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The student news site of Cypress Creek High School

CCHS Press

The student news site of Cypress Creek High School

CCHS Press

Senior Brendan Sembera performs as Colby the Cougar at the Sept. 7 varsity football game at Pridgeon Stadium.

Meet the man behind the mascot

Story by: Kamea Workman, Staffer January 18, 2024

Colby the Cougar brings the school spirit to Cy Creek games and events, but many Cougars are unaware of the identity of the man behind the mascot. “I wanted to go to all the football games,” senior...

Graphic by Anisa Tran

Sun sets on senior year for class of 2023

Story by: Anisa Tran, Staffer May 10, 2023

As the year comes to a close, seniors will be gathering for senior sunset on May 11 on the football field from 7 to 9 p.m. English teacher and senior class sponsor Kimberly Stelly said that the event...

Graphic by Anisa Tran

Taylor Swift to come to Houston for Eras Tour

Story by: Anisa Tran, Staffer April 21, 2023

Pop star Taylor Swift will be coming to Houston's NRG Stadium for her Eras tour this weekend, April 21-23. The Eras Tour is Swift’s sixth headlining concert tour in which Swift honors her past discography...

Graphic made by Anisa Tran on Canva

Cy Creek students celebrate Ramadan

Story by: Anisa Tran, Staffer April 13, 2023

March 20 kicked off the start of the religious celebration of Ramadan, and it will last until the evening of April 20. Junior Manal “Verne” Khan explained the roots of Ramadan. “Ramadan is...

Campus instructional coach Teresa Hughes holding a copy of OLane the Mailman besides Teddy Manthei. Photo courtesy of Teresa Hughes.

Freshman Teddy Manthei writes and publishes book

Story by: Anisa Tran, Staffer March 3, 2023

The misadventures of a mailman named O’Lane are chronicled in a book published by freshman Teddy Manthei in April 2022. “The book is called O’Lane the Mailman,” Manthei said. “Basically...

Mr. Lally dresses up as Santa Claus for the preschool students on Dec. 8, 2022. Photo by Crystal Gooding.

Mr. Lally named 2023 Cy Creek Teacher of the Year

Story by: Corey McLaurin, Staffer February 20, 2023

After teaching for 16 years William “Buck” Lally, government and AP U.S. history teacher, National Honor Society Sponsor and Key Club Sponsor was awarded 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year Dec. 8, 2022. According...

Graphic made by Cy Creek Student Council

STUCO sponsors first Creek Fest

Story by: Anisa Tran, Staffer February 14, 2023

Student Council will host Cy Creek's first ever called Creek Fest Feb. 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will take place outside the school as well as inside, specifically on Main Street and the...

Drummer Julian Bocanegra. Photo credits to X & M Visual Arts.

Cy Creek students chase dreams, form band

Story by: Anisa Tran, Staff February 6, 2023

It’s a Friday night at The Temple. Under brightly-saturated lights, a group of boys perform on stage. One is on the drums, banging his head as he plays. Another boy's fingers move rapidly over his bass....

The 2022-2023 Key Club. Photo by Cougar Pride yearbook staff.

Key Club aims to give back

Story by: Haley Nguyen, Contributor November 29, 2022

Key Club, a national organization that is passionate about volunteering, is a student-led organization sponsored by Mr. William "Buck" Lally. "We volunteer at various places, people send us volunteer...

The 2022-2023 bowling club. Photo by Cougar Pride yearbook staff.

Bowling club to play in Dec. 1 tournament

Story by: Mia Careaga, Contributor November 29, 2022

The bowling club has a tournament Dec. 1 at Bowlero, and the club is interested in recruiting more members. "If you find bowling fun and want to get stronger and compete, then we would be happy to see...

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