Art makes unique project

By Kristian Bush| Photo By Courtney Bowles

Art I recently finished their latest studio project on a very unusual canvas, an umbrella. Mrs.Freeman’s four Art I classes all contributed their own unique artwork onto this one umbrella.

“I thought it was interesting, that’s why I chose this studio,” Freeman said.

This type of artwork is called mixed media, which in this case uses print making. In this project students used stamps on the umbrella to represent each individual student and their culture.

“We use stamps for our own painting and we wanted to create something where we put all of our stamps together,” sophomore Mitchell Brown said.

The umbrella will be put on display with other artwork hanging off it on Apr.12 and 13 at Night Gallery.

StuCo Raises Money with Pennies for Patients

By Kristian Bush |

In the month of February student council is all about charity. They are supporting three organizations by collecting money in cans in a fundraiser known as “pennies for patients.” The fundraiser specifically caters to leukemia and lymphoma but assists with other charities as well.

“I think it’s a good thing for these three charities and the events to participate as a council,” student council sponsor, Julie Masters said.

Spirit groups shine at one singular sensation

Photos By Chloe Medina | Story By Kristian Bush |

Red lipstick, glitter, and big smiles: thats what it’s all about for high school dancers in the district at this time. With the dollies and cheerleaders getting ready to go to nationals in Orlando Feb. 10-15, competition season is well underway.

Teachers Bid Adieu To Madison

By Kristian Bush When teachers retire, most of the time, it’s at the end of the year. However this year is different. On Jan. 14, a part of Madison will clean their desks and head out the doors. Teachers Karolynne Palamarchuck who teaches Business and English, Susie DeMarco who teaches Psychology and Government, and Jim Miller…

Madison’s Soccer Coach Receives Top Honors

Photo By Brittany Pichler | Story By Kristian Bush |

Soccer coach Audrey Ambrose was inducted into The Texas Association of Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame Nov 19. After 27 years of being involved in high school soccer, she took her team into winning regionals six times and two state championships at Madison. She received The San Antonio Express News Coach of the Year eight times and NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year in 1991. Those are only a few of her many stepping stones that have led her into the hall of fame.

Robotics Completes First Competition

By Kristian Bush

The robotics team competed Oct. 22 and 23 at St. Mary’s University and placed 14 out of 40 teams.

“Since we did not place [high] this last time it gives me hope that we will do well in [future] competition[s],” says senior driver Garrett Tyree.

It takes a lot of time and people to make a robot, aproximantly six weeks for the last robot they built. The team consists of a total of 20 people but five went to competition. They include: Tyree, junior builder Wesley Wingo, sophomore programmer Carlos Martinez, sophomore programmer Gabriel Chacon and sophomore builder Jerry Marek.

A ceremony of remembrance

Story By Kristian Bush | The air was filled with remembrance at 8 a.m. on Sept.13, in memory of those who lost their lives on Sept.11, 2001.

“It was a chance to remember all the civilians we lost, and realize how much hate is in the world,” JROTC Cadet Evan Wester said.

The choir sang the national anthem at the ceremony, and Lt. Colonel Amador Cano presented a speech. The whole ceremony was planned and brought together by the JROTC cadets, and was officiated by Cadet captain Jack Scogrin. In addition, the JROTC color guard presented the flags at the ceremony.

“The Cadets put on a fantastic show, and opening of JROTC program for freshmen cadets,” MSG Xavier Sandoval said.