The Student News Site of Chisholm Trail High School

The Cinco Peso Press

The Student News Site of Chisholm Trail High School

The Cinco Peso Press

The Student News Site of Chisholm Trail High School

The Cinco Peso Press

As he heads to his fifth period classroom, Spanish teacher Johnathan Hicks moves his cart down the 300 hallway during the passing period since he does not have a classroom to himself. Photo by Daylin Mitchell-Cochran, 12

Teachers, students discuss how shortage affect classrooms, learning

Brea Hill and Julia Sipe November 2, 2022

Schools have been struggling to find and hire teachers due to the teacher shortage happening across America, and that struggle is felt on campus as well.  “It's hard to fill teaching positions,”...

Sad young woman sitting on the bed in the bedroom, People with depression concept. Photo by SOMKID

Students, teachers express seeking help with increased concerns over mental health

Lazarus Sanders, Reporter November 1, 2022

As depression amongst students continues to rise, teachers and students provide information on how to identify signs of depression and how to cope with those symptoms.  “I think when it comes to...

Counselors to host overdose precaution seminar to discuss dangers of drug use

Mina Martinez, Reporter October 31, 2022

Because student overdoses are on the rise in the United States, the counseling department will host a parent night at the HCTC on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 6-7 p.m. to discuss with parents and students the...


Students, faculty voice opinions on Biden administration’s marijuana pardon

Layni Carlstrom, Reporter October 28, 2022

With the announcement of the marijuana pardon from the President Joe Biden administration on Thursday, Oct. 6, students and faculty share what this could look like for Texans during an election year.  “I...

Learning to Deal With Stress Essential After Pandemic

Learning to Deal With Stress Essential After Pandemic

Summer Wallace, Reporter November 16, 2021
“There is no shame in having a struggle in your mind or heart,” Hardy said.
Juniors Alyssa Rosales and Destiny Mojica struggle with balancing school, work and extracurriculars.

Teenage Life Overload

Lilianna Trujillo, Reporter November 12, 2021
Two teenagers struggle with balancing their time in their everyday life
Phones Contribute To Sleepy Students

Phones Contribute To Sleepy Students

Julissa Munoz, Reporter November 11, 2021
"Sleep deprivation can have serious consequences for teens."
Theyre Free to Follow Their Dreams

‘They’re Free to Follow Their Dreams’

Cara Wimberley, Editor April 25, 2018

Family first. That's registrar Theresa Vondra's guiding life motto. "My parents had me at 40 and 42, and they were older than most of my friends' parents and they worked full time," Vondra said. "Dad...

Justine and her favorite horse after winning 2nd place during a jump show.

Words Act Like Weapons

Justine Rey , Reporter December 12, 2017

"How can you still be alive? You are so ugly. You just look like a freak. You should just kill yourself and end your life."  Was throwing up every day after lunch enough? Should I do more?   I...

Justine with her parents and young brother. Picture taken in Florida during the sugar sand contest.

The Longest Wait of My Life

Justine Rey, Reporter November 10, 2017

October 31   8: 05 a.m. I woke up just like I do every morning. Chelsey, my host mom, dropped me off at school for a normal day, but I didn't know what was going to happen.  My parents, Aurore...

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