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Kicking It Off

Soccer tryouts begin next Monday

Students who would like to participate in soccer this year must try out on Monday, November 28 after school from 4:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the turf field.

Tryouts

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Say Cheese

Get the 411 on Club Photo Day

 

Club Photo Day is approaching on Friday, Dec. 9. The last day to sign up for club photo day is Friday, Dec. 2.

Sponsors should see Dolores Caamano in room B115 to get signed up.

“The purpose for Club Day is to get all clubs professionally photographed and in the yearbook,” Caamano said.

Club members are expected to wear their club shirt and school appropriate bottoms. Photos will be taken in the MPC throughout the day.

Club Photo Day is approaching on Friday, Dec. 9. The last day to sign up for club photo day is Friday, Dec. 2.

Sponsors should see Dolores Caamano in room B115 to get signed up.

“The purpose for Club Day is to get all clubs professionally photographed and in the yearbook,” Caamano said.

Club members are expected to wear their club shirt and school appropriate bottoms. Photos will be taken in the MPC throughout the day. By Aubrey Compton

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IT’S SHOWTIME

 

 

Come out and support Theater II’s first ever showcase

Theater II will be hosting a showcase for its students so they get to experience being under the lights and in front of an audience. The play they’re showcasing is called All I Really Need to Know… and will be held in the black box theater on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Theater teacher Wade Young explains a brief summary of what the play is about and what to expect.

 “This is a crazy, little show about a bunch of people who have come together to do a show, and it’s really over the top and tells a lot of jokes, that showpeople tell about having gone through the rehearsal process and everything else,” Young said. “It’s a fun piece.”

This showcase gives students a chance to know what it’s like to be put under the lights for the very first time in front of a live audience.

“Theater I is not a course where people are forced to perform,” Young said. “By the time they hit Theater II, it’s time to be under the lights. I think that they’ll get plenty of theory later if they decide to act and all, but now it’s the time to be under the lights and get exposed to performance,” Young said.

 Junior, Kian Cadena, explains what he likes about his character, as well as his favorite and not so favorite parts about rehearsals.

“I like my part because I have a lot of creativity with it, so I can mold the character how I like it,” Cadena said. “We have a lot of laughs along the way, but we still get things done.”

Senior, Ruth Zarate, expresses her confidence about how this showcase will go and what rehearsals are like in class.

“Right now, I have some jitters because we are barely practicing and were a little bad, but I think once we get it down, we’re going to give off a really good show,” Zarate said. “The cast is really fun. We get sidetracked a lot.”

Zarate expresses her love for being in this showcase and explains what it’s like working with her cast. She also talks about how she enjoys her part.

“I love being in this showcase,” Zarate said. “I love everybody in this class, I really do, I guess I am happy with my part. I think maybe if I went on a little bit more, that’d be cool, but right now when I go on is fine.”    

Young has confidence in his students. He feels that this showcase will make the crowd laugh and give them a good show.

“Everybody waits until the very last minute and then for some reason, just like often in other shows, it comes together, and it’s absolutely hysterical, and the family and friends have a blast,” Young said.

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Work Hard, Play Hard

Follow up on varsity football’s most recent playoff game

  The varsity football team won their first playoff game 41-38 last Thursday, November 10 at Heroes Stadium, which leaves them as the only NEISD school left in the playoffs. They will face on against Brennan High School on Friday, Nov. 18 at Farris Stadium at 7:30 p.m.

  “We played as a team and finished the game strong,” junior Jett Collins said.

  It was a close game; Vista Ridge was leading 31-24 during the half, but the Chargers came together as a team to win.

  “We went out there, left no regrets, and gave it our all, and made sure whatever Vista Ridge was doing, we played against it,” junior Kolton Olson said.

  This is the first time in five years for the varsity team to make it past the first round of playoffs.

  “These kids have shown great character and great perseverance, and even if things go wrong, they don’t get rattled,” head football Coach Ronald Harris said.

  Advancing in each playoff round means that the competition is getting harder, but that won’t stop varsity.

  “We are confident in our abilities, and when we all do our jobs, we are successful as a team,” senior Alec Riley said.

  Harris has a set of goals for the season that he tells his players every year.

  “Number one is win Gucci Bowl, two is qualify for the playoffs, number three is win district, number four is practice on Thanksgiving morning, and number five is play a game in December,” Harris said. “With the exception of winning district, we can accomplish all the rest of those goals.”

  The next playoff game will be this Friday, November 18 at Farris Stadium at 7:30 p.m. against Brennan High School.

  “Brennan is a good team, as are we, and we will make sure we are sharp and ready for anything they have and are gonna go out and ‘get er’ done,’” Olson said. By Bella Bar-Yadin