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  • 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.

  • Aftermath of the Upsidedown

    Aftermath of the Upsidedown

    Amy Gonzalez, Reporter

    December 21, 2017

      Many teens and adults have been raving over the hit Netflix Original show “Stranger things”. Fans have been left “shook” at the release of the second season. They have burning questions and, quite frankly, s...

    Stranger Things two, with its interesting story line and well-rounded characters, has become a fan favorite.

  • 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.

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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News Flash: Mavs Got It Covered

Desirae Gonzalez, Reporter

January 11, 2018No Comments

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...

  • HOSA Successes December 28, 2017
  • From Teen to Parent   December 26, 2017
  • Aftermath of the Upsidedown December 21, 2017

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Good News, Internet Providers

Sumin Son, Editor-in-chief, news editor

December 22, 2017No Comments

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...

  • 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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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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Full of Moxie

Megan Garcia, Editor-In-Chief and Entertainment Editor

January 3, 2018No Comments

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 ...

  • Lock Her Up December 5, 2017
  • Little Bit of Magic November 21, 2017
  • 1990+27=2017 November 10, 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...

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