The Crimson Connection

The cast of Junie B. Jones performs

So You Wanna Be a Star?

How to be involved in Cy Woods' theatre
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”...

Scattered coffee beans on a table.

Java Cafe is Back

Culinary Art's coffee shop returns for the 2019-2020 school year
CarolineS, Content/Design Editor October 29, 2019

Cypress Woods' culinary arts program hosted their first Java Cafe of the school year on Thursday, Oct. 31. This is a long time tradition of the program and a fundraiser for their end of year field trip....

While backstage, Junior Tressel Eckman gets into character as Boris Kolenkhov.

Hilarious Yet Emotional Look At Family and Love

Review of Cy Woods' Theatre Company's "You Can't Take it With You"
PeytonB, Staff Reporter October 22, 2019

Wow. I must admit that I’m not an avid playgoer, nor do I like to walk into anything with any sort of expectations, but I wasn’t expecting this. You Can’t Take It With You, a play by Moss Hart...

Nationals Stadium during the 2019 National League Game

Perfect Beginning

2019 National League Wildcard Game
EvanH, Staff Reporter October 18, 2019

With an end to an exciting and nail-biting 2019 season, the Major League Baseball postseason began on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The postseason began with the National League Wildcard game where the Milwaukee Brewers...

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

King of the Woods

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

The famous mocking jay pin from The Hunger Games dropped in nature.

Dishing the Details: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Taking a look at the newly announced prequel to The Hunger Games
CarolineS, Content/Design Editor October 8, 2019

When Mockingjay - Part 2 came out, I expected the world of The Hunger Games to be wrapped up and set aside. That is simply what happens when the story is over and there is no more content to create. It...

What's up with dress code?

What’s up with dress code?

Wildcats share their opinions on school dress code
ReganG, Staff Reporter September 13, 2019

Dress Code. One of the biggest controversies in high schools across the nation. Here at the Woods, Wildcats are faced with many rules regarding dress code. According to the school policy, students should...

19-year-old James Charles has been making beauty videos since 2015, but it's uncertain how much longer he'll be doing it.

The James Charles Incident

Why this YouTuber is rapidly losing subscribers
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...

The team's first group picture after their performance at this year's black light pep rally.

Step by Step

Step team's first year as a group, taking on districts and their own way of dance
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...

The puzzle piece poster made by students at Thursday's activity.

Chill Out

Student council holds mental health week
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...


Abroad in Australia

Wildcat Madisen Weaver prepares to study overseas.
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...

A photo of the orchestra rehearsing

Orchestras California Journey

Students advised by World Famous Conductor
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...

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