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Everything you need to know about the Parkland Shooting

Everything you need to know about the Parkland Shooting

Rebecca Covington, Opinion Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under News

There is no denying the debate on gun control is an issue taking over the Internet, television, and everyday life. The debate, which has been making news in past months due to the Las Vegas shooting and Sutherland Springs shooting, ignited on Valentine's Day when a gunman opened fire in a Florida high s...

SPUD week exceeds donation goal

SPUD week exceeds donation goal

March 9, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

SPUD (Students Performing Unselfish Deeds) week included spirit nights at Spech't Store and Ay Chiwawa, Taco Tuesday with ROTC, a faculty-student basketball game and the annual dodgeball tournament, all to raise funds for cancer survivor Sequoia White and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

“Man From Nebraska” moves to the next stage of competition

“Man From Nebraska” moves to the next stage of competition

LJ Haider, Online Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under News

“Man From Nebraska”, the seemingly ordinary play, presented their show at the zone competition on March 5 at Canyon. Out of the four schools that competed, three were going to advance when the theatre department went head to head with Judson, JECA and Canyon.   Many of the cast were unsure at first that t...

German students qualify for state competition

German students qualify for state competition

Laney Rendon, News Editor

March 6, 2018


Filed under News

Usually students are nervous about reading to their peers in class, or to others in their English classes. Imagine having to read in a completely different language you only began learning two years before. Juniors Luey Garcia, Payton Gomien and Landon Young, and sophomores Courtney Mckracken, Dav...

Letter writing campaign for Parkland students

Letter writing campaign for Parkland students

Emma Sipple, Co-Editor in Chief

February 26, 2018


Filed under News

There will be a table inside the main hall where students can write letters to the victims of the Parkland shooting. The table will be open 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. this week. A table in the library will be open during lunches as well for letter writing. “I wanted the students to read a handwritten ...

3rd Annual “Belle of the Ball” makes prom affordable

3rd Annual “Belle of the Ball” makes prom affordable

Makayla Kyner, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under News

The third annual "Belle of the Ball," sponsored by Bulverde/Spring Branch Angels, will be hosted Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 25 from noon until 5 p.m. The "Belle of the Ball" Boutique will have dresses for $15 and shoes and accessories for $5. There will b...

Writing center opens

Writing center opens

Rebecca Covington, Opinion Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under News

Students can meet with tutors to work on their writing at the new Writing Center every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and Wednesday afternoons 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The writing center is supplied with fellow students who are trained as tutors. Students can come to the ce...

Meat and potatoes

Meat and potatoes

Emma Sipple, Co-Editor in Chief

February 22, 2018


Filed under News

Spud week (Students Performing Unselfish Deeds), organized by FACS, will raise $5,000 for  junior Sequoia White, who has lymphoblastic lymphoma, and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society throughout March 5-9. Each day, a different club will sponsor an event. On March 5, Specht store hosts spirit night from 11 a.m. to 4 p....

“Prom”perations

“Prom”perations

Jack Padgett, Entertainment Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

As Prom comes closer, the committee running prom are finalizing more details. The biggest detail of all, the theme for Prom, has been announced and it is Arabian Nights. “It was a previously thought of idea that had not been voted on,” Prom director Amy McKnight said. Prom will be held on ...

Zero waste on big stages

Zero waste on big stages

Laney Rendon, News Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Super Bowl Sunday was super, but not just for the football game. The NFL, PepsiCo, Aramark and U.S. Bank Stadium partners came together to build the first Super Bowl zero waste project at one of the nation's premier events. “We’re working to recover more than 90 percent - more than 40 tons - of stadi...

Tide pod challenges common sense

Tide pod challenges common sense

Laney Rendon, News Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under News

Scrolling through Twitter in 2018 means coming across multiple memes about eating Tide Pods. The common misconception of someone who was never really with the memes is that people, specifically teens, are actually eating detergent or drinking bleach. This wasn’t true. It was all a joke. However, aft...

Cyber Patriot Team Scores Competition

Cyber Patriot Team Scores Competition

Makayla Kyner, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


Filed under News

After a long week of school and staying after for meetings, the CyberPatriot team trudged through a 7-hour competition this past Friday, Jan. 19. With a total of four teams with four to five members each, the teams worked together to clean up the image that held the competition. Even though the t...