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Marisol Aguilar making a plate during the Spanish Club meeting.

Celebrando Dia de Los Muertos

Abbey Shultz, Feature Section Editor November 3, 2023

The Spanish club came together to celebrate Día de Los Muertos with a shared meal, on Friday, Nov. 3. Led by Spanish teacher Mrs. Cruz-Torres, Spanish Club members were given the opportunity to celebrate...

Author Amy Kim shows students the scripts and story map for her novels.

Advice From Authors

Brian Murray, Editor in Chief November 1, 2023

Amy Kim Kibushi and Kazuhiro “Kazu” Kibuishi, two published graphic novelists, visited the seniors who had completed making their own graphic novels in their Dual Credit English class. In addition...

Our very own Editor in Chief, Brian Murray, won first overall with the San Antonio Lutheran Coronation Association at the Comal County Fair Parade.

The Comal County Fair

Diego Medina, Staff Member & Photographer October 27, 2023

The Comal County Fair, founded in 1894 by Harry Landa, is an annual event held between Sep. 30 through Oct. 1 in New Braunfels, Texas. The event hosts a parade, various rides, a rodeo, music, shops, and...

A collection of bracelets collected from the Eras Tour.

Eras Tour: From Stage to Screen

Abbey Shultz, Feature Section Editor October 25, 2023

 “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” began playing in theaters on Oct. 12, 2023. Although the original release date was set for Oct.13 in honor of Swift’s lucky number, fan demand motivated an early release....

This image releasedby GLIDS shows a scene from Hayao Miyazakis The Boy And The Heron. (Studio Ghibli/GKIDS via AP)

Hayao Miazaki’s Boy and Heron

Kyra Barstad, Entertainment Editor October 25, 2023

   Adapted from Genzaboro Yoshino’s 1937 Japanese novel “How Do You Live?” Hayao Miazaki’s newest film is set for release in United States theatres on Dec. 8, 2023. “The Boy and the Heron”...

Crochet Club member crocheting during Falcon Club time (Natalie Adkins)

Unlikely Partnership between Crochet Club and ANDA Asthma Foundation

Kyra Barstad, Entertainment Editor October 16, 2023

   In correlation with the ANDA Asthma Foundation, the Crochet Club will be providing donations of student-made double crochet scarves. The scarf sign-up sheet is due before December.       “Each...

The National Honor Societies sponsors (Mrs. Cruz-Torres, Mrs. Fey, and Mrs. Jones) pose for a picture.

Behind Scenes of National Honor Societies

Abbey Shultz, Feature Section Editor October 12, 2023

HCCPHS is a busy campus, with fundraisers, clubs, college applications, and more taking place, it can be easy to look past something new. Some campuses only have one National Honor Society, but HCCPHS...

Image courtesy of the Meta Blog. Smart Glasses are customizable, with examples (from top to bottom) Jean, Rebel Black, and Caramel.

SciFi Future in Sight

Brian Murray, Editor in Chief October 12, 2023

   Meta, the parent company of Facebook, is releasing their newest attempt at capturing technology that used to seem like science fiction on Oct. 17. Described as a handless smartphone, Meta partnered...

Sienna Presley delivering her speech for NAHS. Presley was one of three candidates running for the 2023-2024 President position.

New Honor Society Brings New Opportunities

Thomas Treviño, Photo Editor October 12, 2023

   The National Art Honor Society will be established on campus this year. Advised by Mrs. Jones, this student-led committee is currently paving the way for the organization to get its footing.     “I...

Texas Roadhouse Coming to New Braunfels

Texas Roadhouse Coming to New Braunfels

Diego Medina, Staff Writer & Photographer October 12, 2023

   Texas Roadhouse, an American steakhouse chain, has announced the opening of a new restaurant in New Braunfels.    According to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, construction...

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Texans Concerned About Unforeseen Consequences Of Vaping Bill

Abbey Shultz, Feature Section Editor October 11, 2023

On Sept. 1, 2023 House Bill 114 became effective in school districts across Texas, stating that any student found distributing, using, or in possession of any e-cigarettes or marijuana in or near school,...

Art student Violet Gould working on her art piece for VASE.

Tips from Past Attempts

Emi Roman, Podcast Manager October 11, 2023

VASE gives students a chance to submit their artworks to be scored and evaluated by judges. If the piece scores a four out of four, it advances to the final round and is judged again to possibly advance...

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