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NJROTC Promotes Leadership, Discipline

Caytlyn Pickering, Journalism Student

January 19, 2012

NJROTC is a class designed to teach students skills that will help them later in life, such as discipline and leadership. “I enjoy that [NJROTC] teaches you discipline. It’s like a big family,” freshman Ryleigh Blanchett...

Environment Club Conducts Eco-Friendly Audit of Campus

Kayla Hicks, Journalism Student

January 19, 2012

Environment Club meets every other Thursday in an effort to make the school an eco-friendly campus campus aimed at raising awareness of the importance of the environment. “We are trying to make the biggest impact, and we...

DECA Promotes City’s ‘Keen on Clean’

Cole Sawyer, Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2012

Following Cedar Park’s Keen on Clean program, senior Derin Oduye and DECA will host a cleaning of the Cedar Park community garden at Milburn Park at 4:30 p.m. today. “The garden is so dirty that no one notices it,” Oduye...

Fall Festivities

Hannah Thomas

November 16, 2011

In the spirit of Fall, below are some great things to do with the family during a season filled with cooler temperatures and home-cooked meals. Pumpkin Spice Latte – To get your taste buds into Fall, try the delicious Pu...

STAAR Tests to Replace TAKS Beginning This Spring

Cole Sawyer, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2011

At the end of the spring semester, freshmen will be the first students to take the new STAAR  (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) end-of-course  exams. “The test was developed by the Texas Education Agency,...

Fifth Annual Trunk or Treat underway

Morgan McGrath

October 27, 2011

On Oct. 28, join us at the bus lanes at 5:30 pm for the fifth annual Trunk or Treat. Trunk or Treat is a safe way for children of all ages to go Trick or Treating without the dangers that come with the night of Halloween. Several...

Clubs Host Second Annual Texting, Driving Campaign

Cole Sawyer

October 17, 2011

It was the first time all day during senior rotations that students were silent. They listened to the words of Louis Neill, father of Scott Neill, who died in a car accident last May. “If Scott could talk, I know exactly...

‘The Tempest’ Opens Tonight, Runs Through Saturday

Morgan McGrath

October 13, 2011

The theater department opens William Shakespeare's “The Tempest” tonight in the auditorium. The show will run Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 if purchased at lunch or $7 at the doors. Director Dona Dye said...

Football begins district with 6-0 win; faces Cedar Park tonight

Cole Sawyer

September 30, 2011

The football team began district play Friday, defeating Marble Falls (now 3-2) 6-0 at Gupton. “We had a great week of practice and were focused all week on the task at hand,” senior wide receiver Chris Schneider said. The...

Attn Seniors: Deadlines May Be Closer Than They Appear

Morgan McGrath

September 22, 2011

Seniors, the time of the year has come for all things college. At this time of year, these eight items are essential to consider.  1. If you have not already, register and take the SAT and ACT college entrance exams. S...

VRHS Ninth in Lone Star Cup

Cole Sawyer

September 12, 2011

Vista Ridge placed ninth in the 4A category of the Lone Star Cup, a statewide competition that ranks high schools based on their achievements in athletic, academic and fine arts UIL events. “We have a phenomenal extra-cu...

Band goes to Colorado for competition

Ashley Na, Journalism Student

May 6, 2011

On April 6, the band went to Winter Park, Colo. for the 2011 Winter Park Band Competition. After playing their pieces for the judges and sight reading music, the band earned all ones, receiving sweepstakes. After the competition,...

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