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Antoine Briard: Experiencing Something New

Antoine Briard: Experiencing Something New

Ashley Bow, Personality Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

Junior Antoine Briard takes a deep breath as he stepped off the plane. He hurries down to grab his luggage. When he steps outside the gate, he sees the “Welcome to Texas, Antoine” sign before he saw his new family, and a huge grin spreads across his face. He’s ready for his 10 month stay in...

Azmera Alemu and Anisa Badesire: Starting a New Journey

Azmera Alemu and Anisa Badesire: Starting a New Journey

Kathryn Pedroza, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

They weren't like the rest. This routine differs for these boys — the big school, the confusing hallways, the tardy bells or even the juicy hamburgers. Everything is a new experience for sophomores Azmera Alemu and Anisa Badesire. These boys came from Africa. Almemu came from Eritrea, a small country on the Eastern coast of Africa close to Saudi Arabia. He started the process of coming to America in 20...

Brooke Blaine: Pets, Pets and More Pets

Brooke Blaine: Pets, Pets and More Pets

Jose Cruz, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

Soothed by the swift singing of birds and the endearing warmth of a dog’s embrace, sophomore Brooke Blaine enjoys the serenity of her home after an arduous day at school. She not only values the characteristic glow of a pet’s love, but appreciates the indispensable service her dogs provide. Blaine,...

Leslie Ledesma: Not Just a Pretty Face

Leslie Ledesma: Not Just a Pretty Face

Katherine Powell, Personalities Editor
March 10, 2017
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Junior Leslie Ledesma’s palms were dripping with sweat, and her heart was racing. She tried to keep her composure, and she kept smiling like she practiced. Ledesma was finally going to find out if all her hard work paid off as the judge started to say “and the winner is.” “Last year I felt...

Sierra Skidmore: Restarting From The Fire

Sierra Skidmore: Restarting From The Fire

Lauren Hargrove, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

Freshman Sierra Skidmore enters the pitching circle and inhales the fumes of dirt and freshly cut grass to calm her nerves. She glances into the stands before she steps on the mound, only to find the one thing misplaced, her mom. Skidmore’s mom never misses one of her games or showings and looking...

Bryce Borcherding: Balance and Barbeque

Bryce Borcherding: Balance and Barbeque

Lauren Hargrove, Staff Writer
February 24, 2017
Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

As the crowd rolls into Spring Creek on Sunday morning, senior Bryce Borcherding prepares to tend to the lunch rush that follows after church hours. Borcherding has been working at Spring Creek in Mansfield for two years. “I enjoy working there very much,” Borcherding said. “We have a lot...

Surviving a Tragedy

Surviving a Tragedy

Ava Green, Staff Writer
February 17, 2017
Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

U.S. History teacher Ms. Kenna Cavnar pounds on the front door of her friend Ms. Marcia Lass’s house in a panic. When the door swings open, she greets sophomore Emily Lass with tears streaming down her face. Cavnar witnessed a car accident with Marcia Lass as the victim when a driver drove straight...

Pulling Her Weight

Pulling Her Weight

Saella Ware, Staff Writer
February 2, 2017
Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

Though recovered, she still remains a year behind the rest of her peers in school. *Delaney struggled with a series of painful and long-lived injuries after being pushed too hard during a weightlifting competition in her athletics class at Jobe Middle School. The injuries required four surgeries,...

Q&A With Screenplay Writer Christopher McQuarrie

Q&A With Screenplay Writer Christopher McQuarrie

Ben Schnuck, Staff Writer
January 25, 2017
Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

He’s a screenplay writer, director and producer. He’s been behind movies like Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Edge of Tomorrow. He’s even won an Academy Award for The Usual Suspects, and I had the opportunity to talk with him about life, movies, high school and fighting animal hybrids. He’s ...

Joshua Trentham: Mixing and Matching

Joshua Trentham: Mixing and Matching

Morgan Richards, Staff Writer
January 19, 2017
Filed under Personalities, Top Story

His hands move like clockwork, cracking away effortlessly at the pattern he’s spent years perfecting. His face is blank but his mind is concentrating on his next move. He holds the cube up as the timer reads 20 seconds, before mixing up the blocks and trying again for a better time. Sophomore Joshua...