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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...

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...

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...

Government shutdown victim subs as last resort

Government shutdown victim subs as last resort

Brianne Finnell, Photography Editor

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...

VASE students shatter previous year performance

VASE students shatter previous year performance

Hayley Berry

February 18, 2019

The annual Visual Arts Scholastic Event, VASE, was held at Prosper High School, and on Saturday, Feb. 16, nearly 35 students piled onto a school bus to attend. All students in Region 10, our region of TAEA, the Texas Art Education Association. The VASE competition is one of the outlets TAEA gives several...

Love yourself year-round with life balances

Love yourself year-round with life balances

Reu'Niya Chatman and Brianne Finnell

February 14, 2019

As various holidays such as Valentine’s Day come and go, anxiety, depression, and many other mental health issues arise for some individuals that rely too heavily on others for love, which is why it's important to know how to provide self-care to oneself year-round. By loving oneself and with appropriate...

Nally positioned as head football coach, Stinton remains as athletic director

Nally positioned as head football coach, Stinton remains as athletic director

Dalynn Borges, Writer

February 4, 2019

Matt Nally, former offensive coordinator, newly-named head football coach, spoke about his new role and what he hopes to bring to the Cardinal lineup along with his 16-year coaching background. “I was so honored that Coach Stinton would think of me in that way. It’s a blessing to be in this situati...

Cardinals varsity soccer starts the season with ‘their best foot forward’

Cardinals varsity soccer starts the season with ‘their best foot forward’

Reu'Niya Chatman, Photographer and Writer

January 29, 2019

The varsity soccer team worked to kick off the season right. A home tournament ended up short with the weather but players said they preserved with a tie.  They play Sat. Feb. 16 at 7p.m. Two weekends ago the girls participated in a tournament in Denison. After 4 games of nothing but hard work and teamwork, the girls won the tournament with a shutout against al...

New teachers and administrators join staff

New teachers and administrators join staff

Madison Courtney, Assistant Editor

January 19, 2019

St. James is the school’s athletic trainer and Sports Medicine instructor. She attended Flower Mound Marcus High School and received her PhD at Walden University. She has traveled all over the world, from China, Taiwan, and Holland with the U.S Olympic Speed Skating Team. St. James does this while also being a full time teacher and athletic trainer for our campus.

Student pauses for the paws in heaven

Student pauses for the paws in heaven

Macy Stewart

December 21, 2018

The year 2017 started off with a bang with me staying in bed with my loveable, furry friends and drinking an unhealthy amount of hot chocolate. My family was never one for traditions, but since we have moved to Melissa in 2014, we have made sure to spend New Year's Eve in my parent's room with them, ...

Kor’Ryn Pitts styles students with environmentally friendly clothing line

Kor’Ryn Pitts styles students with environmentally friendly clothing line

Reu'Niya Chatman, Photographer and Writer

December 11, 2018

Melissa High School fashion designer, Kor'Ryn Pitts, works hard to turn the old and boring into the new and stylish with her exciting designs. Not many can say that during their 11th grade year they had their own fashion line, but Kor’R yn can. She began sewing at the young age of 7. It ...

Mega lunch is more than messes

Mega lunch is more than messes

Reu'Niya Chatman, Staff

December 6, 2018

Mega Lunch is a time for students to better themselves academically and have fun, but recently the messes that come with Mega Lunch have raised concern among members of staff and administration. A warning has been issued out to the entire school regarding Mega Lunch. Students have been abusing this...

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