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Twenty three cadets participated in the Legacy Trees Project at Mercer Botanical Gardens on January 30th, removing invasive species in the area to help the native plant life.

MCJROTC Helps Environment by Clearing Invasive Plants

Claudia New, Writer April 9, 2021

On Jan. 30, twenty-three cadets in the ROTC program participated in the Legacy Trees Project at Mercer Botanic Gardens to clear the environment of invasive plants harmful to native species.   “Cadets...

Atascocita MCJROTC competed at the Brenham High School Drill Meet on Dec. 5 and earned the First Place Overall Grand Champion Trophy. Additionally, they placed second in academics, Female Color Guard, Male Color Guard, Armed Regulation Drill, Armed Exhibition Drill, Unarmed Exhibition Drill, Female Physical Training, and Male Physical Training. Their Marksmanship Team earned third place.

MCJROTC Overall Grand Championship

Claudia New, Writer February 26, 2021

  The Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (MCJROTC) program recently competed in a drill meet on December 5th, where they earned First Place Overall Grand Champion trophy. Participating...

Students vs. Sleep: Why Kids Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep

Claudia New, Writer January 15, 2021

As the world keeps advancing, people are finding new ways to connect with each other. Students, however, are having trouble getting enough sleep at night, which impacts their performance at school...

Fun Treats for the Holiday Season

Claudia New, Writer December 11, 2020

With the winter season upon us, it’s easy to become downtrodden or sad, especially with the current state of the world. However, sometimes baking treats can ease stress. Here are a few fun and easy...

The Jobs of Virtual and In-person Teachers

Claudia New, Writer December 1, 2020

Though many students are back at school, there are still some who have decided to stay strictly virtual. In response to the need for teachers to accommodate both types of student, many have been tasked...

Gold medalist figure skater Alina Zagitova (Russia) at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. (Image from Robert Schmidt, Washington Post)

Recognizing Winter Season Sports

Claudia New, Writer November 13, 2020

  As the fall season brings cool winds and less humidity, many tend to flock to sports like football, overlooking the snow-based sports that are significantly more dangerous. Coming down...

AHS Esports Team

Claudia New, Writer October 20, 2020

Esports has steadily been rising in popularity around the world. However, many people may not know about the Esports team in our own school, how they came to be or how our academic community can support...

Joseph Holmberg (right) communicates with a student during an activity to practice sign language descriptors.

Transitioning from Online to In-Person Learning

Claudia New September 28, 2020

Due to regulations set by the district and state, students are now allowed to attend school in a safe environment in order to continue their education. However, the transition from online learning to in...

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