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Katy ISD Releases Back To School Plan

Katy ISD released Smart ReStart, their back to school plan for the 2020-21 school year.

Abigail Fosburgh

July 15, 2020

Katy ISD released Smart ReStart, their plan to safely return to school for the 2020-21 school year, on July 13. With school starting on August 19, parents and students alike had questions about what policies and changes would be implemented for students’ safety.  In accordance with the Texas Education Agenc...

Texas Education Agency Releases Guidelines For 2020-21 School Year

The Texas Education Agency released guidelines and procedures for the return to school for the 2020-21 school year.

Abigail Fosburgh

July 7, 2020

The Texas Education Agency has released guidelines for the return of students to campuses for the 2020-21 school year. The guidelines were made to provide flexibility to families as information regarding the coronavirus changes.  Parents will be able to decide what school setting they prefer for their child...

75 Years Later, A Holocaust Survivor Tells His Story

Yoonsoo (Seth) Choi, Staff Writer

June 17, 2020

Erwin Forley is getting on board a train bound for Auschwitz. The year is 1944, and Forley is a 16-year-old Jewish teenage boy living in Nazi-occupied-Hungary. The cattle car is cramped and has 100 passengers. Forley smells the rotting flesh of the ghastly prisoners, who have died because of a lack of food and w...

Ronan McQuillan

Senior Ronan McQuillan has been involved in gymnastics since he was six years old. He will be continuing this involvement this fall as he attends the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

May 30, 2020

“I’ve been doing gymnastics since I was six; it’s a big part of me. I’ve made lifelong friends in the gym.” Senior Ronan McQuillan will be attending the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, this fall, where he will continue his career in gymnastics. “My initial interest w...

Andy Lee

Senior Andy Lee will attend the United States Naval Academy starting in late June for basic training, in hopes of becoming a pilot.

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

May 16, 2020

“I always wanted to fly growing up; I’ve always been fascinated with planes.” This summer, senior Andy Lee will take the first steps towards realizing this dream, as he attends the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, in hopes of eventually becoming a pilot. “I got to copi...

Lifted Lamai

Lifted Lamai signed online to join Neal Hamil modeling agency later in July. “Modeling has become a big part of my life,

Gabrielle Fletcher, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

Down the runway she walks. Senior Lifted Lamai began her senior year with a modeling career in the making. Lamai  dreamt of becoming a successful model since she was a toddler prancing through Lagos, Nigeria and she has traveled far to do so. Lamai has moved overseas to America to further her chanc...

Fran Centron

Nicole Campbell, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

As summer, and soon a new school year approaches, anticipation and eagerness fills the air. College choice is decided and boxes get packed. For senior Fran Centron, this excitement includes attending the University of Texas at Austin, where she plans to major in public health and minor in Spanish. He...

Tejas George

Senior Tejas George, a key member of the CRyptonite Robotics Team, will be continuing his passion for STEM this fall as he attends Purdue University for Computer Science.

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

May 12, 2020

Senior Tejas George says he practically eats, sleeps, and breathes robotics; a dedicated member of the CRyptonite robotics team, he estimates he puts in nearly 400 hours every spring semester, January through April, working on the robot during build season, preparing and updating it between and at comp...

Haley Jeansonne

Haley Jeansonne will be attending culinary school in New York.

Esha Nigudkar, Contributing Writer

May 11, 2020

They say the way into a person’s heart is through their stomach, and there couldn’t be a more true statement made today. People create new connections over a bite, reconcile with partners at dinner, and strengthen friendships all while munching on some snacks. Yet for senior Haley Jeansonne, cul...

Matt Mohn

Senior Matt Mohn rides a ferry in New York City. Mohn will be attending Duke university and majoring in Public Policy.

Yoonsoo (Seth) Choi, Staff Writer

May 9, 2020

After attending Duke TIP summer camp the summer before his sophomore year, senior Matt Mohn fell in love with the university’s people, culture and campus. Last fall, he applied to Duke and was accepted.  Mohn will be majoring in Public Policy at Duke. Public policy looks at how governments imple...

CRyptonite Junior Wins Worldwide Dean’s List Award

Junior Kyna McGill was one of 10 students across the globe who won the worldwide Dean's List Award; this is the first time a member of the CRyptonite Robotics team has won the worldwide award.

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

May 7, 2020

Junior Kyna McGill received the worldwide Dean's List Winner Award for the FIRST Robotics Competition at the FIRST Virtual Showcase on Saturday, May 2. She was one of 10 students selected worldwide from thousands of nominations from robotics teams worldwide. This marks the first time a CRyptonite student...

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site To Open At Seven Lakes High School

Katy ISD announced that a new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site, run by Fort Bend County, would be opening at the end of this week or early next week at Seven Lakes High School.

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

May 7, 2020

The Fort Bend County Health and Human Services Department will set up a new COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at Seven Lakes High School (SLHS). The site will be run by the county, and is anticipated to open this Friday or early next week. "We want to assure parents, students and staff who may be visiting...

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