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During DEN, the Black Student Union discuss what activities to plan for the month. They met up to discuss how they are going to recruit new members, since most of them are graduating this year. One of the members of the club, Junior Raniya Laneau, said that she is grateful for the meetings because she gets to talk about how to get scholarships for black students and college advice.

African American Heritage Club to Black Student Union

Rachana Kommineni, Reporter April 12, 2021

The president of the Black Student club, senior Stella Shipps, joined the club her sophomore year when it was called African American Heritage Club. At that time, there were around five members, but it...

Participants of the HOSA Trivia Night, including HOSA members, smile at the camera over Zoom. HOSA hosted this Trivia Night as part of a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and collected close to $170. President Aashna Ravi is grateful for the support and to those to participated. “I would definitely say that the Trivia Night was a success, seeing that this was not only the first time we were doing it, but given that it was held virtually,” Ravi said. “As a team, we feel that this is a great event that we can continue to build upon in years to come, as we transition back into person, and one that will be successful in raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We appreciate all of the students who supported and donated their time to the event and also wanted to thank the organizations that offered hours to make this event a success.”

Giving Back Together

Ruchi Sankolli, Reporter April 1, 2021

Organizing events and dedicating themselves to bringing change, various clubs and honor societies have been giving back to their community through various kinds of activities. Whether it be for raising...

Varsity cheerleaders pose in Cowboy Stadium as they cheer for the football team at the state football championships on Jan. 15, just one day after the they competed in the Spirit Championships in Fort Worth, placing fifth. Senior Captain Emma Vorndran expressed pride at the team's work and said she is grateful for her time with them.

With High Spirits

Ruchi Sankolli, Reporter February 16, 2021

On Jan 14, the competition cheer team placed fifth in the 5A UIL Spirit Championship in Fort Worth.  After they finished competing, they hopped on a bus and headed to Dallas, where they spent Jan. 15...

Members of the environmental club have fun saving the environment in small ways such as cleaning up trash at parks. This time, the club went to Milburn Park.

Putting Sustainability Into Practice

Rachana Kommineni, Reporter December 14, 2020

The environmental club hopes to “provide volunteer opportunities and fulfill the mission of a better, cleaner earth." The club is run by Doc. McPherson every Monday at 4:30 p.m. President of the environmental...

Key Club Sponsor Amy Durden shows off some avocado pits that have been donated to her as a part of Harvest for Healing. Durden and the club's goal for Harvest for Healing is to spread positivity throughout the senior community. “[Our goal] is to try and bring joy and hope in watching the seeds grow into seedlings and then plants,” Durden said. “With so much depression, despair, isolation and sickness, [we figured that] it's a way to have a small [amount of positivity].”

Botanical Joy

Ruchi Sankolli, Reporter November 13, 2020

The Key Club has begun a new event known as Harvest for Healing, in which they collect gardening supplies and vegetable/fruit scraps such as avocado pits in order to plant them.  “We’re collecting...

Giving A Ray of Hope is a newly founded organization that strives to help children in hospitals, and are responsible for, not only participating in service projects, but also educating the community on diseases that infect children. The organization provides many opportunities for members to explore the medical field and contribute to their community. “I would say that this organization really helps you have that role in your community and trying to help others,” junior member Jillian Lach said. “Not only does it help build responsibility, but it [has also] helped me meet new people and research and educate myself on a lot of things that I didn’t know about before.

Seeds of Hope

Ruchi Sankolli, Reporter October 21, 2020

Dedicating their time to educating others on health drawbacks while putting a smile on children’s faces, Giving A Ray Of Hope is a nonprofit organization whose goal is help spread awareness about children’s...

Wrestling Booster Club President Jason Malmquist directs cars to the paper shredder and supervises the event. Malmquist considers the paper shredding fundraiser to be beneficial to both the wrestlers and the team, as personal connections are strengthened. “Other sports tend to do things a lot as a team,” Malmquist said. “In wrestling, we do have a team, such as team scoring. But this gives them a chance to bond, spend some time together, and it’s always fun to do something like this together. We think it’s important that the wrestlers are the ones raising the money. When they are here themselves, they actually have to come out and do something, and we think that [it’s] great that they put in [effort]for their own team.”

Shred for a Buck

Ruchi Sankolli, Reporter October 19, 2020

The CPHS Wrestling Booster Club discovered a new fundraising tactic: shredding paper. On Oct. 17, the booster club held its annual Shred Day from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. in the CPHS parking lot.  Attendees could...

As a member of both Theatre Production and Musical Theatre, junior MJ Kelly has had to bring the usual theatre experience to her home. This year, with the separation between online and in-person students, many hands-on classes had to adjust to the new way of learning. “Theatre is still amazing, especially considering what we’re working with,” Kelly said. “But the lack of performances and shows, the main point of theatre, is making it a lot less [interactive] than usual. It’s just the way life is now in the pandemic.”

From Hands-on to Cameras On

Morgan Kasel, Assistant Editor October 16, 2020

Whether they have chosen to attend school in person or online, students have had to adjust to the new learning style that comes with each. Some classes have an easier time adapting to new regulations and...

Junior Celebrities captain Rylee Tonacao (last from left to right), poses and smiles with fellow participants at the Colon Cancer Walk. Tonacao and her teammates wish to continue giving back to the community and helping to resolve community issues.

Giving Back One Step At a Time

Ruchi Sankolli, Reporter March 13, 2020

Ever since her death in 2018, Stacy “D” Danielson left an everlasting legacy at CPHS. In her honor, the Celebrities Dance Team hosted a walking marathon to support the funding of cures for colon cancer...

Student artwork displayed at LISD's Black History Art Show hosted by Glenn High School's Black Student Union. Junior Sophie Menendez placed second in the high school category with her piece of Louis Armstrong. 
“I am a huge jazz fan, and I listened to Armstrong, and other jazz icons like Aretha Franklin, as well as Ella Fitzgerald when I first moved to Austin,” Menendez said. “Their music helped me get through a difficult change in my life.

Celebrating Heritage and History

Emily Mahoney, Reporter February 27, 2020

What was at first a showcase of student art became a spectacle of inspiration and celebration of black excellence thanks to numerous speakers and talented community members taking part in the event. Orchestrated...

With a strong stance, the varsity cheer team performs at state on Jan 16. Cheering at the their first National Cheer Championship and overall placing eighth in the nation, exceeded the team's expectations.

Cheering for the Nation

Ava Caldwell, Reporter February 20, 2020

With flags, signs and stunts up in the air, cheer attended their first ever national competition from Feb. 7-8. The team placed eighth in the nation. After placing fourth in regionals in November and fifth...

Seniors Jackie Castillo and Shivesh Razdan pose for a picture during their DEN presentation over Alzheimers. Each year, Health Occupations Students of America, also known as HOSA create a project where groups of students strive to create a lasting effect on the community through their research. This year for the annual HOSA project, senior Layla Ismail decided to use her project to create awareness of Alzheimers, and the link between classical music and the disease. “I think that we as the youth of our community need to educate ourselves since we will be the generation taking care of our parents and relatives who will later develop Alzheimers,” Ismail said. “It’s important for people in high school to get involved with the Alzheimer's community because it’s an extremely humbling experience. It allows you to realize how lucky you are to be exactly where you are in life currently.”

Making An Impact

Kieren Garner, Reporter February 14, 2020

Each year, Health Occupations Students of America, also known as HOSA creates a project where groups of students strive to create a lasting effect on the community through their research. This year for...

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