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Living through music

Teacher shares the escape he found in percussion
Harrison Hamre March 9, 2022

A hand-me-down, green, stick bag with a used pair of Jojo Mayer drumsticks was his way out. Percussionist Brandon Kelly still has the beginning percussion equipment he bought when he was in the fourth...

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Models show off dresses from junior Jordan Thompsons debut collection, Petals of Rose.

Tailored to her dreams

Junior unveils collection at fashion show
Marley Roberson February 11, 2022

Editor's note: This story won excellent for print entertainment features in the 2022 TAJE Best in Texas contest. Decorations of gold, green and purple filled the Mardi Gras themed restaurant, Mrs. Lively’s...

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Characters Devin and Olive, played by Abigail Frantz and Jordan Thompson, sit in the car, before going to the mall. They sing along to “Passport” by Ross Newhouse.

Calling the shots

Short film created by junior goes to competition
Marley Roberson January 25, 2022

Editor's note: This story won honorable mention for online entertainment feature in the 2022 TAJE Best in Texas contest. The camera rolls as Devin orders lunch for her and her girlfriend Olive. It’s...

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Liesl and her father posing on the St. Louis, Liesl clutching her flowers. They were her “first flowers from a gentleman.”

Holocaust survivor’s son recalls mother’s journey to America

Alanna Reed January 25, 2022

Editor’s note: This story was part of the Jan. 19, 2022 in-depth package that won best series/project in the Dallas Morning News high school journalism contest. It also won first place for in-depth...

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Rabbi Geoffrey Dennis visits gravestones cemented into a wall in Kazimierz Dolny, Poland. A survivor created this memorial to commemorate graves destroyed by Nazis.

Fogging history’s lens

Local rabbi responds to Holocaust discussions
Alanna Reed January 20, 2022

Editor’s note: This story was part of the Jan. 19, 2022 in-depth package that won best series/project in the Dallas Morning News high school journalism contest. It also won first place for in-depth...

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Lauren Forsyth started baking in 7th grade and now has a business. Photo Salma Ali

Baking Business Stirs Joy

Vanessa Cardoso January 19, 2022

Every part of Lauren's macarons, including sprinkles, are homemade. Photo submitted by Lauren ForsythSophomore Lauren Forsyth still remembers the smell of cupcakes wafting through the kitchen where she...

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Spare Time

Hyunsung Na January 19, 2022
“This is what I loved doing. This was the thing I wanted to continue doing, and I have and I’ve loved it.” 
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Growing Artist Paints A Profit

Vanessa Cardoso January 19, 2022

For senior Zoe Thompson, her business began as a way to declutter. “I made a lot of artwork, and it had to go somewhere,” said Zoe. Zoe’s art room had paint splattered on the ground, endless...

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School, extracurriculars and other factors keep students and staff up at night.

Restless nights disrupt life

Hyunsung Na, Garrison Acree, and Vanessa Cardoso November 29, 2021

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Jeff Christenson spent his career as a radio host, but found Marcus band a great place to volunteer.

Making waves

Retired radio host shares love for band
Harrison Hamre November 17, 2021

Jeff Christenson is a lifelong music fanatic. On hot Texas afternoons, you can often find him watching the drumline rehearse in the lot on the corner of Dixon and Morriss. The 66-year-old is always...

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Substitute Stephan Gomez leads his orchestra students through a piece in preparation for their fall concert.

College student takes on role as long-term sub

Marley Roberson October 16, 2021

The orchestra room was decorated with balloons, ready to host a celebration. It was early September and the students came together sporting matching homemade T-shirts celebrating their beloved long term...

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As a senior, Denise says she enjoys a more normal life now.

Going hungry

Senior shares struggles with eating disorder
Alanna Reed October 16, 2021

Editor's note: This story was part of the Oct. 12, 2021 in-depth package that won second place for print in-depth packages in the 2022 ILPC contest. The in-depth package was also named honorable mention...

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