Nikki La Voie

Nikki La Voie

Michelle McDaniel, Staff Writer
April 22, 2014 • 26 views
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Sophomore Nikki La Voie scanned the list, searching for her name amid the jumble of other people crowded around the paper. Locating hers, she smiled at the result. “I just felt really happy and proud of myself for doing the best I could,” La Voie said. “I didn’t care about the publicity, it... Read more »

Searching for Sequins: Girls Prepare for Prom

Searching for Sequins: Girls Prepare for Prom

Madison Fountain, Personality Editor
April 17, 2014 • 56 views
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The fashion topic on nearly every senior girl’s mind this time of the year: to find a prom dress. Unlike the majority of girls who plan to buy their dress at large dress stores like Whatchamacallit and Terry Costa, seniors Amber Dever and Jade Mactavish have different ideas of where to get their dresses.... Read more »

Terrance Ivery

Terrance Ivery

Aaron Johns, Staff Writer
April 17, 2014 • 0 views
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The rain came down from all angles, feeling more like pebbles than water. Senior quarterback Terrance Ivery entered the huddle with the play. The offense broke the huddle and everybody got set on the line of scrimmage. Ivery hiked the ball, dropped back, then took off down the right side of the field.... Read more »

Aubrey Valenzuela

Aubrey Valenzuela

Michelle McDaniel, Staff Writer
April 16, 2014 • 60 views
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The breeze whipped past sophomore Aubrey Valenzuela’s face as he jumped down a staircase landing on the bottom. He immediately pedalled a few feet further away from the stairs, then circled around to try again. Being a new member on a BMX team, he would need the practice. Aubrey Valenzuela performs... Read more »

Corey Murray

Corey Murray

Daniel Drzycimski, Staff Writer
April 15, 2014 • 65 views
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Corey Murray carefully places a hook through a red and black, plastic worm and slings his fishing rod around his side. He hears the familiar whiz of his line flying out into the water and, as it hits the bottom of the pond, he slowly brings his bait in, bumping it along the bottom the entire way. Just... Read more »

Kameron Alston

Kameron Alston

Talley Flowers, Staff Writer
March 6, 2014 • 66 views
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Taking a few deep breaths, junior Kameron Alston prepares to sing at the final concert for Texas All State. He is one of thousands of musicians that have made it through all four rounds of the competition and into the choir. Alston... Read more »

Briana Mendoza

Briana Mendoza

Daniel Drzycimski, Staff Writer
February 24, 2014 • 70 views
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Rotating the lens to zoom in better on her subject, senior Brianna Mendoza focuses her time into her photo editor position for The Rider Online. Mendoza also works outside of school, not only editing and choosing photos, but going to locations and even students’ houses to take pictures. “I’ve... Read more »

Allison Ward

Allison Ward

Ka'Leif Hodge, Staff Writer
February 21, 2014 • 261 views
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After entering first period, sophomore Allison Ward gives herself a shot of insulin, the first of her daily seven. On January 18, 2010, doctors diagnosed Ward with Type 1 diabetes. Every day since, she has had to take several precautions, like giving herself shots to keep her blood sugar level stable. She... Read more »

Bailee Meals

Bailee Meals

Ashley Richardson, Staff Writer
February 4, 2014 • 155 views
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Sophomore Bailee Meals’ morning routine takes longer than other students. Meals has a genetic disease called Cystic Fibrosis, also known as CF. Every morning she wakes up and does a daily treatment for her CF. Meals, diagnosed with CF at five months old, continuously got misdiagnosed by doctors.... Read more »

Drake Milligan

Drake Milligan

Gracie Long, Staff Writer
January 22, 2014 • 231 views
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Putting on an Elvis costume and gelling his hair, sophomore, Drake Milligan slips into his blue suede shoes while he prepares for another show. Milligan performs as an Elvis tribute artist. He sings, acts and dances just like Elvis. “I saw an Elvis impersonator one time by accident and really... Read more »

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