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Addie Orr

Addie Orr, Editor in Chief

As a senior, yearbook co-editor-in-chief, newspaper editor-in-chief, Sapphire Lieutenant, AP student, and full time fangirl, the words “free time” don’t exactly fit into my vocabulary. Throw two brothers (one, a freshman in college, the other, a freshman in high school) into the mix, and there’s never a moment where all cars are in the driveway. Nevertheless, what little spare time I have is taken up by sleep, food, makeup and writing (you know, the important things). I have an addiction to Tex-Mex and mac and cheese, which are (in my humble opinion) God’s greatest gifts to the world. My obsessions are constantly changing, but when it comes down to it, I always revert back to my two main fandoms: the Marvel Cinematic Universe (my favorite heroes being Doctor Strange and Spiderman) and Harry Potter. I live with my parents, one brother and pet shrimp, Lucky. 

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Senior Hanna Harmon performs as a soloist in the 2018 POTE marching show Conquered. 

[PHOTO] Going solo

August 24, 2021
Guns up \\ Posing as Mass Media ends at last years show, Aileen Khuu smiles towards the audience. The Pride of the East performed MASSIVE under the direction of Gregory Hayes.

[PHOTO] Flag this artist

September 2, 2020
Aunt Em

Aunt Em

April 8, 2020


April 8, 2020


April 8, 2020
Got it \\ Singing Yall got it, junior Jamie Gammon portrays the Wiz at dress rehearsal Oct. 9. The musical debuts Oct. 10.

The Wiz

April 8, 2020


April 8, 2020
Fan favorite // Senior Jorrin Ridgeway was crowned Mr. Heartthrob, a title earned by audience votes. Audience members were encouraged to place money in jars for their favorite contestants, with all proceeds going to the Promise House Charity.

Big Man on Campus is back

February 11, 2020
Brainy band // Junior Ryan Rodarte receives his honor cord from Principal Mr. Mike Williams for earning all As the last semester of his sophomore year. The band celebrated the academic success of its members in a San Antonio steakhouse dinner ceremony Nov. 3.

Drum roll please

November 12, 2019
Toss up\\ Senior Stephanie Rodriguez tosses a rifle during the second movement, Mass Media, of the state-bound show entitled Massive.

Pride of Wylie

November 1, 2019
Beyond a bridge \\ Though I did not see anything supernatural at the Goatman’s bridge in Denton, Texas, tales of the site tell a different story.

Bridge less travelled

October 31, 2019
On the rise\\ Sophomore Arianna Perez hits her final pose of the band shows second movement based around Mass Media. The band competed at the UIL Area Marching Competition and placed high enough to earn a highly coveted spot in the State competition in San Antonio.

A Massive State-ment

October 28, 2019
Heading home  \\ Sophomore Marla Niego  playing Glinda, sings Believe in Yourself to Dorothy, portrayed by junior Jocelin Wesley during the second act of The Wiz, which ran Oct. 10-12. Home to me is choir and theatre. Every time I come to the fine arts section of the school I feel like stress is lifted from me, Wesley said. I  also enjoy being around the same people who have similar interests and passions as I do because when we all come together its really special.

Bringing it home

October 10, 2019
Drumming up support \ Entering the Wylie Walmart, senior percussionist Luke Enns plays the school fight song before ending the annual March-a-thon Sept. 7.

Just keep marching

September 13, 2019
 Only friend I need// After making a short video as a team, the Sapphires went viral on the popular social media app TikTok.“It makes me super happy to know that I went viral off of a video with all my best friends in it,” Sapphire Captain Berry Stevens said.

TikTok on the clock

August 28, 2019
Lab frenzy // Senior Isabelle Coffman begins the process of fetal pig dissection in forensics Dec. 3, 2018. Construction from the recently passed bond begins this summer. The planned renovations will include several new lab spaces to accommodate growth in the coming years.


May 23, 2019
Addie-Layne Parrish

[PHOTO] What ifs

March 25, 2019
A HERo \\ Captain Marvel breaks boundaries as the first female-led superhero film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, due to this, she faces unjust scrutiny for not being feminine enough.

Like a girl

March 7, 2019
Say ‘ah’ // Telling senior Emilie Johns to open wide, junior Maverick Herrera portrays the deranged dentist Orin Scrivello during the dress rehearsal of Little Shop of Horrors Jan. 15.

Down on Skid Row

January 22, 2019
Fit the bill // While both shows were thoroughly entertaining, East’s production of Little Shop of Horrors stole the show compared to High’s Newsies.  Both shows took place the weekend of Jan. 18.

Musical match-up

January 23, 2019
Buzz kill // Secretary Mrs. Tracey Archibald buzzes in a student from the front office. The new buzz in system was put in place at all WISD school campuses.

Buzz word

December 4, 2018
Show me the money \\ Showing off their $500 grant, juniors Raul Villa and Landon Scroggins won the National Fluid Power Association Challenge with the hydraulic machine they built. “They only gave us instructions for one part of it. The rest we had to make on our own. They gave us a basic idea, but we had to do all the work from there,” Villa said.

Water works

October 11, 2018
Starting over \\ The choir, the band, JROTC and the cheerleaders recorded the Alma Mater and Fight Song for the school to learn Aug. 31. As the first year with new Head Choir Director Mr. Nathan Dame, the choir department has revamped the style. Prestige, the school’s show choir, has now changed to Out of the Blue.

[PHOTO] Out of nowhere

September 25, 2018
Looking good // The 2016-2017 yearbook, inSight, was selected to be included in Jostens’ Look Book, a book filled with the best designs from schools across the nation to inspire other schools.

Yearbook Captured.

March 25, 2018
Summer dances // Playing the trombone, freshman Thomas Freeman looks up at the director to keep time. The Wind Ensemble played at the Mid Winter concert Feb. 13, preparing for UIL in March.

[PHOTO] Five day frenzy

February 15, 2018
Review Ready// Watching the NFL commercial, this year’s group of commercials stood out as some of the best in years.

Super Bowl, super ads

February 5, 2018
Dance the night away // Jamming out in the middle of a dance circle, sophomore T.K Gaykin and Junior Jordan Murphy attended the homecoming dance last year. Photo by Abby Cox

Pro Hoco

October 6, 2017
How far we’ve come // The twinkling of lights, the stench of paint, the ring of eerie music, and the sense of satisfaction filled Humanities II students as they looked back at their final product that was Hell hall. The wall was judged by previous Humanities II students and teacher Mrs. Glennda Bayron, receiving an A on the long mural.

To Hell and back

October 1, 2017
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