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Third period classes will be encouraged to sign the pledge to make Smithson Valley no place for hate.
No Place for Hate
Rebekah Mann, Staff Writer • November 12, 2020

The “No Place For Hate” pledge will be signed by students and teachers on Friday. Students are encouraged to sign the pledge to make the school a discriminatory-free and...

Gobbling for Good will be a new take on the traditional Turkey Feather campaign, but the causes remains the same.
Turkeys for a cause
November 6, 2020
Gina Ortiz Jones is running for congress in District 23 of Texas.
Elections that matter
November 2, 2020
Wyatt Hayden prepares to pun the ball against Wagner. Hayden punted three times for a net average of 42 yards on Friday.
Close but no cigar
Jackson Posey, Sports Editor • November 27, 2020
Football locked into No. 2 seed after 14-10 loss to Steele
Gabe Hoskins sprints to the edge against Wagner. Hoskins has rushed for 345 yards and 6 touchdowns on 69 carries this season.
Steele eyes, full hearts
November 26, 2020
Jalen Nutt avoids a tackler against San Marcos. Nutt compiled 166 total yards and a touchdown in Friday
Buzz off
November 22, 2020
During early voting and election day, junior Presley Berry worked at the polls and observed the election process firsthand.
From the front lines
Presley Berry, Staff Writer • November 7, 2020

In arguably the most important election in our nation’s history, I had the privilege of being a poll worker. I truly got to appreciate the...

Protesters flood the streets of Minneapolis after the murder of George Floyd. The incident sparked riots across the nation.
He couldn't breathe
May 30, 2020
Joe Hunt (left) and Carter Hill lead the team cheer at the 2019 District meet. Hill signed with Northern Michigan on Wednesday.
King of the Hills
Parker Maroney, Staff Writer • November 13, 2020
Hill was part of the 2019 200 medley relay that set the state record.
Maddie Dennis gets ready to serve against the Clemens Buffaloes
Off the court: Chapter 2
November 9, 2020
Former students Kayleigh Klinksiek and Rebekah Mann placed flowers next to Stacie Younts
Remembering Stacie Younts
November 5, 2020
Junior Brianna Van Pelt and sophomore Reagan Elizondo warm up for a home game against New Braunfels.
Off the court: Chapter 1
October 28, 2020
Ariana Grande, one of the biggest names in the music industry, surged to the top of the Billboard Top 200 chart for the fourth time with "Positions".
Ariana Grande enriches discography with fifth studio album
November 18, 2020

4 No. 1 albums. One Grammy. A multi-platinum and multi-talented artist. How does her latest release compare to her other works?

The Social Dilemma uses testimonies from previous social media employees to reveal real concerns with how the platforms control their users.
Views from the platform
Arianna Johnson, Staff Writer • November 13, 2020

“The Social Dilemma” is a recent Netflix documentary that is only the slightest bit creepy, very daunting to the viewers, and a film everyone should familiarize themselves...

The cover to rapper Eshon Burgundy
Free of charge
Jackson Posey, Sports editor • November 9, 2020
On “Sinful Remission,” Eshon Burgundy fights for righteousness
The Travis Scott burger meal, named after the popular rapper, failed to meet some diners
The underwhelming Travis Scott burger
Tatum Tomallo, Social Media Manager • October 6, 2020

Since its Sept. 8 release date, publicity around McDonald’s Travis Scott meal has been shown  on every media source, so I decided to try it for myself. After taking...