News

Flood damages dance studio floor

Flood damages dance studio floor

By Fransisco Turrubiates | At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday students evacuated the buildings during fifth period, a few seconds after the tardy bell. Teachers were not aware that there was going too be a fire drill but they walked their students to the destinations they have been practicing since the beginning of school. “When […]

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Campus working to boost attendance

Campus working to boost attendance

Campus works to find solutions to ongoing attendance challenge.

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Students get sneek peek of courses for next year

Students get sneek peek of courses for next year

By Christopher Herrera | Course selection is running through the end of February. Counselors are calling in freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to pick their classes for next year. To get a head start on ideas, students received course cards in class Jan. 27 and now have options with their electives and core classes when they […]

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Students Make Sand Art Hearts For Valentines Day

Students Make Sand Art Hearts For Valentines Day

By Angel Sabater | Library students show up in record numbers to create craft; celebrate Valentine’s Day, Singles’ Awareness, and just loving the library.

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Features

Profile: Bass brings English to life

Profile: Bass brings English to life

By Juan Villanueva | When you walk into Cynthia Bass’s English classroom, you won’t find music playing, but instead you’ll probably find her making her students laugh. In three words, Bass describes herself as patient, kind and open-minded. She considers herself a lifelong learner, having attended the University of Maryland and earning four degrees: two bachelors, one […]

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Profile: Barlow joins ranks in physics

Profile: Barlow joins ranks in physics

By Kayla Rudd | Physics teacher Elizabeth Barlow loves her job. “Roosevelt is such an amazing and diverse school,” Barlow said. “Every day is a different but always jam packed with new experiences.” Barlow had been long-term subbing for the class, but recently got named the permanent teacher. “It wasn’t hard at all to adapt […]

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Students, staff, donate blood

Students, staff, donate blood

By Jonmichael Ramos and Osiris Watson | Students, staff come together to donate 85 units of blood.

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Finding ‘The One’ to Read

Finding ‘The One’ to Read

Students try speed-dating with library books.

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Sports

Track earns multiple medals at opener

Track earns multiple medals at opener

From staff reports | The boys and girls track teams had their season opener Feb. 20 at the North East Invitational Track meet at Heroes Stadium, earning multiple awards. Ayleen Carrizales won first place in the varsity girls high jump with a jump of 5’2″. Tamia Laury finished second in the JV girls 400 meter dash […]

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Basketball visits children’s hospital

Basketball visits children’s hospital

By Juan Villanueva | As their season came to a close, Roosevelt’s new head basketball coach, Manny Flores took ten varsity players to CRIT USA, a new Children’s Rehabilitation Institute of TeletonUSA. CRITUSA helps children with several types of disabilities including those who suffer specifically from neuromusculoskeletal disabilities. The hospital opened their doors during late October of […]

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Five wrestlers advance to region

Five wrestlers advance to region

By Oscar Ramirez and Andres Del Toro | Last weekend the varsity wrestlers went to Districts with the school placing in fourth in NEISD with 123 points. Five students qualified for region including Josh Wynn who placed third place in weight class 138. Also Abram Guardiola placed second in weight class 285, winning three out of five matches. One of […]

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Swimming advances relays to region

Swimming advances relays to region

By Kayla Rudd | As the swimming season comes to end, we had a total of eight people place in our district meet on Jan. 30 and 31 and swim at the region meet on Feb. 6 and 7. Four boys and four girls placed in a relays district and meets. “It feels really good to […]

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Entertainment

Review: Marina and The Diamonds’ “FROOT”

Review: Marina and The Diamonds’ “FROOT”

By Juan Villanueva | With Marina Diamandis’s previous albums having a genre of indie-pop and electrop, FROOT brought a change. Diamandis first began writing material for her new album during the summer of 2012, after Electra Heart was released. She chose to record the album with the performance of a live band which took place […]

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Journey Through Time With Dragonball Xenoverse

Journey Through Time With Dragonball Xenoverse

By Andres Del Toro | To save the world from complete destruction, sounds simple enough, right? Our old heroes are once again called upon to protect the Earth, but this time with a little help – from you of course. Developed by Dimps and published by Namco Games, “Dragonball Xenoverse” takes you on a journey […]

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Review: The Battle of the Five Armies Prepares for DVD release

Review: The Battle of the Five Armies Prepares for DVD release

Review by Kelton Hill Image download courtesy www.thehobbit.com downloads | I’ve been a Lord of the Rings fan most of my life because I enjoy fantasy, action, and adventure. When I heard about the making of the ‘Hobbit’ films, I was overexcited to watch them, so when ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ […]

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Unbroken: Read the Book Before you See the Movie

Unbroken: Read the Book Before you See the Movie

By Hayley Benton | Soon to be released as a major motion picture on Christmas, the book Unbroken has pulled on the heartstrings of many who have read it.  A New York Times Bestseller for 180 weeks, Unbroken has won multiple Book of the Year Awards. Even though the book is acclaimed by critics everywhere as […]

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