News

TR Community Garden Comes to Life

TR Community Garden Comes to Life

By Lizbeth Cuellar | As the year progressed the grass and plants in the middle of the bus circle disappeared. Why all of a sudden it became dirt over night? A few months ago it was rumored that construction was beginning to build  a new garden provided for the community, with the efforts of the science […]

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Cheer team takes fifth in nation

Cheer team takes fifth in nation

By Dominick Jayassi | The NCA cheerleading nationals occurred Jan. 22 in Dallas and the cheer team placed fifth. “I like seeing the progression, like where they started off and where they ended up,” coach Taylor Eddington stated. “They did well! They got fifth place. It was their first time in that particular category.” The nine […]

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Academic UIL brings home awards

Academic UIL brings home awards

  By Ana Calderon | Last month at Churchill the academic UIL team had their first competition. Roosevelt students competed against other schools across the city in 16 different subject areas. In the UIL competition, James Daley placed seventh in Current Events and issues, Marcus Caldera placed 10th in Calculator (Veteran Category), Saffron Kaplan placed ninth […]

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APUSHing it too much? Students report struggle in US History

APUSHing it too much? Students report struggle in US History

By AJ Ballard and Lizbeth Cuellar | Tests, quizzes, assignments and homework are all ready stressful for a student. Lately, one class has been pushing the buttons of many students. Even if you don’t have this class, you have obviously heard about it, and that class is AP US History: the dear subject that has made […]

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Features

Barbizon Modeling Agency comes to San Antonio

Barbizon Modeling Agency comes to San Antonio

By Caylin Coleman | Roughly 300 made-up beautiful young women, from ages 13 to 18, are in attendance for a placement in the highly prestigious Barbizon modeling and acting school. One young woman in particular is senior Brooke Finch, a Patriots varsity dancer. Finch initially felt no pressure and pretty confident until seeing the sea of […]

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School works to promote bullying awareness

School works to promote bullying awareness

By Randy Castillo | All through Angel’s* high school years, she would be bullied in class by the same students who bullied her in middle school. She would get her schedule changed to escape these students. Then in one situation she was put in a new class with friends of these bullies. It was a […]

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Strehle leads by example

Strehle leads by example

By Desiree Flores and Mayra Gallegos | Survivor of cancer, courageous, and an amazing personality. Gene Strehle has been teaching geometry 13 years but that’s not the only thing he’s done. Strehle has had such an impact on students’ lives, and is able to do what he does with the motivation of his students and […]

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How To Manage Money

How To Manage Money

By Andrea Barrera | Do you often find yourself struggling to save your money? Or keeping track of how much you spend because you just want to buy everything you come across, even though you might not necessarily need it? If so then it might interest you to read this. One thing you can do […]

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Sports

Basketball team heads into second round

Basketball team heads into second round

By Sarai Love | After beating Vista Ridge by two points on Tuesday, the varsity boys basketball team is looking forward to the next round, and reflecting on their steps to make it this far. Senior John Maag scored 68 points  in the regular season. “This [the basketball court] is a place where I can be […]

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Basketball looks for next win in tight district race

Basketball looks for next win in tight district race

By Mayra Gallegos | The varsity boys dropped to 17-9 and 4-3 in district after playing Johnson on Jan. 23 at the Blossom Athletic Center.  The boys lost with the score of 55-70. “I feel like we didn’t execute what we were supposed to do, that’s why Johnson got the edge over us,” junior Osiris Watson […]

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Making a splash

Making a splash

Swim team off to great start | By AJ Ballard |

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Agosto makes difference on, off field

Agosto makes difference on, off field

By Ana Calderón | Luz Agosto began playing softball at a very young age in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. At only six years old, she began playing in an all boys baseball team which she played for nine years. To her it was a unique experience, to be out on the field competing with boys, which not everyday […]

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Entertainment

One to Try: Gallant Ology

One to Try: Gallant Ology

By Randy Castillo | An upcoming artist with so much potential, amazing, powerful and relatable lyrics, Gallant’s second album “Ology” gives us a brighter look at what R&B has in store for us. Christopher Gallant started his music career in Los Angeles California in 2013 when he self-released his first debut EP “Zebra,” which in turn led […]

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Sarah McLachlan – “Possession” reveals love and longing

Sarah McLachlan – “Possession” reveals love and longing

By Tori Pulliam | Released in 1993, Sarah McLachlan’s “Possession” has shown many emotions and stories within its lyrics, but one story truly stands out. She tells a story of love, passion, and longing for an endless night, a story of fear for how the future may go, and how life would go on even […]

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Elvis remains king at 82

Elvis remains king at 82

By Juan Villanueva | Big Stick Editor | Everyone knows being a king isn’t easy and so did Elvis Presley. Born in 1935, Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi to Vernon and Gladys Presley. During his childhood, Presley soon gained love for the pop and country music of his time, eventually leading to him to become an […]

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Top 5 Music Artists of 2016

Top 5 Music Artists of 2016

By Angel Sabater | Big Stick Editor | With 2016 in the books, it’s time to look at some artists who had an impact last year. 1) TWENTY ØNE PILØTS Music duo, Tyler Joseph (Singer) and Josh Dun (Drummer), American band, began their journey in 2009, when they were inspired by a book called All […]

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