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This cover image released by Parkwood/Columbia/Sony showsAct II: Cowboy Carter by Beyonce. (Parkwood/Columbia/Sony via AP)

Righting The Wrongs: A Review of “COWBOY CARTER”

Thomas Treviño, Photo Editor May 20, 2024
It’d be criminal to deny Beyoncé’s ability to send a listener through an unbuckled emotional rollercoaster, having to hold themselves down through the highest of highs, lowest of lows, and flips upside down, all of which are upheld by Beyonce’s natural ability to craft an art piece, and use her voice as a paint brush. 
This cover image released by Republic Records shows “Eternal Sunshine” by Ariana Grande. (Republic Records via AP

Grace Under Fire: A Review of “Eternal Sunshine”

Thomas Treviño, Photo Editor May 20, 2024
The album is a well-crafted masterful diary entry that she’s shared with the world. Grande shows her understanding of the ebb and flow of her love-life with freeing and contempt reflections of her volatile and passionate relationships, alongside an excitement for what the future may hold. 
Benson Stays Booming

Benson Stays Booming

Halle Graybill May 17, 2024

   Benson Boone’s new album has real emotion and soulful lyrics that will hit you hard. With each piece telling a story of growth, love and the rawness of being a human.  Benson Boone’s...

Childers and Hosek pose with the JUST POETRY!!! book with their works inside.

Juniors Utilize Creative Side

Brian Murray, Editor in Chief May 14, 2024

   It’s a constant struggle trying to “buff up” your resume, with students searching high and low for attractive facets to add. One avenue juniors Jazy Childers and Maddie Hosek took utilized their...

Falcons on last years Field Day. Photo Courtesy, Mrs. Corres.

What to Expect for Field Day

Abbey Shultz, Section Editor May 9, 2024

Field Day will be this Friday, and will include outdoor and indoor games, along with a separate morning and afternoon schedule like last year. For the past few years, the PE classes have been planning...

Patten in front of her sculpture. Photo courtesy, Mrs. Jones

Junior Gets Gold Seal at State VASE Competition

Abbey Shultz, Section Editor May 9, 2024

Junior Madz Patten won a Gold Seal at the State Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) Saturday, April 27. She and her welded phoenix advanced from the regional VASE competition in March, and her piece was...

Junior Masdon Woitena gifts Mr. Varvel a small token of appreciation courtesy of the Student Council.

Show Your Teachers You Care

Camille Hanson, Section Editor May 3, 2024

   Teachers are among the most important workers in every society, preparing younger generations for the future and making the world go round. Every year, teachers are celebrated for their important...

This cover image released by Republic Records show The Tortured Poets Department by Taylor Swift. (Republic Records via AP)


Thomas Treviño, Photo Editor April 24, 2024
I often find myself disappointed by Swift’s deluxe editions because they more often than not, don’t feel like an extension of the album, rather an accident where she forgot to include a few songs when releasing the album. But this is a rare case where I have a deeper love for the extended tracklist as opposed to the original one.
Student parking lot during Falcon Day.

Parking Problems

Abbey Shultz, Section Editor April 23, 2024

Three students were left unsure of where to park on Falcon Day. Before guest speakers arrived, the only available places were in the accessible and staff parking sections, and administration had to redirect...

Look 7. Eau de Nil boiled wool cardigan worn over a bottle green satin-back crepe and azure georgette lining skirt adorned with bronze-colored metallic fringe embroidered into a crescent moon motif, worn over a corset in repurposed turqoise antique brocade. Eau de Nil velour and faux lizard Tabi interlaced ankle-strap pumps by Christian Louboutin for Maison Margiela. Model: @sanjiadalecka on Instagram.

Maison Margiela Haute Couture SS24: Artisanal

Thomas Treviño, Photo Editor March 8, 2024

On the night of the first full moon of the year, Maison Margiela’s breathtaking Spring Summer 2024 collection, “Artisanal,” designed by John Galliano, shocked media with the viewer-proclaimed “revival...

Mexican border in Campo, California.| Photo by Gred Bulla on Unsplash.

U.S. Bipartisan Border Plan Under Editing for 2025

Kyra Barstad, Entertainment Section Editor March 1, 2024

Senate negotiators released a bipartisan border security deal regarding the discouragement of migrants attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico Border on Feb. 4 and it was ended just three days after its mention...

Photo by Ian Hutchinson on Unsplash

U.S. Airman Dies After Setting Himself On Fire In Protest to Israel-Hamas war

Abbey Shultz, Feature Section Editor March 1, 2024

An active duty U.S. airman stationed at Joint Base San Antonio set himself on fire to protest Israel’s war in Gaza. Sunday, Feb. 25, at approximately 1 p.m., Aaron Bushnell streamed the event on Twitch...

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