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The worst songs of 2015

The worst songs of 2015

December 17, 2015

With 2015 coming to an end, 29 students in fifth period lunch were asked what they thought is the worst song of this year. Results can be seen below. ...

Ugly truth about tryouts

Senior Fredi Estrada and junior Noah Bankston practice crossing during varsity soccer practice Monday.  Photo by Kedar Collins.

Kedar Collins, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2014

I didn’t  want to check the list. Every fiber of my being was resisting the urge to make the dreaded walk up to the field house. All I heard throughout the day was “Have you seen the roster yet?” The very thought of not making the team gave me chills. As I walked through the parking lot,...

Marijuana, I don’t wanna

Marijuana, I don't wanna

Chris Salas, Copy Desk Editor

October 31, 2014

At the very beginning of Red Ribbon Week, a car sat outside. A car just as broken and gone as its previous owner. A car so mutilated, its steering wheel was an actual wheel. Naturally, it became the day’s conversation starter. As I talked with five friends about the damage to the car and the meaning...

Taking The High Road

Taking The High Road

Mark Miske, Staff Writer

October 31, 2014

As the most mainstream and culturally enriched drug in America with a market worth just over $35 billion dollars, and almost 58% of Americans supporting its legalization, it’s almost a mystery as to why marijuana is illegal. It’s a relatively safe drug with dozens of health benefits, and an enorm...

Lost lunch liberties

Students abide by the new lunchtime procedures. Photo by Nicholas Alvarez.

Mark Miske, Staff Writer

September 26, 2014

Lunch at Chisholm Trail is like a totalitarian regime; students are herded into the cafeteria where they’re forced to stay for nearly an hour. It’s a loud obnoxious cesspool of noisy people, long lines, and irritating teachers who try to “keep us in line.” What makes the hour-long torture so...

Early Decision

Early Decision

Jezza Bull-Briones, Editor-in-Chief

May 30, 2014

Summertime is here. School ends in less than 5 days and so now I’m left deciding when I will apply to colleges. Hopefully by now you’ve already figured out which schools you’re going to apply to (if you haven’t decided, this article may help). And hopefully you’ve taken a look at deadlines and know when you need to fill out your application. But if you’re like me, there’s another factor that goes into college decisions, Early Decision vs. Regular Decision. Regular Decision is what most people typically choose to do. You send your application out to various schools waiting for replies to see if you have been admitted. With the replies comes the schools’ financial aid packages enabling you to pick the school you want at the price you like. Early Decision isn’t like that though. From the research I’ve done, Early Decision seems like a huge mess of fears for students like me. Early Decision is typical...

Organization Essentials

Organization Essentials

Whitney Ford, Jezza Bull-Briones, Business Editor, Editor-in-chief

May 16, 2014

I often walk down the hallways viewing the horrors of high school organization with wide eyes. Binders filled to the brim with crumpled papers. Backpacks home to every assignment given during the school year. Planners empty of all events other than national holidays. Whitney and I believe...

Choosing Your College Checklist

Choosing Your College Checklist

Whitney Ford, Business Editor

April 18, 2014

“What college are you going to?” This is a question I am constantly asked by teachers, students, and family members. Whenever I answer this question, the follow-up question I receive, as expected, is “Why?” Whenever I was choosing my college, there were several things I researched before...

Boycott Group Projects

Savannah Winters, Opinion Editor

March 28, 2014

I sit down at my desk angrily as my teacher drones on and on about another group project we have to do, only this time we don’t get to pick our group. I continue to glare at her as she calls out the people I will work with, knowing I will have to do the majority of the project. The people I am assigned...

Make the Best of Counselor Visits

Make the Best of Counselor Visits

Jezza Bull-Briones, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2014

What I have heard way too often from juniors this week: "I didn’t receive any new information!" This week marks the beginning of junior conferences with counselors, for many the real first step into seriously considering life after high school. I had my junior conference this past Wednesday and...

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