News

Freshman robotics team competes on campus

Freshman robotics team competes on campus

By Juan Villanueva | On Saturday, the robotics team played competition against 33 other teams. The team was made up of seven freshman students including five boys and two girls. This is the sixth year of the robotics team doing this competition, except students in the team were freshmen, and most of team participated in robotics during middle school. […]

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DATA makes 60 core value awards

DATA makes 60 core value awards

By Juan Villanueva |
Sixty students received teacher-nominated core value awards in a public ceremony Tuesday Morning.

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Students settle in to second semester

Students settle in to second semester

By Juan Villanueva | This last week brought students back to school which also marked the beginning of a new, second semester. From Dec. 22 to Jan. 2, teachers and students spent their holidays enjoying a two-week winter break. Before the break, students spent the last week of the first semester taking finals. Since the […]

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Features

Officer Smith inspires students, coworkers

Officer Smith inspires students, coworkers

By Aliyah Dixon | He plays basketball, works out every morning at 04:00 and also cherishes his family. “I’m a family man; family means a lot,” he said. To provide for that family Officer Donald Smith chose to work at this school; he loves spending time with his co workers and the students. He loves being a cop, […]

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Students ‘Let it Go’ at Teen Time Karaoke

Students ‘Let it Go’ at Teen Time Karaoke

By Angel Sabater Frozen has been recognized for its top two songs like “For the First Time in Forever” by Kristen Bell and “Let it Go” by Demi Lovato. Teen Time: Frozen Karaoke was held outside in the courtyard during all four lunches on Tuesday for students. Students throughout all four lunches had crowded the […]

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Breaking the Silence: English project strikes chord with students

Breaking the Silence: English project strikes chord with students

By Francicso Turrubiates | Students in English III viewed a TED Talk video featuring Clint Smith discussing the dangers of silence. Students received a poster with three guiding questions to answer in their own opinion what Smith was trying to achieve with his speech. “The reason I think it’s important is, as I mention to them, we […]

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Sports

Boys prepare for district play

Boys prepare for district play

By Osiris Watson and JonMichael Ramos | With only two games left before district play, the boys prepare to take on district challengers under the guidance of their new coach.

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Riders sail past Smithson Valley

Riders sail past Smithson Valley

From Staff Reports | The Lady Riders beat Smithson Valley last night 38-27, improving their record to 12-7 and dropping Smithson Valley to 16-4. “Honestly it felt great,” senior Arysia Porter said. “My team and I came out with energy and stayed with it til the end.” Porter led the team with 19 points, and […]

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Wrestling finds success at Austin; to compete at Judson dual

Wrestling finds success at Austin; to compete at Judson dual

By Kayla Rudd Coming off of a great tournament last month at Austin Bowie, where the varsity wrestling team had 3 players that placed, the varsity team prepares to dual three schools at Judson tonight. The Bowie tournament was the season opener for a team that took two seniors to state last year. “I have […]

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Entertainment

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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Maleficent now on DVD

Maleficent now on DVD

By Haley Jennings | Recently released on DVD Nov. 4, 2014,  is Angelina Jolie’s newest movie Maleficent: the untold story of the villain Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. It’s about when Maleficent (Jolie) was young and she lived in her forest kingdom as a fairy. When she grows up she becomes the protector but loses her […]

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Five movies to watch for holiday spirit

Five movies to watch for holiday spirit

By Oscar Ramirez | A Christmas Story This is a wonderful movie to watch during Christmas because it’s a family movie. It’s about a kid in elementary who wanted a red rider BB gun, but everyone just tells him he will shoot his eye out. When he finally gets the gift he wanted, mishaps ensue. […]

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