News

SAT testing important first step in college applications

SAT testing important first step in college applications

By Gisselle Washington | Staff Writer | Students will have the opportunity to take the SAT test Saturday, Nov. 3 at Roosevelt High School at 7:45 a.m. The SAT test is required in most applications to a four-year university for college-bound students and tests in subjects such as reading, writing and language, and math. “Taking […]

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Architecture Club launches at TR

Architecture Club launches at TR

By Zakary Rodriguez | Contributing Writer | Architecture club is one of the newest clubs to appear at Roosevelt High School. It was started by Club president Faith Feliciano and vice president Paola Leal with the help of sponsor architecture teacher Katy Philbrick. Philbrick has been teaching architecture for the past 11 years. “I came […]

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ETA students visit UTSA engineering

ETA students visit UTSA engineering

By Gisselle Washington | Staff Writer | With the closing in of application deadlines, and the beginning of a crucial stage for students deciding where they’re going to spend the next four years of their lives after high school, the Engineering and Technology Academy hosted a field trip for 40 of their students to the […]

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Homecoming ushers in new royalty

Homecoming ushers in new royalty

By Jaqueleen Vidal | Staff Writer | Homecoming week ended with the crowing of royalty; senior Natalie Reyes was queen and Joshua Hollis was king. “I was super shocked, I didn’t think I was going to win honestly. I was super late on campaigning, I didn’t make any posters, stickers, or anything all of my […]

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Features

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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Student creates Mii Plaza during passing periods

Student creates Mii Plaza during passing periods

By Hailey Massey | Assistant Editor | As students quickly walk to their next class during passing periods, there is often a faint tune playing in the background that can be heard throughout the courtyard and many of the buildings on campus, and that tune is the Mii music, the song played in the Mii […]

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Ex-engineer takes on new opportunity teaching STEM classes at ETA

Ex-engineer takes on new opportunity teaching STEM classes at ETA

By Gisselle Washington | Staff Writer | Originally from a small town in Lake Jackson, Texas, Kevin Nardo attended UTSA to become a electrical engineer in 2014. He worked tremendously in his field, either troubleshooting and redirecting oil into various pipes or testing why certain pipes were failing. After a couple of years, Nardo chose […]

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Fine Arts Students Join Forces to Display Talents

Fine Arts Students Join Forces to Display Talents

By Hailey Massey | Staff Writer | On May 17, multiple fine arts organizations came together to showcase the hard work they’ve accomplished throughout the school year in a production. Multiple dance classes, cheerleaders, and theatre students participated in the Fine Arts showcase. Along with the production, the cheer team sold food and shirts at […]

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Sports

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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Girls cross country runner competes at Region

Girls cross country runner competes at Region

By Nichelle Harris | Assignments Editor | Senior Fernanda Juarez showed everyone that hard work and dedication pay off in the long run when she ran at regionals Oct. 22.  For the first time in four year,s that the Roosevelt cross country team has now succeeded in sending at least one of their athletes to […]

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Students Place First in ‘Golf Scramble’

Students Place First in ‘Golf Scramble’

By Austin Cohea | Big Stick Editor | Seniors Hunter Simon and Jackson Crowell won the “Golf Scramble,”  a golf game played in pairs, Oct. 3. “We felt really good the whole time, we felt like we were gonna win, so when we went in we had the expectation of winning because we were playing […]

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Riders earn first district win

Riders earn first district win

By Jacqueleen Vidal | Staff Writer |     The varsity football team tied up their record last week with a 31-14 win over MacArthur. “I feel excited for our kids, just the idea of seeing things come together for the athletes. The work we’ve been putting in and leadership, and seeing the kids come together […]

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Entertainment

Supernatural reveals more of Michael’s actions

Supernatural reveals more of Michael’s actions

By Liliana Lopez | Staff Writer | SPOILER ALERT Season 14 of the CW’s Supernatural is in process, with episodes airing on Thursdays.  Last week’s episode, “Nightmare Logic,” is the fifth of the season so far. The episode began with a young hunter, Maggie, who was out to kill what she thought to be a […]

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Halloween spirit lives on through Dark remake of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”

Halloween spirit lives on through Dark remake of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”

By Hailey Massey | Assistant Editor | Halloween season came to an end with candy, rotten pumpkins and rain, but, if you still want to maintain the spooky season, Netflix’s newest release will keep that feeling alive. Sabrina Spellman’s back, but in a much different light that might keep you up at night. On Oct. […]

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The Hate U Give visually stunning, emotionally compelling

The Hate U Give visually stunning, emotionally compelling

By Gisselle Washington | Staff Writer | Intense. Compelling. Inspirational. Based on the powerful novel by Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give is a long-lasting tale that will be remembered by generations to come as it sheds light on the social issues plaguing African Americans today in our society. Directed by George Tillman Jr., the […]

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Criminal Minds thrills with plot twists

Criminal Minds thrills with plot twists

By Liliana Lopez | Staff Writer | SPOILER ALERT Criminal Minds is on its 14th season with episodes airing on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on CBS. Last week’s episode (Oct. 24) was the fourth of the season. The episode surrounded the murder of a woman and her sister.  The team split with most heading to […]

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