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Testing For College

Testing For College

February 14, 2020

In these coming months, while final grades complete transcripts for when students apply to dream schools, tests also become a big contender in how their future will play out. From the monthly chance to take the SAT, ACT, along with the selective TSI, ASVAB and AP exams, the spring semester is when almost all of these tests take place.

Student Directed Senior Plays

Student Directed Senior Plays

February 14, 2020

Coming this May the senior theatre class will be presenting student directed versions of “Death of a Salesman” a play by Arthor Miller about the gritty depressing reality of the depression era and “Brighton Beach Memoirs” by Neil Simons a more lighthearted comedy about a family surviving poverty in New York.  Student directors Trenton Pepper and Caroline Cantrell work with a cast of their peers in order to present their plays to family and friends in May. This hands-on approach allows students to make their own decisions and grasp important lessons about teamwork. 

Teenagers in the Workforce

Devon Rodriguez, Reporter

February 13, 2020

Junior Cassie Fotovitch works at Hip Hounds, a dog boarding and daycare. She works with animals daily, which she sees as a dream. Cassie works up to 30 hours a week, with all different types of dogs. 

Girl Scout Economics

Girl Scout Economics

February 12, 2020

As February comes to a close student’s last chance to purchase the iconic Girl Scout Cookies does as well. The $4 cookie boxes can be found being sold in front of stores and even in school. Girl Scouts at Round Rock sell during lunchtimes or even in class.

New Year’s Resolution

Marissa Montemayor, Reporter

February 12, 2020

January is named after a mythical god in early Rome back in 153 B.C. Janus was known to have two faces - one looking back towards the past, and one looking forward towards the future. Today, Janus is a symbolic representation of letting go of the past and refreshing. Now,  every year, Jan. 1 tends to be the start of something new in many people's lives.

College Acceptance

College Acceptance

December 17, 2019

The most stressful part about being an upperclassmen is having to apply to colleges. As the holidays get closer and closer, so does the deadline for college applications. 

Mario Kart Tour Takes Over the School

Geoffrey Daniels, Reporter

October 29, 2019

Mario Kart Tour is a new mobile game that has been sweeping the nation. Released on Sept. 25, Mario Kart Tour has been downloaded more than 20 million times across all mobile platforms. One particularly hot place for playing Mario Kart is right here in school. The game offers a multitude of characters, carts, and gliders to collect all based off of the world wide franchis...

New Fencing Announced

Kaden Hanafi, Reporter

October 29, 2019

The school held a safety committee meeting on Oct. 16. The purpose of the meeting was to review current safety protocols, go over feedback from the drill, and listen to parent’s insights and suggestions.

Dragons win overtime thriller, knock off undefeated Stony Point

Connor Ellinor, Sports Editor

October 28, 2019

In what may be considered “The Game of the Year” for District 13-6A, Round Rock and undefeated Stony Point clashed in a battle to decide who would take over second place in the district. After four quarters of play and a full overtime period, junior Seth Ford ran in a seven yard read option touchdown to win the game 34-31 and give previously undefeated Stony Point their first loss of the season.

Film Club

Marissa Montemayor, reporter

October 25, 2019

A group of students with a passion for making fiction come to life comes together every Wednesday at 4:35 pm to create something magical. Film club is open to anyone who is willing to participate in making short films. Club members encourage those who share their passion to join and experience what it is like to work hands on with film. 

2020 Royalty

2020 Royalty

October 16, 2019

Each year at the halftime of the Round Rock Homecoming game, the Homecoming Court is presented to the crowd before a king and queen are crowned. Last F...

Newspaper Editor Nominated for Three Awards at Local Film Festival

Newspaper Editor Nominated for Three Awards at Local Film Festival

October 1, 2019

When senior Joe Mook took the stage at the Austin Revolution film festival on Sept. 7 to accept the director’s choice award, he kept his response sim...

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