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Senior Donnie Moody gets ready for the next play during a morning practice at D.W. Rutledge Stadium. The Rockets will open the season with a scrimmage against Brandeis.

Preview of the 2020-2021 football season

September 11, 2020

With the 2020-2021 season around the corner, Rocket fans are expecting less than usual this year with ...

On August 25, Mrs. Sandra Grogan works into the night on her Canvas class, a day after the first day of school. Canvas is one of the new learning management programs teachers and students had to learn to use this year for virtual school.

I’m a teacher’s child

August 27, 2020

Being a teacher’s daughter has never been “normal.” And now, like everything else, it has become...

I'm A Teacher

I’m A Teacher

August 9, 2020

Full disclosure, I am the adviser of this award-winning student newspaper, The Fuel, and its sister organization, the nat...

Bryce Wisdom holds his

“Live Like Bryce” is the way of life

July 28, 2020

“Live Like Bryce,” three words that now hold a stronger meaning within Converse and across the nation....

To the first-year teacher...

To the first-year teacher…

July 9, 2020

It’s 6:00 a.m. and the morning alarm rings. You never used to wake up this early and was this excited during...

Looking forward when I should’ve been looking back

By: Analisa Valdez

April 14, 2020

Special. Unique. Quirky. Individual. Peculiar. Different.  All words you can use to describe literally everyone, yet simultaneously words that don’t describe anyone at all in the sense that we’re all the same. It’s a big, contradicting paradox that doesn’t need to be sat on for too long, but it’s one that has sat ...

COVID-19 infects the world of politics

By: Steven Stein and Brooklyn Ellis

April 10, 2020

Due to increasing threats regarding COVID-19, the activities within our daily lives have been halted and current national policy continues to evolve to ensure citizens are able to subsist within their new isolated society. As of April 6, 41 of the 50 states, including Texas, have issued stay-at-home orders. Unlike others, Texas governor Greg Abbott had left the decision to the local governments until ...

Student workers hit hard from the COVID-19 pandemic

By: Jennifer Castillo, Senior

April 9, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has led the world into a frenzy, and businesses all over the world are being affected in some way or another. With the pandemic causing people to have to self-quarantine and social distance, the impact it has had on student's jobs was simply inevitable. This pandemic has been especially hard-hitti...

Student’s mental health under the microscope during pandemic

By: Emily Stein, Junior

April 8, 2020

As we have watched the entire world experience something that most of us have never seen in our lifetime, extreme and scary shifts have occurred that are taking us away from our daily lives. For many, the threat of COVID-19 was merely a joke or a distant threat that we had nothing to worry about. But, as state governments acros...

Disappointed, but ready for the next chapter

Disappointed, but ready for the next chapter

By: Madalynn Lambert, Senior

April 7, 2020

After spring break, it’s the best time to be a senior. We have prom, senior picnic, senior sunrise, ...

I will continue to beat the odds

I will continue to beat the odds

By: Raven Gatson, Senior

April 6, 2020

Dear High School,  Only 78% of black students graduate from high school. Black women participate in college at a rate of 47.3%. At top tier universities, black students make up 6%.  I was not supposed to make it this far.  These are not simply statistic...

It’s true – it takes a village

It’s true - it takes a village

By: Molly Tilton, Senior

April 3, 2020

As our senior year draws to an end, in probably the most unpredictable fashion, I am left looking back...

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