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  • Not Just Another Reboot

    Not Just Another Reboot

    Megan Garcia, Reporter

    March 24, 2017

    The very first thing audiences are introduced to in Riverdale, the CW’s newest drama, is the sudden death of the star quarterback. This is a far cry from the 1940s original Archie comics, also set in the town of Riverdale,...

  • Lesson in Coding

    Lesson in Coding

    Alejandra Fraire, Copy Editor

    March 23, 2017

    A peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a favorite meal among kids, was made on Feb. 7, but not by human hands. It was made by a robot programmed by Dave Effland’s Principles of Information Technology classes. The class had rece...

  • The Day After

    The Day After

    Sumin Son, News and Opinions Editor

    March 22, 2017

    It’s no surprise that the past election has caused nationwide controversy. Whether you are elated or distressed by the result, it’s undeniable that numerous Americans worry for the future of America. As of last month, ...

    1984 rose in popularity after Trump won the election.

  • Well Deserved Honors

    Well Deserved Honors

    Larissa Herold, Editor-in-Chief

    March 21, 2017

    It’s February, and two ladies receive bouquets of flowers from a crowd of admirers. But it isn’t Valentine’s Day; it’s the awarding of Teacher of the Year and Paraprofessional of the Year. Principles of Biomedical Science and Forensi...

    Ruby Lozano smiles with her bouquet, delivered to her with her Paraprofessional of the Year award.

    Courtney Acosta

  • Love at First Read

    Love at First Read

    Megan Garcia, Reporter

    February 17, 2017

    February is the month of love. This sentiment is regarded as unnecessarily sappy by some and a swoon-worthy declaration to others. Tales of love amidst adversity are not at all far reaching in their realistic depictions of...

  • Thrill of Victory

    Thrill of Victory

    Miracle Cox, Reporter

    February 15, 2017

    The Special Olympics organization wants to see a world that takes equality seriously. McNeil athletes participate in events such as swimming, basketball and weight lifing, to name a few. ”It is our goal as coaches to help...

  • The Golden Fig

    The Golden Fig

    Hannah May, Reporter

    February 13, 2017

    English Teacher Adrian Singh continued the tradition started by her father in 1968 - the “Golden Fig.” It all started at the UT campus. At the end of the year, Singh’s father gave a fig to one student who had shown ...

That’s A Wrap

That’s A Wrap

Brandon Roebuck, Reporter

Members of clubs, organizations and athletic teams spent time after school to wrap gifts for the residents of Texas Baptist Children's Home Dec. 5 in preparation for their...

January 19No Comments

  • The Great Pumpkin November 7
  • Love, Lust & Deceit October 31
  • Get Fired Up October 17

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Lesson in Coding

Lesson in Coding

Alejandra Fraire, Copy Editor

A peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a favorite meal among kids, was made on Feb. 7, but not by human hands. It was made by a robot programmed by Dave Effland’s Principles ...

March 23No Comments

  • Well Deserved Honors March 21
  • Marvelous Mavs February 23
  • Coffee House February 22

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Time to Breathe

Staff

As the dust settles on the historic and unprecedented presidential election of 2016, we are left to make sense of the result. For some, the air is fresher than it has been...

December 8No Comments

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Easter becomes newest member of campus admin team

Easter becomes newest member of campus admin team

Luisa Perry, entertainment editor

After a spell at Rouse High School, Latoya Easter joined the McNeil administrative team as associate principal. For her, the choice to become a part of the Maverick community w...

January 31No Comments

  • May the Tooth be with You January 9
  • Twirling Dresses, Bodies Express Mexican Culture December 6
  • No Strings Attached November 9

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Final Game for Seniors

Final Game for Seniors

Tiffany Sawruk, Reporter

After an exciting season filled with ups and downs, the varsity girls basketball team ended its season Feb 3. They played against Hendrickson and lost 21-69. “I have d...

March 1No Comments

  • Thrill of Victory February 15
  • Trippin’ Up the Tigers February 13
  • Pinning Down the Points February 8

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Not Just Another Reboot

Not Just Another Reboot

Megan Garcia, Reporter

The very first thing audiences are introduced to in Riverdale, the CW’s newest drama, is the sudden death of the star quarterback. This is a far cry from the 1940s original...

March 24No Comments

  • The Day After March 22
  • Who’s Ready to Get Down with ‘The Get Down’? February 28
  • Love at First Read February 17

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Excelling On and Off the Field

Excelling On and Off the Field

Larissa Herold, Copy Editor

Senior and varsity football player Zach Epstein was recognized as Time Warner Cable News’ Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of April 25. The TWC News Scholar Athlet...

June 20No Comments

  • A Worldly Experience May 2
  • Swimmer Accepts Scholarship to UMBC December 22
  • Choir Student Goes for Gold October 17

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