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AP English III teacher Verna Mann presents the class assignment via projector for face-to-face students and shares her laptop screen on Google Meets for remote students.
Remote learning will be dissolved for 2021-22
Rebekah Mann, Managing Editor • April 16, 2021

After a year of hybrid learning because of the pandemic, superintendent Andrew Kim announced Thursday Comal ISD will not offer remote learning in the 2021-22 school year. However,...

Although the district lifted the mask mandate, teachers and students are still urged to wear facial coverings to prevent spreading COVID-19 and/or quarantining.
Behind the mask
March 29, 2021
Nathan Mocygemba signed to play football at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Mocygemba played as a lineman for the Rangers, earning All-District honors as a junior.
Spring signing
Sports Staff April 14, 2021
This year's third signing day was the largest, with 16 Rangers signing to play college sports and 5 others pursuing careers in the military.
Both the girls and boys golf teams placed first in district, and they will move on to the regional tournament on April 19-22.
Ranger Roundup
April 7, 2021
Kasen Wells rears back to swing against Harlan. It
Walk and roll
April 6, 2021
John Garza prepares to charge a ground ball. Garza, a breakout third baseman, has played a key role in baseball’s 11-game winning streak.
Ranger Roundup
March 31, 2021
Many students are continuing to wear masks on campus, despite the district lifting the mandate.
Bring back the mask
Rebekah Mann, Managing Editor • March 11, 2021

The decision made Tuesday evening is appalling.  The Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees announced their decision to not...

Grace Bush and Alex Dewees search for their valentine hearts in the halls. Student council put up a heart for every student and faculty member though the hallways.
A lonely valentine
February 12, 2021
This form of currency has been around for a long while, but it still remains crucial.
To penny or not to penny
February 6, 2021
Managing Editor Rebekah Mann discusses gender mistreatment she has witnessed and experienced. Graphic made through
Basic human decency
January 28, 2021
Sophomores Mason Mock and Ainsley Miliken decorate stickers to put outside of classrooms. On the stickers, students wrote phrases such as "This is a safe space" or "Your mental health matters".
A united front
Emma Siebold, Sports Editor • March 29, 2021
As political and social environments change outside of school, the culture of Smithson Valley is altered with it. The S.U.R.E Club is always accepting new members who hope to educate students and create a safe and diverse learning environment. 
Siblings Ryan and Sage Benca square off in the snow. Both compete for the schools wrestling team.
The Battlin' Bencas
March 26, 2021
Clara Connor and her twin brother Thomas used their snow days to enjoy the unusual weather.
Snow darn cold
March 3, 2021
Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes) and Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson) hold Captain America
Introducing a new era of Marvel
Emma Siebold, Sports Editor • April 9, 2021
The era of Captain America has ended after his three solo movies and starring roles throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and his two best friends are taking over his story.
Wanda and Vision lead a double life of being superheroes and a seemingly average couple.
Wandavision is Wanda's vision
Grace Bush, Staff Writer • February 11, 2021

Set in numerous alternate realities, Marvel and Disney+’s WandaVision traces the life of telekinetic superhero Wanda (portrayed by Elizabeth Olson) and her android partner...

Ayron jones
Rock-n-Roll back?
Dylan Smith, Staff writer • February 5, 2021

Ayron Jones. If you haven't heard his name before you will. The number one upcoming artists for rock and roll. An orphan from Seattle, rowing up in an orphanage, teaching...

The Little Things was released on Jan. 29 in the United States, and grossed over 4.8 million its first weekend.
The Little Things leaves bigger questions
Chloe Presley, Online Publication Editor • February 4, 2021

With popular Academy Award-winning names such as Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto, you would think "The Little Things", directed by John Lee Hancock, would knock...