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Donovan Nichols

Donovan Nichols, Co-Editor In Chief

Senior Donovan Nichols is returning to the County Line for his third and final year on staff, as Co-Editor in Chief. He can’t wait to make the most of this last year despite everything hectic going on. He has a love-love relationship with journalism UIL and the journalism department’s friendly pet plastic cockroach InDesign, a love-hate relationship with writing headlines, and a hate-hate relationship with Adobe InDesign. He loves watching TV through Netflix and HBO (his favorite shows are Breaking Bad and Veep), watching movies, especially the 2019 film Parasite by Bong Joon-Ho (and subsequently waxing poetic about how the 2019 film Parasite by Bong Joon-Ho is fantastic in every single aspect), reading (his favorite series is The Lord of the Rings), playing video games (he is currently playing Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, and his favorite game is Breath of the Wild), and spending time with his family and many pets. He also plays the cello, is CAD director of the CRyptonite Robotics Team, and is an ancient eldritch being that transcends space and time and is merely inhabiting the body of a human as a vessel for its machinations. If you need to reach him, travel deep into the cobwebs of your own psyche, as he will likely already be there, or just sacrifice a blobfish while chanting his name into a mirror.

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Ethan Onianwa

Ethan Onianwa

May 17, 2021
Elias Gettemy

Elias Gettemy

May 5, 2021
The Extemp speech team holds a meeting over Discord. From left to right, top to bottom: junior Anusha Bhuiyan, sophomore Maitreyi Dighe, freshman Rishabh Choudhury, freshman Kayla Robles, junior Seth Choi, and freshman YuJin Cha.

Verbal Victory

April 10, 2021
The AcaDec team competed February 27 in the State competition. From left to right, top to bottom: junior Bauyrzhan Mukhametzhan, senior Daniel Yang, senior Stephanie Na, senior Amy Kim, junior Asmit Chakraborty, senior Julie Rojas, junior Brandon Battistone, and senior Hana Chaudhry (not pictured: senior Julia Jiang).

Decathlon Domination

March 12, 2021
Coding for Critters

Coding for Critters

December 3, 2020
The 2020 election is already set up to be an timely process, as mail-in votes slowly flow in and candidates grapple for control of the White House and Senate.

Election Exasperation

November 5, 2020
Sinfonia stands for applause after their Grand Champion Concert during the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) National Orchestra Festival.

Tchaikovsky to Technology

September 24, 2020
Seniors this year must face the challenge of college applications with added problems due to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as SAT testing cancellations and having to deal with KVA vs. in-person learning.

Application Aggravation

September 11, 2020
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.

Ronan McQuillan

May 30, 2020
Senior Andy Lee will attend the United States Naval Academy starting in late June for basic training, in hopes of becoming a pilot.

Andy Lee

May 16, 2020
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.

Tejas George

May 12, 2020
Senior Paul Schrieber will be attending the University of Texas at Arlington this fall, where he plans to major in nursing and minor in a business field, probably accounting.

Paul Schrieber

May 4, 2020
Junior Elias Gettemy performs a solo at the orchestras Fall Concert.

All-State Accolades

March 28, 2020
The Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) released new school reclassification and realignments for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years February 3.

UIL Redistricting

March 6, 2020
(From left to right):
An early wooden prototype of the robot’s hopper mechanism, which takes balls from the floor to the shooter.
Freshman William Lu machines a part on a drill press.
Juniors Mateo Cannata and Sebastian Martinez discuss the hopper prototype.

Bot Blitz

February 28, 2020
Junior Desheng Liu also plays in the Houston Youth Symphony.

A ‘Note’-able Feat

November 18, 2019
Courtesy of Polaris Robotics

‘Gearing’ Up

September 11, 2019
Cross Multiplying

Cross Multiplying

May 17, 2019
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