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Junior Maddie Felan (left) recently started the non-
profit organization All in for Children with her brother, Nick Felan (center), and his girlfriend, Elizabeth Garcia Creighton (right). The group sews masks for children in hospitals.

Crafts for a cause

Junior starts non-profit to sew masks
Adriana Pueskens April 28, 2020

Similar to many students in quarantine, junior Maddie Felan has been keeping herself busy with new projects. However, instead of spending her free time finding new hobbies, she’s decided to create...

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Head Softball Coach Christy Tumilty and her daughter, senior Kamdyn King, at the 2019 Marquette Christmas show.

Live out loud

Coach reflects on being part of LGBTQ+ community
Ezra Gomez April 28, 2020

A couple walked the waxed white floors of the mall as the scent of over-salted pretzels wafted through the air. In the bustle of it all, they held hands without rings as their kids joined the overall commotion,...

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Officers Angela Abraham, Fiona Chung, Destiny Simpson, Renee Gomez, Neha Yawalkar, and sponsor Kaitlyn Wilson stand together. They discussed education in third world countries during the February meeting.

Life outside ‘the bubble’

Club strives to teach current events
Ayra Charania March 15, 2020

Junior Angela Abraham’s mind was clouded with worries as she sat on the couch. The TV flashed images of her family’s flooded hometown, Kerala. Citizens were trapped, left to either starve in their...

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Senior Ashleigh Jooste guides her horse, Max, over a jump at a 2019 competition. She plans to study to become a large animal vet in the future.

Over hurdles and fences

Senior bonds with competition horses
Adriana Pueskens March 13, 2020

The Bridlewood stables were filled with horses. Senior Ashleigh Jooste, then 10, held on as her horse jumped over a fence in the ring. But she suddenly realized her body wasn’t in the right position,...

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Graduate Ryann Taylor hated her nose since she was 6 years old. She begged for a rhinoplasty for years before getting the procedure at 15.

Mirror image

Graduate reflects on her cosmetic surgery
Samantha Thornfelt March 12, 2020

Editor’s note: This story was a part of the in-depth package of our March 11, 2020 issue, which was named an excellent in-depth package in the 2021 TAJE Best of Texas contest. Staring at the...

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Paper snowflakes decorated with encouraging messages hang on the ceiling of Kyle’s Place during Christmas.

Finding hope without a home

Community works to uplift homeless teens
Ayra Charania February 4, 2020

Leah* never thought she would find more safety in her car than her home. She was parked in the middle of the pitch black Walmart parking lot, laying in the back seat of her truck with only a pillow...

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English teacher Mindy Sample has been in education for 25 years, 18 of which were as a Marauder. Some of her favorite memories are from her time on campus.

Starting a new chapter

English teacher retires after 18 years on campus
Madi Olivier January 31, 2020

For the past 18 years, Marcus has been like a second home for English teacher Mindy Sample. In addition to working with students, she watched her daughters graduate and her husband coach the football team...

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Two years after surviving complications of weight loss surgery, Corey met his wife. They have a 2-year-old son. Before the procedure, Corey never really considered that he’d ever have the opportunity to have his own family.

A second chance

Teacher recovers after near-fatal surgical complications
Madi Olivier January 31, 2020

Editor’s note: This story won first place for general features in the 2020 Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Gold Circle Awards. It was named as a superior feature in the TAJE Best in Texas...

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From left to right: Mariah Baysinger, Kristie Baysinger, Lucy Baysinger, Orrin Baysinger and Wyatt Baysinger. The Baysingers have received around $11,000 from the community donating to their GoFundMe.

Small blessings

Family finds hope after loss due to fire
McKenna Cowley January 31, 2020

Editor’s note: This story won first place for news features in the 2020 Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Gold Circle Awards. It was also named as a superior news feature in the TAJE Best in...

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Former LISD student Blaklee Briggs said that the support of her parents and boyfriend, Isiah Wright, is what helped her the most throughout her pregnancy. Today, she feels lucky to have such a supportive family, as she knows many young moms aren’t as fortunate.

Pregnant pause

Teen mom adjusts life after having baby
Samantha Thornfelt January 31, 2020

Editor’s note: This story was a part of the in-depth package of our Jan. 31, 2020 issue, which was named as an honorable mention for online in-depth news/feature package in the ILPC contest.  Former...

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Trees decorated with tinsel and ornaments by members of Help a S.T.A.R. can be found along Morris road.

Branching into Christmas season

Local resident spreads holiday joy by decorating trees
Ayra Charania December 23, 2019

Flower Mound resident Kim Berg passed one lonely tree every time he commuted to work at the airport during the holiday season. It was off to the side of Highway 121 and had a single garland wrapped...

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Sophomore Rhea Karumuru is standing next to Magan Lewis. Lewis is an agricultural engineer for Corteva.


Sophomore joins Girls Advisory Council of women in STEM organization
Ayra Charania December 16, 2019

Sophomore Rhea Karumuru was an introvert trying to be an extrovert. She fiddled with the zipper of her leather jacket.  Up. Down. Up. Down. She tried to do it discreetly, wanting to appear collected. Karumuru...

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