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The Black Keys: Top 10 Songs

The Black Keys: Top 10 Songs

The Black Keys have been around since 2001, but in my opinion, they have yet to receive the appraisal they deserve. Thus, I have created a top 10 playlist of their songs. 10.) Strange Times 9.) Your Touch 8.)  I Got Mine 7.) Everlasting Light 6.) Next Girl 5.) Tighten Up 4.) Howlin’ For You 3.) Gold On […]

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Senior Farewell

Senior Farewell

My first memory of Mac is seeing the stone head of General Douglas MacArthur at the front of the school. It wasn’t smiling or welcoming or friendly, it was just there. I remember the people were giants and I constantly mistook upperclassmen for parents or other adults. They were seniors who had it all together, […]

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Not a Fan

Not a Fan

NBA Hall of Famer and TNT Inside the NBA analyst, Charles Barkley, has a history of clowning San Antonio. However, his most recent jabs toward San Antonio women triggered a different response from the city. During game two of the Spurs – Thunder series, fans responded to Barkley with ___ signs and t-shirts. Senior Marisa […]

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Pulsera Project

Pulsera Project

Bracelets can travel; from the fingers of Nicaraguan youths thousands of miles to the United States. They can aid the poverty-stricken by providing food, water, and needed money to the families who participate. Because of this, Student Council has decided to continue the fundraiser they picked up from last year, the Pulsera Project. “These kids from Nicaragua make the […]

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Project Grad Seeks Volunteers for Next Year

Project Grad Seeks Volunteers for Next Year

  Project Grad is a nationally recognized alternative to stem the excessive and reckless parties (often including drugs and alcohol) students tend to gravitate to after graduation ceremonies. Project Grad events vary from school to school but typically include all night activities at a safevenue. It is also the last time students have a chance to hang around […]

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Features

Losing Someone to College

Losing Someone to College

Everyone gets upset when their friends go to a different college or when a family member leaves to start college. Even teachers get upset when their students go off to college, but in the end no matter what college someone goes to their friends, family, and teachers will all be proud. Each person has their […]

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Save the Last Dance

Save the Last Dance

Brahmadora Officer, Sidney Villa will perform her last dance on Friday, May 16 for Spring Show. Preparations for the show have been stressful. “Spring Show is a combination of things, I know it will be fun, and it’s my last year, I’m a little stressed but not too much because it’s the last one.” Villa said. […]

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Viva Fiesta!

Viva Fiesta!

Every year students and faculty enjoy one Friday off in April to celebrate the uniquely San Antonian holiday of Battle of Flowers. This year Fiesta San Antonio was extended from eleven to seventeen days as not to conflict with Easter and the party has been in full swing. There will be no school Friday, Apr. […]

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Photos from Night Gallery

Photos from Night Gallery

The Night Gallery featured the art work of NEISD middle and high school students on April 9 and 10 in Littleton Gym.

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Burmese Goodbye

Burmese Goodbye

Without a word, the Pau family stepped foot through the doors of the school with nothing but a backpack and each other. For the past two years they have watched and listened to the language of their dedicated tutors, learning a new culture under the florescent lights of the library. After embracing a new world, […]

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Sports

Baseball Season Comes to a Close

Baseball Season Comes to a Close

Baseball recently lost their spot in the playoffs to a crushing defeat of 13-5 in the second game of their best-of-three series against O’Conner. They had advanced to round two of the Region IV-5A area playoffs and ended their 2014 season with an overall record of 22-12. “The team had a good season,” varsity player Michael Sanchez, 12, […]

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Varsity and JV Track Meet

Varsity and JV Track Meet

      On Friday April 4, Varsity and JV track competed against North Side schools at Gustafson stadium.

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Boys’ Run Ends in PK’s

Boys’ Run Ends in PK’s

  With tears in their eyes and pain in their stomachs, the boys soccer team walked over to the stands for one last high five gauntlet with their fans for the 2013-2014 season. One final defeat against Clark April 8 ended the team’s playoff run and championship hopes. The game was scoreless for all of […]

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Clawed by the Cougs

Clawed by the Cougs

With their game faces on and the drive to win in their hearts, boys varsity soccer took on the Clark Cougars April 8 at BAC. Intensity filled the stadium with each of the schools fans, parents and cheerleaders cheering for their team to advance into Regional-Quarterfinals. Ending the game scoreless the boys were forced into […]

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Boys ‘Steele’ a Win

Boys ‘Steele’ a Win

Intensity flooded the air as the game entered the final five minutes, each team was desperate for a goal as the game had remained scoreless. Finally, with little over three minutes left, Parker Miller, 11, was fouled inside the box and would receive a penalty kick. A 1-0 victory over the Steele Knights in the […]

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Entertainment

10 People 1 Question; Dream Vacation

10 People 1 Question; Dream Vacation

If you could take your dream summer vacation where would it be and why?

