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…

National Honor Society

By Courtney Johnson The acronym can be seen and heard in almost every high school across the nation. NHS, or National Honor Society, is a special organization for students who display exemplary characteristics and are seen as leaders of the Junior and Senior classes. Students in NHS spend time  volunteering  in their school and community….

Honoring an Era

By Courtney Johnson After 23 years of serving as football coach, Jim Streety  decided to move on to a new position as athletic director at  New Braunfels ISD. To honor the legendary coach, a pep rally was held Friday to reflect on his time here. Former players returned to compete against current students, even Streety…

Future leaders: Student Council

By Fryda De Alva On the morning of February 12, Madison’s student council had their annual nomination ceremony to elect officers for the incoming 2015 year, which took place in the auditorium. “Madison is the only school in the district to pick officers in a ceremony,” senior Cory Johnson said. “Social studies teachers have student…

Mischievous Musical

By Mackenzie Wallace “Playgoers, I bid you welcome.” Bradley Fertitta, playing lead character Pseudolus, breaks the fourth wall in the opening line to welcome the audience to the musical comedy A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum last Saturday evening. However, the surprising style of direct audience confrontation, along with character movement…

A Weekend At OSS

By Mackenzie Wallace While many students use the weekend to catch up on sleep or spend time with friends and family, high school dancers and cheerleaders all over NEISD woke up this weekend with the anticipation of One Singular Sensation fresh on their mind. One Singular Sensation is an event designed to bring together dance…

Plan for the Future

By Mackenzie Wallace It’s never too early to start planning ahead, which is why Madison hosted a visit for eighth graders on Wednesday morning to review next years class possibilities. Eighth graders from Krueger, Wood, Driscoll, and Harris visited the Madison campus to scope out the available electives and organizations that would soon be offered…

Winter Concert

By Jissele Wright Orchestra performed their annual Winter Concert for family and  friends Wednesday night. Holiday music filled the auditorium as the five levels of orchestra performed their finale number “A Christmas Festival” together. “The best part of the winter concert is the last song, Christmas Festival, because we [Philharmonic Orchestra] didn’t have to play by…