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Jaylee Paredes

Jaylee Paredes, Staff Reporter

Hi!! My name is Jaylee Paredes and this will be my second year on the newspaper staff. I’m involved in different organizations such as Color guard, College club, and TAFE. I’m hoping to be more involved with any school related activities, but I’m not sure how much more my schedule can take. I love taking any kind of pictures, whether it’s sunset pictures, pictures of the moon, selfies with friends, or pictures by myself. I’d also love to expand my writing skills because I think my style is very basic. As for after high school, I’m planning on going somewhere in Colorado because I went one time in 5th grade and fell in love with everything there. Even if Colorado doesn’t work out, I’d still prefer to be anywhere BUT Texas. I’m so excited for everyone to read my stories and I hope you enjoy them!

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Making a difference \ Posing for a picture,  TAFE members show off their medals as they advance to nationals.

TAFE advances

March 16, 2022

Countess Lilly

February 8, 2022

Vlad Popov

February 8, 2022
Moon rise \\ Starting off the beginning of the show, soloist senior Tailene Morales opens the windows to allow everyone to start their work. Morales is representing the Moon Goddess in junior varsity’s show, Alone with the Moon. “When performing, it’s exciting to embody the role of the Moon Goddess for the audience and share my talents as a dancer,” Morales said.

Captivating colorguard

January 27, 2022


January 19, 2022
Great pyramid \\ Working with kindergarteners from Birmingham Elementary, Kayla Robinson shows kids how to add and subtract by taking away and adding back 10 cups.

Ready Raider Readers

January 11, 2022
Siren calls \\ Conducting his Belavochi class, Dr. Nathan Dame helps students with their vocal exercises called “Sirens.” The exercise is to help open up the student’s soft pallets and warm up their vocal cords.

[PHOTO] Sing it out

October 10, 2021
Holiday calendar

Holiday calendar

December 3, 2021
Practice makes perfect \\ Performing towards the audience, junior Madi Shavers and seniors Meredith Simmons and Naomi Jacob act out one of their scenes during a dress rehearsal before their upcoming show Anastasia.

Remember us

October 26, 2021
Hoco prep \\ Preparing for homecoming week, senior Arely Sandoval decorates Student Council’s wall. “I had a lot of fun helping set up the background as well as the arrivals/departure signs,” Sandoval said. Especially because it is my last year being able to do it.”

Homecoming returns

August 30, 2021
Shop till you drop // In the library there is a prom pop-up shop for students to get free dresses if they need them. It is open on March 31 from 12:30 to 1:30 and April 1 from 12:40 to 1:40.


April 7, 2021
NHS tutoring

NHS tutoring

January 25, 2021
Setting a scene // Painting the set for the upcoming show, Midsummer Nights Dream, sophomore Jude Kurtz adds his finishing touches to the set building. Thespians will perform Shakespeare in the Park Monday, Oct. 12 at Founders Park.

Read between the lines

October 2, 2020
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.

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September 2, 2020
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