News

JROTC teams place top 5 at nationals

JROTC teams place top 5 at nationals

By Sarai Love | The JROTC competition teams, the Riderettes and San Juan guard attended nationals in Kentucky and placed second and fourth overall in unarmed drill. Last year the Riderettes placed first in unarmed drill. This year they went to competition with their heads held high and hope on their shoulders.  Ultimately Riderettes took second […]

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International Women’s Day brings yet another protest

International Women’s Day brings yet another protest

By Juan Villanueva | Big Stick Editor | Every year, women, men and children gather around the world to celebrate Women’s History during March. The celebration dates back to 1911, during the time when women first began fighting for their rights. A landmark year was 1920, the year that women finally gained the right to vote with […]

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Rocketry club prepares for spring competition

Rocketry club prepares for spring competition

By Ana Calderon | ETA students in the rocketry club are now preparing for competition. “We have two rocketry teams right now trying to compete for competition, we have team America and we have the NASA SLI team, both teams are trying to compete for time and height,” ETA teacher Christina Moreno, said. Both Rocketry […]

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Two students qualify for state at VASE

Two students qualify for state at VASE

By Dominick Jayassi | Art students competed at the regional Visual Art Scholastic Event on Feb. 11. Their hard work was recognized with 67 regional medals. In addition, two students, junior Daira Macias Navarro, and sophomore Lacie Parries, had their artworks advanced to state. “I just painted an abstract kind of work that resembled the […]

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Features

Remembering Selena, 22 Years Later

Remembering Selena, 22 Years Later

By Angel Sabater | Big Stick Editor It has been 22 years since 23 year-old, Tejano singer, Selena Quintanilla or Selena’s death on March 31, 1995. Murdered by Yolanda Saldívar (at the time was 34 year-old, but now is 56 years-old) at the Days Inn motel in Corpus Christi, Texas who was found in the […]

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Counselor Spencer helps students

Counselor Spencer helps students

By Austin Cohea | Counselor James Spencer grew up for the most part in San Angelo, but most of his family is from San Antonio. Spencer started out as a Social Studies teacher. “When I was a teacher, I worked at an alternative high school, and I felt like I was doing more counseling than […]

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Penney tells stories, inspires students

Penney tells stories, inspires students

By Austin Cohea | Jason Penney was raised in a small town in England  – in fact, the fifth smallest town in England. He was born in Colorado; then two years later, moved to England. Then to California for first grade, and back to England again to start second grade.   It’s been a life […]

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Walker and Cortez lead students into future

Walker and Cortez lead students into future

By Juan Villanueva | Big Stick Editor | Without help from his advisors, senior Andrew Vasquez would be very behind on his college matters. But Vasquez, who often spends his time in the Career Center, has been shaped by his advisors who have seeded him help in applying for college, scholarships, and lead him on […]

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Sports

Varsity soccer makes great gains

Varsity soccer makes great gains

By Juan Villanueva | Big Stick editor | At the beginning of this year, Darnell Barnes and Ali Goljahmofrad were determined to change the soccer program for the better. The most important changes included giving the players more discipline and commitment along with changing practice time. “We started with a group of 120 guys. I changed practice from after school to […]

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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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Seven football players commit to colleges

Seven football players commit to colleges

By Tori Pulliam and AJ Ballard | One week ago, seven football players signed for their colleges of choice. “I feel like I’m actually part of the program now that I’m locked in. I’m officially a college student now,” said senior Joshua Morgan. These seven seniors: Leroy Giles, Morgan, Bryson Carroll, Abideen Bello, Xander Yarberough, […]

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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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Entertainment

Apple Launches New Red Phone

Apple Launches New Red Phone

By Andrea Barrera | Apple launched the new RED iPhone 7 and 7 plus on March 24. Word spread like wildfire ever since people found out that was going to be released. Being all over people’s social media, some people had even been saving up their money specifically to be able to buy it, the […]

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Evanescence – “Lithium” holds truth about depression

Evanescence – “Lithium” holds truth about depression

By Tori Pulliam | Released in 2006, Evanescence has gifted their audience with “Lithium.” A song of metaphorical yet literal lyrics and expressions, it speaks of the pending departure of depression, but yet its host does not wish to let go of it either. Those who suffer from depression know exactly how it feels to wish […]

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Why is February only 28 days?

Why is February only 28 days?

By Juan Villanueva | Big Stick Editor | Looking at a calendar is a daily task for anyone. Perhaps an individual is spending their time looking for dates to mark on special occasions like anniversaries or birthdays. However, once the individual gets to February they begin to question why today, February ends in 28 days when every […]

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Cinderella fits just right with audience

Cinderella fits just right with audience

  By Naomi Gutierrez and Mayra Gallegos| We all know Cinderella, but the way these students played their roles made the story a million times better. Cinderella was a family-friendly act that was funny and loving. Believe it or not the students worked really hard to stay in character. Opening informally Jan. 25, the musical […]

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