Canyon Echoes

An Interview with Mr. Parks (New Theater Teacher)

An Interview with Mr. Parks (New Theater Teacher)

Oliver Barnfield, Theatre Reporter

September 11, 2018


Filed under Campus News, People, Showcase, Theatre

This year we have a brand new member to our fine arts staff: Mr. Dustin Parks. I asked him a few questions. Canyon Echoes: What was your background in theater before you came to CVMS? Dustin Parks: I taught for 11 years at Pflugerville and a Westville for 3. I also acted professionally in A...

Why or Why Not Take a Foreign Language?

Why or Why Not Take a Foreign Language?

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

September 7, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Opinion, People, Showcase

Foreign languages are greatly supported here but the choice is ultimately up to the students. I went around and interviewed three students and asked them why they did or why didn’t they take a foreign language.   Wednesday Kollodge (8): Q: Do you take a foreign language? A: Yes, ...

Can Students Draw The Texas Outline From Memory?

Can Students Draw The Texas Outline From Memory?

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

September 5, 2018


Filed under Art, Entertainment, Just For Fun, People, Showcase, Videos

We've seen the shape and outline of Texas all of our lives. It appears in logos, maps, the internet, and mostly in school. However, what happens when you don't have the shape to trace, or a reference to look at? Here are the results: Can you draw the Texas outline from memory?

Weird Books of Our Childhood

Weird Books of Our Childhood

Oliver Barnfield and Baker Tuthill

September 4, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, People, Showcase

There's lots of weird stuff that everyone remembers from their childhoods. And there sure is a ton of that for us, Baker Tuthill & Oliver Barnfield. Today, we'll be talking about our favorite childhood books that weren't all sunshine and rainbows. Baker: Ragweed/Poppy by Avi Where to start? Ragwee...

Why Are Phones So Addictive?

Why Are Phones So Addictive?

Evlabia Konstantinou, Reporter

September 4, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, People, Showcase, Technology

Your eyes are attracted to a small handheld device someone is obviously trying to get your attention, but you don’t put down your device to look that person in the eyes and acknowledge that they are talking to you or that they exist at all. No, you keep staring at your cat memes or the Snapchats or t...

Coming into the Royal Family

Coming into the Royal Family

Jessie Van Den Berg, Reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Fashion, Just For Fun, People, Showcase, World News

Becoming a royal, doesn’t it sound magical?  For most of us that is our fairytale. But for Meghan Markle, it’s now her reality. Meghan Markle was a television actress and was working on a show series named Suits. But when she got engaged to her fiance Prince Harry she had to make a choice. T...

Student Opinion On Fortnite

Student Opinion On Fortnite

Silas Ou, Reporter

August 30, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, People

According to PC games, Fortnite has now been downloaded more than 140 million times ... Aarnavv Chitari (7) was asked some questions about the popular game. Q: What do you believe is the future of Fortnite? A: It'll be popular for a few more years, and then people will become bored and play a...

The Clubs of Canyon Vista

The Clubs of Canyon Vista

Colin Johnson, Reporter

August 30, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Clubs, Events, People, Showcase

There are many unique clubs on campus, made for the purpose of after school entertainment. There are some standard ones, such as Origami Club, and Tennis Club, there are some similar clubs like Board Game Club and Dungeons And Dragons Club and tons of other clubs. In total there are 36 (official) clubs h...

Christiane Amanpour Replaces Charlie Rose On US Wide News Stations

Christiane Amanpour Replaces Charlie Rose On US Wide News Stations

Keana Saberi, Reporter

May 22, 2018


Filed under Events, People, Showcase, World News

During Mid-November, amidst the uncovering of allegations made against Charlie Rose, the famous and well-known talk show whose show was canceled due to many reports of sexual harassment, Christiane Amanpour, a CNN broadcaster whose rebroadcasts were slotted in as an interim replacement for the show...