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The Student News Site of McCallum High School

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Sarah Slaten

Sarah Slaten, sports and copy editor

Senior Sarah Slaten has been on staff for two years, and is the current sports editor and co-copy editor. She has been awarded Best of Sno on five of her stories, and during her years in photojournalism, 3 of Sarah's pictures for the workxfamily competition won National Excellence Awards. Sarah loves rowing, her pets and writing and sharing her opinion exclusively in that order. Since joining the journalism team three years ago, Sarah has made it her chief goal to get rowing in the yearbook. Sarah plans to major in Biochemistry in college, and hopes that she can continue writing in some way, shape or form even after she leaves The Shield.

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Fannin (fourth from left) and her senior teammates receive flowers at the Senior Night game against Dripping Springs. Photo by Gabby Sherwood.

Girls Sports Profile: Alexa Fannin

Sarah Slaten, sports editor
November 8, 2019
A fight between the ACT and SAT. Graphic by Bella Russo.

Want to avoid the SAT? ACT now.

Sarah Slaten, Sports Editor
September 27, 2019
The McCallum Knights Varsity Volleyball team took down the Northeast Raiders on Sept. 24, winning 3-0, and furthering their winning streak, as they remain undefeated in district. They had some pretty good people, said senior Janael Copeland. So I think I did pretty well. Photo by Alle Luera.

Spiking up in the ranks

Sarah Slaten, Sports Editor
September 25, 2019
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the 2019 National Forum on Wages and Working People in Las Vegas. Recently, she proposed a controversial plan to make a college education more affordable for the majority of Americans. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore. Accessed via Flickr Creative Commons. Reposted with permission.

Free our college

Sarah Slaten, staff reporter
May 31, 2019
Myren begins to rig her single at the Head of the Charles regatta last October.

A true single lady

Sarah Slaten, staff reporter
May 20, 2019
Carson Smith (front) strokes his Novice Eight boat to victory at Head of the Hooch in 2017. Carson was a senior at Anderson High School and a Varsity Rower at Texas Rowing Center before his death on January 27, 2019.  Photo by Falesha Thrash.

Remembering Carson Smith

Sarah Slaten, staff reporter
February 22, 2019
Wyeth Purkiss and his dad practice tennis together before a spring 2018 match. Though it is unusual to have his dad coaching him, Wyeth said his dad has helped him improve.

Only a hallway away

Sarah Slaten, staff reporter
January 10, 2019
On Nov. 14, McCallum students evacuate the school during a first-period  monthly fire drill. Though we prepare for disasters during first period, we don’t practice evacuating during any other class period, except for fifth period once. As a result, we are only familiar with the routes and procedures we would need to follow during first period.  Photo by Sarah Slaten.

Better safe than scorched

Sarah Slaten, staff reporter
January 4, 2019
Ms. Folger, the new Se-Z counselor at McCallum, didn’t always plan to be a counselor, or even a teacher. For the beginning years of her life, Folger wanted to be a theatre technician. “I had this dream ... [that] I was going to go to Broadway, when I was 15 years old, to be in technical theatre and to stage manage.” Though her initial dream didn’t come true, Folger said she loves her new job more than anything else she’s ever done.

A circuitous route to counseling

Sarah Slaten, Staff Reporter
November 25, 2018
The BNY Mellon Boathouse was crowded with rowers, coaches and fans during the Head of the Charles Regatta on the Charles River in Boston on Oct. 20. For two days, thousands of elite rowers sprinted by the boathouse with the finish line in sight. Photo by Sarah Slaten.

My Experience at Head of the Charles

Sarah Slaten, Staff Reporter
October 29, 2018
Heading into tonights home match against Crockett, Boswell has 297 kills on the season. She almost certainly will deliver her 300th kill tonight. Photo by Bella Russo.

Boswell does it all

Sarah Slaten, staff reporter
September 14, 2018
Dorothy Childs of the Texas Rowing Center rows on Lady Bird Lake on March 4. Rowing is one of several off-campus sports that is eligible for off-campus PE credit through AISD. Photo by Sarah Slaten.

It’s time to level the playing field

Sarah Slaten, Mac Photojournalism
March 8, 2018
Kristen Tibbetts and her dog Ivy exchange a high-five. Ivy has been a part of their family for 5 years, and is loved by everyone who meets her. Ivy knows many tricks. Some of them she learned from a class at Petsmart that Ivy and Kristen attended (like jumping through hoops), and some she learned from Kristen herself (skateboarding). “I found her at a shelter and she was the only dog that really caught my attention,” said Kristen. “I guess when I first saw her I just knew that she was going to be my dog.”

Best Friends FURever

Sarah Slaten, Mac Photojournalism
January 23, 2018
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