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Roosevelt Theatre Company impresses with Hairspray

Roosevelt Theatre Company impresses with Hairspray

By Gisselle Washington | Staff Writer | Roosevelt Theatre Company strikes again with the timeless musical Hairspray for the first production of 2019. Performances included compelling acting from the cast, intricate dances, and powerful vocals. The production ran on January 24, 25, 26 in the Roosevelt auditorium. “My favorite part of the play was probably […]

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Norwood returns to Roosevelt as principal

Norwood returns to Roosevelt as principal

By Angelina McMinn | Staff Writer | Bryan Norwood has returned to Roosevelt as principal. He worked at Roosevelt previously as an assistant principal. In his time away, he worked at North East Alternative Center and Memorial High School. He said he is excited to be returning to a familiar place.  “I’m excited to be […]

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Incoming freshmen get acquainted with campus at Teddy Tours

Incoming freshmen get acquainted with campus at Teddy Tours

By Nichelle Harris | Assignments Editor | On Jan. 16 the Roosevelt family welcomed the incoming class of Freshmen from three different middle schools – Ed White, Kruger, and Wood- with their yearly Teddy Tours. Before the tours started, the first group attended an assembly inside the auditorium where Principal Bryan Norwood gave the eighth […]

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Debate team members enjoy success

Debate team members enjoy success

By Gisselle Washington | Staff Writer | The debate team is on track to having another successful season with seniors Matthew Mandell and Valeria Najera advancing to the TFA state tournament on March 14-16 in Houston, Texas. Others advanced to UIL state after placing at the preliminary round at UIL Congress and invitational meets such […]

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Features

Philbrick inspires creativity in students

Philbrick inspires creativity in students

By Zakary Rodriguez | Contributing Writer | Katy Philbrick didn’t initially dream of coming back to Roosevelt High School once she had left. The 2001 alum graduated and went to Texas Tech university where she got her Master’s degrees in Architecture and Business Administration. Her goal was to work for an architecture firm but, after […]

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New World Geography teacher is influenced by past travels

New World Geography teacher is influenced by past travels

By Zacchaeus Anderson | Staff Writer | He’s a tall man that wears a button up shirt and khakis along with a pair of leather oxford dress shoes. His classroom is really open with South American sculptors and paintings on the wall. This teacher is Christopher Caesar and he teaches world geography at Roosevelt high […]

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Theatre company produces Macbeth

Theatre company produces Macbeth

Photo and Story by Krystal Stigger | Contributing Writer | The auditorium lights were down and the audience was seated. They were seated on stage, immersed in the production unfolding before them. Actors moved throughout the audience, performing sword fights, emotional monologues, and daring escapes. With the use of Old English dialogue and costumes to […]

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Free meals program Snack Shak continues under new sponsor

Free meals program Snack Shak continues under new sponsor

By Gisselle Washington | Staff Writer | Tackling chronic hunger. For students. From students. That’s what Snack Shak has been all about: helping teens and their families who are not able to provide enough food for themselves at home, with the assistance of student volunteers in partnership with Snack Pak 4 Kids. Now in its second […]

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Sports

Swimmers break personal records at meet

Swimmers break personal records at meet

Photos and Story by Austin Cohea | Big Stick Editor | In a team double the size of last school year, 75 percent of swimmers beat a personal best Friday, January 11 at Davis Natatorium. “It’s been really good; the new freshman swimmers are really good,” freshman Chris Sanchez said. Sanchez beat his 50 free […]

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Lady Riders Basketball Starts District Play

Lady Riders Basketball Starts District Play

By Jaqueleen Vidal | Staff Writer This article was originally posted in the Big Stick print publication Dec. 19, 2018. The Varsity girls received an award at their El Paso Tournament at the beginning of the month. They were named a McDonald’s Classic All Tournament Team.    “They were two of 12 selected,” coach Rob Rheinberger […]

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New Spurs team brings promising season

New Spurs team brings promising season

By Gisselle Washington | Staff Writer | On pace to become a top contender in the western conference, the Spurs are on track to be one of the top seeds in their division. The basketball team has currently averaged 110.9 points per game with their powerful offense credited to the addition of DeMar DeRozan from […]

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Riders to fight for last playoff seed

Riders to fight for last playoff seed

By Devan Clayton | Contributing Writer | The Rough Riders haven’t been to the playoffs in six years and now they’re fighting hard to grapple the playoff slot over Churchill. Over the years the Rough Riders have improved and have studied their game more deeply. Tonight, Churchill and Roosevelt will go to battle at Heroes […]

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Entertainment

The Super Bowl Halftime show flopped; here’s why:

The Super Bowl Halftime show flopped; here’s why:

By Gisselle Washington | Staff Writer | The super bowl halftime show was uneventful and underwhelming, plain and simple. On their accelerating decline of stardom, rock-pop band Maroon 5 failed to excite or bring a long lasting impression. It didn’t have the wow factor a big performance at the Super bowl would usually entail and […]

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True crime podcast explores both American and European Crime while creating easy listening environment

True crime podcast explores both American and European Crime while creating easy listening environment

By Hailey Massey | Assistant Editor | True Crime has recently become a widely popular topic among young adults and this has created a wide variety of shows, movies, and books exploring the depths of crime accounts in the United States. I have always been drawn to documentaries and articles that touched base on true […]

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Kind faces, good service separate Whataburger from the rest

Kind faces, good service separate Whataburger from the rest

By Zacchaeus Anderson | Staff Writer | It may seem like your common burger and fries restaurant, but what separates it from the competition is how the staff is so polite and understanding to you. This is Whataburger and its establishments are mainly in Texas and other southern states. Whataburger is primarily held in the […]

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PAX South brings gaming, cosplay, trivia together to create fun

PAX South brings gaming, cosplay, trivia together to create fun

By Angelina McMinn | Staff Writer |   PAX South is a gaming convention that took place in San Antonio at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Jan. 18-20. PAX South is one of the largest gaming conventions, and is held yearly in San Antonio. The tickets were cheap for a convention; the three day pass […]

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