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Jisella Ayala: Family Ties

Jisella Ayala: Family Ties

Isabella Modderman, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

Senior Jisella Ayala grips her castmates’ hands tightly as the final curtain draws to a close. She looks around the stage and sees all of her closest friends smiling in awe at the bright lights. She’s done this since middle school, but it seems as though every time the show comes to an end, the c...

JenniLee Johnson: Monthly Musicality

JenniLee Johnson: Monthly Musicality

Brinley Koenig, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


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Sophomore JenniLee Johnson stares into the busy room in front of her. Fear of the large crowd, passion for what she does and ambition to do well all contribute to the adrenaline rush she feels as she begins her performance. Johnson performs hour-long singing gigs at local restaurants once a month on S...

Ty Bentley: Following Through

Ty Bentley: Following Through

Kendra Washington, Sports Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories, Sports

Sophomore Ty Bentley gets down low and places one hand in the turf, ready for the whistle to blow. As the play starts Ty searches for the ball and finds it just as it meets the hands of Centennial’s wide receiver. Ty advances on him and makes the tackle. While the play ends, Ty helps Centennial’s w...

Brayden Hodgest: A Motivated Mindset

Brayden Hodgest: A Motivated Mindset

Major Melson, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


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A three-pound disk floats through the air and lands in the grass with a thud. Last year, Sophomore Brayden Hodgest shocked the crowd by out-throwing his opponents and qualifying for the UIL Region 2 5A Regional Track Meet in discus as a freshman. Hodgest moved from Martin High School in late October last year ...

Mr. Andrew Nance: Moving to MISD

Mr. Andrew Nance: Moving to MISD

Ashley Bow, Personalities Editor

September 20, 2017


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Breathe in and out. In, out. Mr. Andrew Nance stands in front of the band hall leading students through a rhythmic breathing exercise. In, out. In, out, done. He drops his arms and glances around the room before beginning the next part of warmups for the afternoon rehearsal. “As far as playing a musical instrument go...

Natalie Ponder: Picture This

Natalie Ponder: Picture This

Priscilla Brothers, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


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Junior Natalie Ponder stared in awe of the bright colors before her eyes as she fantasized about the people and places inside the images. She glided across the floor, taking in the beauty around her until she found herself at the door of the meeting room. With her mind full of ideas, Ponder grasped t...

Ms. Shelene Anderson: A Twist of Fate

Ms. Shelene Anderson: A Twist of Fate

Micaih Thomas, Staff Writer

September 5, 2017


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Decorated with foreign art, pictures of students who’ve graduated and taped up couches from students who’ve gotten a little too comfortable lies classroom AT204. Behind a cluttered desk, sits a brilliant teacher whose hair gleams bright ginger in the light. “I think God has a plan,” Ms. Shel...

Bailey Brantley: Setting Sail

Bailey Brantley: Setting Sail

Hannah Shaffer, Features Editor

August 29, 2017


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Gazing out at the cool, clear water, sophomore Bailey Brantley sails across the lake in her boat. She adjusts the speed of her craft, making sure to accommodate to the waves and wind working against her. “I was at the lake one day and I saw some people sailing on the water,” Brantley said. “I...

Antoine Briard: Experiencing Something New

Antoine Briard: Experiencing Something New

Ashley Bow, Personality Editor

April 28, 2017


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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


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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...