Veins of Orange and Blue

By Travis Saucedo With the start of a chant, the student section was born. Many believed it couldn’t be made, but the game against Smithson Valley proved critics wrong. “At the beginning of the game [the student section] started off with eight, but it grew as people came in,” student section advisor Ruthie Acosta said….

Healthy Hygiene: Back to the Basics

By Noemi Rodriguez Though frequently overlooked, simply washing hands serves as the best protection against illness. “A lot of the books and the common things that you utilize in school whether it be notebooks or desks or things like that, that’s all transfer material for germs,” registered nurse Nichole Cramberg said. Although hand sanitizing might…

A Moment in the Spotlight

By Mackenzie Wallace Solo singers and dance duos accounted for only a few acts out of the varied assortment of students featured in the PAC last Thursday, along with bands, rappers, and comedians. Thanks to this mixed group of performers, the 2014 talent show went out with a bang. The talent show acted as an…

Arguing to the Top

By Jissele Wright Entering their fourth tournament this weekend, the Speech and Debate team continue to  collect points toward Texas Forensic Association State Qualification. These points aid the team in reaching their goal of Nationals this summer. “I don’t think we shoot for any particular accolade, I don’t think that we shoot for qualifying for any particular…

World News

By Jissele Wright Harvard recently discovered that 60% of teens pay little attention to daily news. People, especially young people, often find news depressing or boring. As a student, teachers recommend watching more world news, whether in debate, speech, or history. Current event assignments aside,  a person’s understanding of the world increases when they’re informed…

Broadway in the PAC: You Can’t Take It With You’s Fall Performance

The Madison Theater Department is performing You Can’t Take It With You on October 2-3 at 7PM and October 4 at 2PM. By Ryan Stephens Broadway comes to the Performing Arts Center with theater’s fall rendition of You Can’t Take It With You. Running concurrent with the Broadway run, the theater department will tell the…

Tragic Tale Retold

By Courtney Johnson Bright lights, period costumes, and stage make-up; these are some of the many elements that go into a high school theater production. For the Maverick theater department these elements, and countless long hours spent practicing to perfect their production of Hamlet, went into preparing for the U.I.L. One Act competition, which the…

Artistic Accolades

By Mackenzie Wallace Many students that competed in the Visual Arts Scholastic Event were publicly recognized at a medal ceremony last Tuesday for their outstanding artistic achievements. The VASE medal ceremony allowed art students that scored a four in competition to receive their awards. Additionally, the ceremony gave parents, teachers, administrators, and other students the…

Fun in the Sun

By Meagan Ozuna Spring break at one point was nonexistent. In early years, spring was the season of fertility and awakening. This was celebrated by the Greek and Romans by worshipping gods of wine, Dinyus and Bacchus. The beginnings of spring break didn’t come about until 1936. In 1936, a swimming coach at Colgate University…