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.

“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.

Swim team travels to Austin to support Bates

By Kristian Bush | Photo by Morgan Taplin |

Wake up, swim, go to school, swim and repeat that is the typical routine for Leia Bates. And it has earned her a trip to the state swim meet this weekend in Austin.

Breaking Dawn Quenches Thirst of Viewers

By Kristian Bush | Thousands of people met at theaters all around America to view one of the most popular movies of the year,”Breaking Dawn Part:1.” It is definitely a must see for this Thanksgiving break.

AMP Gets Down and Dirty for Some Friendly Competition

Story by Kristian Bush | Photo by Shayna Fernico |
Ag Olympics included games like twister (the spots were mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup, and pickle relish), chocolate pudding races, sponge dodge ball, and tug o’ war.

Spirit Groups Progress Over Summer

By Kristian Bush, Frank Garcia and Aryn Koeppen |

Madison spirit girls don’t have a regular summer; it comes with hard work and training so that the teams can be ready for football games and competitions during the school year.

Auto Technology Prepares For Nationals

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By Kristian Bush

In to the finals by default, and one mistake away from a perfect car. One side mirror bug is what kept two NEISD students from having a bug-less car, though they’re still headed to nationals in June.