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Hopelessly Devoted

Hopelessly Devoted

ClaraGrace Pavelka, Editor In Chief

August 23, 2018


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It's rare to meet a childhood crush, but for CHS art teacher Mr. Olvera, his dreams came true when he met Olivia Newton-John who played Sandy in the 1978 movie Grease. "I never thought I would meet her," Mr. O said. "She is the most beautiful lady in the world." Last June marked Grease's 40th...

Shining Senior

Shining Senior

Hannah Morris, Reporter

April 19, 2018


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Imagine a room bursting from the seams with color. Covered wall to wall is an innumerable amount of paintings, drawings and sculptures.  The tapping of pencils and swirling of paintbrushes is all you can hear under the low chattering of students. This is an everyday environment for senior art student,...

Dedicated to Dancing

Dedicated to Dancing

Lela Eggen, Reporter

March 6, 2018


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Freshman Chloe Rodriguez is new to the topcats team, but she has already had a great experience. She has made great friends, learned new things, and made tons of memories. “Being a topcat has positively impacted my life; it taught me to be more confident,” Rodriguez said. Rodriguez has always...

Gaming through Life

Gaming through Life

Sam Zentz, Reporter

February 5, 2018


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“Here take this,” Michael’s older brother said. “You want me to play Halo on the XBOX while you’re gone?” the 6-year-old Michael said. “Yeah, why not?” his brother said. Michael picked up the controller and ever since that day, he’s loved playing video games. Although now,...

Dealing With Darkness

Dealing With Darkness

ClaraGrace Pavelka, Managing Editor

February 1, 2018


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“I hate when [the voices] really come out. I know when they take over because I am in the back of my mind and just watching,” student A said.  The student, who wishes to remain anonymous, describes her childhood at previous schools as lonely. She often busied herself by talking to make-believe...

Drama Cats Break a Leg During Production of Snow White

Drama Cats Break a Leg During Production of Snow White

Hannah Morris, Reporter

December 4, 2017


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The Drama Cats had great success with their production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” this past week. The showings were November 17th and 18th, followed by the annual children shows for Wood River and East Elementary on the 20th and 21st. “It started off pretty interesting,” theater...

Configuring the Future: Robotics Club

Configuring the Future: Robotics Club

Chris Martinez, Reporter

November 8, 2017


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For many students in Robotics, building and programming a robot can take both hard work and dedication, but with the right amount of team spirit and motivation, every obstacle will become easy. “It’s going to be pretty exciting, I led a Robotics Club last school year, and again this school year....

It’s Not Cool to be Cruel

It’s Not Cool to be Cruel

Lela Eggen, Reporter

November 2, 2017


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In efforts to keep the high school safe for students and faculty alike, administration and officers at CHS have advice for the student body: filming and joining in the fight won’t help the situation. “During a fight we don’t want you videotaping, and do everything you can not to instigate,”...

The Physics Project Teaches A Life Skill To A Student

The Physics Project Teaches A Life Skill To A Student

ClaraGrace Pavelka, Managing Editor

October 26, 2017


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Ending the first quarter of the year, Mrs. Burkhart's physics classes constructed rubberband powered cars. Students were instructed to make a car out of select materials including tacks, paper clips, card board, and C.D.'s. The project used potential energy from the rubber bands to power the car....

It’s in Their Hearts to Keep Yours Beating

It’s in Their Hearts to Keep Yours Beating

Jaelyn Zapata, Reporter

October 19, 2017


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Every Wednesday, Health Occupations Student of America (HOSA) members meet after school to learn leadership and clinical skills to prepare them for rotations. “HOSA members will learn useful clinical skills to further their knowledge of the medical field, compete in competitions, and interact with...

New BIM Teacher Arrives at CHS

New BIM Teacher Arrives at CHS

Madison Brown, Reporter

October 17, 2017


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The new business marketing teacher, Mr. Baldemar Gonzales Jr, came to teach at Calallen from Robstown on Oct. 2 to replace Mrs. Malone. Mrs. Malone was a first year teacher who chose to leave CHS shortly after the school year began. “I feel like things were a bit hectic, because we had two different...

More Than Just a Homecoming Dance

More Than Just a Homecoming Dance

ClaraGrace Pavelka, Managing Editor

October 12, 2017


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Back by popular demand, the homecoming dance will be held on October 28 from 8 to 11 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. This homecoming dance is a celebration of the unity and resilience of students these past months. Along with socializing, dancing, and taking pictures, there will also be door prizes...

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