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Marcus High School's Online Newspaper

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Marcus High School's Online Newspaper

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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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Junior Katherine Eddleman follows a vegetarian diet and wants to make a shift to eating fully plant-based.

More than metal straws

Junior starts Environmental Club
Nikhita Ragam December 16, 2019

As environmental awareness has increased worldwide, millions of teens have united to address the issue of climate change. Junior Katherine Eddleman is one of them and has promoted the cause of climate...

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Senior Emma Eidmann presents the colors alongside other AFJROTC students, representing the Marauders prior to the Homecoming football game.

Flying past the competition

Senior receives pilot license and plans to pursue aviation
Adriana Pueskens December 12, 2019

She could see the blinking lights of instruments in the cockpit and hear the muffled transmissions of the plane through her headphones. As the plane lifted off, senior Emma Eidmann felt the ground fall...

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Senior Carol Anne Starks (middle) holds a sign with two other students attending the High School Aerospace Scholars program at the NASA facility in Houston, TX. Carol Anne’s 10-person group was tasked with studying the geography of Mars.

Shoot for the stars

Senior participates in selective NASA program
McKenna Cowley December 12, 2019

“Can I look at this stuff?” senior Carol Anne Starks said. She had just arrived home from a long day of middle school. Only 11, she had recently began sixth grade. Starks was talking about...

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LISD Locksmith Debnes Magnes credits her faith for helping her discover her passion for butterfly gardening. She wants to share it with others and always has kind words for everyone.

Butterfly effect

LISD locksmith finds healing in unique hobby
Madi Olivier December 10, 2019

Editor’s note: This story was named as a superior feature in the TAJE Best in Texas contest. It also won third place for print features in the ILPC contest. It was also included in the portfolio that...

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Sophomore Katherine Yezer listens to Fashion Design teacher Kim Watson as she instructs the class. The program providing stockings to families was created by CCA a year ago.

Let it sew

Fashion design class starts project for the less fortunate
Alyssa Cheatham December 9, 2019

CCA Church and Volunteer Relations Manager Thelma Cantu visited the Fashion Design class on Oct. 2 to kick off a project where students will make stockings for CCA families. That day, students brought...

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