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  • 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 ...

  • Learning to Save Lives

    Learning to Save Lives

    Sumin Son, News and Opinions Editor

    February 9, 2017

    Health Occupations Students of America students attended the Area 1 competition at Roosevelt High School in San Antonio Jan. 14. Numerous competitors placed in the top five, senior Cathy Nguyen received a $2,500 scholarship, ...

    After the closing ceremony, McNeil competitors stand together to commemorate the outstanding results.

  • YA author Shusterman visits for new book ‘Scythe’

    YA author Shusterman visits for new book ‘Scythe’

    Megan Garcia, Reporter

    February 3, 2017

    Standing in front of the rows of chattering English classes and fans curious to know about one of their favorite novels is author and National Book Award winner Neal Shusterman, inviting students seated in the PAC to engage in ...

    "You have to be determined to succeed," Shusterman said.

  • Lots of Love

    Lots of Love

    Larissa Herold, Editor-in-Chief

    February 1, 2017

    National Honor Society is inviting clubs, classes, and groups to participate in the Mix 94.7 Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids drive. “This will be our fifth year to do this,” NHS sponsor Karol Giblin said. “I was actu...

    Boxes of Valentines Day cards made by NHS and other groups are ready to be delivered to children in local area hospitals.

    Karol Giblin

  • Easter becomes newest member of campus admin team

    Easter becomes newest member of campus admin team

    Luisa Perry, entertainment editor

    January 31, 2017

    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 was clear because of the reputation MHS has for...

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 16

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Embracing Español

Sumin Son, News and Opinions Editor

Spanish Honor Society inducted new members on Jan. 26. More than 60 sophomores and juniors became official members of the honor society and will help promote the Spanish c...

February 21No Comments

  • The Golden Fig February 13
  • Learning to Save Lives February 9
  • Pinning Down the Points February 8

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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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Thrill of Victory

Thrill of Victory

Miracle Cox, Reporter

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,...

February 15No Comments

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Love at First Read

Love at First Read

Megan Garcia, Reporter

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...

February 17No Comments

  • Ed Sheeran releases two songs from his future album ‘Divide’ February 2
  • Hidden Figures’ tells heartwarming story laced with issues of race and gender January 23
  • The Case Continues January 20

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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 19No Comments

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

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