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The Music in Me: Rene Juarez reflects on his accomplishments, future in music

The Music in Me: Rene Juarez reflects on his accomplishments, future in music

Laura Perich, Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Around the Ranch, Clubs, Features

Expressing himself through his music, Senior Rene Juarez garnered recognition as a talented bass player, not just at Morton Ranch High School but across the state of Texas. Rene recently achieved the distinction of being named the No. 1 bass player in the state for his solo bass performance at UIL...

Flags Fly High With Pride

Flags Fly High With Pride

Stephen Heller, Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2018


Filed under Around the Ranch, Features

Dozens of flags fly through the air. All the spectators in the stands watch as each flag is caught and flung up again with the same finesse and grace as the last. The Morton Ranch High School’s color guard puts in more practice and hours then we know, and it definitely shows. Though it takes...

From Student to Teacher: Coach Herbert shares challenges, inspires others

From Student to Teacher: Coach Herbert shares challenges, inspires others

Laura Perich, Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Around the Ranch, Features

Throughout high school, you meet various people and teachers who will change the way you look at life. There are teachers who are focused on battling through the day and getting the year over with, and there are teachers who genuinely care about you and your future. Coach Bill Herbert is one of these...

Your Homecoming Royalty

Your Homecoming Royalty

Laura Perich, Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Around the Ranch, Features

As most of you know, Homecoming occurred this past weekend. Many people filled the stands bleeding purple and white. At the football game our 2018 Homecoming queen was crowned. Diane Nguyen (12) won the title of queen. At the dance, Lance Balser (12) claimed the title of king. Out of the largest...

The Mustached Man With the Most

The Mustached Man With the Most

Stephen Heller, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2018


Filed under Around the Ranch, Clubs, Features

Morton Ranch High School is a proud school full of teachers who come to work every day in the hope of enlightening their students through learning and brightening their day with positive attitudes. AP U.S. History Teacher and AP Government teacher Troy Womack is one of those teachers and much more. Womack...

The Beauty of ASL

The Beauty of ASL

Haley Brenk, Reporter

October 19, 2018


Filed under Around the Ranch, Clubs, Features

American Sign Language is defined as a visual language. With signing, the brain processes information through the eyes. The shape, placement and movement of the hands, as well as facial expressions and body movements, all play important parts in conveying information when it comes to ASL. All throughout...

Your Halftime Entertainment

Your Halftime Entertainment

Haley Brenk, Reporter

October 16, 2018


Filed under Around the Ranch, Features, Uncategorized

One of the best things about football games, besides football, is the halftime entertainment. Band, color guard and the drill teams put in tons of practice and effort into their performances. Students involved in these fine arts typically have a busy schedule, maintaining good grades to be eligible...

Making PALS

Making PALS

Haley Brenk, Reporter

October 11, 2018


Filed under Around the Ranch, Features

Kids come from all backgrounds and have unique stories. It’s important to embrace them all, no matter who they are. The organization known as PALS is an exemplary way to make a difference in children’s lives. Every high school in Katy ISD offers PALS, making friends with hundreds of kids across...

Life in the Fast Lane

Life in the Fast Lane

Alex Badillo, Reporter

October 3, 2018


Filed under Around the Ranch, Features

As we go through life, we often look for something we are passionate about and love doing. Sometimes that desire to find our calling or passion is difficult to discover and can often go unfulfilled. Fortunately, sophomore Shaine Giarratano found one of his passions early on in his life and loves...

The Brains of the Operation

Haley Brenk, Reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under Around the Ranch, Features

Katy ISD is known for its high expectations and exemplary grades in academics. Many students dedicate their time to their studies, ensuring high grades and perfect GPAs. As college deadlines and final decisions approach, seniors have been giving their all into their classes for a bright future. Senior...

Our Colonel

Our Colonel

Laura Perich, Reporter

September 25, 2018


Filed under Around the Ranch, Features

Throughout high school, there are countless organizations you can be a part of. Whether it is a club or a sport, there is plenty to be involved in. One girl who manages to fit all of the activities into her schedule is senior Briana Wofford. Briana is the Colonel for the Maverick Belles dance team...

Mrs. Alexander: Growth Through Victories and Defeats

Mrs. Alexander: Growth Through Victories and Defeats

Alex Badillo, Reporter

August 17, 2018


Filed under Features

Having faced adversity throughout her life, Mrs. Jennifer Alexander shares her stories with her students from time to time as an English teacher. Mrs. Alexander is the person who has experienced both the highs and lows in life and isn’t afraid to talk about her experiences. One of those is the...

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