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Social Media Competition

Social Media Competition

Catherine Diel, Social Media Manager

November 5, 2019

Next week, Nov. 11-15, the media team is having a social media competition where participants will have the chance to win a $15 Whataburger gift card. All they have to do is earn instagram followers for @svjournalism. Participants will DM the instagram Friday with the amount of followers they got. Th...

Positive review

Catherine Diel, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

  Dig, by A.S. King, follows a group of teens and an elderly couple: the Shoveler, the Freak, CanIhelpyou?, Loretta the Flea-Circus Ring Mistress, First-Class Malcom, and Gottfriend and Marla Hemmings. Their stories seem unrelated, however throughout the story, clues relating the group are sp...

A night of worship and crickets

A night of worship and crickets

Emma Siebold, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

Hundreds of people gather in order to worship and praise God.

Tik Tok takes over teens

Tik Tok takes over teens

Joey Clark, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

A chorus of “and I oop, sksk” when a hydro flask hits the ground in the hallways. Seemingly pre-choreographed dances performed in the cafeteria. A sudden obsession with the children’s cartoon, Peppa Pig. It seems like the entire student body is in on one big inside joke. Tik Tok, a global vide...

In high spirits

In high spirits

Tatum Tomallo, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

With the first long-awaited cool front to herald fall, spirit week and homecoming are on tap this week. The Homecoming football game kicks off Friday night against East Central, and the annual Homecoming dance follows on Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets for the dance go up to $30 at the door. Tickets init...

Fair play

Fair play

Tatum Tomallo, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

The blasting band, carnival music and fresh smell of cooked barbeque means it's time for the Comal County Fair. The parade is on Friday, but the fair will officially end on Sunday. Admission to the parade is free and the parade will march down Seguin Street starting in front of the post office and...

Top 5 books you will never forget

Top 5 books you will never forget

Catherine Diel, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

Honorable Mentions I’ll Give You the Sun Jandy Nelson (2014) “I’ll Give You the Sun,” by Jandy Nelson, is a story about growth, family, betrayal, relationships and passion. It is an inspirational novel showing the effects our choices have on one another and the different perspectives we hold on a...

Films to look out for over break

Films to look out for over break

Chloe Presley-Gundaker, Staff Writer

May 22, 2019

While the stereotypical idea of summer is envisioned as lounging on beaches and poolsides with a tropical drink in hand, burning up in the sun, it rarely is ever that. High schoolers tend to spend summer break either in rooms, huddled under a cocoon of blankets watching Netflix or in movie theaters wa...

A bittersweet ending revealed too soon

A bittersweet ending revealed too soon

Laney Rendon, Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2019

The idea to write this review with an added twist came from Twitter. Every few posts, I came across one post particularly exposing any lore derived from "Avengers: Endgame." And then two days after a three-hour cry fest that was opening night of the fourth Avengers movie, 'Game of Thrones' came on. My t...