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From pot roast to skillet queso

From pot roast to skillet queso

Laney Rendon, News Editor

May 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

New flavors of chips are the new wave. Coffee, bacon and milk chocolate don’t sound like your average "Lay's" flavor, yet they still hit the market. H-E-B recently came out with three new flavors, letting their employees roam the store and hand samples out to customers just trying to buy some brea...

News editor remembers dog

News editor remembers dog

Laney Rendon, News Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

We used to have a dog. Tootsie was black, about the size of a of a lab - she was probably half lab, I don’t really remember - and she had pointy ears and a purple tongue. She looked a lot like my neighbor’s dog, Tokyo. The fact that their names were rare for dogs and both began with a T entertained...

Online user, beware

Online user, beware

Rebecca Covington, Opinion Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial

Data breaches seem to dominate the media, with new websites losing customer and user information everyday because of hackers. The age of putting personal information, such as social Security numbers and credit card information online, which means putting trust into websites to protect data. In recent ...

Tragic anniversaries

Tragic anniversaries

Leslie Juarez, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial

They call it "America The Beautiful." That does not mean it is perfect. On April 20, 1999, in Littleton, Colo., two teens began shooting inside Columbine High School, killing 13 people and wounding 20 more. At the time, it was the worst shooting in U.S. history. On Feb. 14, another massive shooti...

8 ways to celebrate Earth Day

8 ways to celebrate Earth Day

Laney Rendon and Rebecca Covington, News Editor and Opinion Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Earth day is this Sunday, April 22. Earth Day has been celebrated for 47 years, since 1970. In 1969, a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California pushed Senator Gaylord Nelson to introduce Earth Day to the United States. 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary, so it would be great if the world has seen ...

On the wrong side of the laws of physics

On the wrong side of the laws of physics

Emma Sipple, Co-Editor in Chief

April 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial

As I watch the physics students carry their rubrics and guidelines for the boat project, I am filled with a sense of nostalgia - nostalgia in the sense that I am glad I am no longer in physics because all my projects were disasters. First was the catapult. I drilled and fitted together a catapult...

March Sadness: The Sequal

March Sadness: The Sequal

Bobby Palomin, Editor-in-Chief

April 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase, Uncategorized

March Madness is a time of pain and agony.The NCAA basketball tournament is in my opinion the greatest sporting event ever created, yet I have held a strong love/hate relationship with it. Last year I wrote about the woes and frustrations that come with making picks in a bracket and how frustrating i...

Ranger SZN Ep.3

Ranger SZN Ep.3

Bobby Palomin, Wyatt Tomallo, and Hudson Murphy

April 6, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion/Editorial, Showcase, Sports

The boys talk about Villanova, what's going on in the NBA, and (believe it or not) soccer. https://soundcloud.com/robert-palomin/ranger-szn-ep3-nova-vs-all

Is color guard a sport?

Is color guard a sport?

Leslie Juarez, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Of all the  sports programs in the school, color guard is the most underrated.  Color guards perform in front of hundreds of people to present a colorful and visual performance in the style of art, dance and theatre. "Color guard, especially during the winter season, usually consists of a set theme ...

Not endorsing endorsements

Not endorsing endorsements

Emma Sipple, Co-Editor in Chief

March 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

“What do you want to do in college?” the middle school counselors said. Baby 8th grade Emma had no idea what she wanted to do with her life, let alone what endorsement to pick for high school. Baby 8th grade Emma picked STEM as she was in Algebra I and expected to continue on that path in high ...

Clawing up the charts

Clawing up the charts

Bobby Palomin and Hudson Murphy

February 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Bringing together all of his fellow TDE label affiliates, Kendrick Lamar is able to piece together one of the better albums of 2018 thus far on the “Black Panther” soundtrack. Typically soundtracks made for major movie productions are mostly flops with big named artists typically phoning in their per...

Fast food slows health

Fast food slows health

Leslie Juarez, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

 Let’s face it: Fast food tastes way better than foods that are good for you. We have all been in a situation where we crave some sort of fast food from time to time, but just imagine how much calories are in fast food.   According to thetoptens.com, pizza is the number one food that people like to eat. ...