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Band of brothers: Seniors lead wrestling team to state after four years of hard work, dedication

Kaywin McCall April 23, 2018

In high school sports, thousands of athletes strive toward the goal of being the best. The reality is, only a few can achieve top honors as head-to-head competition separates the wheat from the chaff....

Lessons learned: Examining time in high school to become better person

Kaywin McCall March 27, 2018

I’ve done lots of stupid things, and I’ve paid consequences for decisions I’ve made and for decisions I didn’t make. I’ve suffered from what I’ve done and from what I’ve left undone. I’ve...

Pickles good for athletes: Class hedgehog brings joy on, off the field

Kaywin McCall February 27, 2018

When an athlete gets hurt, they go to the athletic training room at the Field House to be assessed and to do rehab, all with the goal of being back on the field or court. What an athlete will find when...

Asking for help sign of strength, not weakness

Kaywin McCall January 16, 2018

If there is anything I’ve learned in life so far, it’s to keep going and to seek guidance when I need it, even when it was difficult to ask for help. Regardless of the situation. If I have a stupid...

Band makes history, advances to state

Kaywin McCall November 16, 2017

The marching band competed in the 5A Area marching contest in Galena Park on October 28 where they advanced to the state contest held on Wednesday, November 8 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. This marked...

Taking it to the hoop: Senior posts up in leadership role on team

Kaywin McCall November 10, 2017

Working one’s way up to the top requires hard word, dedication, time, effort, and patience. When a sophomore earns their spot on a varsity team, the style of play changes. It’s faster, it’s harder,...

Feeling so empty, nothing left to give

Kaywin McCall October 26, 2017

There is a powerful quote in the workout and school world that states: “Your mind will quit a thousand times before your body ever will”? While that is true for some people, what happens when you’re...

Leading the pack: Junior steps up in leadership role with cross country team

Kaywin McCall October 3, 2017

The alarm sounds. It’s 5AM, and the only option is to wake up and go to practice. So they push themselves out of bed, get ready, and beat the sun to the horizon. Day after day. This is the ritual of...

Walk mile in service: Students should experience industry to understand challenges of job

Kaywin McCall September 12, 2017

In 2013, the US Census found that 1 in 4 high schoolers work part-time jobs during the school year. Many of these jobs are in customer service, whether it's in the fast food industry, a restaurant, a grocery...

Vaulting to new heights: Junior athlete improves while leading by example

Kaywin McCall April 17, 2017

His mind is clear. His vision zeroes in on the target. There is no sound. The only thing he is aware of is the object in front of him: the bar. His task, get over the bar. Junior pole vaulter Campbell...

Crossing over: New workout program benefits athlete stamina, strength

Kaywin McCall March 20, 2017

What do you think of when you hear the word, “Crossfit”? Do you think, “that sounds hard” or “those people are crazy”, or “you’ll get hurt doing Crossfit”? What if I were to tell you...

Taking it to the mat: Wrestler matures through program, helps team earn district title

Kaywin McCall February 27, 2017

As the time ticks off the clock, a wrestler learns what they are truly capable of. The first five minutes of the match takes everything a wrestler has, but all of the weariness fades away when they are...

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