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Step Team Practices

Step Team Practices

Jaden McKinnon, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Moments, Top Story

Before practice on Sept. 9, the silent cafeteria fills with chatter and laughs as members of the Notorious Steppers share snacks and talk about their day before warming up. A large commotion and a loud clash echo from the middle of the cafeteria as members struggle to move the tables out of their wa...

Choir Hosts Fall Concert

Choir Hosts Fall Concert

Kathryn Pedroza, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Moments, Recent Stories

Parents walk into First United Methodist Church Mansfield on Oct. 16 and try to find a seat. Moms push their children to an open pew closest to the front. On the way, one parent stops another. “Where have you been?” One said, then proceeded to catch one another up on the latest injuries, illness...

Debate Team Prepares for Season

Debate Team Prepares for Season

Jacob Neesen, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Moments, Recent Stories

Mr. Ritz’s room fills with students at the end of the school day. Decorations and plastic vines line the walls, and bright lights beam down from above. Students sit down next to their friends, talk in small groups and go up to the front and grab chips and water. “Ok y’all, we’re gonna go ahead and st...

Band Summer Rehearsal

Band Summer Rehearsal

Brooke Johnson, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Moments, Recent Stories

Clouds fill the early morning, summer sky as band students gather in groups. Cars pull up to the practice field parking lot and students file out. They pull their flags and instruments out with them while others walk down from the band hall to the practice field parking lot. Students make small talk a...

AP English III Presents Ideas to Administration

AP English III Presents Ideas to Administration

Jazmine Necessary, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Moments, Recent Stories

Tri-folds take over the PAC entrance hall as students talk to parents about their ideas to improve the school. Juniors Alexis Luna, Janet Ramirez and Olivia Jackson present their idea over implementing a study hall in the school day to make studying and getting work done easier for students in other...

Band Holds Annual Jazz Bash

Band Holds Annual Jazz Bash

Morgan Richards, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Moments, Recent Stories

The cool, blue lights that hung from the ceiling cast a dim glow on the black tablecloths and decorative bottles below. Jazz aficionados and fun-loving students alike sat crowded around their tables, whispering to each other with a low, charged excitement. At the foot of the elevated stage stood a m...

Debaters Participate in CX District Tournament

Debaters Participate in CX District Tournament

Melissa De La Cruz, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Moments

A wave of dead silence fills the air inside the debate room. Students competing in CX District attentively analyze the cases they will use later in the day. Debate Coach Mr. Howard Ritz and student volunteers rush up and down the halls preparing everything for incoming debaters across the district. ...

Color Guard Members Prepare For New Season

Color Guard Members Prepare For New Season

Ashley Bow and Hannah Shaffer, Personality Editor and Features Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Moments, Recent Stories

The cafeteria filled with the chatter of Guard members as the time for practice rolled around. When guard instructor Mr. Nick McMahan walked into the room, the group of 15 dancers swarmed around him to practice lifting each other into the air for the year’s routine. “Think less cheerleader, more graceful,”...

Ladies of Legacy Discuss Makeup Tutorials

Ladies of Legacy Discuss Makeup Tutorials

Benita Orie, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Moments, News

A sea of women pile into the quiet room of J-123. Tired, but eager faces fill the space, as more and more girls trudge in. Some arrive just on time, and some rush in with flushed faces apologizing for lateness after the meeting starts. During advisory, on Jan. 26, Ladies of Legacy held their weekly...

Science Students Complete Toy Car Lab

Science Students Complete Toy Car Lab

Brinley Koenig, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Moments

Walls of lab safety posters, countertops of beakers and lines of desks make Ms. Michelle Hurst’s physics classroom appear like any other. However, the upturned chairs, toy cars and strips of rubber which cover the otherwise mundane lab tables make the room radiate with a unique sense of enjoyment, kn...