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Leave the internet alone: a net without neutrality is no good

Leave the internet alone: a net without neutrality is no good

Kelly Salinas, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Voice

On Thursday, December 14, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on whether to end or uphold Net Neutrality, but this is not the only thing at stake. An attack on Net Neutrality is an attack on today’s generation, and could be the biggest disruption to self expression American youth could...

“Reputation”: Taylor Swift Embraces Edgy Sounds

“Reputation”: Taylor Swift Embraces Edgy Sounds

Brynne Herzfeld, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

      On Nov. 10, 2017, Taylor Swift dropped “Reputation”, her first full album since “1989” in 2014. With rap, autotune and thumping bass throughout the album, Swift completely breaks away from her old music and constructs a new, edgier image from scratch. Out of the 15 tracks,...

Grace VanderWaal Releases First Full Length Album

Grace VanderWaal Releases First Full Length Album

Jordyn Guzman, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

With her lighthearted, peppy ukulele chords set to her intricate, emotional piano melodies, Grace VanderWaal’s first full length studio album “Just The Beginning” is an accomplished follow up to her 2016 EP, “Perfectly Imperfect”. Grace has established her spot in the industry expertly with h...

Battlefront II makes major improvements upon predecessor, gives players Star Wars experience across 3 eras

Battlefront II makes major improvements upon predecessor, gives players Star Wars experience across 3 eras

Samuel Teas, Co-Editor-In-Chief

December 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

My room was dark; my blinds were closed; my Playstation 4 was warm. “Star Wars Battlefront II” had just arrived. As I inserted the disc for the long-anticipated game, memories danced through my mind of the old “Battlefront” Series, developed by Pandemic Studios in the early 2000s- a Star Wars...

Cinco awakens to blanket of white

Cinco awakens to blanket of white

Samuel Teas, Co-Editor-In-Chief

December 8, 2017


Filed under Top Stories

Dua Lipa: Rising Pop Icon Debuts Self-Titled Album

Dua Lipa: Rising Pop Icon Debuts Self-Titled Album

Nandika Mansingka, Voice Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

With her powerful voice and distinctive vocal control, Dua Lipa has staked a claim in the music industry’s creme de la creme through her recently released eponymous album. Soulful melodies intertwined with today’s pop scene makes for a dynamic and very much original style of music that cannot be c...

Freshman finishes 4th at UIL State Cross Country Meet

Freshman finishes 4th at UIL State Cross Country Meet

Joe Powell & County Line staff, Staff Writer

November 5, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Freshman Heidi Nielson followed her District championship by grabbing first place at the Cross Country Regional Meet in Huntsville, then went on to finish 4th in State at the UIL CC Championships at Settlers Park in Round Rock Nov. 4. Neilson's time of 18:44.90 in the girls 5,000 meter run at ...

Senior achieves rank of National Merit Semifinalist

Senior achieves rank of National Merit Semifinalist

Kelly Salinas, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Every year thousands of students take the PSAT, but some stand out above the rest. Senior Abby Rooney is no exception, awarded National Merit Semifinalist with a near perfect score. She is much more than just her score, however, as  Co- President of Future Business Leaders of America, President o...

Hardegree, McGaha crowned Homecoming Queen, King as Cinco triumphs over Mayde Creek

Hardegree, McGaha crowned Homecoming Queen, King as Cinco triumphs over Mayde Creek

Samuel Teas, Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 23, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Maddie Grace Hardegree and Grady McGaha were crowned homecoming queen and king 2017 at halftime festivities Oct. 20. The celebration continued through the evening as the varsity football squad cruised to a 61-13 win over Mayde Creek at Legacy Stadium.   

Going the extra mile

Going the extra mile

Angelica Arinze, Features editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

It’s an early July morning. While most of her family is fast asleep until the late afternoon, she pushes herself awake, throws on her shoes, leggings and tank top and is out the door for her regular morning run. She repeats the routine later in the day, except this time her coach is on the side of th...

Art college applicants face unique challenges

Art college applicants face unique challenges

Kelly Salinas, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The autumn of senior year is full of many things: football games, homecoming court, and the looming stress of college application deadlines. And while most people apply to colleges like Texas A&M and The University of Texas, some students apply to an entirely different world of college education: art...

CRTC to perform The Iliad, the Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less

Ana Medina, News Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

  Cinco Ranch Theatre Company (CRTC) plans on performing the comedy, The Iliad, the Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or less, on October 12, 13, and 14 at 7 pm in the Performing Arts Center. “It is a spoof on the Iliad and the odyssey, and very easy to understand,...

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