Monthly Archive: October 2015

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Marching to San Antonio

The Regiment of Roughnecks will be marching at the UIL state marching competition in San Antonio at the Alamodome on November 2, 2015. “It honestly feels so exciting,” senior Paige Bagley said. “Just to know that marching in the Alamodome will be the last marching contest I’ll participate in blows my mind.” This year will be the band’s fourth consecutive trip to San Antonio for state marching competition. They have been ranked in the top 5 all four times and...

‘Necks Hold off Eagles 0

‘Necks Hold off Eagles

White Oak improved to 6-2 on the season by beating the Harmony Eagles 12-0 last Saturday in Tatum. For the whole game, rain was pouring down steadily on the field, which may have been the culprit of two slow offenses for most of the game. The game started with Harmony trying to create rushing lanes up the middle of the White Oak defense, but the ‘Necks, led by Swade Smith, Chris Bloyd, and Austin Iske on the front were able...

Ladynecks Sweep Elysian Fields, Edge Past Diana 0

Ladynecks Sweep Elysian Fields, Edge Past Diana

Amidst boisterous crowds, the Ladyneck volleyball team played the Elysian Fields Yellowjackets and the New Diana Lady Eagles this past week. Both games tested the varsity squad’s endurance and taught them to perform under pressure, something that will be key for the team with playoffs in the near future. Tuesday the Ladynecks traveled to Elysian Fields to face the 4-4 Yellowjackets. In the previous game, the ‘Jackets were no test for the Ladynecks, beating them in three quick sets. This...

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Box Office Scorcher

“The book was so much better.” This is a common statement from critics after reading a book and watching the movie. The only similarities between The Scorch Trials book and movie is the characters and the setting… This is why I would rate the movie five out of five stars. I loved the first movie of the series, The Maze Runner, but it pales in comparison to The Scorch. Now I know that The Maze Runner was a book first...

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Chain Reaction

A hush falls over the crowd standing just below the stage. Every contestant lined shoulder to shoulder, their breath trapped in their throats, as they wait for the host to tell them what they have been waiting for all night: the winner of the Miss Gregg County Fair. Grateful for the opportunity, junior Jensen Chain competed in the 2015 Miss Gregg County Pageant, an annual showing of female representatives from each school in Gregg County, on September 17. Chain was...

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Lock Down

New locks installed on the front doors and a Spanish classroom renovated into an office are the finishing touches of a security project that began in 2013. The purpose is to increase student safety in light of recent school shootings across the nation. “I am very pleased and proud that our school board and administrators care enough about our student body and faculty to help protect us all by installing locked doors throughout the entire White Oak School District,” attendance...

Confident Stride 0

Confident Stride

On October 17, the boys and girls cross country teams travel to Elysian Fields to compete at the district meet and for a spot at the regional meet in Hunt on October 26. “Hopefully I will qualify at district for regionals, and then at regionals for state. I hope to do well at state, but seeing this is my freshman year I have time to improve throughout high school,” freshman Olivia Sipes said. Sipes led the girls in most meets...

Works In Progress 0

Works In Progress

Thursday night football probably isn’t the most important thing to most students, but for the Freshman and JV football players, It’s the highlight of the week. Both teams will be preparing to face the Sabine Cardinals in their next contest on October 15.     “We work hard everyday in practice, especially the offensive line,” JV center Kyle Berry said. “The homecoming game against Sabine will be exciting, and we should win if everyone does their job.” The freshman team was...

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