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Senior Learns of Naval Academy Acceptance from U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions

Senior Learns of Naval Academy Acceptance from U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions

Isjina Luckett

April 17, 2018


Filed under About, Features, Lead

After being called to the principal's office, senior Mark Mercer settled into Principal Chris Choat's chair for a phone call with U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions. He had no idea that he had been accepted into the United States Naval Academy, and was about to get the news. "I didn't know because I received...

New Law Teacher Sets New Precedent

New Law Teacher Sets New Precedent

Cathy Agarwal

February 15, 2018


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As a police officer reads Law teacher Brian Sheguit his Miranda rights, he tightens metal handcuffs around his wrists. Mr. Westfall announces that a substitute teacher is on the way. Shocked, the students watch the officer arrest their new law teacher.This year, Sheguit aims to teach law with a more ...

Starting From Scratch

Starting From Scratch

Cathy Agarwal

February 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Lead

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 is working to bring a new vision to the culinary magnet including an on-campus restaurant...

America’s Got Talent Finalist Speaks to Fine Arts Students

America’s Got Talent Finalist Speaks to Fine Arts Students

Elle Weeks

January 8, 2018


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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, former America's Got Talent finalist, spoke with fine arts students as well as students with disabilities...

Lone Male Gymnast Competes on Female Dominated Squad

Lone Male Gymnast Competes on Female Dominated Squad

Cathy Agrawal

December 6, 2017


Filed under Fall, Features, Lead, Sports

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 he grips the bars and hoists himself into a handstand, the guys on the opposing teams shout his name. Everett...

Dr. H Chosen for PolarTREC Expedition for Antarctica Research

Dr. H Chosen for PolarTREC Expedition for Antarctica Research

November 1, 2017


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Luz Obregon eagerly pulled an oversized suit over her head meant to protect humans from some of the harshest environments on earth – the same suit physics teacher George Hademenos will wear during an expedition to Antarctica in November. As an applicant to the PolarTREC program last December, Hademenos...

Tech Theatre Gets New Workshop

Tech Theatre Gets New Workshop

October 12, 2017


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By Marian Patterson As part of last years bond cycle, the Tech Theatre Magnet's workshop was expanded and updated over the summer. “They knocked out the wall to the classroom, cause the shop was really small, so taking out the wall connecting the theater classroom opened it up,” senior Morgan...

Senior Develops Passion For Art

Senior Develops Passion For Art

February 15, 2017


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By Isabel Costian Senior Anna Maupin’s precise fingers made confident strokes to blend the stoic man’s rounded jaw. As she finished shading his bronzed face, she realized that for the first time, her vision had come to life on watercolor paper. As Anna stared at the piece at her green wooden...

Reaching for the STARS

Reaching for the STARS

January 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Lead, News, Recent Stories

By Isabel Costian Senior Miranda Gavitt took a sip from her pink travel coffee cup as she gazed through the window of her lab, keeping a watchful eye on her experiment. Her necklace, shaped like a caffeine molecule, sparkled in the fluorescent lights of UT Southwestern’s Moss building. Six months later, lo...

Start of a New Era

Start of a New Era

November 28, 2016


Filed under Fall, Features, Lead, Sports

By Kazi Nassif When Greg Pels, the new head football coach, landed in Richardson, it finally felt like home. He'd moved three times in the previous 21 months, but this move was different; it was permanent. He was hired to be the school's athletic coordinator the same day he interviewed, making...

Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused

March 21, 2016


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By Kazi Nassif With his head spinning and blurred vision, peewee football player Keith Wright struggled to pull himself up off of the grass. He saw his teammate motionless beside him with coaches huddled all around. Though he didn't know it at the time, he had just sustained his first of many concus...

Culinary Student Aired On TV For Creating Own Recipe

Culinary Student Aired On TV For Creating Own Recipe

March 3, 2016


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By Caroline CluissThe hot studio lights of Fox 4 News brightly reflected off of junior Bernedett Marin's white chef coat as she spread pinto beans and queso fresco onto a chalupa taco shell. She was careful to smile and keep her eyes focused on the cameras as she demonstrated how to make Taco Pizza,...

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