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Administrators and teachers should make sure that Jewish students should not be forced to choose between their grades and their faith.
It's High time to respect Jewish Holidays
Shield editorial board September 4, 2021

Given the small Jewish population at McCallum and AISD as a whole, it’s safe to say Jewish students aren’t expecting their own Christmas break. But numbers alone shouldn’t...

Love at first sight: Grandpa and I meet each other for the first time at his home in Key Largo, Fla.
Beautiful blue eyes
July 27, 2021
It all matters in the Long run
Long bus ride to Kerrville proves to be fruitful

Long bus ride to Kerrville proves to be fruitful

September 21, 2021

Junior runner launches petition to create track class

Junior runner launches petition to create track class

September 19, 2021

The sights, sounds and celebrations of Taco Shack 2021

The sights, sounds and celebrations of Taco Shack 2021

September 15, 2021

There’s no doubting Thomas after Saturday’s silver

There’s no doubting Thomas after Saturday’s silver

September 12, 2021

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Flavor Profiles: JewBoy Subshop

Flavor Profiles: JewBoy Subshop

September 1, 2021

Thinking inside the box

Thinking inside the box

August 30, 2021

Free Guy delivers pixel perfect performance

Free Guy delivers pixel perfect performance

August 25, 2021

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Freshman Ben Polega poses with his service dog Friday for a first-day-of-school photo.
Thank God it's Friday
Lucy Marco and Alice Scott September 25, 2021

Ben Polega might be a little fish in a big pond, but at least he has a big furry companion at his side.   “I’m planning on bringing a white lab into campus coming...

Montrel shows off two pieces from his portfolio, Disneys Princess Tiana and DCs Wonder Woman.
Not just a pipe dream
September 22, 2021
Seniors Julian Casas, Ileana Nicholson and Lucy Hamre rehearse their music before a performance of The SpongeBob Musical. Casas, Nicholson and Hamre are three members of the pit orchestra for the show that helps provide an added layer of magic to the performance.
Can't have a hit without a pit
Ingrid Smith, staff reporter • September 24, 2021

The live performance of MacTheatre's The SpongeBob Musical may seem smooth and effortless, but the stage experience is the result of hundreds of hours of hard work and collaboration...

Fish No. 55: Wages
Fish No. 55: "Wages"
September 24, 2021
Montrel shows off two pieces from his portfolio, Disneys Princess Tiana and DCs Wonder Woman.
Not just a pipe dream
September 22, 2021
Fish No. 54: Edgy
Fish No. 54: "Edgy"
September 18, 2021
CAPTAINS AT TWILIGHT: Seniors Ez Guenther, Jake Hissey, Jaxon Rosales and Johan Holmes lineup for the coin toss before their last non-district game against the Kerrville Tivy Antlers. For Hissey, it was his first game back after suffering a wrist injury before the team’s marquee matchup against the Anderson Trojans. Despite wearing a cast that prompted the opposing coaches to urge their offensive skill players to run at the one-armed safety, Hissey held his own, nearly making an interception to seal the victory on the play before Guenther succeeded in doing the same. The Knights went on to beat Tivy 23-15 in a game that despite Tivy’s 0-4 record, they were not favored to win. Caption by Thomas Melina Raab.
Long bus ride to Kerrville proves to be fruitful
Carly Johnson, Sophie Leung-Lieu, Lucy Marco, Anna McClellan, Thomas Melina Raab, Esme Moreno, Caroline Owen, Charlie Partheymuller, Samantha Powers, Alice Scott, Grace Vitale, and Dave Winter September 21, 2021

The cheer team, the Blue Brigade and the trainers made the just over 100-mile trip to Kerrville on Friday night to witness the football team rally in the second half to secure...

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Vandalism wave beleaguers custodians, erodes trust

Francie Wilhelm and Morgan Eye
September 27, 2021

For the past few weeks, middle and high schools across the country have been victims of theft and vandalism, due to a TikTok trend known as "devious licks." This trend consists of students taking items from school, often from bathrooms, and posting a video of the act on social media.  The trend began in early September when a user on TikTok uploaded a video of himself stealing disposable masks...

Thank God it’s Friday

Lucy Marco and Alice Scott
September 25, 2021

Ben Polega might be a little fish in a big pond, but at least he has a big furry companion at his side.   “I’m planning on bringing a white lab into campus coming soon -- coming attraction: Friday!” Freshman Ben Polega is bringing his service dog Friday to school for the very first time this year. Polega was born with quadriplegia that affects all four limbs.  “But that does not...

Can’t have a hit without a pit

Ingrid Smith, staff reporter
September 24, 2021

The live performance of MacTheatre's The SpongeBob Musical may seem smooth and effortless, but the stage experience is the result of hundreds of hours of hard work and collaboration from the combined talents of the Fine Arts Academy. This fall’s production of The SpongeBob Musical features McCallum’s award-winning live pit orchestra for the first time in two years, though it looks a little...

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