Fall dance concert blends tradition, innovation

Fall dance concert blends tradition, innovation

There was a pretty large crowd in the MAC for Thursday night’s dress rehearsal of the McCallum Youth Dance Company’s fall concert “TRADITIONS, innovating.” The dance company performed the entire concert of student-choreographed and faculty-choreographed pieces during the dress rehearsal. The […]

Current schedule format creates unnecessary confusion, academic burden

Current schedule format creates unnecessary confusion, academic burden

We all know the feeling: you’ve been through a long day of your B-day classes, then, to your dismay, you realize that you have to do the exact same thing over again tomorrow. This is only part of the reason […]

Pink Week brings in the green again

Pink Week brings in the green again

  Out of all the programs that Richard Cowles inherited when he became the Peers Accepting Learning and Sharing program adviser, only one survives: Pink Week. And that’s because Cowles is 100 percent committed to the outcome that Pink Week […]

The cheerleaders kneeling during the national anthem in the game against LBJ High School, the first time they executed the protest. “We have a president that want’s us to be fired for free speech, and that has the nerve to, not directly, but still mention NFL players trying to peacefully protest as 'sons of bitches', when there were literally Nazis roaming in the streets and he called them 'good people',” senior Angelina Coleman said. “That’s completely ridiculous to me, and I feel like for a lot of people it was the final straw. We were trying to hold out for this country, we were trying to be respectful of what others feel about that flag…. but [now] I’m not gonna sit around and pretend that everything’s okay and put my hand on my heart like this the land of the free, because it’s not.”

Cheerleaders, choir join national protest

Before arguably the biggest football game of the year, against rival LBJ High School on Sept. 29, “The Star-Spangled Banner” began to play and seven of the cheerleaders all dropped to one knee. While the first half was still underway, […]

Mac keeps the bell in resounding fashion

Mac keeps the bell in resounding fashion

  The bell is headed back to the engraver’s where the score of Friday’s game will be etched into the 64-year history of the battle between two sibling schools born in the fall of 1953. McCallum 72, Travis 0. Much […]


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The cheerleaders kneeling during the national anthem in the game against LBJ High School, the first time they executed the protest. “We have a president that want’s us to be fired for free speech, and that has the nerve to, not directly, but still mention NFL players trying to peacefully protest as 'sons of bitches', when there were literally Nazis roaming in the streets and he called them 'good people',” senior Angelina Coleman said. “That’s completely ridiculous to me, and I feel like for a lot of people it was the final straw. We were trying to hold out for this country, we were trying to be respectful of what others feel about that flag…. but [now] I’m not gonna sit around and pretend that everything’s okay and put my hand on my heart like this the land of the free, because it’s not.”

Cheerleaders, choir join national protest

Before arguably the biggest football game of the year, against rival LBJ High School on Sept. 29, “The Star-Spangled Banner” began to play and seven of the cheerleaders all dropped to one knee. While the first half was still underway, […]

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Student displaced by Harvey enrolls at McCallum

Student displaced by Harvey enrolls at McCallum

ABOUT THE SLIDE SHOW: These images show freshman Kai Kidd’s family home in Port Aransas before Hurricane Harvey hit the coastal town and also the condition of the home after he returned there with this mother and grandmother to inspect […]

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Mac keeps the bell in resounding fashion

Mac keeps the bell in resounding fashion

  The bell is headed back to the engraver’s where the score of Friday’s game will be etched into the 64-year history of the battle between two sibling schools born in the fall of 1953. McCallum 72, Travis 0. Much […]

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Fall dance concert blends tradition, innovation

Fall dance concert blends tradition, innovation

There was a pretty large crowd in the MAC for Thursday night’s dress rehearsal of the McCallum Youth Dance Company’s fall concert “TRADITIONS, innovating.” The dance company performed the entire concert of student-choreographed and faculty-choreographed pieces during the dress rehearsal. The […]

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The Big MAC of pep rallies

The Big MAC of pep rallies

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Cartoon by Charlie Holden

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FOOT ON THE GAS: The Knights quarterback Max Perez runs the ball in for his second touchdown of the game. The knights ran for 433 yards in their 56-13 win over district competitor Austin High. Photo by Gregory James

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‘Catch Me if You Can’ Photo Gallery

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Student displaced by Harvey enrolls at McCallum

Student displaced by Harvey enrolls at McCallum

ABOUT THE SLIDE SHOW: These images show freshman Kai Kidd’s family home in Port Aransas before Hurricane Harvey hit the coastal town and also the condition of the home after he returned there with this mother and grandmother to inspect […]

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Photo by Lars Plougmann, Flickr Creative Commons.

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MAC 38, LBJ 33 Photo Gallery

HARD HATS: In the final post-game huddle, players raise their battered helmets to the sky. Photo by Ian Clennan

When senior Tyrell Washington stopped LBJ wide receiver Aundoy Johnson on McCallum’s 3-yard line on fourth and goal in the waning moments of Mac’s 38-33 victory, he not only created a turnover on downs, he sealed a victory over McCallum’s greatest […]

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Acevedo discusses impact of natural disaster on Texas

A SILVER LINING: Chief Acevedo of Houston Police discusses the better moments of the rescue operations after Hurricane Harvey. Acevedo was one of many speakers at the 7th annual Texas Tribune Festival. In a panel called the Story of Harvey, Acevedo discussed the effects of Harvey with Texas Tribune editor in chief, Emily Ramshaw. Photo by Gregory James

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