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One Act Play Cast List Posted and Rehearsals Begin

One Act Play Cast List Posted and Rehearsals Begin

Carter Colvin, Photography Editor

January 22, 2019


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The One Act Play (OAP) cast list for the play Mariner was posted January 7, and rehearsals began the same week. The first competitive performance for the OAP district competition will take place on March 5. “We’re going to have a great time,” theatre director Taylor Jarman said. “The stu...

Audio and Visual Students Submit UIL Films

Audio and Visual Students Submit UIL Films

Joshua Smith, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


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Audio and visual students submitted videos January 10 to the University Scholastic League (UIL) film contest to compete with 5A schools throughout the state. The students submitted a narrative film starring senior Simon Young and a documentary of Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary. “Working with the kids out in the field is...

Senior Paints Ornament for State Representative

Senior Paints Ornament for State Representative

Bailey Spencer, Copy Editor

December 6, 2018


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Senior Chloe Bryant painted an ornament to portray State Representative Cole Hefner’s district. The school was approached in late October by Hefner’s office for the school to pick a student. “[Bryant] was selected as a student who was both talented and available,” art teacher Rebecca Harrison s...

Student Artists Draw Portraits for Child Refugees

Student Artists Draw Portraits for Child Refugees

Samuel Young, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


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She gazes at the photo as she carefully drags her brush across the rough paper,  feeling the paint glaze over it, and she wonders how her chosen subject will react to her portrait. She hopes they will have at least a moment of happiness in their lives as a result of her artistic endeavors. This yea...

Students in Advanced Audio/Visual Class Partner With Theater to Create Films

Students in Advanced Audio/Visual Class Partner With Theater to Create Films

Carter Colvin, Photography Editor

November 22, 2018


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The advanced audio visual class will be producing both documentary and narrative films to be submitted to the University Interscholastic League and Interscholastic League Press Conference competitions in January.  The group partnered with the theater classes in a cross-curricular endeavor in order to maximize t...

Marching to Victory

Marching to Victory

John Park, Staff Writer

November 11, 2018


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     The band recently competed at the Region 21 UIL Marching Contest, October 20, and competed at the National Association of Military Marching Bands (or NAMMB) contest, November 3. They received a first division at UIL, and both a first division and a first place in 5A at NAMMB.      “...

Theatre Serves Up a Fundraiser

Theatre Serves Up a Fundraiser

Annie Evans, Managing Editor

October 26, 2018


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The theatre department hosted a “Spud Supper,” for the community on October 19. This potato dinner served as a fundraiser for the department and for individual students. “The Spud Supper empowered our students to raise money,” director Kari McKenzie said. “I think [the students] did a great...

Time for a Knock-Out Class in Stage Combat

Time for a Knock-Out Class in Stage Combat

Alec Morton, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018


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The Lindale Theatre Department met with a professional stage combat instructor on September 6. This helped prepare for their upcoming production of 'The Taming of the Shrew.' “Hand combat involves everything from falls, hits, and slaps to kisses on stage,” theatre director Kari McKenzie said. ...

What’s Old is New Again

What’s Old is New Again

Alanna Kologey, Social Media Editor

September 12, 2018


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Many students have adopted a vintage fashion this new school year. This trend has flourished over the last few years when celebrities began adorning the style. “I really like [clothes] from the 80s and 90s,” senior Rachael Williams said. “I like some of the newer stuff, but I mostly like vi...

Theatre Develops Two Fall Productions

Theatre Develops Two Fall Productions

Annie Evans, Managing Editor

September 10, 2018


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The theatre department is preparing to premiere two shows opening September 21. Taylor Jarman is directing The Liar, and Kari McKenzie is directing Taming of the Shrew. “Directing a show by myself is interesting,” director Taylor Jarman said. “Normally, you have two people that are working ...

New Choir Director Hits High Notes

New Choir Director Hits High Notes

Carter Colvin, Photography Editor

September 7, 2018


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Teacher Kerry Baham was hired in June to replace Casey Halbgewachs as choir director in the choir program. Baham plans to build the program and possibly add some additional academic music classes. “Mr. H was a friend of mine,” Baham said. “When he knew he was leaving, he called me to see if the...

Senior Nominated for ETX Music Award

Senior Nominated for ETX Music Award

Jude Ratcliff and Kaylee Rodriquez

July 7, 2018


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Senior Simon Young has been nominated for Junior Artist of the Year for the 2018 ETX Music Awards. Final voting will end July 15th, and the nominated musicians, songwriters, and radio stations will receive their final votes in the ceremony. “[Winning an ETX award] would be a huge opportunity for me. It...

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