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Debate Holds Popcorn Fundraiser

Debate Holds Popcorn Fundraiser

Gabrielle Harris

December 2, 2016


Filed under Profiles/Features, Showcase

The debate team has had much success this year while competing in a variety of tournaments. The new coach, casually known by her students and staff as Burnsey, has pushed the team to new limits this year, showing the competitors true potential. “I’m super proud of how our kids have done thi...

Haunted Hotel, Oct. 29-31

Haunted Hotel, Oct. 29-31

Serenity Hill & Anthony Primerano

October 28, 2015


Filed under Profiles/Features, Showcase

The Drama Dawg Theatre Company hosts the 6th annual Haunted House from Thursday, October 29 through Saturday, October 31st from 6 to 11pm. Tickets will be $5. The theatre company invites all students and faculty from McKinney North and the community to join in the fun of this year’s haunted hote...

MNHS Theatre Begins Season With ‘Tartuffe’

MNHS Theatre Begins Season With ‘Tartuffe’

Serenity Hill & Andrew Maestas

October 5, 2015


Filed under Headlines/News, Profiles/Features

On Thursday, October 8 through Sunday, October 11, the Drama Dawg Theatre Company will be presenting Tartuffe . The Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7:00 p.m., and the Sunday performance will be at 2:00 p.m. in the auditorium. The theatre company is expecting a large turnout t...

Moving from home, leaving family behind

Moving from home, leaving family behind

Shelby Findley, Staff Writer

February 13, 2014


Filed under Profiles/Features

Whether it's moving across the state or out of the state entirely, saying goodbye to family can be one of the hardest things for a student going to college. When deciding what college to attend, approximately one out of every seven students choose an out of state university, according the department...

Choosing paths

Amanda Morton, Editor

February 13, 2014


Filed under Profiles/Features

Contrary to what  most parents and school systems like to preach to students from the time they’re in elementary school, there are alternatives to the popular four-year Bachelors degree that can possibly earn someone just as much money. In 2012, the average high school graduate made $33,904 working...

Ways to pay for school

Amanda Morton, Editor

February 13, 2014


Filed under Profiles/Features

It's widely known that college can be expensive, but not every student knows the various ways in which they can pay for it or how to cut costs. College prices in 2013 were an average annual price of $17,860 for in-state tuition, according to the College Board. Out-of-state tuition can be two or even...

Making decisions for future

Chelsea Campbell, Staff Writer

February 13, 2014


Filed under Profiles/Features

With so many different major options and career paths, making a decision can be overwhelming. Choosing a path may be difficult, but some already know their plans for after high school and even college. “I want to own my own bakery after college,” senior Daniel Barrientos said. On the other...

New additions to fried food selection

New additions to fried food selection

Zoe Springer, Staff Writer

October 24, 2013


Filed under Critics/Entertainment, Profiles/Features, Restaurants

The Texas State Fair is known for having a variety of fried foods, and this year they had some pretty interesting options. The award for most creative went to Justin and Rudy Martinez for their fried Thanksgiving dinner, which came with zesty cranberry sauce and brown gravy. It’s house-made...

Skilled student hunts deadly animals

Skilled student hunts deadly animals

Kendell Alberti, Guest Writer

May 10, 2013


Filed under Profiles/Features

Every Saturday at dawn senior Hailey Newton and her brother, Robert Bailey, go hunting in Commerce or New Hope. Newton has lived in Arkansas and Oklahoma, where hunting is a common sport. Newton learned to hunt at age six when her brother took her deer hunting for the first time. Through years...

Student becomes volunteer fire fighter

Student becomes volunteer fire fighter

Lamont Jones, Staff Writer

May 10, 2013


Filed under Profiles/Features

Senior Clayton Trout is an active baseball player who has recently started working with his uncle at a fire station. He started during his freshman year and is now a volunteer fire fighter in Melissa. “It’s unbelievable,” Trout said. “Not everyone gets to experience this.” Trout spent...

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