April 2012

New Student Steals Stage

By Alexandra Gutierrez | Photo by Catherine Milton |
When the theatre department’s One Act Play, Mary Stuart, advanced to Area this year, along with it came a whirlwind of new experiences for senior David George.


Softball Swings Into Playoffs

By Sarah Thibodeaux | Photo By Dreyson Doyle |

On April 20, the varsity softball team goes into their biggest game of the year so far. This game, against Johnson, serves as a tie breaker and determines whether or not the Lady Mavs are seated in second or third place in playoffs.


Baseball Steals Their Way Into Playoffs

By Richard Hernandez | Photo by Sabrina Southerly |

It’s come to that point of the season: where everything that a team has worked for either makes or breaks them, and as the baseball team approaches their last two district games, they feel that their run isn’t stopping soon.


Junior Courtney Smith practices her routine at Dollie tryouts.

Dancers Prepare for 2012-2013 Dollies

By Kristian Bush

On April 9, after school, the band hall was overflowing with nervous energy, as dancers practiced and awaited their turn to try out for Dollies. The closed tryout is, for many dancers, their dream since they entered high school.


TSA Best In State

By Leslie Fuentes

TSA students left for Waco on April 1 with subwoofers and catapults in the trunks of their cars for a state meet at which members of the team placed high in the competition.



Powderpuff Rivalry Kicks Up Competition

By Samantha Sanburn | Photo by Dreyson Doyle |

After an embarrassing kickoff that resulted in a fumble for the seniors, the Powderpuff game was off to a running start. The game contained a lot of interesting components that no one could have predicted, such as the trombone section of the Maverick band showing up for some cued theme music.


‘Lucky’ Enough for Silver Screen

By Alexandra Gutierrez

Nicholas Sparks has written book after book and has had a countless number of them made into lovey-dovey chick flicks starring Channing Tatum, Liam Hemsworth, and Kevin Costner. But now, it’s Zac Efron’s turn.


Golf Swings During District Competition

By Richard Hernandez | Photo by Chloe Medina |

The boys golf team competed at district on April 2 and April 3 and walked away with no players advancing, but the girls are still competing at Pecan Valley with high hopes.


“The Hunger Games” Sets The Bar High

By Kristian Bush

It’s a movie unlike no other and it’s sweeping the nation in theaters and in bookstores. “The Hunger Games” has consumed minds and has left them in the dimension of the capitol. The phenomenon all started with three books and has since grown into a New York Times best selling series and now into a movie.


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