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Remembering Sonia: Reyes family grieves for loss of cherished family member

Michelle Chong, Features Editor

December 9, 2011


Filed under Features

She was a giving woman. A true friend with a kindred spirit—one with an unwavering devotion to her family and friends. She was due to receive a degree in nursing. And most of all, she was a loving mother. And in a single moment, everything changed for 43 year-old Sonia Sevilla, the younger sister-in-...

My brother’s keeper

Gabrielle Deckelman, staff writer

December 9, 2011


Filed under Features

 It was not placed in his hands, but simply in his heart. A gift to view the world as one. To recognize each and everybody at the same angle, not a degree different. To love not because of whom they appear to be or how intelligent they perceive to be but because of whom they really are; loving from...

Rookie runner races to state

Rookie runner races to state

Madeline Brisson, Staff Writer

December 9, 2011


Filed under Cross Country, Features, Sports

The butterflies build up in her stomach as they usually do, but this time they are intensified. This is not just any other meet; this is state. After one year on the cross country team, junior Sammie Kubiak has already qualified for state finals. 107 of the best female cross country runners in Texas are...

Club’s holiday traditions

Camryn Fuller, staff writer

December 9, 2011


Filed under Clubs, Features

 Everyone has their own holiday traditions; some sing carols, some eat food. Well, clubs have traditions too. These traditions make the clubs unique. The Cougar Star dance team holds an event on Dec. 1 and 2 called Progressive Dinner, where the girls sit on a hay ride in groups of about 12. Home own...

Spanish Honor Society holds Latin dance lessons

Daniela Plata, Business Editor

November 11, 2011


Filed under Clubs, Features

Spanish Honor Society held salsa lessons for $2 on Nov. 8 with a certified instructor from Life Time Fitness. In order to participate, members were required to bring canned foods to donate to Katy Christian Ministries for Thanksgiving. In all, SHS collected 89 cans. By the end of the hour-long...

Administration enacts changes to up school morale

Michelle Chong, Feature Editor

November 3, 2011


Filed under Features

It is time to get fired up—and this time it is not just the cheerleaders, but 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...

Students abbreviate, online communication creates barrier

Kiana Garcia, staff writer

November 3, 2011


Filed under Features

She had a week to write this paper. She should not have procrastinated this long. There was only half an hour left before the deadline had passed. She needed to write all her thoughts down quickly, but, unfortunately, she did not have the widest vocabulary. She mustered all of the fanciest words she...

‘Lacrosse’ing Boundaries

Madeline Brisson, Staff Writer

November 3, 2011


Filed under Features, Sports

Whether it is the stadium full of devoted screaming fans that come out for each football game or the spotlight that shines on other teams, like soccer or baseball, once their seasons roll around, the lacrosse team cannot help but feel they go unnoticed. Although the team has existed for six years,...

Mission trip changes lives, inspires others to serve

Sebastian de Castro

November 3, 2011


Filed under Features

Head custodian Tarrell Jones (Mr. T.) had a calling from the heart to aid needy children, so last month, he attended a mission trip funded by a non-profit organization started by one of the members of the Cinco Ranch staff. Carrie’s Heart, a non-profit organization, sponsors trips to the Yucatan re...

Twilight moms revealed

Ellie Sedgwick, staff writer

November 3, 2011


Filed under Features

As Breaking Dawn’s November 18 release date approaches, teenage girls will be digging out their vampire fangs, “Team Jacob” or “Team Edward” t-shirts and body glitter for when they watch the world-famous story about a vampire boy falling in love with a mortal girl. But little do they know the...

Student walks 39 miles for mother in New York City

Student walks 39 miles for mother in New York City

Amy Yu, Co-Editor in Chief

November 3, 2011


Filed under Features

There are just a few scarves left, worn by her mother. There are also early, fragmented memories of golf tournaments and other fundraisers to raise money for her mother’s cause. There are bit and pieces stories from those who actually remember—her mother was an awful driver. Loved to water-ski when...

Bros serving, playing together

Taral Patel, News Editor

November 3, 2011


Filed under Features

Both experienced football players in their own right, the Elqutub brothers look to each other for support and inspiration.   Yaser Elqutub, a senior at Northwestern State University, was selected by the American Football Coaches’ Association’s(AFCA) as one of twenty-two outstanding football student-athletes...

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