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Seniors to compete in college

Taylor Williams, Editor
April 29, 2013
Filed under Features

Each stride continues to bring them closer to the finish line. As they continue to push forward they both have their eyes on more than just a high school win. Instead, the finish line represents more than the end of their high school experience. It also represents the beginning of a new chapter for seniors... Read more »

Senior commits to serve in the Marines

Taylor Williams, Editor
April 29, 2013
Filed under Features

Walking into the red carpeted room, he focuses on the task in front of him. After strenuous hours of contemplating, not only alone, but also with family and friends, senior Matt Rios has decided to follow his heart and join the military. Staring at the man in uniform ahead of him, he is instructed to... Read more »

Junior devotes time to uncommon sport

Taylor Williams, Editor
April 29, 2013
Filed under Features

As her hands grip her leather reins, she looks in front of her. Yards ahead sit several jumping fences in a dirt arena. She reaches down and pets the animal below her, her best friend. Months and months of training and fun have led to this moment, however now is no time for fun. As her black boots push... Read more »

Spring events to occur

Taylor Williams, Editor
April 29, 2013
Filed under School News

The month of May means more than just summer anticipation for the senior class. Instead, May will be filled with many endings, goodbyes, new experiences and new beginnings. As the second semester progresses, many celebrations will occur. Mark your calendars: Awards Night: When?... Read more »

My latest challenge

Taylor Williams, Editor
April 24, 2013
Filed under My Mission From Shy To Less Shy

If this isn't the ultimate challenge for a shy person, I don't know what is. So, as summer approaches many of us highschoolers begin searching for jobs. While I admit I haven't put forth the greatest effort to actually get a job, I have looked and even applied to a couple of places around town the last... Read more »

Stepping into the real world

Taylor Williams, Editor
March 25, 2013
Filed under My Mission From Shy To Less Shy

Sometimes as I push myself to be more social I ask myself “why am I even doing this?” I have to remind myself of the huge goals I have set before myself. Following my heart and my love of animals, I have decided to attend Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. I am... Read more »

Competitors gear up for competition

Taylor Williams, Editor
March 6, 2013
Filed under School News

The spring semester is full of activities including sports such as track, baseball and soccer; however, sport teams are not the only teams gearing up to compete. Academic UIL teams, including ready writing, journalism, mathematics, speech, social studies, technology and science teams have begun practicing... Read more »

Teen marriage leads to future failure

Taylor Williams, Editor
March 6, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Today it is not uncommon to see teens fully engaged in relationships. Whether it be on Facebook, over the telephone or face-to-face, public displays of affection can be seen or heard everywhere. However, as these relationships become more and more serious, teen marriage becomes more predominant all across... Read more »

Moving down the road

Taylor Williams, Editor
March 6, 2013
Filed under Features

Keeping his eyes focused directly ahead, he tries to tune out the cheering of the supportive fans around him. As he positions his feet just right, the spikes of his cleats sink into the track beneath him. As every muscle in his body pulsates and flexes, he takes one final deep breath and begins his run.... Read more »

Prom approaches

Taylor Williams, Editor
March 5, 2013
Filed under School News

As many are aware the highlight of the spring semester is approaching faster and faster. Saturday April 6, the annual prom celebration will be hosted at the Amarillo Civic Center. From eight to 12, students are invited to come and enjoy dancing, music and refreshments. Although the event is only open... Read more »