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  • Dramatic Disaster

    Dramatic Disaster

    Luisa Perry, Entertainment Editor

    December 2, 2016

    Taking the learning outside the classroom, Disaster Response teacher Quin Parthasarathy, with help from the drama department, staged a disaster simulation to test how his students would actually respond to mass casualties. ... READ MORE »»

  • Slam Dunked

    Slam Dunked

    Desirae Gonzalez, Reporter

    December 1, 2016

    The gym was filled with eager basketball fans awaiting the game: green, blue and white against white, blue and red. School pride was lively for both teams, but Westlake, ranked number one in the state, was defeated by #11 McNe... READ MORE »»

    Varsity Men's basketball team won 71-58 against Westlake.

    Cassie Trumble

  • #BeAHero

    #BeAHero

    Larissa Herold, Editor-In-Chief

    November 30, 2016

    Tables set up in rows, students excitedly buzzing, snacks everywhere. It’s not just another lunch in the cafeteria, though. It’s the third annual National Honor Society Trivia Night. NHS hosted Trivia Night on Nov. 10 after sch... READ MORE »»

    Competitors race to the National Honor Society officers with their responses to a trivia question.

    Jacob Avner

  • Drills Not Frills

    Drills Not Frills

    Desirae Gonzalez, Reporter

    November 29, 2016

    The JROTC classroom was full of excitement and pride because of the new addition to the school: the creation of the first all-female color guard team at McNeil. Their first appearance was at the Mu Alpha Theta and National Hon... READ MORE »»

    The all female Color Guard team makes its first appearance at the NHSMAT induction ceremony. The team places 2nd in the competition on 11/5/16. "I'm really excited to be in color guard," Alejandra Vasquez said. "It's something I've been wanting for a while, and I'm glad to be apart of it."

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  • Inducted to Something New

    Inducted to Something New

    Uzma Pathan, Reporter

    November 17, 2016

    Inducted to Something New MAT, NHS honor new members The Mu Alpha Theta and NHS induction ceremony took place Oct. 25 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Presenters Nayan Shashidhar, Sarah Lee, and Aditya Sankar called out... READ MORE »»

    Students wait for their names to be called at the ceremony. Claire Bean, pictured in the foreground is just one of the many juniors and seniors who attended the ceremony to celebrate getting accepted to National Honors Society.

    Jacob Avner

  • Back Off Disney

    Back Off Disney

    Luisa Perry, entertainment editor

    November 14, 2016

    Straying away from the perfect princess narrative, Jason Porath’s Rejected Princesses provides a complete look at women in history, presenting them as the complicated individuals they were. The book, inspired by Porath’s popu... READ MORE »»

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  • Debate Part Deux

    Debate Part Deux

    Megan Garcia, Reporter

    November 11, 2016

    Crowding the lecture hall, the voices and laughter of various students filled the room as they awaited the start of the Trump vs. Hillary campaign debate. John Truitt and Paula Trietsch Chaney were the guests of the afternoon, tas... READ MORE »»

    Bryanna Cao

The Great Pumpkin

The Great Pumpkin

Megan Garcia, Reporter

Art Club enjoys some Halloween fun with pumpkin carving during a meeting. Instructor Chris Robbins held a demonstration to show members how to carve their pumpkins and the...  Read More »

Nov 7 • No Comments

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Dramatic Disaster

Dramatic Disaster

Luisa Perry, Entertainment Editor

Taking the learning outside the classroom, Disaster Response teacher Quin Parthasarathy, with help from the drama department, staged a disaster simulation to test how his stud...  Read More »

Dec 2 • No Comments

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Smart Snack decision limits fundraising food options

Smart Snack decision limits fundraising food options

Sumin Son, News and Opinions Editor

Food for fundraising will now be required to be a “smart snack.” Schools across the United States will no longer be able to fundraise on foods such as world’s finest ...  Read More »

Nov 16 • No Comments

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No Strings Attached

Larissa Herold, Editor-In-Chief

Record-setting. That’s the best word to describe the orchestra, which saw an all-time high 16 members qualify for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region Orches...  Read More »

Nov 9 • No Comments

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Slam Dunked

Slam Dunked

Desirae Gonzalez, Reporter

The gym was filled with eager basketball fans awaiting the game: green, blue and white against white, blue and red. School pride was lively for both teams, but Westlake, r...  Read More »

Dec 1 • No Comments

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Back Off Disney

Back Off Disney

Luisa Perry, entertainment editor

Straying away from the perfect princess narrative, Jason Porath’s Rejected Princesses provides a complete look at women in history, presenting them as the complicated individua...  Read More »

Nov 14 • No Comments

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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...  Read More »

Jun 20 • No Comments

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The student news site of McNeil High School
The student news site of McNeil High School