The student media of Cinco Ranch High School

County Line

The sisterhood of the traveling Szes

Michelle Chong, Features Editor

November 2, 2011


Filed under Features

In a school with over a thousand pupils in attendance, one can get lost in a sea of swarming students, racing out of class to get to the next destination. The size of the student population can even confuse teachers when it comes to who is who. First days of the year are spent dedicating time, trying...

Blazer Up: Gentlemen raise enthusiasm level at sporting events

Ebone' McCall, Entertainment Editor

November 2, 2011


Filed under Clubs, Features

The Cinco Gentlemen is not an ordinary school pep or cheerleading squad. These blazer-wearing men are students from all grade levels, who go out to school games and cheer for the Cougar teams. Before the group was created, other district schools noticed the intensity and loudness of the student section...

Administration enacts changes to up school morale

Michelle Chong, Features Editor

November 2, 2011


Filed under Features

It is time to get fired up—and this time it is not just the cheerleaders; now, the rest of the school is encouraged to show their cougar pride. Recently the class officers, along with school administration and faculty, implemented new changes in regards to pep rallies. To be allowed entrance into the hom...

My sibling left for college. Now what?

Shiva Mirzahaidar, Staff Writer

October 30, 2011


Filed under Features

Welcome all, to the journey of self revelation…well, something close to it. Follow this path, The Path of Progress, to get over your sibling leaving for college.  Stage One: Whatever. Imagine a world where the doors to rebel with getting caught are wide open! The computer is all yours and you no...

Columbus area wildfire destroys Katy teacher’s home

Columbus area wildfire destroys Katy teacher’s home

Amy Yu, Co-Editor in Chief

September 30, 2011


Filed under Features

Among the remains were a cherry wood writing desk, topped with leather and brought from South Africa; a white wedding dress, a line of laundry, and a blue-hued Christmas plate from England. Mostly, pieces of broken wood, charred from flames and gray with soot, littered the area where Rylander Elementary...

Cinco Ranch Presents…

Taral Patel, News Editor

September 29, 2011


Filed under Features

DJ A-Fray: Legacies live on in the Frailey household.  Anderson’s father and Katy ISD Superintendent, Alton Frailey, used to DJ during his days in high school in college. Following his example, Anderson finds both the music and the monetary incentive an irrefutable and irresistible offer.  Anderson gen...

Cell phone policy questioned due to possibility of cheating

Michelle Chong, Features Editor

September 29, 2011


Filed under Features

A new age of casually using cell phones during school has arrived. Recently, the KatyISD administration issued a new policy concerning tbe use of cell phone devices during school for students. Students are allowed to use their cellular devices as long as the usage remains limited in the hallways and...

First photography club meeting kicks off

Shiva Mirzahaidar, Staff Writer

September 29, 2011


Filed under Features

The new Photography Club held its first meeting on Sept. 8 with over 30 interested students who attended. Sophomore Beth Legg, who founded the club in order to share photography with others, said that the meeting was a success. "I was pleasantly surprised with the turnout.” Sophomore Kelly McComas...

German exchange student adjusts to life in Katy

Gabrielle Deckelman, staff writer

September 29, 2011


Filed under Features

She slowly made her way to the front of the room as the teacher placed her poem on the projector. Her auburn hair framed the sides of her face, showing nothing but a faint smile; she kept her wonders and worries tucked inside. “Leonie Duffek,” she began. Through the mist of her deep accent she pronounced...

Trash cans in hiding; new recycling policy affects teachers

Molly Wade, Staff writer

September 29, 2011


Filed under Features

On the morning of August 29, teachers unlocked their classrooms as they always have. But on that morning the regular trash cans had disappeared. They were then told to only dispose of recyclables in their classroom and to carry all other trash to the main hall trash cans, all as part of the new single-stream...

New hands added on “the Cougar Ranch”

Michelle Chong, Features Editor

September 28, 2011


Filed under Features

It seems as if the new teachers have been with the school all along. One cannot tell that they are new at our school. In each classroom, desks are arranged neatly in rows. Walls of the classrooms display colorful posters. Some of them offering encouraging advice to students, some of them displaying helpful...

To China with love, 3

Amy Yu

June 30, 2011


Filed under Features

I have spent the past week in the Shenzhen, a city located just north of Hong Kong. It's one of China's first Special Economic Zones, which means that the city is granted management policies and more flexible government control to encourage business growth and prosperity. The city itself is noticeably...

The student media of Cinco Ranch High School
Features