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Australia’s burning, here’s what you need to know

Australia’s burning, here’s what you need to know

Nicole Campbell, Contributing Writer

January 16, 2020

What started as a series of typical bush fires for Australia has turned into a month long wildfire, spreading over six million hectares. The fires started Sept. 2019 and are expected to continue burning for weeks or months to come. Bush and grass fires are typical during the summer months of December t...

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...

Queen and Slim

Queen and Slim

Gabrielle Fletcher, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

Queen and Slim, a thriller by Lena Waithe, was released to Cinemas on November 27. The film tells the story of Slim (Daniel Kaluuya) and Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith), two young Black people out on a casual date who find themselves in a plot-twisting situation involving their murder of a rogue Caucasian pol...

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...

Cinco Ranch Fine Arts Department Presents “Big Fish”

Cinco Ranch Fine Arts Department Presents “Big Fish”

Joshua Piper, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

Come join Cinco Ranch HS for their Spring Fine Arts Musical "Big Fish"! Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, “Big Fish” tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest…and then some! Edward’s incredible,...

Meme Review 2: The Woman and Cat Meme

Meme Review 2: The Woman and Cat Meme

Joshua Piper, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

With the beginning of a new year, many new memes have already emerged. Today, for the second Meme Review, we will be delving into a meme originating prior to 2020. In the spring of 2019, two images were paired and immediately became popular for the differing moods of the two photos. The pictures were p...

Review (Spoiler Free): Little Women

Review (Spoiler Free): Little Women

Yoonsoo (Seth) Choi, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

“I intend to make my own way in the world,” declares Jo March in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of the book “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott. Aunt March, played by Meryl Streep, scolds her saying “No one makes their way, least of all a woman. You’ll need to marry well.” The exchange sho...

Satire: Up-N-Over Opens Scenic Drive-Thru Tour

Satire: Up-N-Over Opens Scenic Drive-Thru Tour

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

December 11, 2019

Popular California burger chain Up-N-Over opened their new “Tour of Katy” experience on Monday, integrated into the drive-thru at their Katy Bort Fend Road location. The circuit is part of an attempt by Up-N-Over to deal with the long lines of customers the chain has witnessed since their grand ope...

Nothing But Net

Nothing But Net

Irene Arinze, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

The 2019-2020 season for the Cinco Ranch Boys Varsity Basketball team is quickly picking up momentum as the Cougars head off to compete in the first non-conference and neutral games of the year.  In their most recent game on December 7th, the Cinco Ranch Cougars’ strong start in the first ...

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...

“Thanksgiving Break”

“Thanksgiving Break”

Lauren Torres, Guest Artist

December 10, 2019

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Meme Review: The Blue Button Meme

Meme Review: The Blue Button Meme

Joshua Piper, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

With the emergence of memes came a divide between generations as a younger audience took to social media littering their Twitter pages with captioned stock images. Memes, defined as humorous pictures and videos usually accompanied by text, have become inside jokes to the generations who grew up with th...

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