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Round 2 of Creed hits hard

Round 2 of Creed hits hard

Hudson Murphy, Entertainment Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

In 2015, the classic “Rocky” series made a return from a new perspective with the movie "Creed", which was instantly a huge commercial and critical success. Upon the movie’s release, despite suspicion that it was just an easy way to play off of “Rocky’s” popularity and do big in the box office, i...

Rapper’s new album refuses to slump

Rapper’s new album refuses to slump

Julian Fernandez, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Ski Mask the Slump God dropped an unexpected album after his last full length project was stripped of commercial success by leaks, label problems, and many delays. The project, titled Stokeley, encompasses all the elements of Ski mask the Slump God that made him popular and shows his new talents. S...

Real life issues translated to the big screen

Real life issues translated to the big screen

Taralynn Gates, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

The Hate U Give, written by Angie Thomas, was published on Feb. 28, 2017, and has sold more than 1.5 million copies in North America. This novel has touched the lives of people who read it, by sharing a reality or by opening the eyes of those far from the situation. This book tackles an issue prevalent in the ...

A new spin on winter guard

A new spin on winter guard

Leslie Juarez, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

As marching season ends, the color guard has been working on their own show for the next incoming season, called winter guard. Winter guard is when the color guard performs by themselves without the marching band, using recorded music instead. However, the color guard is doing something different thi...

Seniors stressed with college deadlines approaching

Seniors stressed with college deadlines approaching

Makayla Kyner, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Between school, work and sports, seniors are already stressed as it is. On top of this, college application due dates are coming up. Seniors are struggling over the deadlines and ensuring they don’t miss the deadline to their dream college. Some of the most popular universities and their dead...

Havin’ a good time

Havin’ a good time

Chloe Presley-Gundaker, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

The lights dim as the awaiting film starts with an impatient audience waiting to see the ups and downs of the story that is Queen. They watch eagerly as the flamboyant rock singer named Freddie Mercury, portrayed by Rami Malek, dazzles the stage yet again, even after his death. "Bohemian Rhapsody,"...

Top 5 songs of November

Top 5 songs of November

Hudson Murphy, Entertainment Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

For the month of November, many artists have released new music that are a must add to your playlists and are no doubt songs you’ll be listening to for a long time. These are my personal top five new songs I’ve been listening to this month, and I’m sorry if you don’t share my opinion on music becau...

For the love of the game

For the love of the game

Chloe Presley-Gundaker and Emilee Johnson

November 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Football, Profiles, Showcase, Sports

Since birth, sophomore Jalen Nutt felt passionate about sports. "We remember his first time wearing a football helmet," his mother, Shannon Armstrong-Nutt said. "It was a size too big for him, and he kept having to adjust it when he was running. He reminded us of a bobble head." That was eight...

Runners go green at UNT

Runners go green at UNT

Gretchen Wersterfer, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Showcase, Sports

This summer, senior cross country runners Arianna Gonzales and Mason Garner will retire their navy blue Ranger pride and prepare to become members of the University of North Texas Mean Green Eagles. Surrounded by family, friends and balloons, both signed their letters of commitment during a ceremon...

Teacher puffs away old habit

Teacher puffs away old habit

Taralynn Gates, Daniel Lackey, Skylar Butts, Chloe Presley-Gundaker, and Emilee Johnson

November 15, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

When math teacher Ellen Lloyd started college at Southwestern University, she also started smoking. “Back then we didn’t know about the health hazards,” she said. “It was just kind of the thing to do and a lot of kids were doing it, I guess. Unfortunately I got hooked on it.” For 16 year...

Road to state

Road to state

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

SVABC will be at the school Friday morning before school starts (7:45 am to 8:45 am) selling our clear SV Bags that are approved for stadium entrance. We will also return at 3:00 p.m. outside of the stadium to sell bags before the team leaves at 3:40 p.m. “We will try to set up out in front of sch...