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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...

For safety’s sake

For safety’s sake

Taralynn Gates, Daniel Lackey, Staff Writers

October 30, 2018


Filed under Features, News

May 18, 2018, 7:40 a.m. Seventeen-year-old student Dimitrios Pagourtzis opened fire, killing 10 high school students and injuring another 13 at Santa Fe High School. This event marked the 22nd school shooting in the United States in 2018. The shooting at Santa Fe took place in the Houston area, only a few h...

Red Ribbon Week arrives

Red Ribbon Week arrives

Daniel Lackey, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News

After last week`s nipping temperatures and icy drizzles lies national Red Ribbon Week, which features even more opportunities to dress up and showcase individuality. While the actual annual event begins Tuesday, student council started the celebration today with crazy sock day. Cozy, colorful, bland...

Band, color guard march into area

Band, color guard march into area

Leslie Juarez, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Smithson Valley High School Band and Color Guard advanced Oct. 20 to UIL Area Marching Competition and will perform at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Heroes Stadium in San Antonio. A came a week after sweeping the Comal Classic Marching Contest at Canyon High School. The band and guard competed against...