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National Portfolio Day proves helpful for future art students

National Portfolio Day proves helpful for future art students

By Hailey Massey | Assistant Editor | On Sunday, Sept. 30, the art department took a group of students to Vincennes University in Houston for National Portfolio Day. The event was created as a way for art students to showcase their work and get feedback from art schools in order to prepare them for submitting […]

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Gay Straight Alliance Returns This Year

Gay Straight Alliance Returns This Year

By Austin Cohea | Big Stick Editor | The Gay Straight Alliance is set to host its first meeting of the year Oct. 3 in Saber 310. English IV teacher Paul Riser, after a year off in England, is back and is sponsoring the Gay Straight Alliance again. “I hope that the students who attend […]

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New York School of Visual Arts Visits art department to showcase programs

New York School of Visual Arts Visits art department to showcase programs

By Angelina McMinn | Staff Writer | School of Visual Arts from New York visited Roosevelt Monday Sept. 24. They had a powerpoint presentation about all of their majors and classes available. They have 12 undergraduate majors including advertising, cartooning, design, film, and many more. This college is located in New York City. They have […]

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College ROTC gives pathway for military-bound students

College ROTC gives pathway for military-bound students

By Hailey Massey | Assistant Editor | On Tuesday Sept. 18, 2nd Lieutenant Alberto Perez, an ROTC representative from St. Mary’s University, visited the Rough Rider Battalion to talk to cadets about life after high school and if that future involved the military, potentially taking college ROTC. Within the presentation, he talked about the activities […]

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Features

Student creates Mii Plaza during passing periods

Student creates Mii Plaza during passing periods

By Hailey Massey | Assistant Editor | As students quickly walk to their next class during passing periods, there is often a faint tune playing in the background that can be heard throughout the courtyard and many of the buildings on campus, and that tune is the Mii music, the song played in the Mii […]

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Ex-engineer takes on new opportunity teaching STEM classes at ETA

Ex-engineer takes on new opportunity teaching STEM classes at ETA

By Gisselle Washington | Staff Writer | Originally from a small town in Lake Jackson, Texas, Kevin Nardo attended UTSA to become a electrical engineer in 2014. He worked tremendously in his field, either troubleshooting and redirecting oil into various pipes or testing why certain pipes were failing. After a couple of years, Nardo chose […]

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Fine Arts Students Join Forces to Display Talents

Fine Arts Students Join Forces to Display Talents

By Hailey Massey | Staff Writer | On May 17, multiple fine arts organizations came together to showcase the hard work they’ve accomplished throughout the school year in a production. Multiple dance classes, cheerleaders, and theatre students participated in the Fine Arts showcase. Along with the production, the cheer team sold food and shirts at […]

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International club hosts second fair

International club hosts second fair

By Nichelle Harris | Staff Writer | Photos by Austin Cohea | On May 16, 2018 the International Club members hosted their second annual International festival to display and share the many cultures of some of the students at Theodore Roosevelt High School. “Within my first year of teaching I noticed how diverse our student […]

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Sports

Riders earn first district win

Riders earn first district win

By Jacqueleen Vidal | Staff Writer |     The varsity football team tied up their record last week with a 31-14 win over MacArthur. “I feel excited for our kids, just the idea of seeing things come together for the athletes. The work we’ve been putting in and leadership, and seeing the kids come together […]

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Students, Faculty compete in tennis

Students, Faculty compete in tennis

By Austin Cohea | Assistant Editor | The student-faculty tennis tournament gave the tennis players and the teachers an opportunity to have some fun outside the classroom May 15. Ten teams competed with junior Oscar De La Torre and German teacher Sara Gutierrez winning first place. “Oscar is an awesome partner and although the competition […]

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Four student athletes to compete at regionals

Four student athletes to compete at regionals

Four individual students are heading to regionals for a variety of events. After putting in a lot of work into practice, these athletes can say that they are proud of their work. Having nearly broken a record at district, Kiana Gasque placed in two different events at area, qualifying her for regionals. Sophomore Rashod Owens […]

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Track earns awards at South San Meet

Track earns awards at South San Meet

By Nichelle Harris | The TR track season was off to a powerful start with many wins at South San. Even though it was a practice track meet, the track teams came to show everyone their talents. Both JV and varsity boys took first place in the 400 meter relay, JV girls also first in […]

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Entertainment

Twenty One Pilots Off Hiatus

Twenty One Pilots Off Hiatus

By Angelina McMinn | Staff Writer | Twenty-One Pilots have released four new songs in 2018, the first original songs since a two-year hiatus. The new album, Trench is available for stream and download now. Fans have the songs Jumpsuit, Nico and the Niners, Levitate, and My Blood to satisfy their musical craving for now. […]

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Kim Namjoon’s Single Focuses of Love

Kim Namjoon’s Single Focuses of Love

By Gisselle Washington | Staff Writer | With a timely message empowering this generation to live life loving others, Kim Namjoon also known as RM, the leader of the highly successful internationally known Korean boy group BTS, produced his own solo track titled Trivia 承: Love, a lyrical masterpiece on the group’s latest album Love Yourself: […]

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‘Mind of Jake Paul’ rises above concerns

‘Mind of Jake Paul’ rises above concerns

By Liliana Lopez | Staff Writer | YouTuber Shane Dawson is doing a series on fellow YouTuber/Vine star Jake Paul.  He researches Jake Paul and his family, speaks with a psychologist about sociopaths and whether or not Jake could be one, and gets to know Jake. At first, some of Dawson’s fans were hesitant to […]

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Marvel gives glimpse of new movie

Marvel gives glimpse of new movie

By Liliana Lopez | Staff Writer | Captain Marvel is set to be released March 8, 2019.  The movie’s trailer recently dropped, giving fans their first look at the next film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Marvel Studios has released 20 movies for the MCU already, making Captain Marvel the 21st movie in the 10-year-old […]

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