Tricky trap: DIY tab terrorizes, traumatizes

It functions as a girl’s dream closet, personal cookbook, future house plan, wedding-day checklist, workout motivation, and everything in between. Most notably, though, Pinterest is the database of basically every “Do-It-Yourself” project known to man (better yet, woman). The DIY projects featured on Pinterest are so enticing and look so very simple, but the fact […]

Feathers fly at rodeo: Sophomore breaks world record, plans for future

It is no secret that the rodeo culture is still very much alive and well, especially in Texas. With youth moving toward a technical society, students who still take an active part in these agricultural activities are harder to come by. However, Sophomore Tristen Sisson participates in showing livestock, and he recently added an impressive […]

Spring final exam schedule

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Dancer doesn’t let diabetes hold her back

For many cheerleaders and dancers nothing matters other than memorizing a routine, landing the perfect stunt, and winning the competition. For Junior Mackenzie O’Neal, cheering and dancing are more than just being the best she can be, it’s about doing what she loves. Despite the obstacles she has faced and been forced to overcome, she continues to excel at her demanding activities.

More than just a sport

Racing isn’t just a sport. It’s a lifestyle, centered around a sport. Racing is something that gets in your blood, and stays in your gene pool for generations down the line. For those who haven’t experienced racing first hand, racing seems like it is simply “left turns for a few hours”, but it’s so much […]

Love for sport inspires charitable event to benefit children’s hospital

He’s got a big passion, a big smile, and a big heart. And he’s made a big difference to kids he’s never even met.

The Call

What if you heard the sound of an intruder? What if you heard the cries of a victim? What if your mistake cost someone their life? These daunting questions were asked in the movie trailer for the recently released film The Call.

Gossip Girl, not a secret how good it is

“Gossip girl here, your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite.” I never thought I would hear these words without laughing. I mean, Gossip Girl, really? The name sounded stupid to me every time I heard or saw it, but recently I’ve had a change of heart. Now we all have […]

Duo narrowly avoids flatline with Heartthrob

Overproducing and a bombardment of synth make for an okay album, unfortunately this is the case for Tegan and Sara’s 2013 album Heartthrob; which incidentally is somewhat of a heartbreak.

Bigger isn’t always better: Phones performance, capability not linked to screen size

Cell phone screens have become excessively large with no additional benefits. A bulging pocket, the struggle of holding and using it, and being caught attempting to secretly text in class, it seems like no breakthrough has really come from increasing the screen size.

Band earns 1st division ratings at UIL

The Viking Band competed at UIL this week where the Wind Symphony earned a 1, 1, 1 rating on stage and a 2, 2, 1 rating in sight reading and the Symphonic Band earned a 1, 1, 1, rating on stage and a 2, 2, 2 rating in sight reading.

Little part of big sports legacy

“Sports are all I’ve ever known,” senior Brittany Little said. With Brittany’s father being a former professional baseball player and brother playing sports throughout high school, Brittany’s been around athletics since birth. “Ever since I was born, my whole life has revolved around sports, that’s pretty much all I’ve ever known,” Little said. “Since my […]

Not alone in new reality

For nine months, I waited. For nine months, I planned and anticipated what was to come. For nine months, I spent most of my time imagining what it would be like to meet my daughter. And finally on January 21 I didn’t have to imagine, plan, or wonder what she’d look like or how she’d make me feel. It all became real. After six hours of contractions and 30 minutes of pushing, they handed me the closest thing to heaven I’ve ever seen. She joined me in this world, and she’s mine. I delivered a piece of perfection.Those two days in the hospital, it all felt like a dream and with the nurses there to help, parenting Aleeya seemed doable.

Hard work and dedication benefit runner

As a child, games and activities are an important part of everyday life. Whether it be hopscotch, hide n’ go seek, or Simon says, the list probably goes on and on, making it difficult to pick a favorite. For senior Richard Biggs, running was always number one on his list. His love of track started early on and has been progressing ever since.

Indoor Percussion group places third at competition

Viking Indoor Percussion (VIP) completed its season by placing third in Scholastic AA Class as part of Texas Color Guard Circuit Indoor Drum Line competition. This is the first year for this competing unit. It is comprised of both percussion and non-percussion students and even includes four 8th grade students from both Jane Long and […]

Seniors invited to create star for Wall of Stars at prom

Seniors are invited to participate in the Wall of Stars for “Oscar Night: Celebrating the Seniors of 2013”, Prom 2013 by creating their own Star of Fame during their Academic Enrichment time in 4th period. Seniors can come to room 5240 to create their star which will be displayed on the Wall of Stars. If […]

Trainer informational meeting set for tomorrow

The athletic trainers will be holding an informational meeting for all students that are interested in becoming a student athletic trainer for next school year. The meeting will explain who they are, and what they do, as well as allow students the opportunity to ask questions. It is open to anyone that is interested in […]