Student Council Collects Food for Those in Need

Kait Spade and MiKaiya Peters

November 30, 2016

Filed under News

With the holiday season well underway, faculty and Student Council have teamed up in hopes to give back by collecting enough food for a turkey dinner this week. “We’re collecting non-perishable goods from students and turkeys...

Martinez Strives to Insprire Students

Samarah Zamora, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

Filed under Features

English teacher Mr. Daniel Martinez is always striving to better himself and his students. “I started teaching because I love English. I think it’s awesome,” Martinez said. Martinez was inspired as a college student at...

Galindo Gets Ready to Retire Again

Mackenzie Lewis, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

Filed under Features

Administrative substitute, Mr. Ramiro Galindo, has enjoyed his time here at Oak Ridge this semester, but is preparing to return to retirement in December. Oak Ridge was in need of a new assistant principal going into the school...

Cross Country Finishes Season 7th in State

Lauren Kowis, News and Feature Editor

November 30, 2016

Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

all at state this year and beat College Park for the first time in school history. “Out of 216 6A schools in Texas we are ranked seventh. Only 16 schools advanced to the state level competition,” Senior Hayden Wright said. The...

Strong Season End For Volleyball

Emma Stanley and Sophie Preciado

November 30, 2016

Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

The Lady War Eagle volleyball team dominated the district with a successful 10-0 record. All of their hard work paid off this the season with a 48-1 record, and the team feels accomplished to have made it to the State Semi-Finals...

Lenington Chases Opera Dream

Jarod Hercules, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

Filed under Features

Senior Johana Lenington may seem like an average student, however outside of the school she has a passion for something very unique: opera productions. “When I first started, it was a bit of a shock for me, because I was trying...

Bracewell Walks the Runway to Success

Brooke Cotten, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

Filed under Features

With cameras flashing and all eyes turned to her, Senior Jenna Bracewell walks down the runway during New York Fashion Week, beginning the journey to make a name for herself in the modeling and fashion industry. “I’ve been...

McKinney Transitions From Basketball to Anatomy and Physiology

Sadee Sales, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

Filed under Features

From coaching women’s college basketball to teaching in the high school science department, Anatomy and Physiology teacher, Mrs. McKinney, teaches her first year at Oak Ridge with the intent to prepare her students for entering...

Fitzgerald Returns to The Ridge

Nolan Christensen, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

Filed under Features

The classroom you are in right now could be the very classroom that U.S. History teacher and offensive line coach Brian Fitzgerald sat in several years ago when he attended Oak Ridge High School. Fitzgerald graduated in 2005 and...

Getting to Know the Foreign Exchange Students

Kayla Smith, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

Filed under Features

War Eagles are playing host to several foreign exchange students this year. The students come from many countries and are here to learn more about American culture. Here is a little about two of the students. Tim Persaud Q:...

McGregor Helps Athletes On and Off the Field

Lily Martinez, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

Filed under Entertainment

Health Science and Medical Terminology teacher Lauren McGregor has become a licensed trainer from both University of Houston and Texas State University. Eight years ago, McGregor went to college and decided to become a physical...

Girls Soccer Prepares for Season Under New Coaching

Sidney Hinz, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

Filed under Sports

With the soccer season drawing near, great things are expected of the JV team as they are now under the development of new coach and teacher, Amanda Farmer. “I think our Junior Varsity team will do fantastic with Farmer. We...