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Underground Kings

Underground Kings

Ana Gutierrez, Staff Writer

February 9, 2012


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Earphones buzz with the beats of hip-hop in the ears of athletes. Spas and nail salons sway to the sound of piano keys and ocean waves. Latin music dances its way through the tables at local restaurants. The internet has created its own playlist as well. The sound of acoustic guitars, banjos and keyboard...

Oklahoma!:Behind-the-scenes of the school production

Oklahoma!:Behind-the-scenes of the school production

Michelle Chong, Features Editor

February 9, 2012


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Noise and chatter slowly wanes as the lights dim and the curtains are shut. Hushed voices chatter quietly as the audience waits for the performance to start.  But this is not really the beginning, but rather the final stretches of the journey: a journey to the end of the production cycle of Oklahoma!, the Fine...

de Souza completes marathon, gives back to non-profit

Gabrielle Deckelman, staff writer

February 9, 2012


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 It is Sunday, the sun is still sound asleep, but will soon be awakened by the chaos of runners high that begins to fill the streets of downtown Houston.  The race has not yet begun but the runner’s minds find a way to catch a head start, already racing with emotions, as the number twenty-six point ...

Challenge accepted: Students, staff play school-spirit building games in Cougar Challenge

Trevor Nichols, staff writer

February 8, 2012


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Teachers and students are missing from their usual classrooms. In the ninth grade gym, the missing students and faculty are gathered in circles, holding hands, some crying and some laughing. The emotion is almost visible in the air. At the forefront of it all is a group spirit, a communal appreciation...

Denim, diamonds and dancing

January 24, 2012


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Colorful costumes, congo lines and Chick-fil-a highlighted the Sadie Hawkins Dance on Jan. 21 in the main commons. The theme was Denim and Diamonds. Girls traditionally ask the boys to the dance and couples wear corresponding outfits. "I really enjoyed dressing in couples costumes for senior year,"...

No Teacher Left Behind, no student left unaffected

Trevor Nichols, Staff Writer

December 9, 2011


Filed under Features, News

After the district laid off 146 teachers and 22 administrators last year, numerous protests spread throughout the school, including walk-outs and sit-ins. In an attempt to protest the layoffs and direct students’ voices towards the state, the No Teacher Left Behind campaign was formed. “When I...

Growth through worship

December 9, 2011


Filed under Clubs, News

The Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth Club, better known as the BIBLE club, emerged from a group of Cinco students that attended a Fellowship Church camp. These members agreed that students at Cinco should be able to come together and study the Bible. One of the members of the BIBLE club, senior...

Katy ISD students co-write, direct film exposing cruelty

Anita Farsad, Co-Editor in Chief

December 9, 2011


Filed under Entertainment, Features

He was a kid just like anyone else, perhaps 16 or 17 years old. He likely woke up every morning at six, dressed accordingly and probably sat quietly beside you in algebra, itching in his seat as he was relentlessly mocked by students for his sexual orientation. The unconventional aspect of this story...

CRyptonite Robotics team holds science day camp: members demonstrate scientific experiments to young students

Kiana Garcia, staff writer

December 9, 2011


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The Cryptonite Robotics Team 624 is made up of a students who compete in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition. Along with building robots, the Robotics team also partakes in several volunteering events. Every year the CRyptonite Robotics team holds...

Welcoming brand new ‘Dae’

Jesse Sparks, Voice Editor

December 9, 2011


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Custodian Eunice Stevenson’s life has been filled with firsts, especially her last three years. Her first time flying in a plane. Her first time taking her daughter to Seattle. Her first time being called “mom” by the students that she has watched grow up during her custodial career. But...

Success at Energy Quest; seniors place second at competition

Molly Wade, Staff Writer

December 9, 2011


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On Wednesday, Nov. 9, the senior team of six students snagged second place at Houston’s World Affairs Council Energy Quest competition. “Everyone really came together as a team in order to pursue our common goals,” senior Zachary Bonner said. The competition was comprised of four rounds with...

Unrest in Africa hits home

Elizabeth Hale, staff writer

December 9, 2011


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Moving from the suburbs of Houston to the deserts of Africa could be a challenge by itself, but imagine living over 6,000 miles away from home, with the country’s people rebelling against their leader. Sophomore Sarah Webster was nervous when she was told she would have to move with her family to...

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