The student news site of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas

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  • Reporting truth, learning with professionals

    Reporting truth, learning with professionals

    Emma Sipple, Web Editor

    May 23, 2017

    Texas legislators submitted a bill which protects student journalists from administrative censorship in public schools. The bill does not protect articles containing libel, obscenity or slander as in the case for professional publications. The bill also includes a retaliation clause protecting faculty who d...

    Ending administrative censorship allows for student publications to write about important topics that affect student life. The new bill protects student journalists’ First Amendment rights.

    Emma Sipple

  • Dodge for Diabetes tournament

    Dodge for Diabetes tournament

    John Garza, Staff Writer

    May 12, 2017

    Student council’s annual dodgeball tournament takes a shot today at 6 p.m. in order to raise funds and spread awareness for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Twenty-two teams are going head to head against one another for first, second and third place medals in competition and only one team will...

    Two teams skirmish for first ball in beginning of round.

    John Garza

  • School’s got talent

    School’s got talent

    LJ Haider, Social Media Editor

    May 9, 2017

    Twenty minutes after the talent show was supposed to begin, audience goers waited in their cloth seats wondering why the show hasn't started. Student Council advisor Christopher Helkey breaks the tension and introduces the first comedy act. The talent show commences with acts from may bands, dance ro...

    Zachary Brady sings "Sandcastles."

    Alex Alvarado

  • Baseball handles Clark, Reagan next

    Baseball handles Clark, Reagan next

    Bobby Palomin, Editor

    May 9, 2017

    After striking first early in the 1st inning the varsity baseball team was able to cruise to an easy 6-0 victory over Clark High School in their 1st round game. “ The difference in the game was big innings we scored early in the 1st then had a four run 4th inning,” said senior pitcher Garrett...

    Junior outfielder Eric Reece slides into 3rd base during the teams tournament in Laredo.

  • Rising humanitarian recognized

    Rising humanitarian recognized

    Laney Rendon and Jack Mobley

    May 3, 2017

    From non-profit art shows as a kid, to clothes donation groups in high school, now senior Kaitlyn Ecoff was recognized for her volunteer work, when  she received the Prudential Spirit of Community Award in the auditorium, Friday, April 28. With her parents and brother in the audience, Ecoff was given he...

    Kaitlyn Ecoff and family accept Pruedential Spirit Award with Ronald Swanson, Jose Perez, Micheal Wahl, and Christine Rostedt.

News

New sheriff in town

New sheriff in town

John Garza, Staff Writer

Student Council designated its senior officers of next year. Junior Aurora Hernandez has been elected as the new president with campaign rival James Guyon as her vice president. “It’s an honor,” Hernandez said. “Pr...

May 23, 2017No Comments

Humans of SV ‘tree’t the school

Humans of SV ‘tree’t the school

Jack Padgett, Staff Writer

In honor of Earth Day, Humans of SV planted a Texad redbud tree near their garden in front of the rotunda. “It was a really bare spot and we wanted to make it a look full,” co-president Julia Lafond said. The c...

April 21, 2017No Comments

Bond election early voting begins Monday

Bond election early voting begins Monday

Emma Sipple, Web Editor

Early voting for the May 6 Comal school district bond issue, a $262 million package to build two new high schools, begins Monday at Bulverde City Hall and Garden Ridge City Hall. Polls will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April...

April 21, 2017No Comments

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Sports

Dodge for Diabetes tournament

Dodge for Diabetes tournament

John Garza, Staff Writer

Student council’s annual dodgeball tournament takes a shot today at 6 p.m. in order to raise funds and spread awareness for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Twenty-two teams are going head to head against one another for first,...

May 12, 2017No Comments

Baseball handles Clark, Reagan next

Baseball handles Clark, Reagan next

May 9, 2017

Boys golf advances to state

Boys golf advances to state

April 28, 2017

Baseball battling Clemens for district title

Baseball battling Clemens for district title

April 28, 2017

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Opinion/Editorial

Reporting truth, learning with professionals

Reporting truth, learning with professionals

Emma Sipple, Web Editor

Texas legislators submitted a bill which protects student journalists from administrative censorship in public schools. The bill does not protect articles containing libel, obscenity or slander as in the ...

May 23, 2017No Comments

Time to vote is now

Time to vote is now

April 25, 2017

Not just for show, for life

Not just for show, for life

March 31, 2017

March Sadness

March Sadness

March 24, 2017

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The student news site of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas
The student news site of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas