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  • Lock Her Up

    Lock Her Up

    Jinhee Wang, Reporter

    December 5, 2017

    When I read Jane Eyre – published Oct. 16, 1847, by Charlotte Bronte – for the first time, I was horrified about how an insane person could hide his wife from the outside world. Maybe it was because I was too young to under...

    Jane Eyre and her story was encaptured in the illustration.

  • Never Slowing Down

    Never Slowing Down

    Tiffany Sawruk, Reporter

    December 1, 2017

    Cross Country coach Glenn Roberts won Texas Coach of the Year and Southwest Region Coach of the Year, while two cross country boys will compete in the Junior Olympics summer 2018. “It was nice to be honored for the work do...

    Justin Bozell, Alec McAndrew, and Gabe Alvarado poser during a meet.

  • Little Bit of Magic

    Little Bit of Magic

    Megan Garcia, Editor-In-Chief and Entertainment Editor

    November 21, 2017

    Sunlight warmed the crowd’s faces as the bustling noise surrounding the Texas Book Festival’s YA HQ tent created a sense of anxious excitement. On Nov. 5, the tent became packed with fans waiting to hear #1 NYT Bestselling auth...

  • 1990+27=2017

    1990+27=2017

    Jinhee Wang, Reporter

    November 10, 2017

    What terrorized everyone in 1990 has made it’s way to 2017. Because of the long wait, people, especially horror movie fanatics, anticipated the recent It movie with suspenseful excitement  The previous It movie from 1990 gave a lot of people ...

    IT is back! After long 27 years, IT appeared. IT is getting more attention as the day goes, making its way as a popular horror movie.

  • Hawks Take Down the Mavs

    Hawks Take Down the Mavs

    Kelley Beeler, Sports Editor

    November 7, 2017

    The McNeil Mavericks took the loss Thursday, Oct. 19 against the Hendrickson Hawks with a final score of 47-13. After the Hawks fumbled the ball and the Mavericks successfully recovered, there was finally a glimmer of hope....

    Erika Rojas

  • Hitting The Links

    Hitting The Links

    Marisol Alires, Reporter

    November 6, 2017

    The boys golf team took the victory by one stroke over Lake Travis Oct. 13-14 at the Hancock Park and Delaware Springs golf clubs. “I was very happy; and I put a lot of work into this,” Junior Diego Courtney said. “I...

    Golf boys pose for a picture after the game.

A Little Majesty

Victoria Trunick, Photo Editor

November 7, 2017No Comments

As an enthusiastic little guest waves her pom-poms in the sky at the Majestic for a Day event, senior Destiny Chan smiles toward the excitement. For the past 26 years, Majestic...

  • Pretty Straight Forward October 28, 2017
  • Swinging It October 18, 2017
  • Something to Wine About October 6, 2017

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Through the Decades

Miracle Cox, Reporter

December 13, 2017No Comments

Theater students attended the Texas Renaissance Festival Nov. 7 for a taste of that time period and to take part in an acting competition, marking the 10th year for a Maverick t...

  • Through the Decades December 4, 2017
  • Night of Giving December 2, 2017
  • Never Slowing Down December 1, 2017

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RIP: New Slang That Doesn’t Pass Away

Sumin Son, Editor-in-Chief, News Editor

October 27, 2017No Comments

It’s no surprise that school can be a cause of stress. However, with the load of homework and tasks at home, many students have equated their struggles with death through th...

  • Break Point October 23, 2017
  • Believe with No Limits October 19, 2017
  • Fidget spinners spur frenzy June 2, 2017

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Little Bit of Magic

Megan Garcia, Editor-In-Chief and Entertainment Editor

November 21, 2017No Comments

Sunlight warmed the crowd’s faces as the bustling noise surrounding the Texas Book Festival’s YA HQ tent created a sense of anxious excitement. On Nov. 5, the tent became pack...

  • Thrilled to be American November 20, 2017
  • Mavs Get Involved October 30, 2017
  • We the People Donate October 5, 2017

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Miracle Cox, Reporter

December 13, 2017No Comments

On Oct. 20, Austin ISD had a swim meeting invitations for all swim teams in Austin at UT Austin. The McNeil Mavs swim team joined other swim teams in the Austin isd, For th...

  • Running Strong November 14, 2017
  • Hitting The Links November 6, 2017
  • For The First Time In 7 Years October 24, 2017

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Lock Her Up

Jinhee Wang, Reporter

December 5, 20171 Comment

When I read Jane Eyre – published Oct. 16, 1847, by Charlotte Bronte – for the first time, I was horrified about how an insane person could hide his wife from the out...

  • Little Bit of Magic November 21, 2017
  • 1990+27=2017 November 10, 2017
  • Back in Style November 2, 2017

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Excelling On and Off the Field

Larissa Herold, Copy Editor

June 19, 2016No Comments

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...

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