Psych Club: A Club That Will Light Up Your Brain

Kyle Dixon, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


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The human brain is a complicated thing that has been studied before it was even given a name. After decades and decades of research by some of the most intelligible people in the world, the inner workings of this organ are still not completely understood. However, this has not stopped the psychology clu...

Sing to Spread the Word: Choir Performs in Meyerson Stage

Gina Quatrino, Production Editor

October 31, 2017


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The Meyerson is known for being one of the most prestigious stages in Dallas. People come from all over the metroplex to get a sample of the captivating music bouncing off the walls of the auditorium. Most of the time, the stage is home to the renowned Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and the Dallas ...

Humanitarians Help Victims of Harvey Heal

Humanitarians Help Victims of Harvey Heal

Whitney Patterson, Associate Editor

October 5, 2017


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Drooping palm trees, trunks broken and leaves filled with water are now commonplace in Corpus Christi. Piles of debris haphazardly strewn along the roadside decorate the streets of Houston. Battered houses, yards flooded with sand from nearby beaches, adorn the coastal town of Rockport. The entirety ...

The Art of Making Best Buddies for a Lifetime

Maddy Courtright, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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Smiles galore, flowing through the door. The room fills with laughter and chatter as everyone gathers for the first meeting of the year. Members of Best Buddies were eager to start a new year of activities. This club pairs students together so they can build relationships throughout the school year. “Be...

Students Changing the Lives of Families Brick by Brick

Dana Sung, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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Habitat for Humanity is an organization that gives hands-on experience and a personal touch for the volunteer and the recipients. And everyone in this school is offered this chance through the school’s chapter. “Habitat for Humanity is a service organization,” Sponsor and Advanced Placement Envi...

Teacher Feature: Amanda Tambourine

Avery Klatsky, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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Where were you born? I was born in Cherokee, Iowa. What college(s) did you attend?      Northwest Missouri State, the University of Nebraska, Richland Community College, and the University of Texas at Dallas. Why did you decide to become a teacher? I have not always loved math...

American Sign Language: Speaking with Hands

American Sign Language: Speaking with Hands

Allison Eisenberg, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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The room is quiet but it is not silent. The colorful language of American Sign Language (ASL) fills the room it is an experience happening right on campus. “It is a beautiful language and you would learn it for the same reason that you would learn Spanish or French,” club president, Holly Bourque...

Keep Swimming: A Teacher Swims Across the English Channel

Keep Swimming: A Teacher Swims Across the English Channel

Elizabeth Price, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2017


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With ice-cold water smacking her face and sea salt numbing her mouth, assistant swim coach Amanda Poland attempted to swim across the English Channel Aug. 21. How did you get the idea for swimming the English Channel? Ken Pipkin, a masters swim coach I’ve known since college, told me it would be a good id...

Preschool: the Perfect Prep for Future Teachers

Preschool: the Perfect Prep for Future Teachers

Whitney Patterson, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


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Situated in the main building is a vibrantly decorated room filled with art supplies, groups of small desks and educational posters illustrating types of transportation and the letters of the alphabet. Between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., this already colorful room becomes even more vivid a...

Training With JROTC

Training With JROTC

Michael de Silva, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


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An incoming generation of young adults is bound to have new leaders. Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) gives adolescents skills they can use to take charge and make the future a better place for each other. “I joined JROTC so I could meet new people with different talents that are...

Students’ Spring Break Adventures

Students’ Spring Break Adventures

Sriya Reddy, Associate Editor

March 29, 2017


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This spring break, many students traveled and experienced different cultures and adventures around the world. Here are some pictures from their journeys.

Just Swinging Around

Violet Krause, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


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The stylish, twirling and dancing students have all joined together to share their passion for swing dance and friends by forming a club under the wing of last year’s teacher of the year winner, physics teacher Jeff Wolfe. The club consists of both juniors and seniors who meet every Monday for prac...

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