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Kicking it at Special Olympics

Kicking it at Special Olympics

Kerrigan Servati and Sadie Uselton

May 17, 2018

Van Alstyne hosts the Special Olympics for many sports each year.

KTEN Teacher of the Year: Ella Burkhalter

KTEN Teacher of the Year: Ella Burkhalter

Olivia White, Reporter

May 17, 2018

Teaching students takes an exceptional type of person. One of those people, specifically Van Alstyne teacher Ella Burkhalter, has gone above and beyond. With the three years that she has been at the high school, she has shown passion for learning that has left a legacy. Burkhalter recently was the co-recipient of ...

The Most Appreciated Week of the Year

The Most Appreciated Week of the Year

Hallie Storment and Millicent Sawyers

May 15, 2018

A recap of Teacher Appreciation Week.

Community Colleges vs. Universities

Community Colleges vs. Universities

Dylan Pruitt, Reporter

May 8, 2018

Seniors right now are either committed to a big, four year university where they will live on campus and move away from home, or they are staying close to home to attend a local community college. Minus those who are going straight to work or are joining the armed forces. “I really didn’t want t...

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, ...

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.

Better Pep Rallies

Better Pep Rallies

Kimberleigh Bramer, Reporter

May 1, 2018

Pep Rallies are a way for the entire school to get excited about football season and game nights. But for many people, they’re just not fun.  A lot of kids try to avoid going in the first place. Having a voice in what they want to see at them though, may just help bring more people into the world...

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 ...

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...

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...

Van Alstyne Television

Van Alstyne Television

Ethan Wood, Reporter

April 16, 2018

In the 2018-2019 school year, the Van Alstyne Audio/Visual class will be adding something exciting to their line of work. They will be adding on a news broadcasting TV show for the students and parents. The show will consist of multiple stories ranging from news, sports, and student life. “The TV...

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