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Unity in diversity

Unity in diversity

by Riya George, Reporter

February 12, 2020

The Muslim Student Association hosted the annual World Hijab Day event Friday, Feb. 7 in the cafeteria by handing out free headscarves to students. Event organizers want to dispel common misconceptions about Muslim women by having students experience firsthand what it is like to wear a hijab.  ...

Learning for life

Learning for life

by Riya George, Reporter

January 30, 2020

As the semester resumes in a blur of assignments, one teacher has double the workload. Dean Malabanan balances both teaching U.S. history and working toward a Masters of Liberal Studies from Southern Methodist University. After three years of AVID tutoring and teaching world history, American stud...

Furry friends

Furry friends

by Joelle Tindal, Reporter

December 21, 2019

The IB World School received two new pets over the summer, courtesy of IB coordinator Karen Stanton: “Teddy” Slimfire and “Gus” Brick C. Port. The rats’ unconventional last names come from acronyms for two well-known acronyms within IB. “I think [the rats] kind of give the IB office more ...

Racing to success

Racing to success

by Jad Baajour, Sports Editor

December 5, 2019

Senior Grant Wilcox committed to a Division I college for cross-country on Oct. 21 after receiving an athletic scholarship from Oklahoma State University. “His goal has been to run at a Division I school,” mother Lauri Wilcox said. “I think he’s thrilled that he’s good enough that some amazing program...

Openly transgender student faces issues with identity, policy

Openly transgender student faces issues with identity, policy

by Myh Seyoum, Reporter

December 4, 2019

Mid-last year, junior Max Mosely came out to his friends as genderfluid. He questioned his gender prior to coming out but wasn’t sure of exactly how he identified. He says it helped him emotionally to express how he felt to his friends about exploring his gender identity, though at first, he was afraid ...

Fresh start

Fresh start

by Carrieona Moncure, Reporter

November 13, 2019

There’s been modest changes this school year, including the new cheer coach Cheyanne Rose. With a strong ambition to know her future, Rose has always wanted to be an English teacher and cheer coach. “I always wanted to do this; now I'm living my dream,” Rose said. “It doesn’t even feel like ...

Golden boy

Golden boy

by Makayla Herron, Copy Editor

November 6, 2019

Junior Charles Igbo stands with the other managers, discussing the agenda for the practice and watching the dancers warm up, occasionally cheering them on. They meet the directors at the front to help gather supplies, which Igbo quickly jumps at the chance to do. His co-managers and the dancers all smile at hi...

Drill team lieutenant, Pom Squad

Drill team lieutenant, Pom Squad

by Isis Martin, Reporter

October 24, 2019

Golden Girl and Senior Lieutenant Kaytie Cooke may look like an average dancer at pep rallies and football games, but beyond the field Cooke is preparing for a spot on Texas Tech University’s Pom Squad. “It was really intimidating being next to the Pom Squad,” Cooke said.  In early September, C...

Artist’s adieu

Artist’s adieu

by Saifiyah Zaki, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2019

After seven years of teaching at the school, AP drawing and IB visual arts teacher Andrea Weide spent her last day on campus Tuesday, Oct. 1 before moving to Seattle, Wash. for her husband’s job.  “I’m going to miss the community here [and] the relationships I have with my students,” W...

Bigger than football

Bigger than football

by Jad Baajour, Sports Editor

September 13, 2019

Following his cardiac arrest that occurred on Aug. 16, Assistant Football Coach Tom Rapp returned to both teaching and coaching on Aug. 20 while continuing his recovery process. Rapp is entering his 44th year of teaching economics and coaching football as they have both become a major part of his lif...

Alexander in action

Alexander in action

by Gracie Warhurst, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 6, 2019

As the new school year commences, bringing 37 new teachers with it, Kristy Alexander has taken on new responsibilities as an American Studies and Senate teacher, as well as one of four teacher mentors.  Three of the four American Studies, or AmStud, teachers from the 2018-2019 school year accepted n...

Choosing Globalism

Choosing Globalism

by Saifiyah Zaki and Abby Blasingame

May 22, 2019

A ceiling decked with flags from all around the world, hallways lined with phrases in Mandarin and Spanish, and walls promoting worldly connections greet visitors as they walk into Huffman Elementary. This spirit of internationalism comes from the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) e...