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From Mam’selle to Maverick

Myles Bolden

May 28, 2013


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Senior Mariana Nieto, the Mam’selles’ First lieutenant, is making a change from crowd-pleasing school performances to jaw dropping million dollar live performances. Nieto is deciding to pursue a career in dancing. Even though she loves being in drill team she is thinking about taking on a new form...

Senior shines on stage

Anahi Castro

May 23, 2013


Filed under Features, In-Depth

When senior Devon Rose goes to the theater she cannot help but envy the actors performing on stage. She wants to be the one on stage. Rose started by participating in small theater productions at her church. It was there that she met a couple who had a son who was very dedicated to theatre performances....

Society questions armed staff

Lisa Tran, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2013


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

In the wake of the tragedy that occurred in Newtown, Conn., where a gunman took his mother’s life before arriving at Sandy Hook Elementary School and shot 26 students before shooting himself on December 14, many discussions have surfaced regarding gun control. Even though Principal Dan Cummings has...

Preparation for total evacuation drill

Preparation for total evacuation drill

Lisa Tran, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2013


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

Fire drills are performed once a month. Lockdown drills and tornado drills are performed once a semester. But never has a total evacuation drill been performed. A total evacuation drill is scheduled for April 8. Teachers are required to lead students from the school to the football field. The evacuation...

Teachers reveal social media lives

Myles Bolden

December 14, 2012


Filed under In-Depth

Teachers DO have lives outside of school. Most go to stores and concerts, and have some form of social media, just like students. A majority of teachers won’t add students until after graduation, but some of their profiles aren’t hidden. “I love to post pictures, and I love to just look and...

Into the scene of technology

Into the scene of technology

Lisa Tran, Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2012


Filed under In-Depth

A pool of red, fake blood flooded the tile next to the mannequin’s head. Fingerprints and footprints created a trail of blood to lure students away from the true criminal. The effects were used as a crime scene investigation, laid out for students enrolled in Forensics class. Hovering over another...

Students vs. parents using technology

Students vs. parents using technology

Myles Bolden; Photographer Shayye Robertson

December 14, 2012


Filed under In-Depth

“My parents didn’t know how to turn on the Wi-Fi when they first got the computer. I had to turn it on for them. They thought I was a wizard, just because I could turn on the Wi-Fi. They thought it was just the most amazing thing.” - LindsayWaddleton, 11        ...

Election showdown

Election showdown

October 30, 2012


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

Double checking the completed registration form to make sure she did not leave any required fields off, senior Stephanie Ward is prepared to vote in the upcoming presidential election. Unlike her, senior Ankur Patel is indecisive on whether casting a ballot this November is pertinent. “Texas is...

Update on undocumented student, fear of election

Update on undocumented student, fear of election

Alma Lopez

October 30, 2012


Filed under In-Depth

Fighting the tears, Sue* must come to terms that her grandfather’s final wish to see her before he dies will never be granted. She is unable to attend her grandfather’s funeral in Mexico because Sue is an illegal immigrant. She is one of 11.2 million estimated illegal immigrants in the United Sta...