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SAT scandals leaves future collegiate freshmen scared

SAT scandals leaves future collegiate freshmen scared

Carly Maisel, Editor in Chief

May 17, 2019

As the school year comes to an end many seniors are wanting to change colleges, scared that something like recent events might happen again. Many students were rejected because there was no more space. Parents of these students are threatening to sue. “As a senior about to start college this story...

Drum line drums up success with “Forest of Light”

Drum line drums up success with “Forest of Light”

Kendall Meziere, Writer

May 8, 2019

For the past few months, percussionists and a few other band students have been hard at work perfecting their winter percussion show Forest Of Light. Our school has never had a winter percussion show especially a show like Forest Of Light. The show features visual performers that create the artistry...

A declassified survival guide

A declassified survival guide

Madison Courtney, Assistant Editor

May 7, 2019

Final exams are coming and there is a way for students to be spared. The rules for exemption can be tricky so The Banner News has provided a good reference point to help make sure that the student body is taking advantage of their exemption privilege. The class must be a one credit course for it to be poss...

Soccer plays and places in Georgetown

Soccer plays and places in Georgetown

Reu'Niya Chatman, Photographer and Writer

April 26, 2019

I joined the soccer team thinking I was just going to gain a couple of friends but, I was wrong; I gained an entire family. My first couple of months in Melissa were extremely rocky. I didn’t have very many friends nor did I want any. I was in denial that I had to move schools and start complet...

Many await Avengers Endgame debut today

Many await Avengers Endgame debut today

Hayley Berry

April 26, 2019

After dusting away more than half of the cast in their last movie, Avengers: Endgame came out in theaters around the world on April 26 with early premiers the day prior.  The movie is estimated to gross about 2 billion dollars worldwide which is about the same amount Avengers Infinity war, the last...

Theatre takes second at state with “The Old Man and the Old Moon” and other medals

Theatre takes second at state with “The Old Man and the Old Moon” and other medals

Reu’Niya Chatman

April 22, 2019

This past weekend, theatre performed the play The Old Man and The Old Moon at area in South Grand Prairie. The Old Man and The Old Moon is a folklore about a man who takes on the job of filling the moon because there is a leak on the surface.. Later in the play, he is faced with a dilemma. choosing...

Buc-ee’s plans for grand opening

Buc-ee’s plans for grand opening

Ayden Gress

April 10, 2019

Buc-ee’s is now officially close to opening in Melissa and is expected to be completed this spring. This gas station chain that has been growing in popularity since it opened in 1982 and is opening this year in Melissa making it a place where people will come from all over the country to visit. ...

ASL students celebrate Deaf Culture

ASL students celebrate Deaf Culture

Reu'Niya Chatman, Photographer and Writer

March 31, 2019

Deaf History month is a time to celebrate the contributions the ‘Deaf’ and hard-of-hearing community has made towards our society. Deaf History Month is celebrated from March 13th up until April 15th. During the month people like Marlee Matlin, a famous deaf actor, author, and activist, are hon...

Lady soccer takes first in district

Lady soccer takes first in district

Reu'Niya Chatman, Photographer and Writer

March 5, 2019

This past Saturday the girls played one of their biggest competitors, Celina. Temperatures were as low as 38 degrees and were accompanied by rain. Still, the girls played through it. They battled with themselves and the other team both physically and mentally for 80 minutes before finishing off t...

Government shutdown victim subs as last resort

Government shutdown victim subs as last resort

Brianne Finnell, Editor in Chief

March 1, 2019

A resident of McKinney and principal of Strategix Management recently became a substitute teacher due to the government shutdown. The teacher, Tracy Robinson, subbed recently at the high school. Strategix Management is a government subcontractor that operates many schools that teach “at risk” stud...

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