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Butterfly effect

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.

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. LISD Locksmith Debnes Magnes often goes unnoticed as she walks through the halls, pushing her cart of tools from room to room with a bright smile. Sh...

Column: Look for the light

Reya Mosby

December 9, 2019

Editor's note: this column was named as an honorable mention for personal columns in the TAJE Best in Texas contest. It was also named as an honorable mention for online personal columns in the ILPC contest.  I sat in the back of the newsroom and stared blankly at the salad in front of me, rubbing ...

Helping halos

Senior Alexa Navinsky's mom was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in the fall of her junior year. After her mom finished chemo, Alexa focused her attention on bringing joy to children who have faced situations similar to her mom's.

Adriana Pueskens

October 28, 2019

Danay Navinsky had been feeling a pain in her stomach for a couple of weeks, so her family, including daughter senior Alexa Navinksy, decided it was time to go to the hospital. They waited in the room for a diagnosis. After several tests, the doctor announced that it was very likely that Alexa’s mom had cancer. Her dad began t...

Column: A great white lie

McKenna Cowley

October 28, 2019

Editor’s note: this column was named as an excellent personal column in the TAJE Best in Texas contest. It was also named as an honorable mention for opinion in the Press Women of Texas high school contest and it won second place for print personal columns in the ILPC contest.  If I had not developed...

Swimming against the current

Senior Emma Vega (right) smiles with her teammate, senior Corey McGrath (left), at her swim banquet junior year. Emma had surgery on her left arm the week before the dinner and had to wear an arm sling to the event.

Samantha Thornfelt

October 28, 2019

Editor’s note: this story was named as a superior sports feature in the TAJE Best in Texas contest and it won first place for sports in the Press Women of Texas high school contest. It also won first place for sports stories in the National Federation of Press Women contest and the National Fed...

Tamed and trained

Duke gives senior Rebecca Wittek a hug after demonstrating tricks. Rebecca has been training Duke by bribing him with treats.

Madi Olivier

October 28, 2019

Editor's note: this story won first place for yearbook stories in the ILPC  contest. The grass flattened beneath the mustang’s hooves as he trotted across the pasture. Senior Maddie Trussell walked beside the brown horse, Beau. She gripped the rough rope of his halter, leading him across the ...

Column: My wardrobe crisis

Ayra Charania

October 3, 2019

Editor’s note: this column was named as a superior personal column in the TAJE Best in Texas contest. It also won second place for opinion in the Press Women of Texas high school contest and first place for print personal columns in the ILPC contest.  If I was given a penny for every time a Muslim man asked me why I don’t ...

Blazing the way

The firefighting program gathered for a group photo after practicing forcible entry, which included multiple ways to pry open an almost 300 pound door jammed with pieces of wood.

McKenna Cowley

October 3, 2019

Editor’s note: this story was named as an honorable mention for news in the Press Women of Texas high school contest. It also won third place for print news features in the ILPC contest.  It is 8 a.m. as twelve seniors in heavy firefighter gear crawl on their hands and knees by the bleachers in the L...

Still standing

Senior Landon Bradley overcame his constant fear of regressing back to the beginning of his recovery. This fear came from his first regression that sent him back to the beginning. After experiencing this, he had a newfound determination that helped his recovery move faster than ever.

Reya Mosby

October 3, 2019

Editor's note: This story also won third place for online features in the ILPC contest.  People walked up to Landon Bradley attempting to make conversation. It was a town he didn’t know very well, so he brushed them off and secluded himself. Landon sat alone thinking about what felt like nothing...

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