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REGISTRATION FOR PRIMARIES ALMOST OVER!

REGISTRATION FOR PRIMARIES ALMOST OVER!

By Andrew Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2018

The student voter registration drive for the Texas Primary Elections ends Friday, Feb. 2 in the Texan Cafe during A and C lunches. Principal Fernando Benavides said other than the legal obligation to register eligible students to vote, he feels it is important for students to vote in all elections becaus...

DANCE COMPANY TO PERFORM AT UTA HALFTIME SHOW

DANCE COMPANY TO PERFORM AT UTA HALFTIME SHOW

By Alexis Dominguez, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018

Dance Company will perform during halftime at a men’s basketball game at the University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park Center at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. “I enjoy these types of events because I think they’re fun also they open us up to more colleges and experience,” senior dancer Quaz...

KEY CLUB EXCEEDS FUNDRAISER EXPECTATIONS

By Ruben Diaz Jr., Advertising Editor

January 25, 2018

Key Club raised $586 to donate to the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) during the month of October. Triple the amount they raised last year, according to the organization’s sponsor, Jayme Thomas. While the organization had no specific goal in mind, they did manage to coll...

ANIMAL PROGRAM PREPARES FOR RABBIT COMPETITION

By Diego Perez, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018

The small animal management program plans to breed rabbits for the 2018 spring competition. Agriculture teacher Keith Gray said he'd like to find a male and another female that has pedigrees and papers. Gray said  prizes vary for goats and cows and typically belt buckles are awarded to winners. ...

GPA EXEMPTIONS DUE TOMORROW

GPA EXEMPTIONS DUE TOMORROW

By Andrew Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2018

Tomorrow is the last day to turn in GPA exemption forms  to the counseling office. “The biggest benefit for a GPA exemption is for students who may have a very high GPA and rank and if they chose to GPA their course then it wouldn't affect their GPA,” counselor Cynthia Carter said. “Say fo...

NEW CAFETERIA DRAWS MIXED REACTIONS

NEW CAFETERIA DRAWS MIXED REACTIONS

By Wende-Denda Dantoumda, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2017

As of today, the new cafeteria officially opened for student use. “It makes me proud that we finally have it,” principal Fernando Benavides said. “For many, many, years we’ve had way more kids that didn’t have enough space for them to eat lunch and now the district has finally done righ...

TEXANS ON STAGE HOPES TO TAKE IT ALL THIS YEAR!

TEXANS ON STAGE HOPES TO TAKE IT ALL THIS YEAR!

By Miguel Hernandez, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017

The Texans on Stage Theater Department will host UIL tryouts from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 and Wednesday, Dec. 13 in room 703. Interested students are required to memorize two one-minute monologues. Callbacks will be Thursday, Dec. 14. Theater teacher Maryann Porter said students int...

MARIACHI FALL CONCERT THURSDAY

MARIACHI FALL CONCERT THURSDAY

By Joshua Garcia, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017

The Mariachi Tejano de Sam Houston will hold its fall concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Auditorium. This is the first time the band will have a fall concert. “We try to pick them [the songs] at the right level,” head orchestra director Kristi Tollefson said. “We grew from 15 [members] to ...

FAMILY CENTER FEEDS 51 FAMILIES THIS THANKSGIVING

FAMILY CENTER FEEDS 51 FAMILIES THIS THANKSGIVING

By Andrew Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2017

The Family Center will give out turkey dinner boxes from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at a local apartment complex. Roslyn Burch, family center liaison, said most of the donations came from the teachers and St. Matthews’ youth ministry. She also said the boxes are equipped with traditional Thanksgiving ite...

NEW CLUB OFFERS NATURAL HAIR TIPS, TRICKS

By Wende-Denda Dantoumda, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2017

From 3-4 p.m. on Mondays in room 506, students are welcome to attend Hair Affair, a club for students who are willing to share and learn things concerning the treatment of natural hair. “Students can expect an environment where they can come in to experiment and get tips on how to style their hair...

JOIN BPA, LEARN CAREER SKILLS

By Wende-Denda Dantoumda, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2017

Business Professionals of America (BPA) is an organization for students interested in developing leadership skills that they will need in the workforce. Last year, students advanced to state in a variety of categories. “We’ve had a lot success here at Sam,” BPA sponsor Margaret Settle said. ...

NEW LAW ALLOWS SCHOOLS TO COMBAT, PREVENT CYBERBULLYING

By Moises Castro, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2017

Sitting under the covers in her dark bedroom, she looks through her phone checking Instagram, then Twitter. She hears a ding, so she checks her DM’s and sees a message from someone she doesn't know.  When she reads the message her heart stops and she feels dead inside. The sender called her ...

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