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The Voice of the Wildkats

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STEP BY STEP. Listed are a few helpful tips to end the school year on a high note.

Students can end year successful with simple steps

by Heather Jackson, VOW photography manager May 11, 2022

Procrastinated assignments pile up as to-do lists become pages long. Students' tired and bloodshot eyes are glued to the computer screen while they rush to finish their final project. Peers frantically...

PARKING LOT PROBLEMS. With new drivers getting parking permits every day, the 830 lot is overflowing.

OPINION: Parking problems can be alleviated by enforcing existing guidelines

by Summer Rains, VOW editor April 28, 2022

As the school year goes on, the parking lots fill up. More and more sophomores get a parking pass each day, and every day there's one less parking spot, but this year is different. The parking situation...

MOTHERS, GRANDMAS, TEACHERS, OH MY. Students begin preparing for Mothers Day as May 8 seeks around the bend.

Gifts: not the only way to celebrate Mother’s Day this year

by Heather Jackson, VOW photography manager April 26, 2022

A mother gets home from a long day at work to a dozen roses, a box of chocolates and a brand new heart-shaped pendant. This is what many envision when thinking about mother’s day, but it is much more...

MISSING THE BREAK. Academy time over, and many students are missing the time for practice, homework and time to study or make up a test.

OPINION: We miss academy

by Rosalyn Gutierrez, VOW staff April 21, 2022

     Lost, but not forgotten. It’s impossible to forget since every day a student is reminded of that sweet time when he rushes to finish his homework in the class before it’s due. Along with stressing...

COOKIE COMOTION.  new cookie bakery in town, Crumbl offers new flavors every week.

More than the average cookie, Crumbl offers ‘perfection’

by Janice Talley, VOW Around Campus editor April 10, 2022

Sweet, sweet smells fill the air as Conroe welcomes the Crumbl Cookie Company and their amazing selection of cookies. With hard workers baking cookies in the back and incredibly nice people running the...

Lia Thomas made history during spring break when she became the first transgender woman to win a NCAA championship. This big win caused certain groups to become upset in the name of fairness. Individuals assume that since Thomas was once a man that she must have an advantage. 

Transgender athletes should be allowed to partake in gendered sports

by Stone Chapman, VOW writer March 30, 2022

Lia Thomas made history during spring break when she became the first transgender woman to win a NCAA championship. This big win caused certain groups to become upset in the name of fairness. Individuals...

PANIC AT THE PUMP. Gas prices continue to rise with local prices creeping over $5 gallon.

Price at pump continues to rise

March 12, 2022

Due to multiple factors Americans are having to pay a very high price for just one gallon of gasoline. The 2 major factors are the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and the ending of Covid-19. The average...

FIELDS OF FAITH. FCA is sponsoring an event for the community to come together and celebrate their faith.

FCA encourages attendance at Field of Faith

by Janice Talley, VOW Around Campus editor March 10, 2022

Eat. Pray. Sleep. Repeat. Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FCA, has been quietly working all year. They started with meetings once a week for everyone, and twice a week for leaders. They have gone...

Cafeteria should include more options for students with food sensitivities

Cafeteria should include more options for students with food sensitivities

by Stone Chapman, VOW writer March 4, 2022

Walking through the breakfast line at the beginning of the day looking for a healthy, suitable option can be really difficult for students that might suffer from lactose or gluten intolerance. With the...

Healthy relationships workshop in PAC at 6 PM tonight.  Learn how to help teens make healthy relationship choices.

Communication key in avoiding toxic relationships

by Katherine Lee, VOW editor February 23, 2022

Holding hands in the hallway. Swapping lettermans. Walking each other to class.  A tight grip around the shoulder. Whisper-yelling in alcoves. Covered bruises. Blank eyes. The signs are there, and...

UNDER PRESSURE. Students face enough stress at school without the added pressure of college and major life decisions being forced on them.

Students face too much pressure about college, future

by John Picklesimer, VOW contributor February 16, 2022

College readiness standards for kindergarteners. Seventh graders taking the ACT and SAT. High school freshmen stressing out about class ranks. The amount of pressure society puts on young kids and students...

PARKING LOT WOES. More drivers and students with no parking pass are causing parking problems and tardy issues.

Parking problems could be solved with assigned places

by Heather Jackson, VOW photography manager February 11, 2022

Parking in the student lot is causing students to get tardies because of the overflow of cars and amount of students without parking passes. The problem will continue to grow as more and more sophomores...

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