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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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Sophomore Asa McCann was quarantined twice after being exposed to COVID-19. Despite his close proximity to multiple infected individuals, McCann never tested positive for the virus.

Virtual reality

Students overcome quarantine obstacles
Sophia Craig December 28, 2020

Editor’s note: This story was named an honorable mention for feature stories in the 2021 TAJE Best of Texas contest. The first time sophomore Asa McCann was told he had been exposed to COVID,...

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Senior Tristan Finn performs a contemporary piece, her favorite genre of dance, at the Marquettes Spring Show her sophomore year. Joining the Marquettes helped Tristan find a love for dance again after leaving a ballet studio.

Leaping ahead

Student rediscovers love for dance in Marquettes
Sophia Craig December 19, 2020

Editor’s note: This story was named a superior feature story in the 2021 TAJE Best of Texas contest. It also won first place feature story in the Press Women of Texas high school journalism contest...

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Orchestra Director Allison Washler executing beats and tempos.

Changing tune

Performing arts adapt to COVID-19
Muna Nnamani September 29, 2020

Like many other school departments, the performing arts will be making changes to their curriculum for COVID-19 to ensure student safety and productivity. “We are doing what we can to make this...

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English teacher Ashley Gandy spends each day in her empty classroom teaching virtual classes.

Going virtual

Students, teachers manage switch to online classes
Sophia Craig September 28, 2020

English teacher Ashley Gandy has taught classes full of students for the last 14 years. However, this year she sees an empty classroom as she gets ready for her day. The desks are stacked and pushed...

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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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