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New Recycling Policy

New Recycling Policy

Joshua Piper, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

A new recycling policy has been put in place stating that plastic and glass will no longer be recycled at Cinco Ranch. Teachers are able to keep their bins for these materials and plastic and glass may be put into them for teachers to recycle these materials themselves. However, due to the inconvenien...

FDA institutes partial vaping ban

FDA institutes partial vaping ban

Yoonsoo (Seth) Choi, Contributing Writer

January 15, 2020

The Federal Drug Administration will temporarily ban all flavored vaping products except menthol, tobacco and flavored liquid nicotine in tank systems to help curb the teen vaping epidemic beginning Feb. 1.  “By prioritizing enforcement against the products that are most widely used by children...

12 Angry Jurors Begins Performances

12 Angry Jurors Begins Performances

Joshua Piper, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

The Cinco Ranch Theatre Company performs "12 Angry Jurors" for Beck and Cinco Ranch Junior High during school this Thursday and Friday. Following these performances are two performances on Friday and Saturday at 7:00 P.M. All performances are held in the Cinco Ranch Black Box. Come see Reginald Rose’s...

Varsity Cheer Clean Sweeps at Lone Star Classic

Varsity Cheer Clean Sweeps at Lone Star Classic

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

November 20, 2019

The varsity cheer team scored high at the National Cheerleading Association Lone Star Classic competition on November 17, ultimately clean sweeping the competition and winning several other awards. The team won first place in all three Large Varsity competitions, Cheer, Band Chant, and Fight Song, as ...

Band Goes Loco For BOCO

Band Goes Loco For BOCO

Yoonsoo (Seth) Choi, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2019

The band celebrated band homecoming, nicknamed BOCO organized by the Cougar Band Council, on Friday, October 18th in the main commons after missing homecoming because of schedule conflicts with the Bands of America competition. “BOCO was always something we’ve always been interested in, but this year ...

Debate Duo Ranks 2nd In Nation After Bronx Win

Debate Duo Ranks 2nd In Nation After Bronx Win

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

October 23, 2019

Seniors Anuraag Routray and Aatreya Tewary took first place in public forum debate at the New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament this past weekend, October 19 and 20. This win makes Routray and Tewary currently the number two ranked public forum team in the U.S.  ...

NAHS Holds Elementary Book Drive

NAHS Holds Elementary Book Drive

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

October 14, 2019

National Art Honor Society (NAHS) is holding a book drive for books around the 4th grade reading level. The books will go towards building a classroom library for NAHS’ adopted 4th grade class from Ortiz Elementary in Brownsville, TX. Drop off boxes are available at the entrance to the library and...

Encore Ascends To The Crown

Encore Ascends To The Crown

Joshua Piper, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

After a successful season last year, the Cinco Ranch High School Marching Band has begun contest season for its 2019 marching show. The show, entitled AscenDance, tells the story of queens rising to power. AscenDance begins focusing on the band, who are portrayed as the kings, but the focus shifts to the queens, p...

Congress Investigates Lung Illness Vaping Connections

Congress Investigates Lung Illness Vaping Connections

Celeste Hoover, Co-Editor

September 26, 2019

The vaping epidemic, all too familiar to most Cinco students, has made its way to Capitol Hill this week as house members hold an emergency hearing to question government health officials on the recent outbreak of lung illnesses and its correlation to the use of e-cigarettes.  “The hearing will examine the outbreak of ...

Meet the 2019 Homecoming Court

Meet the 2019 Homecoming Court

Irene Arinze, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

The 2019 Homecoming Court was named recently after seniors submitted nominations. Voting took place this week to select a king and queen who will be named at halftime of the Homecoming game, Friday, Oct. 4. Queen nominees are: Kelly Hass, Mariam Hassan, Riley Kennedy, Hannah Reagan and Seleene Rouhana....

2019-20 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

2019-20 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Celeste Hoover, Co-Editor

September 17, 2019

The National Merit Scholarship program has been recognizing high achieving academic students since 1955. Of the 1.6 million students that take the PSAT their junior year, only 16,000 advance to the semifinals. Semifinalists are chosen on a state-representational basis, only the highest scoring students...

District Implements Grading Scale, Class Rank Changes

District Implements Grading Scale, Class Rank Changes

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

September 17, 2019

Katy ISD has instituted multiple changes to the high school grading scale and the reporting of class rank, most notably removing the D letter grade and adjusting the letter grade scale for all current and future classes. Deputy Superintendent Leslie Haack detailed the changes in an email sent to par...

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