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Love at first sight: Grandpa and I meet each other for the first time at his home in Key Largo, Fla.
Beautiful blue eyes
Alice Scott, online co-editor in chief • July 27, 2021

I’m not ready. Not for this. I gaze into my grandfather’s beautiful blue eyes. Everywhere else is too painful to look—his sagging skin, his colorless cheeks, his...

Veteran third baseman named second team all-state
Women’s national team Christens Q2

Women’s national team Christens Q2

June 19, 2021

Ashton to retire after 17 years at Mac

Ashton to retire after 17 years at Mac

May 28, 2021

Straight shot to nationals

Straight shot to nationals

May 24, 2021

Vandament enjoys home-run season

Vandament enjoys home-run season

May 20, 2021

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The restaurant is Tiny’s; the range of delicious options is HUGE!
Municipal election to decide fate of eight propositions

Municipal election to decide fate of eight propositions

April 30, 2021

Cold Cookie Company concocts hearty portions

Cold Cookie Company concocts hearty portions

April 26, 2021

‘Minari’ at once authentically turbulent, wonderful

‘Minari’ at once authentically turbulent, wonderful

April 1, 2021

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Veteran third baseman named second team all-state
Veteran third baseman named second team all-state
Grace Nugent, co-online editor in chief • June 21, 2021

The Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association has named McCallum baseball class of 2021 third baseman Jacob Masters second-team all-state. Masters was one of two Knights...

Fish No. 44: "Control"
Fish No. 44: "Control"
Kai Kirkham Macias, staff cartoonist • July 24, 2021

In this week's installment of Fish, Nessie laments the limits of traveling by skateboard. Our hard-working cartoonist promises that this week's bonus panel was hilarious...

Hands down, the best photo essay we
Hands down, the best photo essay we've published
McCallum photojournalism students May 25, 2021

For the fourth consecutive year, McCallum photojournalists are participating in the WRKxFMLY project, which encourages student participants to capture images and write captions...

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Beautiful blue eyes

Alice Scott, online co-editor in chief
July 27, 2021

I’m not ready. Not for this. I gaze into my grandfather’s beautiful blue eyes. Everywhere else is too painful to look—his sagging skin, his colorless cheeks, his hollowed naked body covered only by a small pink blanket. None of it looks like him.  Except his eyes. He still has his eyes. They’re my mom’s eyes. My eyes.  I hold back tears. “You’re an amazing grandpa, you know?”...

Fish No. 44: “Control”

Kai Kirkham Macias, staff cartoonist
July 24, 2021

In this week's installment of Fish, Nessie laments the limits of traveling by skateboard. Our hard-working cartoonist promises that this week's bonus panel was hilarious ... wherever it is.

Fish No. 43: “Courage”

Kai Kirkham Macias, staff cartoonist
July 16, 2021

In this week's installment, Manfred learns the dangers of being a fish out of water. And in our exclusive bonus panel, the McCallum foxes make their first appearance on the fictional campus ... and perhaps their last.

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