News

Prom court raises money for charity

Prom court raises money for charity

By Kayla Rudd | As the time for the awarding of Prom King and Queen comes around, there are four students running. Each student is raising money for a different foundation. Darcell Bios is raising money for the San Antonio Aids foundation, Mariana Wong is raising money for U.N.I.C.E.F, Deja Morgan is raising money for […]

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TSA students earn state awards

TSA students earn state awards

By Andres del Toro and Oscar Ramirez | Forty-six students traveled to the TSA State Competition in Waco April 9- 11, and 27 walked away finalists for national competition. Among the top winners included junior Ashlyn Bain, and senior Alex Lee who got Gold Level achievement, and, along with sophomore Jason Conklin, made the TSA National Honor […]

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School to honor 49 summa graduates

School to honor 49 summa graduates

The annual Summa Reception is the first of several events slated to honor seniors, a sign that graduation is coming.

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Two students place at Battle of Flowers

Two students place at Battle of Flowers

By Oscar Ramirez and Andres Del Toro | Two students’ artwork was recognized for the cover contests of the Battle of Flowers Band Festival Program. Senior Ashliegh Askew placed second, narrowly missing a threepeat of the top award in the contest. She won a cash prize of $200. Askew’s inspiration was her teacher. She said she changes things […]

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Features

Earth Day Exclusive: Cleaning up the Courtyard

Earth Day Exclusive: Cleaning up the Courtyard

By Juan Villanueva | Empty bottles, milk spills, trays, and napkins are only a few of many leftovers one can find on our campus’ courtyard. Students not disposing of trash properly requires more time for workers to pick up trash. On a daily basis, it takes custodians one to one and a half hours to […]

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Sophomore shaves head for charity

Sophomore shaves head for charity

By Juan Villanueva | With many different reactions from teachers and peers on Monday, sophomore Angela Wait walked to class without any hair. After hearing her sister’s friend had been involved in Saint Baldrick’s Foundation, she decided she had to participate. Along with her sister Christina Wait, who is a student at the University of Texas at […]

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Teens Celebrate Crayola Crayon Awareness Day

Teens Celebrate Crayola Crayon Awareness Day

By Angel Sabater| To honor the 130th anniversary of the invention of the Crayon, on March 24, San Antonio Public Library, Molly Pruitt, held Teen Time: Crayola Crayon Day. “Mrs. Downen was looking for things to do for Teen Time,” librarian, Troy Lawrence said. “We just decided coloring in printed out pictures would be a […]

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Profile: Gnospelius talks hockey, sarcasm

Profile: Gnospelius talks hockey, sarcasm

By Juan Villanueva | Alan Gnospelius’s career first began before he started teaching. Gnospelius played hockey in high school and college. “I’ve ice skated since I was four years old,” he said. Now that he doesn’t play, Gnospelius officiates hockey games as he is a hockey referee. “Stay out of the way and get hit by […]

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Sports

Track advances athletes to area

Track advances athletes to area

Staff Reports | Photos by Minoe Noe | Five individual track and field athletes as well as the 4 x 400 team are advancing to area this week. Sophomore Ayleen Carrizales and junior Tommy Mills advance for high jump, sophomore Joshua Morgan advances for long jump, sophomore Wyatt Royder advances for pole vault, and sophomore Bryson […]

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Special Olympians prepare for Area

Special Olympians prepare for Area

On April 2, hundreds of Special Education Students gathered at Blossom Athletic Center for the NEISD Special Olympics. At the event, athletes participated in running and field events. From our campus, a total of 35 students competed. The Star Spangled Banner was performed by TR Special Olympian Tyree Thomas. “It felt very comfortable; I want […]

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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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Entertainment

Open Heart keeps viewers on edge of seat

Open Heart keeps viewers on edge of seat

By Kayla Rudd | The new Teen Nick show Open Heart is set to end its first season on Tuesday. The show premiered on Jan. 20. It is about a young girl named Dylan Blake (Karis Cameron) who finds out her dad went missing and hasn’t returned back to the hospital. Blake goes a quest to find […]

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Fast and Furious Seven Carries On

Fast and Furious Seven Carries On

By Kayla Rudd | The newest Fast and Furious movie came out on April 3, 2015. It took a little over two years to get this movie together after the stop of film making because of the death of the main character. The star character of the movie, Paul Walker passed away in a car […]

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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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