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District issues mandatory clear-bag policy

District issues mandatory clear-bag policy

Daniel Lackey, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

Comal ISD recently issued a solution to growing safety concerns on Jan. 7: a clear, easy-to-see-through bag required for attendees of sporting events taking place in all three high schools in the district, which allows personal belongings to be plainly visible to security personnel. “We saw this a...

Winter break festivities

Winter break festivities

Leslie Juarez, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019


Filed under News

Students had different ways to celebrate when school was let out for winter break. Some prefer to keep it simple and stay local over break. "I went out with family to the movies a lot. I got to watch Wreck it Ralph 2 and Mary Poppins Returns," senior Annabelle Sanchez said. "On New Years we went...

The right combination

The right combination

Leslie Juarez, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Over the years, students have been questioning the lockers that are in the C wing hallway. Questions include, "Why don't we have lockers anymore?" Assistant Principal Dean Hofer said that due to the school’s growth, the hallways got more narrow. They were removed around the 2008-2009 time frame...

Braingerstorm

Braingerstorm

Laney Rendon, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2018


Filed under News

Students, ranging from freshmen to seniors, competed in UIL academics at Bandera this past Saturday, Dec. 1. "Not every competitor was able to make it to the first meet, but those who did helped SVHS start off strong," UIL academic coordinator and science teacher Laquita Sellers said. "Our students...

A new spin on winter guard

A new spin on winter guard

Leslie Juarez, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

As marching season ends, the color guard has been working on their own show for the next incoming season, called winter guard. Winter guard is when the color guard performs by themselves without the marching band, using recorded music instead. However, the color guard is doing something different thi...

Speak freely

Speak freely

Skylar Butts, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under News

The first amendment in the American constitution guarantees freedom of press, stating that articles and news segments have the right to cover what they please, and citizens have the right to believe them. Today, students are being deprived of their first amendment rights, and censorship is at an all tim...

Classic tale with a twist

Classic tale with a twist

Skylar Butts, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under News

Stories we are familiar with appear on stage every year. The thing the theatre department is always sure of adding a new twist. Last year it was (apocalyptic) "Romeo and Juliet." This year, it’s a modern take on the well-known classic "West Side Story." The 1960s musical is being recreated by thea...

Angel Tree deadline approaches

Angel Tree deadline approaches

Makayla Kyner, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under News

FACS is sponsoring the Angel Tree Project another year. This project offers a way to help children who don’t have the privilege of receiving gifts this upcoming Christmas. Partnering with Cindy Hurst, the director of the Bulverde/Spring Branch Angels, FACS welcomes students to participate in bringing joy t...

Seniors stressed with college deadlines approaching

Seniors stressed with college deadlines approaching

Makayla Kyner, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Between school, work and sports, seniors are already stressed as it is. On top of this, college application due dates are coming up. Seniors are struggling over the deadlines and ensuring they don’t miss the deadline to their dream college. Some of the most popular universities and their dead...

Texas stays red with Ted

Texas stays red with Ted

Rebecca Covington, Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

After standing in long lines, facing bombardment of various campaigns' material and triple checking the selected boxes on the ballot, millions of Americans fulfilled their responsibility as citizens and could only wait to find out who would represent them in their government.  In the weeks leading up to and on Nov 6, Tex...

Patriotism reflected through color

Patriotism reflected through color

Daniel Lackey, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under News

Leading up to Veterans Day, a national holiday commemorated on Sunday, Nov. 11, SVHS, once again, offers up a week of opportunity for students and faculty to express individual feelings of patriotism for the US military through colors beginning Tuesday, Nov. 6:   Tuesday, Nov. 6: wear green for the army. ...

Band and color guard eXecute at competition

Band and color guard eXecute at competition

Leslie Juarez, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

This past weekend on Saturday, the band and color guard competed in the Area D UIL Competition at Heroes Stadium. Out of 33 of the best bands from South Central and Central Texas, the band and color guard made the top 10 finals that evening. This is the first time in the school's history that the...