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German Club hosts Houston Consul General at student event

German Club hosts Houston Consul General at student event

Emily Burleson, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 1, 2014


Filed under Clubs, News, Top Stories

Ricarda Redeker, the German Consul for Houston, presented a video messaged during Deutscher Samstag, an enrichment event for German language students, on Nov. 15. As keynote speaker, Redeker presented a  speech and played a video message from astronauts on the International Space Station. “She was ver...

Behind the frame

Behind the frame

Dominique Bai, Design Editor

November 10, 2014


Filed under Features, Photos/ Galleries, Top Stories

Student artists give inside perspective on artistic process.

HB5 Bill creates grand graduation plans

HB5 Bill creates grand graduation plans

Meherina Khan, Staff Writer

October 15, 2014


Filed under Features, News

What would you like to be when you grow up? It’s a simple question. Unassuming. A conversation starter for young adults. However, many high school students find themselves stumped. Some haven’t even thought about their possible career choices, while others have already planned out their whole...

Back for more

Back for more

Meherina Khan, Staff Writer

September 29, 2014


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The cougar statue was an all too familiar sight - a sight tied with many memories of joy, accomplishment, and triumph. There lie the colorful murals, roaring with pride and passion, maroon and white. The showcases filled with achievements and medals acquired throughout the years - some old, some new,...

Rummel Medina

Sofia Guevara, Features Editor

April 29, 2014


Filed under Features

Senior Rummel Medina’s parents listened to the warnings that were spreading in Venezuela. The country would not be safe for children to grow up in, so they accepted the job offers in America and left their homeland in 2004. Medina was only in second grade, but he still remembers the dwindling sense...

Shortcut to success?

Shortcut to success?

Emily Burleson, News Editor

April 25, 2014


Filed under Features

Nuclear weapons and cheating. Now that’s a scary idea. In mid January this year, nearly one fifth of the Air Force’s nuclear weapons corps was suspended for allegations of cheating on monthly exams. The corps is trained to be ready to deploy nuclear weapons at a moment’s notice from the President. Trainees...

Unrest stirs hearts of native Venezuelans

Unrest stirs hearts of native Venezuelans

Sofia Guevara, Features Editor

April 15, 2014


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What started as a peaceful demonstration, a coalition of political opposition to President Nicolás Maduro and college students, turned into a violent confrontation between the protesters and police. Protesters recorded the killings and beatings of innocent citizens caused by the national guard. The...

In true Cinco style

In true Cinco style

Sara Saavedra, staff writer

April 11, 2014


Filed under Clubs, Features

Fashion. One word with infinite possibilities. It channels the phases throughout life and serves as a way to express personalities. Most people follow the trends, yet there are few that take them to a whole different level and strive to inspire others. Although fairly new, the Cinco Fashion Club has...

Minimum wage students talk money

Snovia Moiz, Voice Editor

April 11, 2014


Filed under Features, News

To gain a student perspective in the growing debate on minimum wage, The County Line sought out working students for their view on the issue. Junior Ariel Alexander works as a barista at Starbucks, making $7.75, 50 cents above minimum wage. Alexander works on weekends and one to two school ...

Student tattoos more than just body art

Student tattoos more than just body art

Shiva Mirzahaidar, Co-Editor in Chief

February 19, 2014


Filed under Features

Tattoos have traditionally been associated with rebellion, yet some teenagers are redefining what it means to be inked. From symbols of faith to hope, tattoos are proving to be more than the stereotypes that have defined them for ages. Josie Harry, Senior Inspired by astrology and mathematics,...

Former student leaves legacy

Former student leaves legacy

Sofia Guevara, Feature Editor

February 17, 2014


Filed under Features

"Everybody said the same thing,” English teacher Marcia Simmons said. “That this was a child who made you feel good about yourself, who was so special, who had that great smile waiting for you.” The morning after Christmas, 2012 CRHS graduate Chelsea Jean Larsen, age 20, died from injuries ...

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