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  • Hitting The Right Notes

    Hitting The Right Notes

    Amy Gonzalez, Reporter

    February 7, 2018

    In the final round of the TMEA All-State auditions, more than 50 students were brought to Waco to audition and potentially make it into the state choir. Varsha Nathan is the only student from McNeil to succeed and snag a spot on t...

    Varsha Nathan Representing Choir at Academy Night

    Kaity Kohn

  • Reflecting on ‘Black Mirror’

    Reflecting on ‘Black Mirror’

    Sumin Son, Editor-in-chief, news editor

    February 6, 2018

    The newest season of the Netflix original series Black Mirror twists viewers minds by depicting a technology-ruled dystopia. Commenting on seemingly innocent features such as family trackers, video games, dating apps, and medical e...

    Last December, Netflix released season 4 of Black Mirror.

  • Fate of the American Dream

    Fate of the American Dream

    Maddie Marrone, Guest Writer

    February 5, 2018

    As English II teacher Blanca Gonzalez pulls out from the McNeil parking lot after a long day at work, she looks back at the campus afraid that it will be the last time she will see her students. Gonzalez has been directly impacted by the ...

    Erika Rojas

  • Take Two

    Take Two

    Megan Garcia, Editor-In-Chief and Entertainment Editor

    February 2, 2018

    Remaking a beloved cult classic film is a tricky thing. The 21st Century version of Jumanji released in December has a whole history and fan base to consider when attracting new fans and creating iconic moments of its own. And it doesn...

  • News Flash: Mavs Got It Covered

    News Flash: Mavs Got It Covered

    Desirae Gonzalez, Reporter

    January 11, 2018

    Several yearbook and newspaper staff members placed in the the statewide Central Texas TAJE/ILPC invitational practice meet Dec. 9 with eight Mavericks placing in their respective contests. “It’s nice to see how as a writer...

    Students place in Journalism UIL Central Texas practice meet and receive medals and ribbons.

    Desirae Gonzalez

  • Full of Moxie

    Full of Moxie

    Megan Garcia, Editor-In-Chief and Entertainment Editor

    January 3, 2018

    Girls fight back. When injustice and discrimination and harassment exist in the daily lives of girls and women because of their gender, they become catalysts that inspire and anger and motivate. The girls of Moxie, written b...

  • Good News, Internet Providers

    Good News, Internet Providers

    Sumin Son, Editor-in-chief, news editor

    December 22, 2017

    The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 Dec. 14 to repeal net neutrality, or the principle that all internet content must be treated the same. However, based on the 60 percent of Americans supporting the policy, the majo...

    The repeal of net neutrality could mean higher fees for internet usage.

Dribble Past the Doubt
  • Sweeping the Competition February 12, 2018
  • A Little Majesty November 7, 2017
  • Pretty Straight Forward October 28, 2017
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Hitting The Right Notes
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Good News, Internet Providers
  • RIP: New Slang That Doesn’t Pass Away October 27, 2017
  • Break Point October 23, 2017
  • Believe with No Limits October 19, 2017
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Snap, Crackle, Pop
  • Fate of the American Dream February 5, 2018
  • Little Bit of Magic November 21, 2017
  • Thrilled to be American November 20, 2017
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Just Keep Swimming
  • Boys Basketball Play in Georgetown Tourney January 26, 2018
  • Girls are coming January 25, 2018
  • Re-LAX: Lacrosse is Near January 19, 2018
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Paper Soldiers: War on the Press
  • The Bellas Are Back February 8, 2018
  • Reflecting on ‘Black Mirror’ February 6, 2018
  • Take Two February 2, 2018
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Excelling On and Off the Field
  • 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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