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  • Testing, Testing

    Testing, Testing

    Larissa Herold, Editor-in-Chief

    October 1, 2016

    National Merit Semifinalists were announced Sept. 14. Twelve students from McNeil and 63 Round Rock ISD students qualified. “To be named a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist is a testament to the hard work and dedicatio... READ MORE »»

    PSAT Pays Off After a celebration breakfast, the twelve National Merit Semifinalists stop for a group picture on the stairs.

    Theresa Proctor

  • Tinker Toys

    Tinker Toys

    Hannah May, Reporter

    September 17, 2016

    By now, you’ve probably heard of the new addition in the library, and they’re called Makerspaces. These Makerspaces are interactive stations placed around the left side of the library, which allow students to engage in act... READ MORE »»

    In the library, senior Catherine Podmore builds and creates at the tower Makerspace.

    Bahiya Khan

  • Welcome Back, Mavs

    Welcome Back, Mavs

    Uzma Pathan, Reporter

    August 29, 2016

    From baseball to Hawaiian, Welcome Week dress up days, Aug. 29-Sept. 2, have the theme of “up.” “We always try to keep it simple so we brainstorm a few simple themes to start with, and then we have to veto some optio... READ MORE »»

  • XC Regionals: Bean Goes to State as Individual Runner

    XC Regionals: Bean Goes to State as Individual Runner

    Wasima Chowdhury, Feature Editor

    November 8, 2015

    The girls’ cross country team raced at the regional meet at Grand Prairie Oct. 26, marking the end of the season for most of the team. “We trained really hard for this meet,” junior Sierra Hammond said. “We ran fo... READ MORE »»

    Runner Kate Bean will race at the UIL State Championship on Nov 7.

Get Fired Up

Luisa Perry, Entertainment Editor

In keeping with the tradition of Friday football game day Spirit Circles, the Majestics, cheerleaders, and drumline gather in the main mall to pump up the varsity football...  Read More »

October 17, 2016 • 0 comments

  • Coming Home October 12, 2016
  • Runners Take Your Marks September 23, 2016
  • Functional Learning October 29, 2015

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Recycle, Recycle, Recycle

Alejandra Fraire, Copy Editor

Project Graduation is holding a pick-up from Aug.15 to Nov. 15 to collect unwanted items from students and community members. “It is an outlet [to the community] to giv...  Read More »

October 25, 2016 • 0 comments

  • What’s Cooking? October 24, 2016
  • Tasty Treats October 23, 2016
  • Pep Up for Homecoming 2016 October 22, 2016

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Not one or the other but somewhere in the middle

Luisa Perry, Entertainment Editor

No soy de aqui ni de alla. I’m not from here or from there. It is a phrase often used by the children of hispanic immigrants, born in America to foreign parents, who live...  Read More »

October 5, 2016 • 0 comments

  • Safety Measures Necessary for Student Productivity June 19, 2016
  • RRISD Does Not Delay School Much to Student’s Dismay June 15, 2016
  • Creating a Safe Learning Environment for Students June 14, 2016

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New Kids on the Block

Desirae Gonzalez, Reporter

The bell rang and the halls flooded with laughter of students and staff. The school  buzzed with a sense of community, and this year brought forth new additions to the Mav ...  Read More »

October 3, 2016 • 0 comments

  • McNeil vs. Westwood: Acosta vs. Acosta September 30, 2016
  • How to Teach a Teacher June 21, 2016
  • Excelling On and Off the Field June 20, 2016

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Teamwork Pays Off

Luisa Perry, Entertainment Editor

The varsity volleyball Lady Mavs started their season on the right track, winning 19 out of 30 matches. The girls have high hopes as the season progresses.   “This year ...  Read More »

September 15, 2016 • 0 comments

  • You Win Some, You Lose Some September 14, 2016
  • The Race Must Go On September 13, 2016
  • Excelling On and Off the Field June 20, 2016

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Pep Up for Homecoming 2016

Each year the hallways jingle with homecoming spirit as students arrive to the annual homecoming pep rally wearing their mums and garters, following the drum line. After...  Read More »

October 22, 2016 • 0 comments

  • Season 13 of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ is just as intense as the first 12 October 19, 2016
  • ‘Kids of Appetite’ should be your next fall read October 18, 2016
  • Rainbows and Pride October 12, 2016

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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 »

June 20, 2016 • 0 comments

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The student news site of McNeil High School