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New career center set to open fall 2020

New career center set to open fall 2020

Michael Minton

March 12, 2020

The Dale Jackson Career Center will close at the end of the 2020 spring semester as a result of the opening of the new Technology, Education and Career Center-West (TECC-West) campus in the fall, which may cost up to $45.9 million. TECC-West will offer new courses, including Animal Science and Heating Vent...

Agricultural programs to be moved to TECC-West campus

Agricultural programs to be moved to TECC-West campus

Michael Minton

March 12, 2020

Agricultural classes will no longer be offered at Marcus starting next year. LISD’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) and agricultural programs will be transferred to the Technology, Education and Career Center West (TECC-West) campus in time for the fall 2020 semester. The FFA programs from all high ...

Pioneering percussion

Pioneering percussion

Alyssa Cheatham

March 11, 2020

This was the 100th year of the Texas Music Educators Association being held and the first time an honor percussion has ever been invited. Percussion teachers have been advocating for the inclusion of this honor for years. The percussion ensemble performed at the convention in San Antonio on Feb. 13. Over...

Let’s get ready to tumble

Let’s get ready to tumble

Adriana Pueskens

March 6, 2020

The arena is half-full with spectators there to see the tumblers. The place is filled with the sound of feet hitting the trampolines, and competitors practicing their routines on the floor.  Senior Quinn Maguire has to focus on his routine and block out the noise. He’s done this routine a thou...

Students vote in mock election on Super Tuesday

Students vote in mock election on Super Tuesday

Nikhita Ragam

March 4, 2020

While adults were in the library casting their votes in the presidential primary election yesterday, students were able to express their political opinions by taking part in AP Government teacher Carey Petkoff’s mock primary election. Republican candidate and current President Donald Trump and D...

February in hashtags

February in hashtags

Samantha Thornfelt

February 29, 2020

#Halftimeshow Shakira and Jennifer Lopez made history on Feb. 2 as the first Latina artists to headline a Super Bowl halftime show. While many viewers expressed their love for the performance, others found the show inappropriate because of the artists’ short, tight outfits, as well as a featured ch...

Fighting period poverty

Fighting period poverty

Madi Olivier

February 21, 2020

The club Women4women will be collecting menstrual products in room B212 for the rest of the year. They are hoping to receive mostly pads and panty liners, although they will also take other items, such as tampons.  Juniors Tamyra Kelly and Ria Anand started Women4women last November as a way to comb...

Competing for the crown

Competing for the crown

Madi Olivier

February 21, 2020

Last night, the auditorium wasn’t just a room with chairs and a stage — the Mr. Marcus contestants had other ideas. For two hours, it acted as everything from a swimming pool to a kitchen as the 14 senior boys competed for the title of Mr. Marcus. At the end of the night, Garrett Karbs was crowne...

Local spots for your prom photo shoot

Local spots for your prom photo shoot

Madi Olivier

February 19, 2020

Prom is still a couple of months away, but for many students, planning is in full swing. While many have already picked out the perfect outfit, made dinner plans and decided who they’re going with, finding a good spot to take photos is often at the bottom of students’ to-do lists. It may seem like y...

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