The Crimson Connection

The Wild Hunt

An Indian Blanket grows in a field of grass

CarolineS, Content/Design Editor

February 26, 2020

Wildflowers are one of the many staples of the spring season. They grow in a variety of places; from vast fields to the little slivers of grass on the side of the road. Sometimes, identifying the different types of wildflowers can be somewhat challenging, but this guide will hopefully add some useful ...

Here We Go Again

The characters Professor Oberon (Black), Dr. Bravestone (Johnson), Franklin Finbar (Hart) and Ruby Roundhouse (Gillan) ready to make their way through Jumanji.

CarolineS, Content/Design Editor

January 23, 2020

When Robin William’s beloved Jumanji was said to be getting a sequel, I was fairly skeptical. I loved the announced cast and pitched concept, but it seemed too real for something to go wrong. I ended up really enjoying Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. However, I was sure that it would end there. Th...

The Wildcat Den

Student teachers, Desiree Diaz and Madison Webb interact with preschooler, Eliza, on Disney Character Day.

ErinE, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2020

As classes fill with a few thousand students, ages ranging from about 14 to 18, there is a smaller group of students, just a bit younger, that help make up our campus. These 23 young students are preschoolers, age either three or four, that come to our school to start their education.  These pre...

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...

Mum’s for LIFE 2019

Wildcat students stand with their donated mums and garters before handing them to their life skills buddy.

ErinE, Editor-in-Chief

October 27, 2019

A special Cy Woods tradition took place during the week of homecoming. Multiple Wildcat students had the opportunity of donating mums and garters to the LIFE Skills and Carlton students as a part of Mum's for LIFE. The intention of Mums for LIFE is to give back to these students by donating a mum o...

Dishing the Details: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

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

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 never occurred to me that four years down the road, we would be getting a new addition to this well-know...

It’s a Small World

Cy Woods StuCo comes together with the foreign exchange students

ErinE, Editor-in-chief

September 20, 2019

Imagine stepping foot in a school that is four times bigger than what your'e used to. Imagine not knowing a single person inside the school. Imagine not knowing where a single one of your classes are. Imagine not knowing what 212 is about. Imagine now knowing why in the word a man comes on the announcements...

Dishing the Details: Far From Home

Spider-Man

CarolineS, Online Editor

May 17, 2019

Spoiler Warning for those who are not caught up with all MCU movies (including Endgame).   A new trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home was dropped on the heels of Endgame, literally. When Endgame first came out, one of the previews was for Far From Home. However, if you were to see Endgame to...

Shooting for the Stars

North Star members Berry and Berkiri cooking during the finals

CarolineS, Online Editor

May 1, 2019

The Hunch program provides a unique opportunity for high school students to partner with NASA. Through engineering to interior design, all CFISD schools participate in some way and allow the progression of this program. However, Cy Woods is the only school within the district to compete in the NASA Hunch Cu...

Step by Step

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

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:...

Xplor your Options

EJ, AK, and their friends modeling Xpolr merch

CarolineS, Online Editor

April 5, 2019

More and more people are starting to branch out into the territory of self-made businesses and brands. Within that demographic, there is a surprising number of high school students. They happily devote a portion of their time to the products they’ve worked for. Cy Woods is no stranger to students who ...

Running to Rocky Top

Sebastian Cooper on his official visit at Tennessee

ErinE, Online Editor

March 6, 2019

This upcoming summer, Sebastian Cooper, a senior track runner, will be heading to the University of Tennessee to pursue his dream of running college track. While it hasn’t been easy for Cooper to get where he is, he is beyond grateful that he will be fulfilling his middle school dream. Cooper started...

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