A brief history of Christmas

By Chloe Hartzell  It’s hard to imagine December without Christmas. The holiday has become synonymous with winter ( at least in the U.S. and Europe) and the warm fuzzy feeling we get around December. It…


Semester Finals Loom

By Madison Arriaga Students will be taking their final exams the week of Dec. 16-20 before winter break. The days of the exam will be Tuesday for the sixth and fourth period, Wednesday for the…


Winter Concert a hit

By Magan Gaines   The Madison band shared their Winter Concert with family, friends, and others on Monday night. The concert helped bring in the holiday season and showcased the talents of the concert band,…


‘Tis the season

By Lylian DeLeon Christmas is certainly a big deal nowadays, but it wasn’t always so. It started gaining popularity from about 1840 and December 25 was declared a federal holiday in the United States in 1870. Since…


Teens and Mental Health

Reported by Emily Gray Mental Health problems are not like other health problems;  it’s not easily detectable in every case. The number of teens suffering from a mental health problem is rising and the statistics…


Turkey Shoot

By Emily Gray & Trinity Brian On November 20th, James Madison JROTC hosted the annual Turkey Shoot in the air rifle range. A turkey shoot is a turkey printed on a paper target that you…


More Proud Mavericks

Fifty-two students were recognized at a special lunch on Wednesday, as they were celebrated in his year’s second installment of the Mav Pride Awards. These students enjoyed Whataburger offerings as Mr. Zimmerman handed them special…


Madison’s Best Recognized

Reported by Larissa Bates Since it was founded in 1921, The National Honor Society has been universally recognized for its exceptional high school student members. These students excel in leadership, service, character, and scholarship. NHS…


Marching towards a bright future

Reported by Zoe Riddles    Our Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program, or JROTC for short, has recently renovated their building. The building began its construction in June of 2018 and was completed thirteen months later….


First pitch coming soon for softball

Reported by Alejandro Barbosa   The softball season is a few months away, but Coach Friesenhahn is already looking forward to an exciting season. Friesenhahn has been teaching at Madison since 2003. While coaching her varsity…


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