David Edwards: The Essence of Madison Pride

Reported by James Arellano The David Edwards Memorial Athletic Complex (DEMAC) stands proudly at the rear of our school, housing all the modern athletic facilities used by all sports departments. But many don’t know about the 21 year old story of the alumni that it’s named after,  his story of pride, perseverance, and passion. In…

A Season For The History Books

Reported by Landen Anciso The 2024 season for Madison’s Softball team has been extraordinary. After a drought of almost two decades, the Lady Mavs broke the 2002 curse and secured the district championship with an impressive record of 14-1. The team’s exceptional performance is a testament to their hard work, dedication, and talent. The Lady…

a Brief History of Cinco de Mayo

Reported by Anahi Avalos On the 5th of may is the day where Mexico celebrates it’s victory from the Battle of Puebla Day. It celebrates the Mexican Army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, during the French-Mexican War. In 1862, Benito Juárez served his term as President of Mexico…

The Messy Problem With Cascerones

Reported by Hunter Paganucci With Easter having recently passed and traditions being over, the rising outcry of complaints about Cascarones continues to be made apparent. The marking of the holidays arrival is made very clear by the colorful confetti mess left behind. Because of this, many activists are asking for people to stop with these…

Only 25% of the STAAR Test is Graded by Humans, The Rest is Graded by AI

Reported By Giovani De La Torre For the last 13 years, students enrolled in Texas public schools in grades 3-8 and certain high school levels have been required to take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test. According to the Texas Education Agency, The tests purpose is to help to ensure that…

A Berry Good Time

Reported By Anahi Avalos It’s hard to deny that strawberries are one of the most delicious fruits. Whether you enjoy them plain, dipped in chocolate, or drizzled with condensed milk, their sweet and juicy flavor is hard to resist. If you’re a strawberry lover, you won’t want to miss the annual Poteet Strawberry Festival, located…

Smoke Shop Opening Concerns Parents

Reported By James Arellano  Concerns have been raised about a new smoke shop opening in the Madison Center, which has been accused of using its location to get closer to a younger audience. After the closing of the Boost Mobile store at the Madison Center, The property was bought up by Smokerz Paradize, a large…

Let’s Rodeo!

Reported by Aiden Guerra   San Antonio, TX – The annual San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is set to kick off its festivities on February 8 and will continue the thrill until February 25. Rodeo enthusiasts, music lovers, and families alike are gearing up for an unforgettable experience at this year’s event. One of…

Presidents’ Day Unites Nation in Tribute to Leaders Old and New

Reported by Breeze Ruiz Everyone widely recognizes the face on the one-dollar bill. This founding father, military officer, and first President of the United States served from 1789 to 1797. He demonstrated outstanding leadership skills by leading the Continental Army to victory in the Revolutionary War and played a pivotal role in creating the U.S….

Chicago: Madison’s Latest Play Based on a True Story

Reported by Anahi Avolos The performances for Chicago are tonight and tomorrow at 7pm, and february 3rd at 2pm. Students from theater, choir, and even some members of the Dollies will be starring in the play. With outstanding vocals from Olivia Sereno playing as Roxie, and Mayan Rodriguez as Velma, along with the ensemble singing…