The Crimson Connection

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...

Packing for College: What do I bring?

A college dorm hall

SarahW, Editor in Chief

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, so we need to be realistic when it comes to deciding what we actually need to bring to college.   What...

The Big Leagues

A photo of Harvard University

SaraZ, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2019

Bishoy Hanna   What made you decide to go to Duke University? I always thought that biomedical engineering was an interesting major so when I decided that that was what I wanted to do. I was researching what schools had a good program for that so I came across Duke. I started researchin...

National Signing Day

Carson Danner (QB) , one of the athletes who signed to play college football

CooperG, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2019

National signing day is traditionally the first day that high school senior athletes can sign a letter of intent for a collegiate sport in the NCAA. Every year, multiple athletes from Cy Woods sign to a college on this day, and by the time they do it, they all accomplish the very thing they have been t...

Graduation Is Here!

Students throwing their graduation caps in the air

KaitlynO, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2019

Hey, ladies. Today we’re going to be talking about the one thing everyone has been waiting for all through high school: graduation. With graduation comes lots of happy and sad moments. There will be tears, smiles, congratulations and much more on that one special night.   This is your big night, so you don’t want ...

Red Raiders Vs the Cavaliers

Texas Tech Logo

AaronB, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2019

Although both of these teams are seeded high in the tournament, I can say with confidence that not a lot of people planned for them to meet in the National Championship game tonight. So why you ask ? Well, let's start with the Virginia Cavaliers team. They have a coach that always seems to fly through...

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...

My 2018 Bowl Picks

A visual of most of the 2018 Bowl Games

ErinE, Online Editor

December 13, 2018

New Year’s Six Games: Orange Bowl: Alabama defeats Oklahoma Cotton Bowl: Clemson defeats Notre Dame Peach Bowl: Michigan defeats Flroida Fiesta Bowl: LSU defeats UCF Rose Bowl: Ohio State defeats Washington Sugar Bowl: Georgia defeats Texas   Other Bowl Games: Ne...

The More You Know

Heather Palasota in her office.

CarolineS, Online Editor

December 7, 2018

For most people, the phrase “I wish I had known…” pops into their mind when thinking about their high school years. During high school, there are so many things that could be beneficial to have in mind when making important decisions. Two high school counselors sat down to answer questions about ...

A Lesson in Humility and Dealing with Adversity

Jalen Hurts  celebrates after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs

MatthewB, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018

One of the more remarkable stories of the year took place on Saturday when quarterback Jalen Hurts took over late in the game and lead the Alabama Crimson Tide to victory over the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC Championship. It was the highly anticipated rematch of last year’s College Football Natio...

College Football Playoffs/Bowls

College Football Playoff logo

ErinE, Online Editor

December 3, 2018

College Football Playoffs: #1: Alabama #2: Clemson #3: Notre Dame #4: Oklahoma   New Year’s Six Games: 12/29- Orange Bowl: #1 Alabama vs #4 Oklahoma 12/29- Cotton Bowl: #2 Clemson vs #3 Notre Dame 12/29- Peach Bowl: #10 Florida vs #7 Michigan 1/1- Fiesta Bowl: #11...

Texas Longhorns are back on top

Texas Longhorns logo

CooperG, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018

After losing to Maryland in the season opener, the Texas Longhorns are now number 6 in the nation. Once Texas made Sam Ehlinger their starting QB, they have been 6-0 since. Including an upset against rival Oklahoma. Texas is now is in the race to go to the playoffs, but in order to do that they need a...

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