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Canyon Echoes Book Club: “The Sky is Everywhere”

Canyon Echoes Book Club: “The Sky is Everywhere”

Hadley Norris, Reporter

February 14, 2020

Canyon Echoes staff has started a new book club to recommend books to students that are available in the CVMS library for check out. If you haven’t seen my article about Letters to the Lost and One of Us is Lying, check it out, but this article is about The Sky is Everywhere. It is written by Jandy Ne...

2020 Oscars

2020 Oscars

Jessie Van Den Berg, Editor

February 11, 2020

The 92nd Academy Awards was definitely a breath of fresh air. This year the speeches were gracious, classy, and short. The nominees this year were also all very deserving of the title. Here is a link to the official list of all the nominees and winners of each category.  This year almost had a theme in my...

Game Review: The Sims 4

Game Review: The Sims 4

Evlabia Konstantinou and June Jung

February 7, 2020

Many people know of the game The Sims 4. It is a game where you control a "Sim" and live their life. You can become a parent; you have challenges in everyday life, similar to real life. The game has received mixed reviews since its release, with the majority of criticism directed towards its lack of...

The Chaos and the Cuteness of Slime Rancher

The Chaos and the Cuteness of Slime Rancher

Shristi Dayal, Reporter

February 6, 2020

About the Game Slime Rancher is a casual, feel-good type game. It's just a fun exploration game. There are some achievable goals, but it's all good fun. So you're a girl named Beatrix on a planet that's called The Far Far Range, which is filled with many different types of slimes. You can grab them and...

K-Pop, What’s the Hype About?

K-Pop, What’s the Hype About?

Harmony House and Shristi Dayal

January 29, 2020

K-Pop is a heavily debated topic in the world, but why do people listen to something they can't understand? Maybe it's popular because of its creative talents, its members, or its catchy rhythm. It has a weird addictive aspect to it, though. Something about that charming style of music has captivated...

Girl Scout Cookies: The Cookie Craze

Girl Scout Cookies: The Cookie Craze

Hadley Norris and Naomi Nathan

January 29, 2020

It is that time of year. Girl scouts are selling something that nobody can resist. From Thin Mints to Lemonades to S'mores, cookies make their ways through schools at a crazy speed and nothing, not even teachers can stop it. As everyone knows sugar is addicting, especially to teenagers. So these cookies...

OPINION: Reality T.V. Out of Hand

OPINION: Reality T.V. Out of Hand

Harmony House, Reporter

January 28, 2020

Almost 50% of Americans rank Reality Television unfavorable, yet it's mostly increasing in size. Reality t.v. is more set-up drama than it is reality. Shows like “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” “Real Housewives,” and “90 Day Fiancé” are just a few examples of highly watched reality tele...

OPINION: Why Recycling Won’t Help The Earth

OPINION: Why Recycling Won’t Help The Earth

Evlabia Konstantinou, Reporter

January 23, 2020

Why do we Recycle? Like many children, I grew up learning the 3 r's "reduce, reuse, recycle." Eventually, I have come to learn how little recycling makes a difference. What the companies are trying to do is shift the blame from their products from the company to there consumers. Unfortunately, what you...

Canyon Echoes Book Club: “Letters to the Lost”

Canyon Echoes Book Club: “Letters to the Lost”

Hadley Norris, Reporter

January 21, 2020

Now on Canyon Echoes, you will find that there is an online book club where the Canyon Echoes staff discuss their favorite reads. We hope this will help you find something you can’t set down. If you find something that interests you, you can go to the CVMS library to check it out. A warning to tho...

Canyon Echoes Book Club: “One of Us is Lying”

Canyon Echoes Book Club: “One of Us is Lying”

Hadley Norris, Reporter

January 16, 2020

The Canyon Echoes staff is writing book reviews to recommend their favorite books they have read. If you haven’t read the previous book review, then check out our dedicated tab to find all the book club reviews we do. If you have any books that you recommend, let us know by commenting below. Letters t...

OPINION: New Transportation Smart Tags Aren’t So Smart

OPINION: New Transportation Smart Tags Aren’t So Smart

Naomi Nathan and Harmony House

December 19, 2019

On December 4th, 2019, yellow badges were passed out in all Advisory classes. Round Rock ISD call them Smart Tags. What are smart tags? Smart tags are like student IDs that track when you get on and of the bus. As I said before, they can't be overlooked. These bright yellow tags have the words SMART ta...

OPINION: Everybody Needs Recess!

OPINION: Everybody Needs Recess!

Naomi Nathan, Reporter

December 19, 2019

Recess is a very vital part of the school day, yet some schools get rid of your free time. That's problematic because it has a big roll in your academics. Your  No-time-for- leisure could be causing your low test scores. Being stripped of your play might be a bigger problem than you think! One Monday...