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For my summer reading assignment this year, I read the The Bonesetters Daughter by Amy Tan.   We had no additional assignments with the reading, except for annotating the text.
It's time to write off annotation.
Lanie Sepehri, staff reporter • October 25, 2021

There is one thing about me that everyone knows, and if they don’t, it doesn’t take long to figure out. I love reading. As soon as I learned to read, I was...

‘Connoisseur’ Werkenthin emerges as team leader
Andrew aims for collegiate future in the sand

Andrew aims for collegiate future in the sand

October 26, 2021

TMR punches ticket to State

TMR punches ticket to State

October 25, 2021

Skating through struggles

Skating through struggles

October 24, 2021

Tennis team captures bi-district title

Tennis team captures bi-district title

October 19, 2021

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Sink or rise
Welcome to Levin’s Library

Welcome to Levin’s Library

September 16, 2021

Flavor Profiles: JewBoy Subshop

Flavor Profiles: JewBoy Subshop

September 1, 2021

Thinking inside the box

Thinking inside the box

August 30, 2021

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Sophomore Meghan Tomko talks with her teammates at a recent practice. Most of her teammates live near the ice rink in Dallas but Tomko refuses to let the commute impede her from playing competitive hockey.
Skating through struggles
Francie Wilhelm, staff reporter • October 24, 2021

Meghan Tomko is fearless, or at least that’s what her family and friends say. After spending nearly half her life in the fast-paced, male-dominated world of ice hockey,...

Junior Nico Martinez rehearses with the other marching band saxophonists on Sept. 16. Martinez believes the overall talent of the band pushes him to work hard. “Everyone is so good, and there’s so much interest in band,” he said.
Martinez marches to Mac Band
Amaya Collier and Ingrid Smith October 23, 2021

Junior Nico Martinez has moved around his whole life, but he’s never experienced anything like American high school marching band. Until recently, he could only imagine...

Fish No. 59: Delegating
Fish No. 59: "Delegating"
October 22, 2021
Fish No. 58: Tool
Fish No. 58: "Tool"
October 15, 2021
Senior members of the LBJ Fire Academy line up to put out the propane fire at their first live fire skill day of the school year. Each person in the line has a specialized job, first in line holds the nozzle of the hose, the second and third are backup and the fourth person is the hose wrangler, making sure they have enough hose left to turn. “We just had to learn every single job, and that was stressful,” senior and LBJ Fire Academy member Michael Valentino said. “Every person has their job and they have to do it, and if you don’t do it it’s gonna go bad.” Caption by Kennedy Weatherby.
Class of '22 is on fire (figuratively)
Josie Bradsby, Lydia Reedy, and Kennedy Weatherby October 19, 2021

The members of LBJ Fire Academy participated in a fire demonstration on Sept. 25 that required them to put into practice all of the skills learned in the course. The event...

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‘Connoisseur’ Werkenthin emerges as team leader

Thomas Melina Raab, sports editor
October 26, 2021

Head coach Amy Brodbeck calls senior Grace Werkenthin the “connoisseur” of the volleyball team. As a veteran senior on a young team, Werkenthin's experience has allowed her to blossom into a captain and a leader in her final season of high school volleyball. The road to Werkenthin's senior season wasn’t easy. Just like many other sports, COVID hit the volleyball program hard. Normally,...

Andrew aims for collegiate future in the sand

Elena Ulack, staff reporter
October 26, 2021

Sophomore Gella Andrew was 13 years old when she began beach volleyball, a sport that has since become a passion. “My friends were doing it, and I was like, ‘I should try it out!’ Then I really fell in love with it and now it’s just gone uphill from there.” Last year, making varsity in McCallum volleyball as a freshman was an exciting experience for Andrew. The love for her teammates...

TMR punches ticket to State

Grace Nugent, co-editor in chief
October 25, 2021

Thomas Melina Raab did not think he was going to qualify for the state cross country meet today at Kate Barr Ross Park in Huntsville. After the outcome of the race, however, he can happily say that he thought wrong. By finishing 12th with a time of 16:27.39, Melina Raab qualified for the cross-country state championship meet. Despite the achievement, he said he expected more from himself. “I...

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