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Annual Leopard Friday to host game-day festivities

Annual Leopard Friday to host game-day festivities

Melody Quintero, Staff Reporter
October 14, 2016
Filed under Around the School, News

The school’s clubs and organizations will be on display for the annual Leopard Friday in the courtyard on Oct. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. The community event is designed to provide students and parents a way to know their school better. “We highlight different organizations here at the school, but ...

Not-so-funny occurrence

Not-so-funny occurrence

Grace Nguyen, Staff Reporter
October 12, 2016
Filed under Local, News

Though a clown panic has spread across the nation in recent weeks with alleged sightings of scary masked individuals wielding harmful weapons being reported on social media, local law enforcement agents are skeptical. “They’re all rumors,” said Orlando Hinojosa, community resource officer for ...

Voting registration nearing Oct. 11 deadline

Voting registration nearing Oct. 11 deadline

Mandy Halbert, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2016
Filed under News, State/Nation/World, Top Stories

The deadline for voter registration is coming up on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Applications can be found online. The application should be printed and mailed to the county voter registrar. To register, the voter must be 18 or older by Election Day, Nov. 8. Once approved, the voter will be mailed their registrati...

Running over depression

Running over depression

Hannah Ortega, Campus Life Editor/ Copy Editor
October 6, 2016
Filed under Local, News, Top Stories

When tragedy strikes, it can be easy to sink into darkness and accept its reign. It can be easy to block out the light or believe it no longer exists. But when junior Bradley Davis experienced disaster through the loss of a friend to suicide, he decided to fight back against the darkness of mental illness....

Google classroom offers learning opportunities, organization

Google classroom offers learning opportunities, organization

Alexis Dubree, Staff Reporter
October 4, 2016
Filed under Around the School, News, Top Stories

Ever since Google Drive was introduced to the school, the program has become a daily part of many students’ days. Now more and more teachers have started to frequently use Google Classroom. “Google Classroom is what we call a ‘leaning management system,’ which basically means it’s a way ...

Breaking news: Athlete drug and alcohol testing begins today

Breaking news: Athlete drug and alcohol testing begins today

Nick Smith, Sport Editor
September 27, 2016
Filed under Around the School, News, Top Stories

Student-athletes are being tested today for a variety of drugs, including alcohol, steroids, marijuana, opioids, and amphetamines as a part of the district's new program that Board of Trustees President Chad Collins said has the intention of giving students the incentive to say no when faced with drugs...

Library opens new chapter with debut of book fair

Library opens new chapter with debut of book fair

Anna Stockton, Staff Reporter
September 26, 2016
Filed under Around the School, News

The library will be turning a new page this year as it prepares to open its doors to the high school’s first book fair. “I’m excited about the book fair, I think it will provide students an opportunity to hopefully get all their class books at once if they choose to,” English teacher Courtn...

From Lovejoy to Louisiana

From Lovejoy to Louisiana

Katie Felton, Staff Reporter
September 16, 2016
Filed under News, State/Nation/World

After the recent Louisiana floodings, parents Lisa Hopkinson, Jennifer Waldrop, and Brie Smith decided to take action into their own hands and started the "Spreading Lovejoy" campaign. The campaign began on Wednesday, Sept. 14 and will continue through Friday, Sept. 16. “The purpose of ‘Spread...

Pops for prom

Pops for prom

Lulu Butler, Staff Reporter
September 16, 2016
Filed under Around the School, News

A local to the Dallas area, “Steel City Pops” will be heading to the high school for the next few Fridays to serve some poppin’ new treats to fundraise for this year’s prom. “[Students should buy Steel City Pops at school because] first of all, they’re delicious and amazing, but when the pr...

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