The Cinco Peso Press

Remote or in-person, teacher makes it work

Principals of Human Services teacher Chelsea Nussbaumer teaching first period
December 15, 2020

With 46% of her students remote, teacher Chelsea Nussbaumer struggles with the stress this year has caused in her own way.   “This has been my most difficult year of teaching in my seven years...

A Homecoming Night to Remember: She didn’t win the crown, but she wouldn’t trade the experience for anything

Sophomore Homecoming princess Sylvia Cole, senior homecoming queen Kiley Redd and queen nominee Zari Southward. All three are members of the Charmers.
December 15, 2020

Walking down the field with her mom and aunt, with flowers on her hand, wearing a beautiful brown dress, the October chill in the air, Zari Southward stood as she waited for the announcement of Homecoming...

Skateboarder pushes through ankle injury

13-yr-old Zackary Barboza is back on his skateboard. He dreams of one day being a pro skateboarder.
December 15, 2020

13-yr-old Zackary Barboza has a dream. Pro skateboarding. He said his journey has been tough, and he has faced a lot of bad skating days with tons of injuries, but that has not stopped him from trying...

Abundant Grief

Rene Willars surrounded by her family.
After losing parents and son, Rene Willars still has hope
December 15, 2020

Grief eventually steps into someone's life at some point in time. For mother of Brandon Willars and daughter of Damacio and Mary Lou Reyna, Rene Willars has been though horrific times. As an adult...

More Than Chemistry

More Than Chemistry
Instructor striving to be more than just a teacher
December 15, 2020
"It was an accident, it was a fluke, and I can’t even imagine me doing anything else.” 

How Nothing Became Something

Mohammad Hammad at his gas station in Houston back in 2012. It was his first shop that he opened, and he wanted to see what he could do in life and what he could accomplish.
Fathers finds new life for family in the US
December 8, 2020

My father Mohammad Hammad and my mother Randa Rebhi have always taught me and told me that words don’t speak for you, it’s always your action that speaks for you, and that’s how I learned to be a...

Q&A With Melissa Stearman

Melissa Stearman: Band Booster President
February 7, 2020

1.What are your best memories? Worst memories? Spending time with my friends and family. There's nothing better than a house full of laughter. 2. Who is your favorite relative and why? My sister, she...

Q&A With Mrs. Jensen

Mrs. Jensen
February 7, 2020

1. Who has had the biggest influence on your life? My father and mother. What lessons did you learn? How to live the way they did, the importance of family, how to raise a family, the importance...

Q&A with Mrs. Delka

Taylor Delka
February 1, 2020

1. Who has had the biggest influence on your life and how? My mom has been the biggest influence on me. I know that may sound cliche, but she has been able to push me towards remaining strong in the...

Q&A With Amber Holsomback

Amber Holsomback
November 15, 2019

1. If you tell your students something about you that they wouldn’t know otherwise, what would it be? I would tell my students that I understand struggling in school because I am dyslexic and have dysgraphia;...

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