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A Whole New World

A Whole New World

Hannah Shaffer, Features Editor

December 11, 2017


Filed under Blogs & Columns, Recent Stories

It’s been four years since I moved to Mansfield. Four years since transitioning to this Texas metropolis from a tiny town in West Virginia (what’s up, Shepherdstown) with less residents than Mansfield high school’s student population. I moved here as a tiny freshman, stereotyped as a coal miner...

Legacy Finds an Even Opponent in Lone Star

Legacy Finds an Even Opponent in Lone Star

Jorden Melson, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Recent Stories, Sports, Sports Columns

Another week, another win. Another step closer to bringing home a state championship. The Broncos defeated the North Forney Falcons last week in a high-scoring shootout. It was the first time North Forney had been held under 40 points all season which is an impressive feat for the Legacy defense. N...

All Time Low

All Time Low

Summer Barakat, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Blogs & Columns, Recent Stories

June 8, 2016. The day my life changed forever. My parents made the decision that they didn’t like my friends or the house we lived in. My two older brothers, younger sister and I, didn’t think we’d actually move because this topic was brought up before countless times, with no call to action....

Insta-Anxiety

Insta-Anxiety

Katherine Powell, Entertainment Editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under Blogs & Columns, Recent Stories

As I scroll through my Instagram feed, all I see is the same thing, long dark hair, perfect white teeth, tiny waist, thigh gaps, so-called “perfection.” Why does anyone follow these girls?. Why do we idolize people simply because of their looks? The term “Instafamous” describes someone who isn’t necessa...

Hope All Around Us

Hope All Around Us

Morgan Richards, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Blogs & Columns, Recent Stories

Throughout elementary school, I had been a bubbly, energetic ball of energy, bouncing off of the walls and running my mouth off whenever I had the chance. I had places to go, people to meet and new experiences to have. The playground was my oyster, the supermarket was the place to make new friends and...

Perfect Places

Perfect Places

Micaih Thomas, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Blogs & Columns, Recent Stories

From the day we breathe our first breath, society teaches us to think that daydreamers grow up to become crazy. Our brains get filled with the idea that the ones who have vivid imaginations and live outside of our own perspectives have been corrupting society since the beginning of time. This Earth i...

Saving American Soccer

Saving American Soccer

Jose Cruz, Yearbook Copy Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Blogs & Columns, Recent Stories, Sports Columns

Where did it all go wrong? For years, the United States Men’s National Team and Youth Teams have held a seat at the table with CONCACAF’s elite, a pantheon of giants like Mexico and the emerging Costa Rica. But for all the hype, all the growth that soccer has achieved in the past decade, one t...

Living For Now

Living For Now

Priscilla Brothers, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Blogs & Columns, Recent Stories

Of all things I could have chosen to spend countless hours doing, I chose dance. Maybe I wanted to follow in my mom’s footsteps or maybe I just liked the idea of expressing myself without having to speak. Regardless, dance is all I did. And when you spend all your life engrossed in one activity, it b...

Secret Struggles

Secret Struggles

Kathryn Pedroza, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Blogs & Columns, Recent Stories

I just finished teepeeing and forking my youth pastor’s yard, when I felt unsettled. We ate Chilis that night and when we got home, my stomach felt like it never has before. I couldn’t get to sleep and kept tossing and turning, trying to ease the gnawing in the pit of my stomach. Then it happened. For...

2017-18 NBA Season Preview

2017-18 NBA Season Preview

Grant Baker, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2017


Filed under Blogs & Columns, Recent Stories, Sports Columns

Well, that was a fun offseason. Where else do you see stories of betrayal, backstabbing, rising stardom, disappointment and tragedy? Not in the NFL offseason. Certainly not the MLB offseason. Between Kyrie Irving leaving the team that he won three straight Eastern Conference titles with, Kevin ...