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Decision Day

Decision Day

Lauren Smallwood, Reporter

May 7, 2018

We all know about national signing day, when high school athletes sign their letter of intent to play collegiate sports at the next level. But Van Alstyne High School wanted to do something different. Instead of focusing on athletes, Van Alstyne shifted their focus their seniors. Gretchen Madison, ...

Seniors Choosing to Serve

Seniors Choosing to Serve

Elias Mosby and Sam Mosby

May 7, 2018

Two Van Alstyne High School students are preparing to trade in the traditional graduation cap and gown and wear their country’s uniforms as they prepare for a career in the military. Jamie Gregory, senior, is heading to the United States Marines, and Zach Wright, senior, is enlisting in the United St...

Benefits of Unplugging

Benefits of Unplugging

Olivia White, Reporter

May 7, 2018

In our present world, social media has become a fad that has stuck with students and not gone out of style. Social sites have become a gateway to keep up with friends and all the things everyone is doing. However, too much of any good thing can be unhealthy. Faith Dixon, Sophomore, is one of the few ou...

Days Away from Graduation

Days Away from Graduation

Hallie Storment and Millicent Sawyers

May 4, 2018

Seniors talk about how they feel as their high school career comes to an end.

Dallas Cowboys Mixing up the Roster for Upcoming Season

Dallas Cowboys Mixing up the Roster for Upcoming Season

Dylan Pruitt, Reporter

April 30, 2018

Football season is approaching, and with this being said, there's a few things to be mentioned in terms of Americas Teams. With the Dallas Cowboys 2018-2019 season schedule being released, hype is on the rise. Football lovers rejoice as the season of gridiron greatness is soon in tow. “I’m excited for football ...

The Reality of Peer Pressure

The Reality of Peer Pressure

Kirstie Connors, Reporter

April 27, 2018

A students high school experience can be one of the best times of their lives, but it can also be dangerous. Peer pressure influences about 90% of high schools students said Peer Pressure Statistics. But why is that number so high? In fact, a total of 28% of teens said that succumbing to peer pressur...

Snow Cone Stand Rivalry: Which one is better?

Snow Cone Stand Rivalry: Which one is better?

Olivia White, Reporter

April 27, 2018

As warmer weather has finally arrived after being freezing for so long, it is the season of sunburns, no school, and the best thing of all- snow cones. Flavored ice of your choice is the best way to enjoy a sweet treat while cooling down. Students are already partaking of snow cones from Snowball Exp...

Earth Day at Van Alstyne High School

Earth Day at Van Alstyne High School

Hallie Storment and Millicent Sawyers

April 24, 2018

Van Alstyne High School participates in helping the Earth.

Like Father, Like Son

Like Father, Like Son

Faith Dixon, Reporter

April 24, 2018

Mark Campbell follows in footsteps of father, Steve Campbell.

VAISD Hires New Elementary Principal

VAISD Hires New Elementary Principal

Rachel Bellamy, Reporter

April 17, 2018

Van Alstyne is in the process of the building a second elementary school because there is not enough room for all the kids in one school. Kristi Odom is the current assistant elementary principal, she is being moved up as the principal. The principal of the current Van Alstyne Elementary, Sherry Stillma...

Texacona Comes to Van Alstyne

Texacona Comes to Van Alstyne

Dylan Pruitt, Reporter

April 16, 2018

Recently Douglas Distributing Company, founders of the Lone Star Food and Convenience stores, has franchised a Texacona Coffee Lodge in Van Alstyne. Lone Stars can be found all over North Texas ranging from Sherman, Mckinney, Sunnyvale, and others. Douglas Distributing typically places fast food in t...

Teachers Opinions Over the Oklahoma Walkout

Teachers Opinions Over the Oklahoma Walkout

Kirstie Connors, Reporter

April 16, 2018

According to Quality Counts 2018 grades, Oklahoma has an overall grade of D+, making the state rank 46th in the nation. From leaky ceilings, dripping pipes, dilapidated books, poor quality bathrooms with no doors, broken desks, and extremely outdated textbooks, the communities of Oklahoma have had en...

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