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The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

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Senior John Hanchey plays drums at his church. Hes been playing percussion for the school for seven years.

Beating alongside the best

Campbell Lester, Section Editor November 30, 2022

Spotlights focus on the performers as they perform their end of camp concert. The drum beats perfectly in rhythm with the saxophone and piano creating a harmonic environment. The jazz performance comes...

Many students are playing in ASA sports. TRLs Alexis Lambert takes a look at some of the teams.

Turning a chapter

Alexis Lambert, Staff Writer November 28, 2022

“Hey, you want to join our team?” There, sitting in Introduction to Engineering class, Noah Hempkins was offered a spot on a newly-formed basketball team, and now has an inseparable group of friends.  The...

Junior Makenna ford stands with state representative Candy Noble. Ford was selected to create a ornament for the state house chamber Christmas tree.

An ornamental task

Dhriti Pai, Staff Writer November 19, 2022

Growing up, Makenna Ford loved to decorate ornaments. Now, as a junior in high school, her ornament-making has made its way far from home. In this case, the Texas State Capitol.  Ford painted an ornament...

John Baker stands in front of a map of Kauai, Hawaii. Baker teaches AP Psychology at the high school.


Marisa Green, Staff Writer November 17, 2022

From medical school, to coaching, to Hawaii, John Baker will do it all. Baker is an AP psychology teacher at the high school. He found a passion in teaching psychology.  “In my first year of teaching,...

Holly Lewis is a substitute teacher. TRLs Eleanor Koehn interviews her on why she loves subbing here and her relationship with the district.

Substituting secrets

Eleanor Koehn, Section Editor November 16, 2022

As the clock hits 8:40 a.m., students begin to flood the hallway on their way to first period. Many students will find that their classes have been temporarily assigned a substitute teacher to fill in...

Officer Chris Smith is a school marshal and powerlifting coach. TRLs Calla Patino tells us about a day in his life.

Uplifting the community

Calla Patino, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2022

It’s almost been a year. A year since Officer Chris Smith had his surgery.  He was mid squat. The bar on his shoulders, stacked with plates on both sides. When a searing pain rang through his chest,...

Senior Aliyah Book directs the band at Thursdays football game. Book is also involved in dance outside of school.

Leopard Look: Aliyah Book

Marisa Green, Staff Writer November 9, 2022

Aliyah Book is one of three drum majors in marching band. She also participates in dance, clubs and spends her free time at the Allen Public Library.  At A Glance: Band experience: Six years Pre-game...

Nutrition Coordinator Juliana Elandry stands by the lunch lines at the high school. Elandry has been with the district for seven years.

Leopard Look: Juliana Elandary

Cora Blasko, Staff Writer November 2, 2022

Juliana Elandary is the district’s nutrition coordinator. Elandary plans menus and school lunches, coordinates food and supplies deliveries and much more. She has been with the district for seven years. At...

English teacher, Regina Tomlinson, and her husband used to live in a morgue. Listen in to hear some of their ghost stories.

Spooky encounters

Calla Patino, Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2022

On their first date, Regina Tomlinson hopped into his suburban hearse. Halfway through their second date, David (Dave) Tomlinson’s pager rang mid “The Man without a Face” movie. He’d received a...

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