Administration Eliminates Nerf War

That’s right, our cherished and beloved nerf war tradition has been put to a stop this year, and most likely perpetually. Students are filled with confusion, anger, sadness, and loss, but the question we’re all asking is “why?” After multiple extensive interviews, I’m here to report on what the reasoning behind this tradition’s halt truly is.  Throughout this year, we’ve all heard the rumors that … Continue reading Administration Eliminates Nerf War

Jobs in Drip: Student Perspectives on Their Local Workplaces

Carson Reed: Q: Where do you work? A: “Ledgestone Senior Living.” Q: What’s it like working there? A: “It’s pretty fun you get to interact with a lot of the elderly people they have a lot of stories to tell you. I’m a server there, so I work there in the evenings during dinner time so they’re very talkative at that time.” Q: Do you … Continue reading Jobs in Drip: Student Perspectives on Their Local Workplaces

Homework Load is Too Much

There has been an increase in the amount of homework assigned to high school students. The University of Michigan conducted research that suggests the amount of homework students have doubled in the past thirty years. The amount of homework assigned to students is overwhelming. The Princeton Review’s Student Life in America survey reported 50% of students feeling stressed and half of these students claimed homework … Continue reading Homework Load is Too Much

Zero-Tolerance Doesn’t Exist

With the addition of new assistant principals and new Principal Gamez an effort to decrease hallway traffic has resulted in confusion amongst some students about the policies and the repercussions for violating newly established expectations.  “We do not have anything that is called Zero Tolerance at this school.” Assistant Principal  Joe Green said. Although there is no “Zero-Tolerance Policy,” there is a new policy that … Continue reading Zero-Tolerance Doesn’t Exist

Behind the Voice: Q & A With Chris Austin

Chris Austin may be a familiar name to some of you. He has been the play-by-play broadcast announcer for years now for Dripping Springs High School athletics. He has covered all sports ranging from basketball to baseball and even lacrosse. However, despite being an accomplished broadcaster, Austin has a more defining trait. Austin is a pitcher and lead-off hitter for the Cleveland Indian’s Fantasy Camp … Continue reading Behind the Voice: Q & A With Chris Austin

Two Students Awarded Top Honors in Letter Contest

Two students have been awarded top honors in the Texas 2020 Letters About Literature Contest. Junior Gabrielle Avena took first place with her letter to Hanya Yanagihara and junior Ella Johnson took second place with her letter to Gail Carson Levine. More than 1,300 students compete in this letter writing contest. Judges score letters off of idea development, language, organization, and emotional development. Read the … Continue reading Two Students Awarded Top Honors in Letter Contest

Hi-Steppers Success at Nationals

The Hi-Steppers returned from Los Angeles, California at 1 pm yesterday, and with them they have seven awards from the Crowdpleasers Hollywood Nationals. Officer Super Sweepstakes (90 or better from all judges): 1st runner up Off Contemporary Nationals Officer Hip Hop Champion Nationals officer Modern Champion 4th place Overall Elite Officers  Team Super Sweepstakes (90 or better from all judges): 1st runner up National Champion … Continue reading Hi-Steppers Success at Nationals

5 Ways to Make Your Spring Break Great

Each year our school gives us a single week off in the month of March, and with such limited time, it would be a shame to waste it on nothing. Here are a couple ideas to help make your spring break worthwhile.  Go see local bands in concert. Who doesn’t love exploring new music? Tickets are cheap, local bands are smaller and usually at a … Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Your Spring Break Great

Inside Project Graduation: What It Is, What to Know

With graduation quickly approaching, seniors are preparing their own graduation celebrations and family-filled events. But in the midst of all of this planning, the school is planning its own graduation party, known as Project Graduation. “Graduation is a time for celebration and lasting memories,” Tina Wheaton, Project Graduation coordinator, said. “Unfortunately, graduation night is statistically the deadliest driving night nationwide for high school seniors. For … Continue reading Inside Project Graduation: What It Is, What to Know