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Evans reflects on era of change

Evans reflects on era of change

By Alex Walters, Writer

February 9, 2016


Filed under Features

People gathered around Fanny Finch Elementary as they tried to catch a glimpse of the first black teacher at an all-white school. Without a doubt, Leonard Evans was nervous. He had seen the grim headlines on the Channel 10 News. “It looked like a mob of people,” son Ralph Evans said. “I remember my da...

A dramatic reunion

A dramatic reunion

By Izzie Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

[View the story "A dramatic reunion" on Storify] He stands in the wall’s shadow by the fine arts hall with an anxious expression. The showing of “Guys and Dolls” had just finished. Shifting his weight, he peers as if he were looking for a familiar face. Cast members surround him, giggling with their phones in their h...

Songbird

Songbird

By Alex Walters, Writer

December 10, 2015


Filed under A&E, Features, Showcase

The lights are dim and the crowd is silent. She begins to strum her guitar, singing tentatively at first. But as the music swells, she regains her confidence. Within the first 19 seconds, Pharrell Williams hits the red button and his chair turns. Gwen Stefani hits her button only a half-second later...

No regrets

No regrets

By Izzie Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief

December 1, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports, Volleyball

This was it. The make-it-or-break-it moment. The varsity volleyball Lady Broncos already had won two of the sets, but so had the Southlake Carroll Dragons. This fifth set, this one last go, would determine who would advance to the next round of the playoffs. One second, they were tied 13-13. The next,...

Delpey juggles Bailadoras and band

Delpey juggles Bailadoras and band

By Starr Rachel, Writer

September 30, 2015


Filed under Features

On a field trip in eighth grade with her band members to the Liberty High School football game, sophomore Brittney Delpey sat in the stands and listened to the marching band. As she watched, her eyes drew to a girl marching in her drill team outfit. “That’s when I got the idea to try out for drill team,” Delpe...

Looking back

By Matthew Rogers, Writer

April 11, 2015


Filed under Features

Holocaust survivor Andrew Roth faced the unthinkable at age fifteen. Taken from his small hometown in Hungary in 1942, he was sent to Buchenwald, a concentration camp. On this day, 70 years ago, Roth was liberated from there. “Then we were marching out,” Roth said. “We were standing in the...

Giving it her all

Giving it her all

By Izzie Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief

April 6, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

Her iPhone only had three percent of battery left, but junior Caroline Rollins was calling new PALS members to alert them of their interviews anyway. Then, her phone buzzed. Rollins had been expecting a Remind 101 text from student council sponsor Jennifer Lloyd concerning the results of the elec...

Six seconds of fame

Six seconds of fame

By Izzie Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2015


Filed under Features, News, Showcase, Soccer, Sports

One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Six seconds. That’s the length of the Vine video, which sparked worldwide recognition for junior and varsity soccer player Michael Lewis. Last Tuesday, the Broncos played against the Frisco Wakeland Warriors. They were tied 1-1, thanks to Lewis’ flip throw-in ...

Fine-tuned for the job

Fine-tuned for the job

August 28, 2014


Filed under Features

After seven years of being a choir director at both Faubion Middle School and McKinney High School, Jared Critchfield is now a McKinney Boyd High School assistant principal. Taking on a bigger job doesn’t daunt Critchfield, though. If anything, he knows his past experience prepared him for this...

Soccer’s place in a sophomore’s heart

Soccer’s place in a sophomore’s heart

By Courtney Cadenhead, Writer

December 4, 2013


Filed under Features, Soccer, Sports

Time seems to stand still as the ball leaves the foot of sophomore Blakeney Latson and flies toward the goal. She watches in breathless anticipation as the keeper dives across the goal. But, much to the keeper's disappointment and Blakeney's excitement, the keeper is just a second too late. The ball...

Behind the lens

Behind the lens

By Andrew Trewin, Writer

December 3, 2013


Filed under Features

When most people think of CSI, they think of the detectives and officers that perform the investigation. However, photographers lie behind the scenes tasked with recording it all. They see every little bit of information, from dead people to suspects, and carry the tremendous burden of making sure every...

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