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The James Charles Incident

The James Charles Incident

DaphneT, Copy Editor

May 17, 2019

Over the past few days, there’s been nonstop talk in the school and on the Internet about a recent scandal involving James Charles. You might be asking yourself questions such as “Who is this James Charles person?” “Why is everyone talking about him?” “What is the big deal with this guy?...

Step by Step

Step by Step

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:...

Chill Out

Chill Out

DaphneT, Copy Editor

April 14, 2019

Late this January, the student council hosted a Mental Health Week in order to give students a chance to de-stress and get away from the troubles of being a high school student. The event was held as part of the Texas Association of Student Councils’ mental health initiative, called Resolve to Rise, which f...

Abroad in Australia

Abroad in Australia

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

Orchestras California Journey

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 ...

Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

JerahB, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2019

The VASE competition which stands for Visual Arts and Scholastic Events is a photography competition that scholastic holds every year. Many photographs are looked over and reviewed. Brooke Nunley had two pictures that advanced to state this year.   How do you feel about your pictures advancing...

Observing History

Observing History

CarolineS, Online Editor

February 19, 2019

Every February, Americans all across the nation come together to celebrate Black History Month. According to the African American History Month web page, Black History Month is a time to “join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citiz...

The Grammy’s 2019 Goes Girl Power

The Grammy’s 2019 Goes Girl Power

FiorellaP, Buisness Manager

February 14, 2019

The Grammy Awards is a special ceremony held annually by the American National Academy of Recording Arts to celebrate and honor various talented artists in the record/entertainment Industry. This years 61st annual Grammy Awards held on February 10th, featured many new nominees as well as a surprisin...

Critics Choice Movie Awards: Winners

Critics Choice Movie Awards: Winners

JerahB, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2019

The Critics Choice Movie Awards aired January 13th, 2019. This award show is presented annually to honor cinematic achievement. Here are the list of winners for each category.   Best Picture   "Black Panther" "BlacKkKlansman" "The Favourite" "First Man" "Green Book"...

‘Sesame Street’ Finds New Roots

‘Sesame Street’ Finds New Roots

MadisonF, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2018

From the smiling faces to the cheerful songs, many people remember the day they watched ‘Sesame Street’, or are now witnessing it again with their children. What many newcomers and seasoned fans might not know is the recent character development of one of the previous regulars- highlighting the life...

Engagement Called Off

Engagement Called Off

SamanthaO, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2018

Yes, celebrities seem to be perfect and lead on perfect lives, but they have problems just like the rest of us regulars. They get sad, mad, overwhelmed and they even call off engagements.  I don't know if you have heard but Ariana Grande called off her and Pete Davidson's engagement a couple weeks ago. Now...

Gender: Redefined by Trump

Gender: Redefined by Trump

SarahW, Editor In Chief

October 24, 2018

After Obama's administration took steps towards a more inclusive definition of the term 'gender,' the Department of Health and Human Services is pushing Trump to establish a legal definition of 'gender.' Trump's administration has since stated that their definition of gender is defined by one's biological...

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