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  • Leading the Pack

    Leading the Pack

    Larissa Herold, Editor-in-Chief

    May 19, 2017

    The track and field season came to an end in April. Qualifying members of the varsity track team competed at the District 13/14 6A Area Meet in Marble Falls on April 19 and the Region II Meet on April 28 and 29. At area, the g...

    Hurdlers Reed Hartle (11) and AJ Dillett (12) work hard to advance to the regional-level meet in the 300m hurdles.

    Jacob Avner

  • Partners in Crime

    Partners in Crime

    Megan Garcia, Reporter

    May 12, 2017

    Recently I have started to read books in pairs, matching the similar plots, characters, themes of novels to make for a double feature reading experience. Take my two favorite detective novels, A Study in Charlotte by Brittany...

  • Engineering Competes at TEAMS

    Engineering Competes at TEAMS

    Alejandra Fraire, Copy Editor

    May 9, 2017

    Engineering students achieved success at the Test of Engineering Aptitude Math and Science (TEAMS) competition, ranking high in the state and in the nation. The four varsity teams and two junior varsity teams competed in Febru...

  • Shock Value vs. Honest Portrayal

    Shock Value vs. Honest Portrayal

    Luisa Perry, Entretainment editor

    May 8, 2017

    Netflix’s latest original hit 13 Reasons Why follows the aftermath of a high school student’s death. Much like the novel by the same name, 13 Reasons Why has been praised by audiences for a realistic portrayal of teenage a...

    Promotion poster for "13 Reasons Why"

    Netflix

  • Lady Mavs Finish Season with Win

    Lady Mavs Finish Season with Win

    Hannah May, Reporter

    May 5, 2017

    Since January, the Lady Mavs lacrosse team went head to head and stick to stick with other schools on the field. For their first game of the season, the Lady Mavericks won against Westwood 11-10. Although the Warriors made ...

  • Majestic Nationals

    Majestic Nationals

    Tiffany Sawruk, Reporter

    May 4, 2017

    Majestics Slay at Nationals Several First Place Winners   The Majestics competed in the American Dance Nationals on March 25th. They placed in many categories, with including Contemporary, Jazz, and Hip-Hop. ...

  • Tennis teams pull wins after heated matches

    Tennis teams pull wins after heated matches

    Sumin Son, News and Opinions Editor

    April 28, 2017

    The junior varsity tennis team won several matches at the tournament at Westwood High School on March 22. Sophomore Josh Pevoto won first in A consolation singles, juniors Kimberly Mai and Pooja Pisharody placed third A consol...

    The varsity tennis team pose in the court after several individuals succeeded in their match.

One Choice Is All It Takes

One Choice Is All It Takes

Megan Garcia, Reporter

Students Against Destructive Decisions hosted a demonstration on March 29 of the aftermath of a car wreck caused by drinking brought to life before juniors and seniors at...

April 17, 2017No Comments

  • Girl Power Back in Time March 27, 2017
  • That’s A Wrap January 19, 2017
  • The Great Pumpkin November 7, 2016

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Leading the Pack

Leading the Pack

Larissa Herold, Editor-in-Chief

The track and field season came to an end in April. Qualifying members of the varsity track team competed at the District 13/14 6A Area Meet in Marble Falls on April 19 and...

May 19, 2017No Comments

  • Picture This: McNeil Merit May 16, 2017
  • Thinking Outside The Box May 11, 2017
  • Engineering Competes at TEAMS May 9, 2017

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Mary

Anonymous, Guest Writer

She’s lying in bed again. That’s all she does these days. That’s all she can do. I muster up the strength to go into the room again and sit in the chair next to...

May 10, 2017No Comments

  • Just Ask May 1, 2017
  • Netflix’s ‘Deidra and Lainey Rob a Train’ tells heartwarming story, lacks depth April 7, 2017
  • Life Without Coffee April 3, 2017

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Picture This: McNeil Merit

Desirae Gonzalez, Reporter

The 2016 Maverick yearbook was awarded by the Balfour Yearbook company with the best recognition for its outstanding contribution to scholastic journalism. The yearbook is...

May 16, 2017No Comments

  • OAP comes up short after advancement in District April 27, 2017
  • Just Say No April 25, 2017
  • Picture Perfect March 27, 2017

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Leading the Pack

Leading the Pack

Larissa Herold, Editor-in-Chief

The track and field season came to an end in April. Qualifying members of the varsity track team competed at the District 13/14 6A Area Meet in Marble Falls on April 19 and...

May 19, 2017No Comments

  • Lady Mavs Finish Season with Win May 5, 2017
  • Close Loss Against Georgetown May 3, 2017
  • Freshman advances to tennis regionals May 1, 2017

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A Cultural Exchange

miracle cox, reporter

In a season of new beginnings, Diversity Club hosted its annual Culture Fair in the cafeteria April 13 showcasing students’ cultures, traditions and talents. “The best pa...

May 22, 2017No Comments

  • Phase Two May 19, 2017
  • Partners in Crime May 12, 2017
  • Shock Value vs. Honest Portrayal May 8, 2017

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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 20, 2016No Comments

  • A Worldly Experience May 2, 2014
  • Swimmer Accepts Scholarship to UMBC December 22, 2013
  • Choir Student Goes for Gold October 17, 2013

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The student news site of McNeil High School