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‘Arabian Night’ out

‘Arabian Night’ out

Wyatt Tomallo and Hudson Murphy

May 14, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News

    With nearly 750 tickets sold before prom on Saturday night, organizers of the event had their hands full to get the JW Marriott ballroom ready for an Arabian Night. And their efforts were not wasted. "The crowd was pumped to the max," junior Bryce Petro said. "Everybody ...

Prom countdown

Prom countdown

Leslie Juarez, Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


Filed under Features, News

The 2018 prom is coming up and will be held on Saturday, May 12. It will be held at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill County Resort from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. The prom is themed, 'Arabian Nights'. Tickets are selling fast and prices have been increasing. There are many students who bought their prom tickets...

AP testing begins

AP testing begins

Rebecca Covington, Opinion Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under News

"Review time" has settled on advanced classes, with teachers preparing students for upcoming exams. For students in these classes, College Board AP exams are more important than finals, and the journey to get a score of 3,4, or 5 determines whether or not a student receives college credit for the course....

Cloud hangs over vaping devices

Cloud hangs over vaping devices

Makayla Kyner, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


Filed under News

The vape gets shoved into his backpack, and he feels a rush of adrenaline. He hasn’t even vaped yet. The rush of not getting caught almost acts as the hit itself. “My freshman year I wasn’t really into it,” senior Steve Wragg* said. “But now, it’s all I do. I do it for the buzz. It’s...

Color guard auditions to be held

Color guard auditions to be held

Leslie Juarez, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

As the season is about to come to an end, the color guard is looking for new recruits. The guard will have two mini flag camps at the SVHS band hall from 4:30-6 p.m. The first camp was Friday, April 27. The second camp will be on Thursday, May 17. At the flag camp, the guard instructor and the current...

STUCO, class officers announced

STUCO, class officers announced

From staff reports

April 30, 2018


Filed under News

The 2018-19 student council and class officers were announced Monday, with two races left to be decided in runoff elections on May 7. Juniors Trevor Miller and Maddy Armenta will square off for the office of senior class president while Cade Gibson and Brandon Warren both seek the job of vice president....

Off to the races

Off to the races

Jack Padgett, Entertainment Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under News

Student Council Alex Brown—President Ashley Stricker—President Patti Whyte—Secretary Brian Quach—Treasurer Catherine Haegelin—Parliamentarian Lauren Leyendecker—Parliamentarian   Sophomore Class Lindsay Pattison—President Suchi Bhakta—Vice President Reagan...

Hunger to feed the hungry

Hunger to feed the hungry

Margaret Edmonson, Adviser

April 18, 2018


Filed under News

Doughnuts, chocolate muffins, juice and fruit lined cabinets in Room C117 as the hungry rolled in, filling plates with their first nourishment in 30 hours. Not all 95 participants in the 30 Hour Famine broke the fast during the celebration Wednesday morning, but they did raise $960 for World Visio...

History made by Theatre’s “Man From Nebraska”

History made by Theatre’s “Man From Nebraska”

LJ Haider, Online Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under News

The Theatre production of "Man From Nebraska" advanced to the 6A Region competition for the first time in campus history. The One Act Play company will be taking their show to Southside High School on April 17 to compete to be one of the two plays to advance to state. The company has, however,...

Prom tickets sales open online

Prom tickets sales open online

Emma Sipple, Co-Editor in Chief

April 2, 2018


Filed under News

Students pushed and shoved each other out of the way in senior dining. The three teachers manning the prom ticket table were swamped with people thrusting money at them. The minutes of lunch ticked past as the lines swelled as more tickets were bought. Teachers were relieved when the announcement...

UIL ‘steele’ing dubs

UIL ‘steele’ing dubs

Laney Rendon and Rebecca Covington

March 27, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The UIL Braingers academics team competed at district Saturday at Steele High School and won district sweepstakes award for the sixth year in a row with One Act Play and CX Debate and academic sweepstakes for the fifth year in a row. The journalism team also got sweepstakes. Students who placed first,...

Bye-District

Bye-District

Emma Sipple and LJ Haider

March 27, 2018


Filed under News

The theatre department’s show “Man from Nebraska” took second at District and third place at Bi-District last Tuesday and Friday, respectively, and advanced to Area.  Area competition takes place Friday at the school.  At the District competition senior Lindsey Curtis took home the Best Actress award ...