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“Lights, Camera, Follies”: Choir Students to Perform Annual Show

Nikki Eduave, Reporter

October 28, 2013

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A movie without music is like an overcooked toaster waffle: dry and extremely boring. Watching Jaws without its signature ominous E-F note progression would not be the same. How else would viewers know when the shark was approaching...

Red Ribbon Week Begins

Aleah Goldberg, News Editor

October 27, 2013

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McNeil is celebrating Red Ribbon Week beginning Monday, Oct. 28. Student Council has many events organized to avoid using drugs. To show support for staying drug free, students can participate in the following theme days by d...

StuCo Promotes Safe Driving With Activities, Chance to Win Clarkson Concert

Amrin Madhani, Entertainment Editor

October 17, 2013

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Teen Safe Driving seems to be the topic of conversation for many students itching to win a concert from popstar Kelly Clarkson. To spread the word, Student Council is hosting events such as the assembly, held on October 17, and a gol...

Aiming High But Ending Low, Volleyball District Season Begins

Rebecca Mitchell, Reporter

September 25, 2013

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On Tuesday night, the Lady Mavs faced off against the Pflugerville Lady Panthers, losing the match in three sets. When the team played again on Friday against Hendrickson, the Lady Mavs took the match to five sets against the...

Banned Books Week Begins

Caroline Yong, Reporter

September 23, 2013

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Throughout history many books - the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling and How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell - have been censored and banned from libraries and bookstores. The reasons for these censorships can be confu...

McNeil Now Having Spirit Circles

Heeyoung Sim, Opinions Editor

August 28, 2013

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School spirit can be one of the most exciting things about being in high school, and often epitomized during pep rallies. The only problem is, pep rallies only occur a few times in one school year, and there are not many other t...

Brown selected as Bank of America Student Leader

Sean Mason, Sports Editor

June 23, 2013

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Senior Rachel Brown was selected as a 2013 Bank of America Student Leader.   This youth leader/summer internship selected only five students from the Austin area, with four coming out of RRISD.   The selection allows her...

Social Studies Awards Recipients

Max McCann, Sports Editor

June 21, 2013

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The following students have won the Leadership in Social Studies awards. Economics: David Reynolds, Nick Holiday, and Zuri McClain. World Geography: Alexis Espinoza, Alexander Downey, Will Nichols, and Zach Minns. World History:...

Mavs Knocked Out By Kingwood In Second Round

Anthony Rodriguez, Entertainment Editor

May 23, 2013

Filed under Briefs, Sports

The Mavericks’ season came to a close May 10 as they were defeated by Kingwood in the second round of baseball playoffs The Mavs lost game one to the Mustangs 3-0 as Kingwood made the most of seven hits off of Mavericks starter...

Senate Passes Education Bill

Quinn Phelan, Editor in Chief

May 14, 2013

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On May 7, House Bill 5 was passed in the Senate unanimously that will make significant changes to the standardized testing Texas students must take. With the law regarding testing that is in place now, students are required...

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