News

DATA senior receives West Point appointment

DATA senior receives West Point appointment

Staff Reports | Photo Courtesy Steven Willaford | Cadet LTC Evan Pape is the Battalion Commander and a senior at the Design and Technology Academy. He recently completed the intensive application and screening process for nomination and admission as a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  On March 20, Evan was recognized for his achievement at a […]

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Two students to head to state for VASE

Two students to head to state for VASE

Two students are headed to state after achieving the highest awards at VASE . Freshman Jayce’aira Lockart and senior Samantha Valdez will be going to Bryan, Texas on April 4-5. “I’m extremely happy, cause I didn’t think that it would go to state,” Lockart said. A total of 41 art students went to the competition and earned […]

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Fashion Show Raises Funds for Project Graduation

Fashion Show Raises Funds for Project Graduation

By Aliyah Dixon | Photo by Christopher Herrera | After lots of practice and hard work, dedicated students and PTSA and community volunteers made this year’s fashion show a great success. ”The students were able to involve themselves in a production that allowed their talents, personality and skills to be highlighted,” said Sonja Armstrong from […]

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Features

Student’s Art Showcased at Capitol

Student’s Art Showcased at Capitol

By Josie Guzman | On March 9 a reception will be hosted by YAM (Youth Art Month) in honor of those students from all over the state that will have their art showcased in the Texas State Capitol in Austin. Those selected include junior Jaycob Davila. “Art has always been kind of an outlet for […]

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ISS Teacher Sings Gospel on the Side

ISS Teacher Sings Gospel on the Side

By Aliyah Dixon | Keedren Boston is an urban gospel artist. And he’s also the I.S.S. teacher. Boston has been an I.S.S. teacher for two years. Before he was an I.S.S teacher, he was a substitute for a while. Boston hasn’t always wanted to be a teacher; young Keedren dreamed of being a fireman. “My […]

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Writing Life: Student Writers Need Encouragement

Writing Life: Student Writers Need Encouragement

By Kelton Hill Creating a novel is a lot of things. It can be a privilege, a hobby, a distraction, a burden, and many other things. It is not naturally good or bad, but it’s what you decide to do with it. But writing to make a whole series of books takes a lot more […]

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Sports

Taking the lead at shotput, discus

Taking the lead at shotput, discus

By Francisco Turrubiates and Christopher Herrera | Junior Ayanna Atkins is the only returning regional-qualifying shotput and discus thrower this year. Atkins, who turns 19 today, is  in varsity track. She started five years ago. “I first started in middle school, and I have been in track since then,” said Atkins. “ I did  go […]

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Senior wrestlers prepare for state

Senior wrestlers prepare for state

By Christopher Herrera | Two wrestlers qualified for state this year. Seniors Grant Oshiro and Andres Farrera both placed in the top four in their weight category at region Jan. 31-Feb. 1. For Farrera, it’s his second trip to state in two years. Wrestling since he was 10, he’s hoping to place at state this […]

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Lady Riders Enter Playoffs

Lady Riders Enter Playoffs

Staff Reports | After finishing third place in district with a 7-5 record (22-8 overall), the Lady Riders open their postseason play tonight against the Judson Rockets at UTSA at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students. “It feels good,” junior Aliyah Christmas said. “We worked hard. The support carries us […]

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Entertainment

Gallery: RTC, Choir perform in Fame

Gallery: RTC, Choir perform in Fame

Roosevelt Theatre Company and members of the choir performed the musical Fame Feb. 5-6 and 11. The original last date was set for Feb. 7, but was changed to Feb. 11 due to potential icy conditions. Photos by Jennifer Solis  

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Review: Pac Man and Ghostly Adventure

Review: Pac Man and Ghostly Adventure

By Antonio Watson | Pac is Back…but sadly, it’s not much of a good return. Pac Man and the Ghostly Adventure was released in late October of 2013 for the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 consoles. It was made to bring a new spin to Pac Man to catch the […]

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Supernatural Mid-Season Finale Leaves Viewers Hanging ‘Til January

Supernatural Mid-Season Finale Leaves Viewers Hanging ‘Til January

By Josie Guzman | From monsters and ghosts to angels and demons, Supernatural on the CW network has just hit the mid-season finale of its ninth season, and has yet to disappoint. Released on Sept 13, 2005, Supernatural is an American horror/drama television series. The show is now a nine-season series that was created by […]

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