The Crimson Connection

Flying during COVID-19

 ANA, a Japanese airline, resumes service to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
How to fly in the midst of a pandemic
December 10, 2020

Travelling has always been a favorite pastime of people around the world throughout history. From the explorers 500 years ago to the common person today, travel has always been popular, especially when...

Best ugly Christmas sweaters of 2020

Best ugly Christmas sweaters of 2020
December 9, 2020

The most anticipated time of the year has finally arrived, so it’s time to break out the Christmas trees, decorations, lights and, most importantly, the ugly Christmas sweaters. Even though this Christmas...

Best Christmas gifts for parents

Christmas presents sitting under a Christmas tree.
December 8, 2020

Buying Christmas gifts for family and friends can be one of the hardest things to decide. A lot of people like to slack on their gifts, and not buy anything till the last minute. Instead of going with...

Three unique Thanksgiving recipes

November 19, 2020

  The most anticipated meal of the year is upon us, so it’s time to start preparing for the big turkey dinner. While traditional Thanksgiving dishes are classic, it’s 2020 and time to switch...

Holiday Cheer You Can Eat

The chocolate peppermint bundt cake, freshly iced and ready to serve.
Recipes to embrace the holiday season
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...

I Hope YOU Get it

Freshman Erin Doyle as Maya in Godspell at Imaginnation Theatre in 2018.
Tips from a veteran on how to "Book it!"
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...

So You Wanna Be a Star?

The cast of Junie B. Jones performs
How to be involved in Cy Woods' theatre
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”...

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.
Two national tours later, freshman returns to Cypress
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...

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
Insight on Cy Woods' loudest and proudest Associate Principal
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....

What do you want to Major in?

A photo of a Lone Star campus.
One of the Hardest decisions of your Young Adult life.
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...

Packing for College: What do I bring?

A college dorm hall
Everything you need to know about buying college necessities
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,...

Abroad in Australia

Wildcat Madisen Weaver prepares to study overseas.
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...

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