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What Were Your Favorite Childhood Books? (PART ONE)

What Were Your Favorite Childhood Books? (PART ONE)

Oliver Barnfield, Baker Tuthill, and Colin Johnson

February 4, 2019

The mid 2000s were a golden age for YA books. And as kids, we grew up with these colorful and interesting novels. So the Canyon Echoes staff will be talking about our favorites as kids and evaluating whether or not they still hold up. This is just Part One. Part Two will be posted shortly. Oliver Barnfield-...

The Opinionist 12: The Weirdest Sequels EVER!

The Opinionist 12: The Weirdest Sequels EVER!

Oliver Barnfield, Evan Tucker, Colin Johnson, Baker Tuthill, The Opinionist Cast, and Branton Greenberg

January 28, 2019

Contains: Angry Birds Sequels, Son of Mask, Halloween 3, Space Chimps 2, Pac Man 2: The New Adventures, Silent Night Deadly Night 2, Mean Girls 2, The Sandlot 2.  

Canyon Vista Lion King

Canyon Vista Lion King

Charlotte Blackmon, Reporter

January 28, 2019

The Lion King is the classic Disney tale of a young lion who loses his father and has to overcome his evil uncle and assume the throne. So, Hamlet with lions. There are so many things that people love about Lion King, from the fantastic songs to the engaging story and characters, and now you can see...

Do Graphics Matter in Video Games?

Do Graphics Matter in Video Games?

Oliver Barnfield, Cool Guy/Entertainment Editor

January 25, 2019

In June 1972, a strange machine called Pong showed up in Andy Capp’s Tavern in Sunnyvale, CA. It was unlike anything the public had seen. A large box with a screen that displayed 2 white paddles and a ball, people soon discovered you could move the paddles side to side and score against the other pla...

The 6 Best (and Worst) Pink Floyd Songs

The 6 Best (and Worst) Pink Floyd Songs

Oliver Barnfield, Cool Guy/Entertainment Editor

January 23, 2019

Pink Floyd is one of my favorite rock bands ever. I liked how they had the traditional progressive rock style in their veins, but mixed with funkier, grittier elements. Personally, I don't know many Prog bands who could break out into a slammin' disco track such as "Another Brick in the Wall" or the...

STAC- “What Do I Do if My Friend Got into the Play and I Didn’t?”

STAC-

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

January 22, 2019

Have a predicament you need advice on or a question you need to be answered? Drop by our anonymous forum here. "When me and my friend found out about the Lion King, we were both really excited, because we both love musical theater! But when we did, she actually made it on to the lead cast, and...

Mustang Express

Designed by Yoonjoo Oh

Yoonjoo Oh, Reporter

January 14, 2019

Do you remember how it felt when you first visited CVMS? Do you remember once being a 5th grader, looking around your assigned middle school with interest? January 14th, 16th, and 18th marked Mustang Express week; 5th-grade students from Laurel Mountain, Spicewood, and Kathy Caraway Elementary School...

Choir Holiday Concert on Dec. 18

Choir Holiday Concert on Dec. 18

Emma Ross, Reporter

December 19, 2018

All CVMS choirs performed at 7 p.m. at Hope Presbyterian Church. Songs sung included "In the Bleak Mid-Winter," "Jingle Bells," "A Field of White" and many more. Here are a few pictures from the event.

Favorite Holiday Carols

Favorite Holiday Carols

Hannah McDonough, Editor

December 18, 2018

You've sung them in school, while watching your favorite movie, or cozying up around a fire. You've heard them played while walking through the Domain, H-E-B, and holiday parties. You know all their words by heart. But what is YOUR favorite Christmas Carol? Here are some students' thoughts on their favorite...

Recycled Art

Recycled Art

Yoonjoo Oh, Reporter

December 17, 2018

Every day we throw away trash. From plastic bottles to cardboard boxes, and other stuff that is useless. Do you second think about that trash again, that you threw away? No. But some artists do; in fact, you can do that too. You may have heard about this somewhere before. Artwork made up with trash;...

Chartpak AD Markers Review

Chartpak AD Markers Review

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

December 14, 2018

I recently bought these markers off of eBay for a significantly cheaper price than they are on Amazon. The original price can be from 5.00-9.00 per marker, which in some cases is more expensive than a Copic, the industry standard. Also, these are xylene based, which had been talked up by the company so much I was intrigued ...

The Junior Thespians Competition Submissions

The Junior Thespians Competition Submissions

Evan Tucker, Reporter

December 10, 2018

Junior Thespians, for those who don't know, represent the best actors and actresses on campus. Lately, they've been working on a project for state competition. Here were some of their submissions, that range anywhere from short-film to singing. Gabe Paredes (8) : Theatre Marketing "I did Theatre...