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Mass shooting sparks change

Student activists protest current gun control laws. Illustrated by Lizzie Creighton.

Brooke Thornton, Kora Ramirez, Jake Price, Nadia De Leon, Lizzie Creighton, and Brayden Herrera

April 5, 2018

Valentine’s Day massacre Every year on Feb. 14, high school students across the nation exchange gifts and spend time with loved ones for Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is most often recognized as a day for celebrating love and romance. This year, however, something other than love filled the air of a...

Saginaw student draws her way to state

Saginaw student draws her way to state

Megan Barrett, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018

The regional Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) competition was held Feb. 17 at Chisholm Trail High School. Students from Saginaw’s art department brought their artwork to be judged in a personal interview and to be scored on a scale of one to four. Judges then handpicked artwork from students who recei...

From teacher to patient

From teacher to patient

Kora Ramirez, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018

Between being a wife, a mom, a teacher, and a co-worker,  AP United States History teacher, Courtney Parker is also a cancer patient. Parker was diagnosed with breast cancer on July 11, 2017, at the age of 32. She was initially diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in the left breast. She then ...

Love in the Air

Love in the Air

Jake Price, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

On Friday Feb. 9, the theatre department hosted a Valentine’s Day coffee house in the black box theater. Mark Odle, Fatima Colon, Faith Allen, Landon Rhoades and other theatre members participated. The event featured acts with singing duets, skits and dramas. “Coffeehouse is a warm and safe ...

The Government Shutdown in Short

The Capitol Building, where Congress carries out votes and decisions.

Lizzie Creighton, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018

For the first time since 2013, the government has shutdown, effectively preventing many people from access to their earned benefits and peace of mind. In short, it’s because each party wanted the other to agree with them for majority vote on programs, but neither party would budge until they got thei...

Rough Riders take on Aledo

Rough Riders take on Aledo

Brayden Herrera, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018

The Rough Riders lead the scoreboard while Aledo caught up closely behind. The game was incredibly close the entire time, to the point that the score by the end of the 3rd period was 31 - 31. Senior Matthew Edwards led the team with a total of 19 points for Saginaw, getting half of the total points. Senio...

Bouncing Back

Brooke Thornton, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018

The gym came to life as fans roared during the finals seconds of the game, cheering on the Lady Rough Riders. Fighting all the way to the buzzer, the Lady Rough Riders varsity basketball team fell short to Aledo High School with a score of 45-46 on Jan. 19. Leading the varsity girls was sophomore Moll...

From Opera Singer to High School Teacher

Mr. Vanderpool sits at his desk after taking up tests from his first period French 2 class.

Megan Barrett, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018

Downstairs in B Hall, there is a new resident taking over the once occupied space of Madame Chacha and Mrs. Maloney’s old classroom. The walls have gone bare except for three flags and a few posters in the back. The whiteboards are blank, except for some words written in scratchy, thin writing in bl...

Winter Fashion

Winter Fashion

Nadia De Leon, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018

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EMS-ISD bond gets voters approval

EMS-ISD bond gets voters approval

Nadia De Leon, Staff Writer

January 18, 2018

EMS-ISD brought to the Board of Education the EMS-ISD Education Bond which had been brought up to discuss the further growth of the school district. After the Nov. 3 election day the bond passed. The bond will add multiple renovations throughout the school district such as replacing the sound system in t...

Coming home

Coming home

Brooke Thornton, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018

Over one million public school students in the United States don’t have their own room or somewhere they feel they can call home. This is the reason that a group of EMSISD parents got together and created the Effie Center, a place for students to go when they have nowhere else or need a place to relax. ...

Scrooge

James Hendry (Left) performs with Alec Estes (Right) in 'The Christmas Carol.'

Kora Ramirez, Brayden Herrera, Staff Writers

January 11, 2018

Saginaw’s auditorium filled as family members and friends took their seats, the lights dimmed as the crowd silenced their chatter. Freshman Alex Lopez takes the stage to deliver the opening lines of the holiday musical, The Christmas Carol. The ensemble of students in costumes walked down the alleyways of ...