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Peanut Butter Drive for Students in Need

Dylan Coslet, Reporter

February 23, 2015

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Student Council will host a campaign to collect jars of peanut butter to donate to The Backpack Coalition to aid hungry students around the Round Rock School District. The campaign will collect peanut butter during second period...

Book Club Hosts Book Drive

Marwa Gujarathi, Copy Editor

February 17, 2015

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Book Club is hosting its annual book drive from Feb. 17 to Mar. 13. Drop off any new or gently used books in a bin at the library. Any contribution will be greatly appreciated and all proceeds will be donated to the Austin Children’s...

Acosta Named New Principal

Rebecca Mitchell, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2014

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The Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees named the new principal, Courtney Acosta, former interim principal at a special called meeting Dec. 16. Acosta has been serving as the interim principal since August, when John Yonker left...

Project Grad Brings Back Paint the Pavement

Caroline Yong, Copy Editor

December 1, 2014

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There are multiple spaces in the student parking lot already personalized, but now there’s another chance for students to paint their spaces on Dec. 7 from 1-3 p.m. All proceeds will go toward Project Graduation for this year’s...

NHS to Host Trivia Contest Night

Dylan Coslet, Reporter

November 17, 2014

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National Honor Society will host a Weird Trivia Night on Thursday, Nov. 20 with a theme of geek-related trivia and team names. Teams will be made up of six players, with a max of one adult per team, in order to keep teams balanced....

Freshman Class Officers: World Leaders in the Making

Marwa Gujarathi, Copy Editor

November 17, 2014

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On Friday, Oct. 31, freshmen voted for their class officers through their school gmail accounts. The winners of the class election are: Sammy Ochoa, president; Alejandra Rivera, vice president; Varsha Nathan, secretary; and Maria...

Cheerleaders to Collect Books for Dell Children’s Hospital

Zainab Khan, Reporter

October 26, 2014

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Cheer is hosting a book drive for Dell Children's hospital. Students can donate gently used or new children to teen/young adult books through Oct. 30 in the box located outside of C133. "We have a lot of fun collecting these books,"...

Help Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer: Wear Pink

Amrin Madhani, Entertainment Editor

October 16, 2014

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Join Mavericks in raising awareness for breast cancer at the pep rally and game Friday, Oct. 24. Students and faculty are encouraged to ditch their everyday spirit attire and wear pink for the Pink Out pep rally. To help...

Pre-and-Post-PSAT-Plans

Anna Qi, Reporter

October 13, 2014

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Sophomores and juniors will take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) sponsored by College Board Wednesday, Oct. 15. The PSAT is a timed test which will take roughly 2 hours and 10 minutes to complete, and consists...

Homecoming Goes Hollywood

Aleah Goldberg, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2014

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It is the fourth week of school, and Homecoming week is already upon us. Along with the game against Cedar Ridge on Sept. 19, the week will consist of dress up days, a carnival, a tailgate party and a dance. The dress up days...

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