework and  football games no longer ...

King of the Woods

Associate Principal Dirk Heath rallies the crowd with the use of a megaphone at varsity football game against Cy-Ridge on September 27

JustinP, Online Editor

October 17, 2019

Students at Cy Woods know the name Mr. Dirk Heath, but do they really understand the man cheering at the football games, telling you the announcements, and bringing the best energy to school everyday?  Mr. Heath was brought to Cy Woods around eight years ago after he got a call from principal Mr....

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...

Packing for College: What do I bring?

A college dorm hall

SarahW, Editor in Chief

May 17, 2019

If you're like me, you've probably browsed through dozens of Pinterest posts of glamorous dorm rooms, filled with amenities and accessories. In reality, however, most dorm rooms are bland, tiny and expensive, so we need to be realistic when it comes to deciding what we actually need to bring to college.   What...

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,...

Best to Worst Laughs of 2018

Laughing Snoopy graphic.

FiorellaP, Business Manager

March 8, 2019

I think we can all agree 2018 was an interesting year with some... interesting memes.Here are a few of last years biggest laughs rated from top to bottom:     1.“Change My Mind “ This hilarious meme originated after a controversial picture of podcaster Steven Crowder setting...

Prom On A Budget

A Prom Corsage

MadisonF, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2019

  Get Ready With Friends- Many people do use a salon to get their makeup, nails and hair done. But a friend can be just as great and so much fun. If you commission a friend, you can still look great at little to no cost (plus, you can get ready with a group, jam out and make an event out of ...

Winter is Near

Winter is Near

PaigeR, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2018

Hello Wildcats! Winter is heading our way quickly while bringing snow flurries and hot chocolate with it, so say goodbye to pumpkin spice and fallen leaves. Here’s a few things everyone should do to get their winter started the right way. One of my favorite things about the holiday season is its...

Making Our Way Downtown

Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Maddy P, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2017

Growing up in Cypress, it's easy to feel like you're living in a bubble. Our little suburbia feels a world away from the city scene of Houston, one of the most populous cities in the nation. We've gone to football games, baseball games, concerts, and of course, the rodeo. But other than these few...

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