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Surviving COVID
Surviving COVID
March 16, 2021
Many people believe that teens aren't affected much if they contract the coronavirus. Two staff members can attest that that's a myth.
10 boys varsity soccer players earn All-District honors
These are real fish stories

These are real fish stories

April 6, 2021

After 2020 meltdown, Knights prove mettle by mounting 2021 comeback, clinching playoff berth

After 2020 meltdown, Knights prove mettle by mounting 2021 comeback, clinching playoff berth

March 14, 2021

Knights defeat Chaps, go 5-0 at AISD tournament

Knights defeat Chaps, go 5-0 at AISD tournament

March 11, 2021

Why high school athletes should be allowed to play

Why high school athletes should be allowed to play

March 7, 2021

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‘Minari’ at once authentically turbulent, wonderful
Soul: Come for the astounding animation; stay for the identity crisis

Soul: Come for the astounding animation; stay for the identity crisis

March 8, 2021

Why high school athletes should be allowed to play

Why high school athletes should be allowed to play

March 7, 2021

Wonder Woman 1984 is not a ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’

Wonder Woman 1984 is not a ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’

February 7, 2021

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Paying close attention, freshman Naomi Pearson takes notes during her fourth period geometry Zoom. During class, Pearson prefers to have her camera off while her teacher gives direct instruction because it allows her to focus on her work without the distraction of her appearance. Photo courtesy of Naomi Pearson.
A Zoom full of strangers
Alice Scott, staff reporter • April 15, 2021

As summer approaches, many students have yet to attend an in-person class or interact face-to-face with their classmates. Instead of being inside classrooms together, lessons...

Fish No. 30: "Chill"
Fish No. 30: "Chill"
Kai Kirkham Macias, staff cartoonist • April 16, 2021

In this week's installment of "Fish," failed presidential candidates learn why their election ambitions were dashed. Speaking of dashed ambitions, this week's bonus...

Fish No. 29: "Sorted"
Fish No. 29: "Sorted"
April 9, 2021
More than half the squad earned a postseason honor of some kind, either Texas High School Coaches Association Academic All-State for classroom excellence or All-District 17-5A honors for on-the-pitch excellence.
10 boys varsity soccer players earn All-District honors
Thomas Melina Raab April 13, 2021

Shortly after a strong showing in the Texas High School Coaches Association 2021 Academic All-State Teams, the McCallum boys soccer team has done it again: 10 players have...

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Fish No. 30: “Chill”

Kai Kirkham Macias, staff cartoonist
April 16, 2021

In this week's installment of "Fish," failed presidential candidates learn why their election ambitions were dashed. Speaking of dashed ambitions, this week's bonus panel give you a glimpse of Sam's SAT experience in the fictional version of Mac.

A Zoom full of strangers

Alice Scott, staff reporter
April 15, 2021

As summer approaches, many students have yet to attend an in-person class or interact face-to-face with their classmates. Instead of being inside classrooms together, lessons have taken place in kitchens and living rooms, or from behind black screens. And while this adjustment has affected all students and teachers, one group that has been uniquely affected by it is this year’s freshman class. “I’m...

Q: Why is Fine Arts Academy coordinator job being cut? A: You better sit down for the answer. It’s complicated.

Evie Barnard, staff reporter
April 14, 2021

In Heather Ramsay's five years at McCallum as Academy coordinator, she has built-in strategic planning, strengthened team-building between academies, established Academy Ambassadors, co-designed a software database for record-keeping and analysis, worked to make the Fine Arts Academy more equitable and set the required academic bar for majors raising passing grades by 75 percent. Multiple teachers...

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