America is based on the idea of equality. We as a country have fought for integration, women’s suffrage, income equality and more. But what exactly is equality? It seems that the general definition for equality, at least in America, is giving the exact same rights, opportunities and benefits to every single person. While this is true to an extent, couldn’t it also be argued that equality is not giving the same things to everyone, but giving to everyone the things that each person needs and deserves?
Ponder has seen senior Jessica Orozco as a valuable asset to its softball team since she stepped onto the diamond as a freshman. However, catching the eye of scouts from Southwest Christian University in Bethany, Okla., has opened a new door for the talented senior.
After last year’s District 5-4A championship, the Wildcat cross country team is back in action again. Led by Coach John Ponsonby, the wildcats looking to improve in any way they can to do even better this year, and that includes getting better individually.
Honor guard is known for running the flags down the football field after every touchdown. They also make a lot of noise, perform pushups in the end zones and hype the crowd. This year, the squad has a new addition, and for the first time in Guyer history, it’s a girl.
The clock struck triple zeros. Parents were crying. Players and coaches were sharing warm embraces. The Blue Crew was going crazy, and school spirit was at an all-time high. On December 19, 2012, the football team brought home the school’s first ever state championship.
On Sept. 13, 1966, a child named James Lee was born in Lansing, Mich. He was immediately placed in an orphanage and was later adopted by Charles and Rosemary Ford. That boy would grow up to be the current principal of Denton High School, Dan Ford.
Marinna Eckel can do more with one hand than most people could do with five.
On March 28, her 69th birthday, Dottie McEuin died after suffering complications from a heart attack, which sent her into a coma. She had been a Bronco for nearly all of her life.
The lively sound of tapping shoes echoes through the ears of adoring fans as the Saginaw, Mich., High Steppers dance across the stage. The combination of jazz and tap drives the audience mad. The adorable faces of children dancing and singing on stage are too cute to ignore.
For 25 years, they lived in a pleasant home on Linden Street with a beautiful agave tree growing in the front yard. Their unique home, built in the 1960s, could not have better suited Fritz Schwalm and his wife, Reneta, even though it was placed only feet from Denton High School. On the morning of Feb. 10, 2008, the Schwalms woke up to a notice informing them that the high school was going to expand.
Both boys and girls soccer teams want to keep the recent success in athletics. With breakout, record-setting seasons in boys and girls basketball, and the school’s first ever state championship in football, the soccer program wants to keep the recent trend of dominance going. “We want to go to state this year,” said Kevin Leon, a senior defender on the boys’ soccer team. “That’s the expectation.”
Track is off to a sprint as practices and preparations for meets have begun. Both boys and girls teams have similar goals. “We expect to win district, and our goal for this year is to win regionals as a team,” Lady Wildcat track coach Megan Hardesty said.
The sound blares, and Kevin Van Horn wakes up to the 7 a.m. alarm he set the night before. He takes a shower and eats his cereal. He grabs his things and starts his day.
He jumps out of bed bright and early. He needs to beat the sweltering heat before the sun rises. Young entrepreneur Caleb Shafer does this for a living.
Almost every day, I drive the same route down the far side of Mayhill Road to get my tired self to school. I turn past the dump, trying to avoid the dismal smell and watch the houses fly by. One house, abandoned, faded white boards. I pass a clump of trees. Next house, a little worse for wear, but certainly inhabitable, a cute little thing, painted a burnt orange color, more by the sun than by any actual pigment. And at this cute little house, an old man sits almost every morning on an old, blue folding chair, facing the street and waving.
Most people really don’t want to get up at 6 a.m. to run. Some people might, but it’s certainly not a common trait. However, the cross country team has a dedicated set of students willing to wake early, run far, and pant the whole way in order to better themselves and their group for their own benefit, but more importantly, the team.
Life happens. Adversity happens. Things happen whether wanted or not, whether good or bad. Imagine having the season of a lifetime and inching closer to achieving a lifelong dream of playing college basketball.
How many shirts do you own from Hollister? How many pairs of jeans bear that trademark moose logo representing Abercrombie & Fitch? An average of more than 80 percent of all teenagers own at least one Hollister clothing item or an Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) clothing item.
Success is inarguably vital to the “American Dream.” The concept that one man, born into complete poverty with no prospects and little to no hope, can rise above all obstacles and become something great is what makes our country unique. America is every man’s land. It is the harbor of dreamers, the army of the brave and the system of the people.
They are heard chanting, “Ay, we want a touchdown, bang-bang” at football games. Their presence is felt by rocking the gym at basketball games. And they are seen at all sporting events wearing blue, supporting their school, and yelling loud and wild. The Blue Crew is a rowdy, loud and proud student section at Guyer High School that can be seen and heard at pep rallies and school sporting events.