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Six students advance to state after region UIL academics contest

Six students advance to state after region UIL academics contest

by Dana Branham, editor-in-chief The Current Issues and Events team smiles together. Photo courtesy of Bobbi Rodriguez. On Saturday, May 3, students traveled to Baylor University for the UIL Region 2 5A competition. Of the students competing,...

 

Hurtful anonymous behavior on Twitter disrespectful, unacceptable

Hurtful anonymous behavior on Twitter disrespectful, unacceptable

by Dana Branham and Nicole Farrell, editor-in-chief and senior editor It may be a touchy subject, but it’s one that is already being discussed in hushed tones all over campus. We can choose to let the vicious whispers continue, or just state...

 

Recently released Lake Street Dive album impresses with soulful songs

Recently released Lake Street Dive album impresses with soulful songs

Photo from midwestix.com. by Dana Branham, editor-in-chief In mid-February, the Boston-based band Lake Street Dive released their newest album, “Bad Self Portraits.” Their sound is unique–the album is upbeat, not quite pop...

 

Q&A: Junior discusses behind-the-scenes work at school store

Q&A: Junior discusses behind-the-scenes work at school store

by Dana Branham, editor-in-chief The Roar talked to junior Emanuel Quiros, who works in the school store called The Tiger Cage. Quiros shared stories about how the store runs, and some troubles the staff has run into along the way. How long...

 

Valentine’s Day themed apps prove disappointing at best

Valentine’s Day themed apps prove disappointing at best

by Dana Branham, editor-in-chief The Roar tried out three lovey-dovey apps to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Our findings? The market for Valentine’s Day apps is wholly unremarkable. Valentine’s Day Stalker | Rating: 1/5 stars This...

 

Gallery: Invisible Children raises funds through annual fashion show

Gallery: Invisible Children raises funds through annual fashion show

by Dana Branham & Eva Araujo, editor-in-chief & photography editor On Saturday, Feb. 1, students and parents gathered in the auditorium for Invisible Children’s annual fashion show. Coordinated by sponsor Lindsay Zahn and president...

 

Q&A: Sophomore Simon Kapler on making state band

Q&A: Sophomore Simon Kapler on making state band

by Dana Branham, editor-in-chief The Roar spoke to sophomore Simon Kapler, a trombonist who made second chair in the Texas Music Education Association All-State band this weekend. In February, Kapler will perform with the band, comprised of...

 

Varsity orchestra, wind ensemble join up for full orchestra concert

Varsity orchestra, wind ensemble join up for full orchestra concert

by Michelle Liu, managing editor In combining selected wind ensemble players and the varsity orchestra, the orchestra’s winter concert ended with a bang–or rather, some bells–on last Tuesday, Dec. 3. “We’ve been wanting...

 

Gallery: Tigers advance to quarterfinals after 45-35 win over Longview

Gallery: Tigers advance to quarterfinals after 45-35 win over Longview

by Dana Branham, editor-in-chief In spite of pre-game predictions citing that the Lobos would win over the Tigers by 10 points, the Tigers made sure the exact opposite happened. In a cool and windy Midlothian stadium, the varsity football team...

 

Lady Gaga’s new ‘ARTPOP’ album catchy, but not thrilling

Lady Gaga’s new ‘ARTPOP’ album catchy, but not thrilling

by Dana Branham, editor-in-chief Crafting wildly catchy pop anthems is what Lady Gaga does best. And in that respect, her new album “ARTPOP” doesn’t disappoint. Today, “ARTPOP” will be released publicly. However,...