M&M Bowl

September 26, 2015 was MacArthur’s and Madison’s annual high school football game. Mac and Madison are longtime rivals who are both high school teams in NEISD. It was a terrific game with MacArthur pulling ahead in the 2nd quarter. Both were evenly matched for each other, but only one of them could take home the victory.

With each team scoring touchdowns, it would go back and forth with MacArthur ahead, and the Madison pulling up. Finally in the 2nd quarter, MacArthur pulled ahead for the rest of the game. Even after MacArthur pulled ahead, the suspense was still high with cheering crowds and bands.

The high school students were supporting the teams with colorful paint on their faces, in their hair, and on their arms and legs. Madison students had hats with spoons attached to them. There was no end to the high schoolers cheers. It was so loud you could have probably heard it all over town.

During half time MacArthur’s band was very impressive along with the dance, and cheer groups. The bands support helped rally the crowd.

When the suspenseful game finally came to a closing, the final score was 49 to 35 Mac beating Madison. The team suffering only two injuries both from Mac football. This year the M&M victory goes to Macarthur.

N.E.I.S.D Pink Day

By: Hannah. G

Friday, October 9, 2015 will be N.E.I.S.D’s pink day, which is when schools in the N.E.I.S.D district will wear a pink shirt and jeans to support breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer has actually decreased in the past decade in the USA, but in other places it has increased.  Fewer women have died due to breast cancer, but the amount of people diagnosed with breast cancer has risen. Male breast cancer has lower rates than the women, but the deaths are just as fatal.

North America has the highest incidence for breast cancer. The more industrialized the country, the more incidence’s it has then non-industrialized countries. Immigrants mimic their home country origins for breast cancer health and awareness, but after several generations in an industrialized country, it increases their breast cancer statistics.

Women all over the globe have suffered from breast cancer that could have been passed on genetically. What can people do to help women with this cancer? Currently scientist all over the world are trying to create a pure antidote that will be swiftly, non-painfully, and very reliable to cure the cancer patient. For now we all need to support the cancer patients by wearing pink on Friday, October 9, 2015. Will you step up and support breast cancer awareness?

Don’t Let Your Flu Fight Back

By: Hope H

Do you have a fever? Do you feel weak? Do you feel nausea (vomiting)? If so, you might have the flu. The flu is coming back and it’s coming back stronger than ever. Everyone has questions about how we should avoid the flu.

We all have people telling us to wash our hands with soap and water all the time, but what we don’t realize is that by washing our hands we can prevent many diseases. Another thing we don’t realize is that hand sanitizer doesn’t kill the germs, it just strips away the outer oil on the skin, preventing from germs inside your body to come to the surface. Warm water and soap kills all the germs rather than just the harmless germs. Also, according to our school nurse, we should also get the flu shot and cover our sneezes with our elbows to help prevent the flu.

Many people share makeup, food, drinks, and many other items that come in contact with your face. Many viruses are spread through the mucus and saliva of an infected person, meaning that friend you shared a soda with might have given you the flu, or vice versa.

All in all we need to watch what we touch and share with others, also just wash your hands.