Jacob Sansom – Student Spotlight

Of Vince Lombardi’s many great quotes, perhaps one of his most well-known sayings is, “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” The quote leads to another universally-known quote: “Easier said than done.” It’s one thing to say you’re going to get up when you fall; it’s another thing to actually get up. Though Friendswood High … Read More

Student Spotlight – Vanessa Marsh, Danna Cai, Alexis and Jolie Jackson

On the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 26, the Wesley Center at Clear Lake United Methodist Church was filled with the sounds of all kinds of different instruments playing all kinds of different melodies. It was a hodgepodge of noise and music and chatter; however, the loudness in the room was drowned out by the beating of four young ladies’ hearts … Read More

Madison Clayton – Student Spotlight

Madison Clayton, Friendswood Junior High seventh-grader, could feel her heart pounding in her chest and tingling in her toes as she stood on the edge of a platform in the middle of a rainforest. Facing away from the zip-line, Clayton was forced to decide: would she jump blindly or would she keep her feet on the ground? Clayton traveled to … Read More

Ben McAndrews – Student Spotlight

To write about the game of men’s basketball and not quote Michael Jordan would be a crime, so here it goes: words of inspiration from the man, the myth, the legend himself. Jordan once said, “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” By all accounts, Friendswood High School senior Ben McAndrews was never … Read More

Daniel Londa – Student Spotlight

The Scout Oath reads as follows: “On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.” The obligations that come when taking the Scout Oath are to be completed not … Read More

Student Spotlight – Sam Legendre

Ready, Set, Teach is a two-block class at Friendswood High School that allows high school students to help in elementary school classrooms four days of the week. In those classrooms, the Ready, Set, Teach students aid in working with the students and teachers in an effort to prepare themselves to work in education one day. Amongst these students is senior … Read More

Student Spotlight – Baileigh Burtis

In sports, there is a saying that goes, “there is no ‘I’ in ‘team,’ which is used to symbolize putting the needs of the whole group before the needs of oneself. Friendswood Junior High seventh grader, Baileigh Burtis, takes being a selfless player to a whole new level. Burtis is on the FJH 7A girls basketball team and though her … Read More

Student Spotlight – Soleil Gignac

There have many times throughout history where the “impossible” became “possible.” Some people never believed humans would land on the moon until Neil Armstrong spoke his famous words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Some people believed robots were a thing of childhood fantasy, but now, robots are being developed that can pick up on … Read More

Student Spotlight – Amanda Archer

Lights, camera, action! Stories come to life through film. Whether it be a dazzled Cinderella dancing the night away with Prince Charming or a badly beaten, bloody Rocky refusing to surrender to Apollo, there is an art to film-making. As an audience, most people only see the story of the actors unfold before them on an over-sized screen with popcorn … Read More

Student Spotlight – Kevin Tran (eSports League)

With advancements in technology, an entirely new world has been created all within a screen. The line between reality and virtual reality is becoming less and less distinct as two worlds collide. Some find comfort in this escape, but as it is human nature to seek engagement with others, the escape is turning into a new opportunity to meet people … Read More