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Calallen Senior Will Be Missed

August 24, 2020

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Cadets Come Out Victorious

Calallen NJROTC cadets stand at attention for their military inspection on Feb. 19 at Tuloso-Midway High School.

Keifer Gunn and Emily Gonzales

March 10, 2020

NJROTC students just spent six months preparing for one day that was very important to them. "It's the Annual Military Inspection or AMI," Cadet Lt. Sienna Frye said. "This is when we perform for the Area 10 manager (Commander Mike Hale) who looks over all the ROTC units in the Coastal Bend Area," she...

Officials Work to Rid School of Vaping

Aaron Sullivan and Jon Guardiola

February 26, 2020

Vaping in teen students has become a problem across the U.S. Many underage students keep getting caught often with vapes, including at this campus. “As a school district, we are trying to let students know that vaping isn’t healthy,” Assistant Principal Beverly Barker said. According to the...

Construction on $10 Million Science Wing Well Under Way

The science wing is scheduled to be completed some time next school year

Juan Vasquez, Assistant Managing Editor

February 21, 2020

Construction has begun on a new science wing at the high school and will fulfill a need for more science space at the school. The campus has aging labs and classrooms and has lacked space for all the science needs for a long time. Voters approved the project in a bond election to supply the money...

Campus Dreamin’

Nataly Castillo

Olivia Colburn, Managing Editor

February 20, 2020

Senior year is tough on high school students because there is so much to accomplish: graduation, making sure they have enough credits, and most importantly for many, getting accepted to a college. “I’ve been accepted to the University of North Texas in Denton,” senior, Steven Garza sai...

Softball Gets Safer Seats

Softball Gets Safer Seats

Beatriz Haro Leyva and Casey Casas

February 13, 2020

Wildcatter staffers Beatriz Haro and Casey Casas talked to softball coach Teresa Lentz on Jan. 24 about the $832,711 improvements to the campus softball facilities. Coach Teresa Lentz: Q: Do you think the new bleachers are needed? A: Yes, the new bleachers are definitely needed. I believe they are...

Peaceful End to Threat of War

Junior Chris Wright sounds off about the airstrike in Iran

Jake Million, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

On Dec. 29, President Trump called for an airstrike on Iranian military general Qasem Soleimani. The general's death sparked chaos in Iran. Some Iranians went so far as burning an American flag and an Israeli Flag. More recently, however, President Trump held a press conference and spoke words of peace...

Senior writes her way to second place in feature writing

Senior Olivia Colburn

Emiliano Zapata, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

As senior Olivia Colburn began keying her journalism story in her first UIL competition of the year, she fidgeted with the drawstring of her jacket, hoping she could forget how nervous she was.  She was competing against students from six other high schools around the state, including Lake Creek in...

Seniors dress up in their creative best

Seniors Parker Tennill, Xavier Quitugua and Trey Brandon wait at the front of the gym to begin their game of dodgeball on Sept. 20. They dressed as characters from the movie

Juan Vasquez, Assistant Managing Editor

November 12, 2019

Seniors dressed up as movie, television and humorous characters, and really took advantage of the opportunity to be creative for their annual dress-up day on Sept. 20. Senior dress up day is a longtime school tradition where students wear costumes with pop culture references, obscure TV show characters ...

ROTC comes to campus

Cadet sophomore Lehua Madeira salutes Cadet freshman Hunter Roach on Oct. 9 during uniform inspection at Tuloso-Midway High School. Inspection will take place every Wednesday.

John Bendele, Editor-In-Chief

October 18, 2019

The hot sun went down on a 98-degree October day. All of the drills were done, including marching in format with the platoon and practicing alignment.     This year marks the first time that students here joined with Tuloso-Midway High School to enroll in NJROTC, Navy Junior Reserve Officers Trai...

Phlebotomy Students Give Their Blood And Tears

Senior Jordan Cavazos pricks sophomore Nick Benavidez finger to practice for the state exam.

ClaraGrace Pavelka, Editor In Chief

March 5, 2019

Phlebotomy students will practice drawing blood from any CHS volunteer Wednesday, March 6. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and have a valid ID. The blood testing will only take 10 minutes and they are only filling half a tube. Any student that volunteers will receive a free sweat pant day...

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