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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...

Melanie Martinez’s New Film Climbs To Number One On YouTube

Melanie Martinez’s New Film Climbs To Number One On YouTube

Joshua Piper, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

After a two year break, Melanie Martinez announced a musical feature film containing her newest album “K-12”. What resulted was a sinister pop musical describing the twisted and sometimes upsetting side of education. Crybaby (played by Martinez) and her best friend Angelita (played by Emma Harvey...

Painting Positivity

Painting Positivity

Irene Arinze, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

Art is everywhere. And as a driving force behind human innovation and culture, art leaves a mark on things far beyond the brilliantly colorful canvases of its creators. Such is the case within the Cinco Ranch National Art Honor Society (NAHS), an organization whose members use their artwork to inspire po...

‘Gearing’ Up

‘Gearing’ Up

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

September 11, 2019

The Polaris VEX robotics team 24626 hosted its first general meeting Tuesday, August 20.The meeting served to tell new members more about this year’s game, Tower Takeover, and what Polaris does. “I’m pretty excited for this year,” senior Steven Meldrum, Vice President of Mentoring and Traini...

Does Social Media Really Influence What We Eat?

Does Social Media Really Influence What We Eat?

Joshua Piper, Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

At just over 37,400 members, a Fort Bend Facebook group has reviewed restaurants all over the Katy area. The group, titled the Katy/Fort Bend Foodies, seems to be devoted to sharing the best restaurants to families looking for their next spot to eat. This collaboration of the community does have its ...

Student Council Holds First Senior Sunrise

Student Council Holds First Senior Sunrise

Joshua Piper, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

Getting up early is no student’s forte. However, when donuts are provided, anything is possible. The senior class of 2020 gathered on the Cinco Ranch Football Field on August 30 to watch the sunrise during the first annual “Senior Sunrise”. The student council provided donuts for breakfast while ...

Back At It Again

Back At It Again

Gabrielle Fletcher, Staff Writer

August 29, 2019

Ready! Set! Go! The Cinco Ranch football team prepares for a new season ready to take on the field. As of now, they are working on technical principles, team dedication and growing as a family to help improve the team’s overall success. Assistant coach JD Fincher, says the team has been busy all off ...

“My Neighbor Totoro” Inspires Viewers Through Ghibli Fest

“My Neighbor Totoro” Inspires Viewers Through Ghibli Fest

Jordyn Guzman, Co-Editor

August 29, 2019

Ever since 1984, Studio Ghibli has fascinated audiences with its mesmerizing films. No movie among these stands out more than “My Neighbor Totoro”, which is arguably the most popular movie from the franchise. Thanks to Fathom Events, fans and enthusiasts have one chance every year to see this masterpi...

Technically Perfect

Technically Perfect

Celeste Hoover, Co-Editor

August 29, 2019

The new Cinco Ranch chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) held its first meeting of the year last Thursday, August 22. This meeting marks the official Cinco opening of the nation-wide program focused on community service and career exploration.  “I’d encourage everyone to just try it o...

Seniors To Graduate Week Early

Seniors To Graduate Week Early

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

August 29, 2019

KatyISD seniors will finish school one week earlier than their classmates starting this spring for the class of 2020. Graduation ceremonies will take place Saturday through Friday preceding Memorial Day weekend, rather than on the holiday weekend. The schedule change was made in anticipation of new hig...

Wedding Of The Year

Wedding Of The Year

Celeste Hoover, Co-Editor

August 28, 2019

With the beginning of a new school year comes an annual celebration of love in Room 1221. Last Tuesday, Aug. 27, in a beautiful 2.5 ceremony ordained by Adviser Ed Larsen, the Cinco Ranch Panorama Yearbook staff promised to be forever faithful to their new yearbook. Tears were shed and wedding ca...

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