A Day Remembered

  Reported by Angelo Saco     September 11, 2001, will remain a day that won’t be forgotten by those who lived through it. Although the tragedy was shared by a nation and the world, each person has a different memory. Stephen Perce teaches Spanish and is a military veteran. He remembers that day starting…

Band Back in Step

Reported by Monika Garcia The James Madison marching band has been celebrated for its large numbers. Due to the pandemic last year, about one hundred band students lost interest in the program.  Now with a new year starting, the Madison band is still depleted but is planning to compete in this year’s UIL marching competition….

Mariachi Making Music

Reported by Julian Spindola They’re many clubs and organizations on campus and they have positives and negatives. A positive is that it makes it easier to find what you want, and find a class that fits you. The negative part is that there are so many clubs to choose from, that some get shadowed by…

Missing Kobe

 Basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, along with seven others perished in a fatal helicopter crash earlier this month. The news was shocking and many still are having difficulty accepting it. The eight passengers and pilot were supposed to take a quick flight to  Gianna’s basketball tournament. California had heavy…

Koalas are Cute

Reported by Zoe Riddles Koalas are small, lovable, marsupials found in the eucalyptus forests of Australia. Just like any marsupials, Koalas have pouches located on their stomach. This pouch is used to shelter the koala’s offspring. A baby koala is called a joey, they grow and develop in the pouch for about six months while…

Music Matters

Reported by Torrie Demby When I asked people what musical artists gets them in their feelings most of the people I asked had many people they wanted to say and most of them were excited when I asked. Most people were excited to answer my question because sometimes you need to let your emotions out….

Proud Mavericks

By Torrie Demby It always nice to be appreciated and that is what the Mav Pride awards are all about – recognizing students and others who don’t do things for praise, but should receive some recognition anyway. Ms. Stacey High initiated the Mav Pride award. This acknowledges people who are nominated by teachers for improved…

American Sign Language

By Kiara Broadnax Mavs’ American Sign Language class had the experience to meet and communicate with a deaf woman by the name of Azucena. It was a great way to bring a real life scenario to the classroom. “Meeting a deaf person helps break the ice so they are not as scared meeting a person…

Halloween Gives Tricks and Treats

By Garrett Ashley To commemorate the great day of October 31st, we here at the Madison Advocate thought it would be appropriate to give all of our readers a quick rundown of the history of Halloween. Halloween’s roots reach back more than 2000 years, to the time of the Celts, who lived in what is…

Mavs Put Big Points in Past

By Alexandra Gutierrez | Photo By JayJay Gonzalez The band, dancers, and fans have gone home. The support that normally floods the stands isn’t there. But the rain’s effects didn’t keep the Mavs from scoring big points and making a statement entering district. On Sept. 28 varsity began district against Churchill and rained on their…