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

This year coincidently marks the 10 year anniversary of the original Sam Raimi Spider-Man 2. So much has changed since then: the effects are better, the actors are (arguably) better, and the story is much more compelling.  But with the good comes the bad. Sony once again makes the mistake of having too many villains, a […]

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Captain America: The Winter Solider Review

Captain America: The Winter Solider Review

Marvel’s phase two of movies are rolling, and this train won’t stop until 2015 with Avengers 2. The next installment in the cinematic universe is here with Captain America: The Winter Solider. The action is solid and non stop, while the story is compelling enough to where you want to see it to the end. […]

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The Muppets: Most Wanted Review

The Muppets: Most Wanted Review

The Muppets are back, and funnier than ever. Continuing from the Jason Segel movie in 2011, the movie acknowledges that its a sequel, its own movie, and part of a popular franchise. The film uses this meta humor to full advantage, and is a great musical, the songs calling back to the classic The Muppet […]

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UIL One Act Advance to Regionals

UIL One Act Advance to Regionals

Family, broken promises, blood, and a sacrifice; these are the elements that managed to amaze the UIL judges last Monday, Apr. 7 and send MacArthur to the next level; Regionals. “It felt pretty great to be a school that advanced at an odd time with a great show,” stage manager Corbin Schnuriger, 10, said. The […]

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Blogs

Offbeat Bites: Kitchen Safety

Offbeat Bites: Kitchen Safety

Summer is right around the corner, and the long break is always a great time to sharpen your skills in the kitchen. However, one should always keep safety in mind when working in the kitchen. It should come as no surprise that most household accidents occur in the kitchen: the room is filled with cool […]

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Summer Styles

Summer Styles

One of the best aspects of summer is the styles that come along with it. Here are 5 of the hottest trends for this summer season. 1. Crop Tops: These are a great way to stay cool and show off a summer tan. Shop for crop tops from Forever 21. 2. High Waisted Shorts: This […]

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Continuing Life After Shows End

Continuing Life After Shows End

As Spring comes to an end so do all the shows we have cherished and obsessed over. The characters you have grown addicted to, and the days you’ve cancelled plans to make it home in time to hear that familiar theme song are reaching their hiatus, and with some shows going off the air for […]

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Offbeat Bites: Messy Summer Strawberry Pie

Offbeat Bites: Messy Summer Strawberry Pie

Chef’s note: This refreshing dessert is perfect on a hot summer day, and makes the best of berry-picking season. The pie is held together by a soft-set, almost creamy, gelatin that clings to the strawberries, allowing it to be sliced, but loses composure on a plate. The berries are crucial to this recipe, so get […]

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Offbeat Bites: Goat Cheese Tartlets

Offbeat Bites: Goat Cheese Tartlets

Chef’s note: These delectable yet easy appetizers are great to serve to a crowd as glorified finger-food, and can be easily modified by using different sauces or cheeses to suit differing tastes. This particular combination is spicy-sweet and pleases most, but feel free to play around with different flavors. Check out these other easy puff […]

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Opinion

Testing Troubles

Testing Troubles

  Have confidence in yourself when it comes to taking your tests and finals, if you tell yourself you’re going to fail, you’re going to fail! (5/22/14) (Click Image to Enlarge)

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Do the Right Thing: Will Sterling Sell the Clippers?

Do the Right Thing: Will Sterling Sell the Clippers?

Controversy surrounding the private telephone conversation between Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, and his girlfriend is the biggest story of the 2014 NBA Playoffs. Sterling is not going to sell the Clippers, at least not without a fight. His overtly racist remarks were inappropriate, offensive and he needed to be dealt with. It is […]

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Heavy Baggage for College

Heavy Baggage for College

There’s been a lot of stress on upper-class men to get ready for college, but it’s a lot easier said than done to be prepared for the next stage in our school career. It feels like clothes and toiletries are not the only things we’ll be packing for our dorms. (4/17/14) (Click Image to Enlarge) […]

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Next Level Laziness

Next Level Laziness

  Highschool isn’t a very high point in a teen’s life in terms of class, we tend to care less and less about things as the year goes on. Make sure to keep your head up, and relax whenever you want (within reason). (3/21/14) (Click Image to Enlarge)  

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A Happy Valentine’s Day to Every Couple

A Happy Valentine’s Day to Every Couple

  With the controversy in the Olympics at Russia and the recent court ruling for gay marriage in San Antonio, gay couples are still fighting for their right to marry. So this Valentine’s I send my best wishes to any couple, whatever gender you are. (2/14/14) (Click Image to Enlarge)

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Recent Articles

Offbeat Bites: Miniature Cherry Pies

Offbeat Bites: Miniature Cherry Pies

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chef’s note: This recipe is cute, easy, and delicious, with flavorful cherries and rich cream cheese. These adorable little pies taste far better than any fast food version, and make a great gift to your friends. The crust can be made beforehand, or simply store bought, though nothing compares to homemade pie crust. (Check out […]

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Offbeat Bites: Easy No-Churn “Ice Cream”

Offbeat Bites: Easy No-Churn “Ice Cream”

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chef’s note: This “ice cream” is actually a semifreddo, which is basically a frozen mousse. Therefore it resembles an ice cream, but has a lighter texture and flavor, and requires no churning. The dish originates from Italy, and literally translates to “half-cold”, a fitting name. This particular recipe is simple in flavoring, but other variations […]

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Offbeat Bites: Fat Fluffy Pretzels

Offbeat Bites: Fat Fluffy Pretzels

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chef’s note: This recipe calls to mind those classic mall pretzels, drenched in hot butter and sprinkled with a good amount of salt. Yet these are fatter and tastier, balanced with a fluffy white interior and a golden-crisp, crunchy-but-chewy exterior. These are delicious when served when served alongside classic German mustard and sauerbraten. For a […]

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