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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...

Studying Tips and Tricks

Coffee and books being used to make studying comfortable.

ReganG, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

Here at the Woods we are blessed with great courses and curriculum. In order to succeed in school it takes an extra effort. However, studying may not be the most pleasurable activity, but it is the golden ticket to good grades. Here are some tips to set yourself up for success: 1.Find the right wo...

Pick Your Classes Wisley

Rows of desks in a Cy Woods classroom.

EvanH

November 20, 2019

In high school, what you choose to do and how you do it can, and will, affect your future. High school will set up the foundation for higher education, which in turn, sets you up for life. One of the things that can affect you is your classes. I’ve seen a lot of people at Cy Woods pick their classes based...

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 ...

5 Tips for New Drivers

Car steering wheel

MackenseyD, Online editor

September 19, 2019

You aced the written exam. Your eyes were tested. You did the impossible: you parallel -parked your mom’s car in the DPS parking lot. The grumpy old lady behind the desk hands you a slip of paper that means you are free! Well, sort of free. You are now a legal driver in Texas and wield the power of...

Self-Confidence in High Schools

Someone expressing their self-love

PaigeR, Photo Editor

May 19, 2019

I’ve seen what low self-esteem can do to a teenager because one of my friends is still suffering from it. It can make you want to shut your emotions off to the world by being uncaring and hateful to those who try to get close to you, or stand out in a ridiculous way. I used to have low confidence...

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...

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 ...

Light up the Night

A house decorated with Christmas lights.

JerahB, Reporter

December 18, 2018

It’s about to be that time of year: Christmas. The bells are ringing and all the lights are out on display. One thing that everyone should be focused on this Christmas is decorating their houses. I know that decorating your house and putting up all the lights is a lot of work, and everyone rea...

Learning How to Love Myself

Kawasaki Tako performs the Katsumisodachi dance during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Misawa Air Base.

BrandonC, Managing Editor

November 6, 2018

As a child, I knew two things: video games and solitude. The older generation may look at that and push the blame onto me, saying it was my own fault for not going outside and making friends, but it was never my intention to be so isolated at such a young age. All I ever wanted was to have friends of...

How to be an Activist

How to be an Activist

SujeanS, Managing Editor

February 22, 2018

With all the protesting going on in Florida about gun laws, from walkouts to rallies, activism is a very prevalent topic in America right now. However, one thing that no one ever talks about is how to become an activist. Here are five things every activist needs to take into account: KNOWLEDGE: The fir...

Why Happiness and Single are not Oxymorons

Why Happiness and Single are not Oxymorons

AbigailH, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2018

Valentines Day. Shameless couples around the building walk together, talk together and eat together. They appear to be joyously content sharing their life with someone else under bright rays of sunlight. And then there’s the single people, watching from the shadows. According to the Pew Research Institute thou...

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