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Author, Stephen King pays campus visit

Shade Regalado and Nick Garcia

December 13, 2011


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Worldwide best-selling novelist Stephen King promoted his new book, 11/22/63, in the auditorium on Nov. 11 by a stroke of luck and a great idea. The one teacher who originally thought of hosting this was band director Alan Harkey, with help from his wife, Terri Harkey. Although King would not have...

NHS welcomes members

Co-Editor Mary Markarian

December 12, 2011


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The National Honor Society conducted a ceremony Nov. 7, to add new members into their organization. “The ceremony was fun,” junior Matthew Macero said. “I learned a lot about NHS.” A total of 65 new NHS members were welcomed into the organization by senior president Jacob Clemente and senior...

Choir sings for heroes

Allie Campbell

December 12, 2011


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On Saturday Nov. 12, the North Choir made their way over to the Veteran’s Memorial Park in Craig Ranch to provide entertainment for a group of veterans and their loved ones. “I can’t describe the feeling I get when I’m singing for all of the veterans and their families,” junior Garrett Wilson...

StuCo can drive helps others

Co-Editor Kristofor Horst

December 12, 2011


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North’s StuCo, along with McKinney Boyd and McKinney High, held a can drive on Nov. 19, to collect cans and other goods for the fifth annual Mactown Miracles Project. “We work with other schools in McKinney to feed families for Christmas,” StuCo adviser  Casie Homer said. During the Nov....

Olympics Seeks Funding

Destiny Koenings

December 12, 2011


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Due to the district budget cuts, Special Olympics is raising funds through donations to allow for the continuation of the program. This year the cut decreased virtually every event’s, club’s, sport’s and other group’s allotted funds. The money taken from the total cut was distributed to all...

Good grades honored

Allie Campbell

December 12, 2011


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At the end of the first nine weeks students were given the opportunity to embrace their good grades by being recognized on the A, AB or B honor roll. “I feel very accomplished and honored,” freshman Daniele Gibbons said. “This is my first time on the A honor roll. I’m proud of myself because...

Girls Track makes State

Brianna Voss

May 27, 2011


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Placing seventh in their 4A class, the girls’ track team broke their record for the 4 x 4 relay, coming in at a time of 3:56:03. Participating in the event was, first leg junior Jessica Laseak, second leg sophomore Audrey Wiggins, third leg freshman Danielle Coleman and last leg sophomore Mawi Berkhadley. “We’re...

Senior Memories

Assistant Editor Kristofor Horst

May 26, 2011


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High school is the gateway to life, the portal to the world, the doorway to the halls of the working class citizen. High school is the pathway to students’ future paved with lessons learned and memories made, good memories and bad memories, of sports and clubs and everything else in the world. Mitchell Grimes -- “Pla...

Bond Passes

Assistant Editor Kristofor Horst

May 26, 2011


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Change is in the future with the overwhelming approval of the bond program. “The bond election passed, we had about 74 percent voter approval of the bonds program,” Chief Communications Officer Cody Cunningham said. “We were very pleased with the outcome in this tough economic time with the...

Theatre District Champs

Allie Campbell

May 25, 2011


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The theatre department has had one great year and their hard work has definitely paid off at the UIL competition.  The department decided to do the short play, The Children’s Hour, for the UIL competition on March 29 and 30. In this play, there are four lead roles. The two adult lead roles were pla...

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