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Savannah Catalon, 10, looks for an open teammate at the varsity girls' basketball game vs Everman. The team will play in round 3 of playoffs on Feb. 24.

Girls’ Basketball Playoff Update

Zach Planche, Sports Editor February 24, 2021

UPDATE 2-24-21 For the first time in the school’s history, the girls’ varsity basketball team won the district title. The team went undefeated with a 14-0 record (24-1 overall) and are headed to...

Cast Members of Spoon River Anthology sit on the edge of the stage together

Staying in Action

McKenzie Canton, Features Editor February 23, 2021

Lights dimmed in the house as they grew brighter on stage spiked in colored tape. Cast members crowded backstage, whispered with excitement because their time had come. The camera sat up on a ledge in...

Akande writes about her experience navigating her identity as a young Black woman in a predominantly white area.

It’s Not The Same Anymore

Sarah Akande, Editor-In-Chief February 23, 2021

African booty scratcher. Why do you talk white? You’re pretty for a dark skin girl. Is that your real hair?  Every microaggression chips away at my mental stability and builds racial trauma that...

Beatriz DeAndrade: The Sound Of Determination

Beatriz DeAndrade: The Sound Of Determination

Evelyn Quiroz, Entertainment Editor February 16, 2021

The sound of former choir shows fills the room as students listen to and write reviews of the musical performance. Junior Beatriz DeAndrade became involved in choir in sixth grade, and she continued the...

Chavez and Micheal write about often unrecognized Black women that played key roles in African American freedom.

Unknown Black Female Heroes

Arnoldo Chavez and Sierra Micheal February 9, 2021

Every time people discuss Black Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks are some of the most well-known activists because of their efforts for the Civil Rights Movements and other progressive works, but...

Mansfield ISD plans to expand programs of choice by opening new schools in the fall of 2021.

MISD Adds New Schools To District For 2021-2022 School Year

Jack Lewellyn, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

With reported population growth in the southeast part of Mansfield ISD, the district started construction on three new school buildings to account for a larger number of redistributed students. Norwood...

College Board will no longer offer SAT Subject Tests or SAT with essay. They will also offer the class of 2022 a virtual college tour.

College Board Announces Changes To SAT, Organize Virtual College Tour

Sarah Akande and Nina Banks February 8, 2021

On Jan. 19, College Board announced that it will discontinue the optional essay portion of the SAT and no longer offer SAT Subject Tests. In the United States, the subjects tests got immediately discontinued...

Banks writes about her struggle with textured hair and finding comfort in the hair she wears.

It’s Not Just Hair

Nina Banks, News Editor February 8, 2021

For Black people, hair defines a large part of our culture and identity. Dating back to slavery, enslavers forced women to cover their hair which signified inferiority to their masters. In the early 1900s,...

Molina poses for a picture with her mom and sisters.

Joining the Battle

McKenzie Canton February 8, 2021

Scribbling over the lines in red crayon in her coloring book, Gabby Molina laid on her stomach while Dora the Explorer played softly on the TV above. Little did her two-year-old mind know, a couple of...

At the cross country meet against other Mansfield teams, freshman Toby Eaton runs ahead of the group towards the finish line.

Toby Eaton: Running Towards His Goals

Leilani Fierro, Staff Writer February 8, 2021

At the sound of the gunshot, he picked up his feet and ran like his life depended on it. The cold air numbed his face but the pain only made him go faster. Giving it his all toward the finish line, freshman...

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