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  • A Show of Unity

    A Show of Unity

    Sumin Son, Editor-in-chief, news editor

    March 6, 2018

    The 2018 Winter Olympics marked a milestone in the history of not only South and North Korea, but also the rest of the world. With the appearances of North Korean figures, a joint Korea hockey team, and countless athletic feats, t...

  • Launching History

    Launching History

    Megan Garcia, Editor-In-chief and Entertainment Editor

    February 26, 2018

    The first semester saw them learning and brainstorming and preparing. The second semester a business was born. Launched Jan. 23, StickED became the school’s first student-run company that sells stickers to students and staff an...

  • 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. Senior Varsha Nathan is the only student from McNeil to succeed and snag...

    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

Dribble Past the Doubt
  • Sweeping the Competition February 12, 2018
  • A Little Majesty November 7, 2017
  • Pretty Straight Forward October 29, 2017
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  • They Have Arrived February 27, 2018
  • A First Look Into High School February 19, 2018
  • Hitting The Right Notes February 7, 2018
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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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  • A Show of Unity March 6, 2018
  • Launching History February 26, 2018
  • Snap, Crackle, Pop February 16, 2018
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20-2, 12-1
  • They Have Arrived February 27, 2018
  • Making Waves February 20, 2018
  • Just Keep Swimming February 5, 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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