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Doors increase safety

Doors increase safety

Kristofor Horst, Co-Editor

May 10, 2013


Filed under Headlines/News

Following spring break, new security doors were installed in the front lobby in an effort to keep security measures current. “Newer buildings come with the vestibule and secondary buzz in,” assistant principal, Marcus Bourland said. “Putting that into our building is retrofitting safety.” Visitors...

Student promotes safe recycling

Student promotes safe recycling

Kristofor Horst, Co-Editor

May 10, 2013


Filed under Headlines/News

Battery recycling is an important part of keeping cadmium and other toxic chemicals out of the ground water, and thanks to senior Corey Pearson, the campus now has a means to do just that. “We have to start a movement,” Pearson said. After being assigned a project to research cadmium for AP...

Teacher fulfills publishing dream

Teacher fulfills publishing dream

Amanda Morton, Staff Writer

May 10, 2013


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AVID teacher Andrea Bauer published her first book titled, To: Love. “I always felt like I wanted to write a book,” Bauer said. “It was innate.” Bauer’s book, To: Love, shares the journey that love, or the lack thereof, takes a mother and her daughters on. It follows their relationships...

Winterguard freezes out competition

Winterguard freezes out competition

Kris Horst, Co-Editor

May 10, 2013


Filed under Headlines/News, Sports Center

The varsity winterguard have had a successful season, placing at every competition they’ve attended and taking first place at the championship competition. “It’s completely due to the face that the students have a championship mentality, work hard, and practice well together,” associate director...

Jordan Hart wins second state title

Jordan Hart wins second state title

Mary Marakarian, Co-Editor

May 10, 2013


Filed under Featured Athlete, Headlines/News, Sports Center

After a year of training and mental preparation senior Jordan Hart has been crowned state tennis champion for the second time in a row. "I was very excited and relieved at the same time when I won," Hart said. "It's a great accomplishment to win state twice in a row and be able to handle the additional...

Students explore how to obtain drivers license

Students explore how to obtain drivers license

May 9, 2013


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One of the experiences of growing up is obtaining a license to drive, which involves a long process of classroom hours and tests. “Driving school was surprisingly fun,” senior Andrew Thomas said. The first step in the process is to get a learners permit. In order to get a permit one must complete...

Fill the bus

Amanda Morton, Staff Writer

May 9, 2013


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Student Council collected school supplies for their Fill the Bus campaign to donate to MISD students in need as one of their community service projects. “It’s important to come together and donate as much as possible, otherwise the money for supplies will come out of the school district’s budget,...

Student to intern at white house

Mary Markarian

February 27, 2013


Filed under Headlines/News, Profiles/Features, Showcase

Senior Caleb Orr has earned the opportunity to intern for Congressman Ralph Hall this summer in Washington D.C. “Caleb is so deserving of the internship. He is a dedicated, compassionate leader who truly wants to make a positive difference in the world. That’s something that you don’t see a...

District offers new way to report bullying

Mary Markarian

February 27, 2013


Filed under Headlines/News, Showcase

The district has given students an alternative way to report bullying and other concerns via the internet. “Basically, we’ve provided an incident hotline that is an alternate avenue for students wanting to report bullying or general concerns,” Assistant Principal Marcus Bourland said. Students...

Theater plans for upcoming UIL

Krostofor Horst

February 27, 2013


Filed under Headlines/News, Showcase

Theater is set to perform A Street Car Named Desire at the UIL zone competition on March 21, competing against eight schools. “Only two go on,” senior Cyan Miller said. “I expect that we will move on from zone because our competition isn’t too tough.” After a disappointing defeat last y...

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