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We Are One

We Are One

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

May 13, 2019


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

As the final buzzer sounded and the Prosper Eagles’ bench cleared, I could do nothing but stare. Stare at what could have been: the excitement, joy and happiness of becoming a state champion lacrosse team. As the lacrosse team lost to Prosper 11-5 in the state championships, I felt what all my other brothers...

Graduation meltdown

Graduation meltdown

Laney Rendon, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

It was never a matter of if I’d be going to college, as privileged as that might sound, but more so where I’d be going. But even now, after deciding my college future, stress - along with my graduation cords - hangs heavy around my neck. This weight on my shoulders doesn’t come from the ...

Brothers in arms

Brothers in arms

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

April 18, 2019


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

The morning drizzle dampened the trees and driveway outside my house. The chill in the air was the type of cold that makes you think twice about going outside in the first place. I thought "Whatever," grabbed my gear, and headed out to the lacrosse fields at 5:30 a.m. Today’s practice was day ...

Top 10 horror movies

Top 10 horror movies

Emilee Johnson and Skylar Butts

April 15, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion/Editorial, Showcase, Uncategorized

Between the classics and the newbies, horror movies have inevitably shaped pop culture. Whether you hide under the covers at every scare or you embrace the spine-tingling sensation of pure terror, the love of a good adrenaline rush has drawn people to theaters all around the world. Here, we have com...

Journalists advocate against censorship

Journalists advocate against censorship

Rebecca Covington, Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2019


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

To raise awareness of the censorship student journalists face and to advocate for the "New Voices Act" legislation, today is Student Press Freedom Day. In the New Voices Act, school administrations would be prohibited from blocking or censoring student journalists in high schools and colleges. Thi...

Future of press endangered by youth apathy

Future of press endangered by youth apathy

Rebecca Covington, Editor-in-Chief

December 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Technology and the internet are more accessible to a larger population than ever before. However, Generation Z, raised almost completely on technology, currently earns itself the title as the generation most uninterested and apathetic towards news. It is essential that students start paying attention...

Decisions, decisions, decisions

Decisions, decisions, decisions

Jack Mobley and Laney Rendon

November 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

For starters, Laney knew nothing and I was wearing a crop top. With a Halloween party on my mind, and Laney’s incisive voice rambling about a school project, anyone could tell we clearly weren't ready to vote. BUT there was a column due by the end of the week. So nevertheless, we voted. It w...

Texas’s low pay unfair to public

Texas’s low pay unfair to public

Laney Rendon, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial

A common rite of passage for high school students is to get a job. It is hard to find someone who doesn’t know someone who is employed. Whether a student works part time, or manages to work nearly full time if they are in co-op, a class designated for teenagers in school to gain access to leave early t...

Does daylight saving save time?

Does daylight saving save time?

Taralynn Gates, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial

As people prepare to turn their clocks back an hour on Nov 4, the argument of whether daylight saving time should continue arises. Daylight saving in the United States dates back to 1918, and the nation continues to jump forward each March and fall back each November by an hour.  Daylight savings is ...

Teen drinking and its consequences

Teen drinking and its consequences

Rebecca Covington, Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial

I am 17 years old. The majority of my classmates, the class of 2019, are also 17 years old. Constantly, we are told how much our actions define us, and how our actions will continue to follow us, especially in the age of social media. Brett Kavanaugh was 17 years old when he allegedly committed mul...

Fall season spicing things up

Fall season spicing things up

Leslie Juarez, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Autumn officially began on Sept. 22 and only after a few short weeks after, there have already been several noticeable changes. Whether it is the fallen leaves, the pumpkin spice flavoring in almost every sweet dessert or maybe even the shift in the weather, students are in shock. "My favorite part...

Which sign is right?

Which sign is right?

Kylee Bridges, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Games in Ranger Stadium have one thing in common: students holding their "guns up," waving their school pride in the air as the school song plays. However, some students hold one finger up and other students hold two fingers up. This might be because at feeder middle school Spring Branch, the school...