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How to Earn a Community Service Award

How to Earn a Community Service Award

Elias Mosby, Reporter

May 24, 2018

All across the country, high schools hold end of year celebrations to honor students for academic achievements. Students are chosen for recognition by teachers for being at the top of their class in subjects such as Algebra II, Spanish III, and Chemistry. At Van Alstyne High School, students are recog...

Importance of Athletic Training

Importance of Athletic Training

Kirsten Duncan, Reporter

May 17, 2018

Athletic training requires knowledge of almost everything in your body that can break, tear, bleed, and also strain. In athletic training, the trainers have to work with athletes from all different sports and ability levels providing them with stretches, treatment plans, diagnostics, and so much more. ...

The Fears of Graduation

The Fears of Graduation

Kirstie Connors, Reporter

May 15, 2018

Imagine spending 13 years of your life working towards graduation. The moment has finally come and your feet have just crossed the stage. Diploma in hand, you are now a high school graduate. But reality sets in... what now? Each student has a different plan to carry out their future careers. Some a...

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...

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...

A Photo Finish to Special Olympics

A Photo Finish to Special Olympics

Elias Mosby and Sam Mosby

April 25, 2018

On April 20, Van Alstyne High School had the pleasure of hosting one of the biggest Special Olympics track meets in our area. More than 300 athletes attended the meet. The athletes competed in a variety of events ranging from assisted wheelchair races to the softball throw. The meet was a success due ...

Shannon Jones is Paraprofessional of the Year

Shannon Jones is Paraprofessional of the Year

Sam Mosby, Reporter

April 13, 2018

Day in and day out, students are sent home due to illness. A high school is a warzone for germs and illnesses. Lucky for Student at Van Alstyne High School, they can trust in their outstanding school nurse: Shannon Jones. Every day students go to Nurse Jones for aid, whether it be a scratch that needs...

Finding the Perfect Prom Dress

Finding the Perfect Prom Dress

Kirsten Duncan and Lauren Smallwood

April 3, 2018

For some people, finding the perfect dress is the most challenging aspect of Prom. There are so many styles and colors to choose from. Follow these steps and you will guaranteed find the perfect dress for Prom. The first step is finding what type of style best fits your body. If you are a mor...

Band Students Qualify for UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest

Band Students Qualify for UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest

Olivia White, Reporter

February 16, 2018

For the past couple of weeks the Van Alstyne Band has been preparing individual pieces of music to play at UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest. The Contest took place Saturday February 10, at Rockwall-Heath High School. 48 Soloists received a Division 1 medal and 20 soloists will be advancing to state. All...

Saying Goodbye to the Holidays

Saying Goodbye to the Holidays

Olivia White, Reporter

January 12, 2018

Christmas Break is over...Now what?

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