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Testing the waters

Testing the waters

Laney Rendon and Taralynn Gates

May 24, 2019

A line of cardboard boats. A pool full of senior life guards. Wary physics teachers. Monday and Tuesday was a moment of truth for some and an expected triumph for others. The physics boat project and boat race is a yearly event where juniors spend hours on end creating a sustainable float that can keep students dry from ...

The write way

The write way

Taralynn Gates and Emilee Johnson

May 23, 2019

We all hold the common idea that as society grows and technology evolves, we should grow with it. This concept can leak into important aspects of education. The one most heavily in question being cursive writing. Cursive being implemented in curriculum has been a debate for years, but the elementary schools ...

Finally flipping through this year’s pages

Finally flipping through this year’s pages

Taralynn Gates, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

Every year the yearbook student staff creates a book containing all the memories and photographs for the school year. Every year they create a wonderful and creative collection for students, staff and parents to purchase and keep to look back on. Every year eager students bombard the media team with que...

STUCO prepares talent show

STUCO prepares talent show

Julian Fernandez, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

On Wednesday, 7 p.m., in the auditorium, student council will host the third annual school talent show featuring 22 student performers. “This year everyone is singing, except a k-pop dance group,” sponsor Christopher Helkey said. “Some years we have an act that is rather unique but this ...

Au revoir

Au revoir

Taralynn Gates and Chloe Presley-Gundaker

May 14, 2019

The French department has always been something a fair few of kids could look forward to in their high school days. Along with Spanish and German, French is offered for selection. However, only 95 kids were enrolled in the French program this year. Because of enrollment, Comal district is phasing 0ut French acro...

Getting into the groove again

Getting into the groove again

Taralynn Gates, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

After performing at football games, basketball games, competitions, send offs and much more, the dance teams are getting ready for their final performance: Spring Show. In previous years, this includes dances from the varsity Silver Spurs, and ensemble groups pulled from the team, as well as the junior...

Prom ticket sales open online

Prom ticket sales open online

Leslie Juarez, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

It is that time of year again! The 2019 prom is themed: A Night in Hollywood. This formal event will be dated on May 11 and located at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are now $70 each and $140 for a couple. Prices will increase as the time gets closer...

Color Guard Auditions

Color Guard Auditions

Leslie Juarez, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

Want to be a part of the school's marching band but you DON'T play an instrument? The color guard will be holding a mini flag camp where you can get a head start on the fundamentals and try out routines. Or to just try it out to see if this is an activity you want to be a part of. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! You...

Varsity guard wins state championships

Varsity guard wins state championships

Leslie Juarez, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

On April 13th, at the Southwest HS TECA State Championships, the Varsity winter guard won first place in the Scholastic A division, blowing the three competing schools out of the water with a score of 84.980. This will be the second time in four years the guard wins a state championship.  Not only did ...

Graduation week information

Graduation week information

Rebecca Covington, Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2019

Graduation is often regarded as the most exciting part of high school. Here is a calendar of all the events in Graduation Week: Thurs. May 23 - Senior Final Exam for periods 4, 5, 6 and 7 Friday May 24 - Senior Final Exams for periods 1, 2 and 3 Senior students are dismissed from school after 3...

A new world vision to end world hunger

A new world vision to end world hunger

Laney Rendon, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2019

The annual 30-hour famine began last night at midnight and will continue to tomorrow morning with a breakfast in senior dining for all who participated. Family and Community Services(FACS) students set up booths in the senior dining hall and rotunda last week for sign ups. "With this famine I believe...

Spins for wins

Spins for wins

Leslie Juarez, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

After months of practicing and weekly competitions, the Winter guard will compete at the TECA State Championships, located at Southwest HS with junior varsity performing at 2:26 pm and varsity performing at 7:41 pm. This past weekend at the Earl Warren HS TECA Contest, the junior varsity guard received 10th p...