Cross Country to compete at district

Gloriana Stolle and Keely Wirries

October 19, 2011
Filed under Sports

With district only days away, cross country members are gearing up for the big race.       “To get ready for district, I’m trying to beat my personal record,” sophomore Stephanie Rubalcaba said. “I want to do... Read more »

Theatre students performing Zap! this week

Kristina Jingling

October 19, 2011
Filed under News/Events, Top Stories

The theatre department kicks off their season Thursday. The fall show, Zap! features seven shows in one: a New York comedy in the ‘60s, a Shakespeare play, a Russian drama, a southern drama, an English mystery, a performing... Read more »

Are you too old to trick-or-treat? Staffers debate issue

Rachel Sloan and Shelly Spencer

October 19, 2011
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

YES: Once you reach high school, it is no longer acceptable to beg for candy Getting dressed up in costumes. Aimlessly wandering around a neighborhood. Begging for candy. All characteristics... Read more »

Habitat for Humanity club helps build Round Rock home

Rachel Sloan

October 19, 2011
Filed under News/Events, Top Stories

Habitat for Humanity had their first build, Saturday, Oct 8. They met in Round Rock to frame a house and level the yard for an Ethiopian family. “The work you do is seen as the progress is made,” Habitat sponsor Nikki Allen... Read more »

Students donate clothes for fire victims

Gloriana Stolle

October 19, 2011
Filed under News/Events, Top Stories

A brash of Labor Day weekend fires brought out an outpouring of community and school support. To help out the families who lost their homes, Student Council collected clothing donations for the fire victims. “We got more... Read more »

Halloween costume ideas for the budget-conscious

Gloriana Stolle

October 19, 2011
Filed under Life & Arts

Dressing up on Halloween is a fun tradition for everyone, but it can seem daunting to come up with something to dress up as, especially if you have a small budget. Here are some creative ideas to pull together a simple costume. Classic... Read more »

STANDING TALL: Junior doesn’t let height affect her on the court

Jessica Garrison

October 19, 2011
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

At first glance, 5’1” Meilee Brown wouldn’t be your first pick for the volleyball team. But the junior player should be. A three-year varsity player, Brown is the team’s libero, the only position that remains in the... Read more »

Q&A with the Homecoming King and Queen

October 13, 2011
Filed under Life & Arts, Top Stories

Were you surprised to be nominated for the Homecoming Court? Victoria Leonardo: I wasn’t that surprised because I was nominated last year, but it was still awesome. Ed Butts: I... Read more »

A Whole New World: Exchange students become Raiders

Stephanie Hofmann

October 13, 2011
Filed under News/Events, Top Stories

The school’s newest students come from a little farther than Mason Creek, Block House or Horizon Park. From Europe to Asia, five foreign exchange students have become Raiders. “I get to learn something different,” sophomore... Read more »

School comes together for Bryan Rudder player

Stephanie Hofmann

October 13, 2011
Filed under Opinion

Rouse's hearts went 115 miles away to a football player most of us will never meet, but will somehow never forget. David Wilganowski, a linebacker for the Bryan Rudder varsity football team, nearly died Sept. 2 while playing... Read more »

Co-ed PE classes a new change for students

Keely Wirries

October 13, 2011
Filed under News/Events

Goodbye, single-sex PE. Hello, co-ed. For the first time on campus, PE classes are integrated, with boys and girls running laps, lifting weights and playing games together in the same period. “I’m used to having a girls’... Read more »

Castle Fall TV Show Review

Jessica Garrison

October 12, 2011
Filed under Life & Arts, Top Stories

ABC Monday, 9 p.m.  The return of the hit show Castle sparks viewers’ excitement this year as the episodes become more intense. A famous author, Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion),... Read more »