Phones Distract

Phones Distract

February 5, 2020

How long has it been since you’ve looked at your phone? one minute, maybe two? You could be reading this on your phone as we speak. In today’s up-to-date and speedy society phones have very quickly taken a cozy place in people’s lives. As their companion, anxiety sponge, and most important item. They are very useful indeed, however, do they do more harm than good? In regards to the safety and health of our youth and current students, I believe they can cause more serious long term effects and ...

School District Rezoning

School District Rezoning

February 4, 2020

In some states due to the population of people they have to do rezoning often to make sure the schools in the area aren’t becoming overcrowded. Students may feel that rezoning is a terrible thing due to the fact that some students may be separated from their friends. Rezoning is actually beneficial to students because it avoids having school’s crowded which is a safety hazard. “Deputy Superintendent for Business Services Richard Wilkinson said, noting how growth and rezoning affects many neig...

Inside the Mind Behind

Inside the Mind Behind “Shattered Dreams”

January 27, 2020

Kaylyn Wilson, a senior here at Memorial, has been diligently working on perfecting the tiny details of our very own Shattered Dreams film. Not only is she full of passion and energy for the tedious project, she is also taking this opportunity to prepare herself for a future as a director. “I have to be adaptable and flexible and ready for something that’s gonna mold me and give me this experience” says Wilson,  “it’s getting me ready for my future career since I really want to go i...

Shattered Dreams is Hitting Close to Home

Lauren Adkins

January 23, 2020

The tragedies that have occurred from teen drinking and driving are shocking. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:  -Motor Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death from people 15 to 20 years old (2003) -In 2002, 3,827 drivers 15 to 20 years old were killed, and an additional 324,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes in the US. 29% of these teen drivers had been drinking. -About 3/10 Americans will be involved in an alcohol related auto crash in their lives.   The consequences that so many have faced from the irresponsibility of so many young individuals is made a personal reality in Shattered Dreams, a two-day program designed to educate students, parents, and...

District Results

Gracie Fillet

January 21, 2020

Memorial’s swim team made history this weekend at the FISD District Meet. Overall, the girls finished 4th, replacing their 8th place last year. The boys finished 2nd overall! Between both boys and girls, individual races and relays brought home 11 medals and there were 12 records were broken. Congratulations to the team, now off to Regionals!

A Performance to Remember

Kelsey Byrd, Staff writer

December 20, 2019

In 1963, pop singer Andy Williams sang the joyous and legendary tune “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” Now 56 years later, this sentiment still bodes true- at least in Memorial High School it does. While the ceilings plastered with multi-colored paper cut outs such as golden stars and green reefs, and walls covered in becoming posters celebrating diverse holidays are all components of the school’s spirit, it is the Memorial Voices of Gold and Memorial Men that have really helped hammer in the school’s sense of festivity.    At 2:15, a gaggle of lucky teachers and students were fortunate enough to attend an impromptu concert from Memorial’s Voices of Gold and the Memorial Men. This...

Basketball is a Calling

Basketball is a Calling

December 19, 2019

When you think of basketball, you usually think of shooting hoops and dribbling a ball, but it is much more than that. Basketball is about developing concentration and discipline, building muscle, working with others and taking action towards achieving your goals. Memorial High School basketball coach, Coach Gibson, came in and talked about how coaching was a calling for him, as well as his experiences. Coach Gibson indicates how finding a career is all about doing what you love and loving what ...

Shattered Dreams

Shattered Dreams Pre-Production

December 13, 2019

Memorial High School has the unique opportunity this year to play a vital role in helping students understand the fatal effects of drinking and driving. Shattered Dreams is a two-day program designed to educate students, parents and the community about the solemn issue of underage drinking and driving by providing a realistic experience and encouraging them to make positive choices. We are currently in pre-production as Kaylyn Wilson, is putting the final touches on the script while Zach Wilkerson...

Culture Is Crucial in Sports

Culture Is Crucial in Sports

December 11, 2019

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a...

Stress is a Mess

Gracie Fillet

November 21, 2019

“So if a teenager is at school for roughly 8 hours, and they are doing homework for 6+ hours, and they need at least 9 hours of sleep for their developing brains, then they may have 0-1 hours for other activities like eating, bathing, exercise, socializing (which is incredibly important for emotional, mental, and physical health as well as the development of skills vital to their future career), religious activities, hobbies, extra-cirriculars, medical care of any kind, chores (also a skill/habit development and required by many parents), relaxation, and even family time. Not to mention that your parents may or may not pressure you to get a job, or you might need to get one for economic reasons.” - Pinterest  ...

Honoring Our Heroes

Kelsey Byrd, Staff writer

November 15, 2019

In the upper halls of Memorial High School, quizzes were passed out to groaning students, tests were taken with nervous ferocity and lectures were given to a very bored and unresponsive audience. But just downstairs in the library, something magical was taking  place. Around the tables decorated with patriotic napkins, colorful cupcakes and walls adorned with soldier cutouts, a large crowd of people came together and united under one premise- to honour our country’s veterans.    Some were strangers, bonded only by their connection to the military (rather it was their service or a loved one’s), but regardless an aura of familiarity was birthed as the stories of our country’s heroes were shared. “My name is Torrance Reed and I w...

Veterans Day Tribute

November 11, 2019