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Kelby Robbins: Defining the Sport

Kelby Robbins: Defining the Sport

Major Melson, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories, Sports

Her foot slowly rises off the ground. And it returns back towards the ground with a punch. Her arms swing the long, metal bat around towards a bright yellow ball. The two make contact sending the ball flying through the air. Third baseman Kelby Robbins air-mails her seventh homer over the wall. Althoug...

Ashley Owens: Living Her Wildest Dreams

Ashley Owens: Living Her Wildest Dreams

Brinley Koenig, Features Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

Senior Ashley Owens stands in the small office– a white printer on her left, and a black bookshelf full of photography equipment on the right. As she answers the phone call, the words spoken bring tears to her eyes. She made it. Owens received a full-ride scholarship to attend the University of North Tex...

Surisaday Sanchez: Overcoming the Language Barrier

Surisaday Sanchez: Overcoming the Language Barrier

Melissa De La Cruz, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

Sophomore Surisaday Sanchez reminds herself every day to remain confident as she walks through the main doors of Legacy. Although Sanchez acts like any other student, one thing separates her from a large percentage of students. The Language Barrier. “I haven’t been able to adapt a lot [especially] here at sch...

Emma Randall: Focusing on the Fine Arts

Emma Randall: Focusing on the Fine Arts

Isabella Modderman, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under News Briefs, Personalities, Recent Stories

After stepping into her first art class in sixth grade, then dropping out of what she thought represented her final art class in eighth grade, senior Emma Randall finally made the decision to pursue art as a career. “I took Art I again sophomore year,” Randall said. “I loved it, so then I ...

Akim Bangwiha: Facing a Crossroad

Akim Bangwiha: Facing a Crossroad

Kendra Washington, Sports Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories, Sports

They are losing seconds. Seconds that the varsity boys’ soccer team will never get back. Their season ends with a crushing 2-4 loss against Midlothian. This is the last time a lot of their senior-heavy team will play together after several years of being teammates not just as Broncos, but also in out-of-school leagues...

Daliyah Valdez: Finding Freedom

Daliyah Valdez: Finding Freedom

Micaih Thomas, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

Sophomore Daliyah Valdez sees Legacy as one of the many places that has held her hostage. Valdez plans to move to El Paso to write more music and start a new life. “Late at night, you’re just driving through the mountains,” Valdez said. “[El Paso] sounds like a dream. It doesn’t sound real...

Dezirae Rodriguez: Bouncing Back

Dezirae Rodriguez: Bouncing Back

Jose Cruz, The Arena Copy Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

Face in hands, knees on carpet, Dezirae Rodriguez harks to the phone as she waits for a voice to emerge at the end of a dial tone. Desperation came in waves, exhaustion lingered while the situation continued to crumble like the foundations of a house she would soon be forced to part with. She los...

Mady Walker and Lexus Ramos: Divided We Stand

Mady Walker and Lexus Ramos: Divided We Stand

Benita Orie, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

As Student Council elections round the corner, probable candidates scramble to attend the mandatory meetings to get all the necessary information to run for office. Junior Lexus Ramos’s sweaty palms grip her application packet as she contemplates going for the position she has always wanted. Meeti...

Victoria Rodriguez: Home is Where The Heart Is

Victoria Rodriguez: Home is Where The Heart Is

Brooke Johnson, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

A smile appears on senior Victoria Rodriguez’s face as a memory of her as a 5-year-old girl playing in the crystal clear water under the bright, clear sky floods her. She runs toward the waves then turns her back away from them with a laugh as it breaks against her back. She repeats this over and over ...

Reagan Powers: Raising the Steaks

Reagan Powers: Raising the Steaks

Melissa De La Cruz, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

Adrenalized and excited, sophomore Reagan Powers starts walking slowly yet elegantly alongside her cattle. Powers wears a button-down, long-sleeve shirt, jeans and boots with her show number attached to her jeans, breathing in heavily and exhaling out quietly. On weekdays, she participates in the Nationa...