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Overcoming obstacles: Teacher turns tragedy into triumph

Emma Raleigh February 22, 2013

“My mom told them I would live,” world history teacher Patricia Bailey-Jones said. “She told me she didn’t believe God woke me up and brought me out of that burning house just to let me come to...

Teacher hopes students act out in class

Regina Flores December 11, 2012

Many students spend their whole high school and college careers trying to figure out what they want to do with their life, but every once in a while a student knows the direction of their future early...

Got pep? Be respectful even when not participating

Yvette Ybarra October 26, 2012

In the gym, the football team runs through the gym doors to their chairs. Cheerleaders, Shy-Annes and Color Guard members show off their routines while the other students in the stands are cheering and...

Overtesting leads to low performance

adviser May 30, 2012

In high school, students are forced to take various standardized tests that supposedly gauge intelligence and skill. Throughout the year, students take so many practice tests from release TAKS, to benchmarks,...

Journalism student earns top honors

adviser May 23, 2012

Senior John Fuller earned top honors by placing 1st in News Writing at the State UIL competition held at the University of Texas on Monday, May 21. Fuller also placed 2nd in Editorial Writing. His placings...

Students earn awards at Global Issues Conference

adviser May 17, 2012

The 2012 Student's Global Issues Conference was held Thursday, May 3 at Rudder Auditorium on the campus of TAMU. Students were required to research a global topic and write a 100 word abstract, a 1000...

Lady Vike softball advances to region semifinals

adviser May 16, 2012

The Lady Viking softball team advanced to their second consecutive region semifinals after defeating the Belton Lady Tigers in the Region II -5A Quarterfinals. The Lady Vikes move on to face Klein-Collins...

Because ‘YOLO’: Life should be lived, not wasted

Emily Nash May 10, 2012

Teenagers today feel that the only way to fit in with their peers is by doing what they think everyone else is doing: skipping school, doing drugs, having sex, attending wild parties, drinking, and anything...

Two steps back, no leaps forward

Marisa Lindeman May 9, 2012

In season one of Lifetime’s hit reality series, Dance Moms, I was invited to get a front row seat in my living room to watch the most talented dance students compete all across the nation. With prestigious...

No room for rockstars: Warped Tour 2012

Andrea Mendes May 8, 2012

What started off as a showcase for punk rock music and a haven for misfit teens over ten years ago has since evolved into a nationwide tour, featuring up and coming bands every year. Vans Warped Tour...

Answering the call: students pledge to serve, protect

Dania Robinson May 4, 2012

In America, firefighters are responding to a calls every 23 seconds. Three-quarters of them are volunteers, risking their lives, to keep the rest of us safe. For seniors Corey Schultz and Tyler Smith,...

Change your ways

Davis Downey May 3, 2012

There have been many changes in the general rules around this school, with the dress code being one of the most significant. The constant nagging of teachers for students to tuck in their shirts in the...

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