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Choosing your future

Choosing your future

Catherine Diel, Social Media Manager

February 26, 2020

It’s that time of year again: the days of stressing over which classes you want to stick with for your next year. Last week, students of all grade levels received their course selection form, and freshmen and sophomore received information on how to fill out that form during the advisory period Fr...

Students strut their stuff

Students strut their stuff

Aidenne Despres, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

Are you ready to see our most talented students show off their skills onstage? This Friday, Feb. 28th, gifted girls and boys will flaunt their forte. Tickets are sold at the door of the auditorium, costing $5 for students and $8 for adults. Be there at 7pm to see dancers, singers, soloists, group a...

Board approves $397.7 million bond for voting

Board approves $397.7 million bond for voting

Rebekah Mann, News Editor

February 22, 2020

Comal Independent School District board of trustees officially approved a $397.7 million bond package to be presented to voters on May 2.  The bond includes four proposition sections due to a change in the state education code, and early voting takes place April 20 to 28. “(The bond) is going t...

From hopes and dreams to Harvard

From hopes and dreams to Harvard

Emma Siebold, Staff Writer

February 22, 2020

Mendez has made made many sacrifices to achieve his goals to attend the prestigious university.

Students and teacher share opinions prior to upcoming election

Students and teacher share opinions prior to upcoming election

Chloe Presley-Gundaker, Managing Editor

February 22, 2020

Texas holds its primary for the Nov. 2020 election on March 3. Primaries allow all political parties to choose a candidate they will rally behind for the presidential election, and students over the age of 18 are encouraged to place their votes when the time comes. "For the first time in a long time we have r...

Lynch’s hometown album

Lynch’s hometown album

Tim Tschoepe, Sports Editor

February 21, 2020

On January 17 Country singer Dustin Lynch released on Jan. 17 his fourth studio album, "Tullahoma," named after his hometown Tullahoma, Tenn. The albums has 11 songs and includes one featuring Lauren Alaina. The album cover has Lynch tipping his signature cowboy hat with “Tullahoma” and his...

French class hero

French class hero

Catherine Diel, Social Media Manager

February 21, 2020

Growing up in a Spanish speaking household in Laredo, Linda Hawkins never expected she would become a French teacher.  “My secondary, or even primary, language was Spanish,” Hawkins said. “My grandmother spoke nothing but Spanish. I spoke Spanish and English at the house.” This all chan...

Six must-read thrillers

Six must-read thrillers

Catherine Diel, Social Media Manager

February 19, 2020

Thrillers are classified as books with an exciting plot, so if you want an exhilarating read, you're in the right place. I have compiled a list of six thrillers I hold dearly in my heart. Happy reading! 6. "All of This is True" by Lygia Day Penaflor Goodreads Thoughts: This book is so much fun...

Pointless back talk

Pointless back talk

Rebekah Mann, News Editor

February 13, 2020

Everyday I walk down halls full of angry students looking for someone to blame.  From having their identification card scanned for being improperly worn to being told to take off a beanie, the angry and disenchanted refuse to accept responsibility for their own actions. Administration is simply doing its job by en...

Theatre department tackles 50-year play

Theatre department tackles 50-year play

Aidenne Despres, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

In one act, production theater's "Clybourne Park" traces 50 years of societal change from utter intolerance to concealed tension between black and white people. The cast and crew will perform "Clybourne Park" for the UIL One-Act Play contest, a statewide competition with both technical and acting a...

One shot at a time

One shot at a time

Virginia Price, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

 Adrenaline courses through the audience with each gun shot amidst hopes and prayers the main characters will make it another minute more.  “1917” takes place during World War I when two British soldiers, Lance Corporal Shcofeild (George Mackay) and Lance Corporal Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) receiv...

Disney+ or negative

Disney+ or negative

Joey Clark, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

Once again, the House of Mouse found another way to intertwine itself into our lives by sneaking into living rooms through the television. In a controversial move, The Walt Disney company made the decision to pull their titles from all streaming services last year to prepare for their new launch,...