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Testing the waters

Testing the waters

Laney Rendon and Taralynn Gates

May 24, 2019

A line of cardboard boats. A pool full of senior life guards. Wary physics teachers. Monday and Tuesday was a moment of truth for some and an expected triumph for others. The physics boat project and boat race is a yearly event where juniors spend hours on end creating a sustainable float that can keep students dry from ...

Films to look out for over break

Films to look out for over break

Chloe Presley-Gundaker, Staff Writer

May 22, 2019

While the stereotypical idea of summer is envisioned as lounging on beaches and poolsides with a tropical drink in hand, burning up in the sun, it rarely is ever that. High schoolers tend to spend summer break either in rooms, huddled under a cocoon of blankets watching Netflix or in movie theaters wa...

A bittersweet ending revealed too soon

A bittersweet ending revealed too soon

Laney Rendon, Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2019

The idea to write this review with an added twist came from Twitter. Every few posts, I came across one post particularly exposing any lore derived from "Avengers: Endgame." And then two days after a three-hour cry fest that was opening night of the fourth Avengers movie, 'Game of Thrones' came on. My t...

We Are One

We Are One

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

May 13, 2019

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...

Prom rolls out red carpet

Prom rolls out red carpet

Grace Collazo, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

  Prom King and Queen: Wyatt Doss and Sequoia White Most Country: Cody Elbel and Sophia Whitney Most Likely to Succeed: Andy Doyle and Hannah Gray Cutest Couple: Canyon Martine and McKenna Bonney BFF Besties: Talise Dimas and Danielle Montiel Biggest Bromance: Hudson Murphy a...

Final Four Bound

Final Four Bound

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

May 9, 2019

As sophomore standout Will Ford takes to the field he has only one thing in mind, “win the clamp”. Pearland’s face off midfielder was tough and quick, but the young sophomore was able to find ways of beating him at his own game. Whether it was an aggressive, defensive, or passive clamp, Ford was able...

Graduation meltdown

Graduation meltdown

Laney Rendon, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2019

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 ...

Eilers inks with Cedarville

Eilers inks with Cedarville

Timothy Tschoepe, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

  Surrounded by teammates, coaches and family at the baseball field Monday, senior right handed pitcher and outfielderColton Eilers signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Cedarville University. Cedarville University is a private Baptist university in Cedarville, Ohio. Its team...

Conducting the way to autumn

Conducting the way to autumn

Daniel Lackey, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

4:10 pm: The commotion of huddled voices bounce around the band hall as student instrumentalists fill the room soon after the blaring of the last school bell on April 29. Shortly, the time would come for thirteen students to shed the stress and anticipation that had been clinging on to them si...

Let the playoffs begin

Let the playoffs begin

Joseph Romano, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

On March 19, the baseball team had just lost to East Central, making their record 5-14-1. Any chance at playoffs would require a lot of hard work and perseverance. All of a sudden, the squad came out the next game, beyond looking like a whole new team, and finished the last 12 games 10-2. Fast f...