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ACDEC Earns Spot in State Competition
Senior Accepted to Merchant Marine Academy

Senior Accepted to Merchant Marine Academy

February 7, 2018

When Patrick Mishler was called down to the front office, he wondered what it could be about. As thoughts raced through his mind he walked into Chris Choat's office and saw his parents. Congressmen Pete...

DECA team advances to state

DECA team advances to state

February 2, 2018

Thirteen out of 14 students are advancing to the Delta Epsilon Chi and Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) state competition. This is the most students that have made state since Lee Geffert be...

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Band Sends Record 12 Musicians to Prestigious Youth Orchestra

Band Sends Record 12 Musicians to Prestigious Youth Orchestra

December 15, 2017

After hours of practicing and student auditions, the band had a record 12 students accepted into the prestigious Lone Star Youth Winds (Lone Star). Lone Star Youth Winds is a group of 80 of the best...

Junior Directing Wave

Junior Directing Wave

November 8, 2017

  The Junior Theatre Magnet class, with only 13 students, put on a series of three plays on last Thursday as part of the magnet's Junior Directing Waves. Three students are responsible for choosing,...

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Playoffs Hinge on Win Against W.T. White Tonight
Crimson Tide Cashes in on Past Success

Crimson Tide Cashes in on Past Success

December 13, 2017

On Sunday, the College Football Playoff committee showed they are still stuck in the 1970s by giving the Alabama Crimson Tide the 4th seed in the playoff. Alabama is one of, if not the greatest colleg...

Lone Male Gymnast Competes on Female Dominated Squad

Lone Male Gymnast Competes on Female Dominated Squad

December 6, 2017

Phoenix Everett is his own team. When his school's name is called at a gymnastics competition, he is the only one to slather chalk on his hands and stride towards the 6 1/2 foot parallel bars. When...

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New Law Teacher Sets New Precedent
Starting From Scratch

Starting From Scratch

February 1, 2018

Pots and pans clatter as students dressed in white bustle around the kitchen. Amid the sound of chatter and the buzz of appliances, new culinary teacher Kathryn Good helps a student ice a chocolate cake. Good...

America’s Got Talent Finalist Speaks to Fine Arts Students

America’s Got Talent Finalist Speaks to Fine Arts Students

January 8, 2018

Mandy Harvey was on her way to becoming a music educator when she lost her hearing at age 19. Instead of leaving behind her dream of pursuing music, however, she decided to start performing. Harvey,...

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Crimson Tide Cashes in on Past Success

Jacob Richman, Staff Sports Writer
December 13, 2017

On Sunday, the College Football Playoff committee showed they are still stuck in the 1970s by giving the Alabama Crimson Tide the 4th seed in the playoff. Alabama is one of, if not the greatest college football programs in the country with 16 national championships, but that shouldn't be a factor in who gets to play on the biggest stage in the FBS. Should the Cowboys be allowed in the Super Bowl e...

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The FCC’s Dangerous Decision on Net Neutrality

Alex Nowak, Staff Writer
December 13, 2017

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the agency would vote to undo Obama-era net neutrality rules on December 14. The rules keep companies like Verizon, Comcast and other large internet service providers (ISPs) from slowing down websites or otherwise controlling users overall internet experience. The FCC board should vote to maintain current net neutrality regulations...

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Tussling with Rules Against Transgender Athletes

March 3, 2017

Euless Trinity’s Mack Beggs shines a light on the growing debate surrounding transgender athletes. The 17-year-old wrestler is transitioning from female to male, but the UIL rules have forced him to wrestle females based on his birth certificate. He won the state UIL wrestling meet last Saturday to cap an undefeated season. These one-sided matches are not entertaining nor fair to any of the opposing...

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