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Coach Brittany Marshall claps enthusiastically for her wrestlers during practice.

Leaving the mats

Champion wrestler hired as coach
Hyunsung Na October 14, 2021

Editor's note: This story won first place for sports stories in the 2022 NFPW At-Large contest. This story also won honorable mention for print sports feature stories in the 2022 TAJE Best in Texas contest. Newly...

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Juniors Reese Martin and Jordan Thompson act out a scene from the play Our Town during the dress rehearsal.

Bouncing back

Theatre students perform in person
October 12, 2021

After over a year of not performing in front of a live audience, theater students are ready to hit the stage.   The first chance to be on a stage together was in the production of “Our Town”...

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Senior twins Alsa Khan and Muhammad Jee attend the senior signing event in the cafeteria. Alsa has been involved in Student Council, while Muhammad was on the track team.

Achieving the American dream

Senior twins emigrate from Pakistan, plan to attend top colleges
Madi Olivier May 16, 2021

A lot of words can be used to describe seniors Alsa Khan and Muhammad Jee. Twins. AP students. Alsa, the senior class president. Muhammad, the nationally-ranked athlete and future Ivy League student. But...

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Photography teacher Kathy Toews keeps cameras on a wall in her classroom. They are all different ages and models.

Life in snapshots

Teacher shares father’s love for photography
Shriya Mukkavilli April 15, 2021

Editor's note: This story won honorable mention for print feature stories in the 2022 TAJE Best in Texas contest. When students enter photography teacher Kathy Toews’ classroom, their eyes are...

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After school was shut down last year, sophomore Caroline Lehmann struggled to meet the demand of AP classes and felt isolated.

Inching forward

Pandemic, isolation impacts sophomore's mental health
Muna Nnamani April 13, 2021

Editor's note: This story was part of the April 6, 2021 in-depth package that won honorable mention for online in-depth packages in the 2022 ILPC contest.  Last spring, sophomore Caroline Lehmann...

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Briarhill Middle School student Audrey Gronberg and her mother, Kim, welcomed donors during the bone marrow drive on Jan. 9. Over 300 people drove through to register
as donors.

#AudreyStrong

Community holds bone marrow drive for family
Muna Nnamani April 9, 2021

Editor's note: This story won excellent for online news/feature stories in the 2022 TAJE Best in Texas contest. When Briarhill Middle School student Audrey Gronberg went for a routine doctor’s...

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The Ogilvie family, including Cade (left), Brooke (middle) and Madden (right), arrived at the race before sunrise, giving Cade time to make sure he was prepared.

Miles for Miles

Athletic trainer honors late son in Ironman triathlon
Madi Olivier March 25, 2021

Editor's note: This story won first place for feature stories in the  2021 National Scholastic Press Association individual awards competition.

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Hebron High School junior Nandita Kumar founded the student-led group LISD SEE to advocate for a more inclusive history, English and science curriculum.

Seen and heard

Student group pushes for inclusive curriculum
Shriya Mukkavilli March 9, 2021

Editor's note: This story won second place for print news features in the ILPC contest. It also won second place for feature stories in the 2022 NFPW At-Large contest. LISD SEE, or Students for...

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Senior Jaelon Dennis initially used fashion as a way to stand up to his bullies, but he said that he now has a passion for it.

Fashion forward

Senior rediscovers himself during quarantine
Muna Nnamani March 2, 2021

Editor's note: This story won honorable mention for print features in the ILPC contest. It also won superior for online feature stories in the 2022 TAJE Best in Texas contest. As senior Jaelon Dennis...

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Kate began to suspect she was bisexual in middle school. She is now dating another girl but is not out to her parents.

Bisexual student dates while closeted from parents

Madi Olivier February 25, 2021

Editor's note: This story was part of  an in-depth package of our Feb. 12, 2021 issue , which won first place for print in depth news/feature package in the ILPC contest. It was also a finalist for...

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Junior Sydney Battiste came out when she was 11 years old. She identifies as bisexual.

True colors

Junior reflects on coming out to friends and family
Shriya Mukkavilli February 23, 2021

Editor's note: This story was part of an in-depth package of our Feb. 12, 2021 issue, which won first place for print in depth news/feature package in the ILPC contest. It was also a finalist for series/project...

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Sophomore Charley David was diagnosed with ADHD in third grade. It mainly affects her ability to focus, which she had to overcome while taking virtual classes this year.

Finding focus

Sophomore manages ADHD with virtual learning
Madi Olivier February 19, 2021

Sophomore Charley David describes living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as starting each day with a blank sheet of notebook paper. The tasks she needs to complete are like her...

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