Spring football games excite players for next year’s potential

photo by Skylar O’Connell On May 22, the football teams engaged in their annual spring football events. The stadium was filled with fans as students from 7th grade up to 12th grade participated in some intramural practice games in order to ready themselves for the upcoming season. Many varsity players had impressive days on the field, one being junior defensive lineman Colin DeWitt who finished … Continue reading Spring football games excite players for next year’s potential

Student first to earn certification with state florist association

Junior Staci Turner is the first student from the new floral design program to earn her Level One certification with the Texas State Florists’ Association. Turner passed a timed knowledge-based exam as well as a hands-on exam where she made a boutonniere and a symmetrical triangle arrangement alongside hundreds of other students from all over Central Texas. With this certification in her portfolio, Turner can … Continue reading Student first to earn certification with state florist association

Audio: Gap exists in mental health services at high school level

Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash Ariane West investigates the mental health options for students at the high school, specifically learning the defined roles for the counselors and school psychologist. She sits down with counselor Brooke Johnson to discuss the present dynamic and supplements her commentary with national research on the issue. Click below to listen.   Continue reading Audio: Gap exists in mental health services at high school level

Talent, Family Define Track Season

The track team has had a very successful season, as multiple students advanced to regionals last weekend April 27-28. Senior Justin Malcom, a distance runner, said that he thinks that majority of the qualified runners would advance to state. “It’s exciting to see my teammates compete and do well in their events and continue to progress to the point where they are making it out … Continue reading Talent, Family Define Track Season

Foreign exchange student has unique perspective on American prom tradition

photo by Alexis Burch Prom is the night dreamt about by so many high schoolers. It the most magical night of anyone’s high school career, a night taken out of the typical American high school movie. Everybody knows what prom is and how it’s the biggest night of the year. But often we forget that prom is an American concept, not shared by foreigners. Junior … Continue reading Foreign exchange student has unique perspective on American prom tradition

Student to pursue Arabic overseas

“The key to everything is determination.” In between pages of an Arabic textbook, this famous proverb may flit across the vision of its reader, inked in black and written in its root language. This reader is Addie Mae Villas, a sophomore accepted into an international program to study the foreign language. Each year, the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program selects a small … Continue reading Student to pursue Arabic overseas

Boys varsity golf ready for state

photos by Megan Nolley   The drought has been 30 years – a pressure that only sits on the passing breeze as the varsity boys golf team ignores everything outside of their mission – a trip to the state tournament.   Head Coach Jason Wahlers said the team is ready at this point in the season. They focus more on course-specific adjustments and “staying patient” … Continue reading Boys varsity golf ready for state

High Paying Creative Jobs

     Lots of people have notebooks filled with writing and drawings or are very good with imagining better and more stylish furniture while at their friend’s house. Well, this is all actually very centered around design, which is a field containing some high-paying jobs. This is an excellent outlet for creativity and not only that but an outlet that can earn you $90,000 a … Continue reading High Paying Creative Jobs