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The Roar

The student news site of Midlothian Heritage High School

The Roar

The student news site of Midlothian Heritage High School

The Roar

Natalya Shelton

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor

Guess who’s back, back again? Nat is back. Tell a friend. Actually, don’t tell a friend because they probably don’t care, but I am back on the newspaper staff, this time trying my hand at managing editor. A lot has changed since last year so let’s do a quick recap. First, I have grown an inch and aged a year so I am now 6 '1 and 17 years old. Second, I no longer play basketball (unfortunate, I know) and my playlist is now about 50% rap, 20% Billie Eilish, and 30% Linkin Park. I still side-eye people who think Lebron is the GOAT though, I haven’t changed that much. The only other notable difference is that last year I was starting my newspaper journey, and this year it will be coming to an end. But the certified lover boy himself Drake said it best: “I’m here for a good time, not a long time.” So while I wasn’t a part of newspaper long at all, I certainly enjoyed my time here, and I’m definitely looking forward to the good times to come. 

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Wide receiver and defensive back Stetson Sarratt (12) sits in silence after Heritages playoff game against South Oak Cliff. The Jaguars lost this game by a score of 31-42.

The Final Game

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
November 30, 2023
Mark Cuban is selling a majority stake of the Dallas Mavericks for $3.5 billion. He originally bought the franchise for $285 million in 2000. 
-Image from Creative Commons

No More Majority Stake

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
November 30, 2023
Guard Ivy Preusser (12) drives to the hoop against a Brewer defender in the Heritage Hoopfest championship game. The Jags took second place in the tournament. 

- @KenMurphyPhoto

Jags Toppled in Their Tournament

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
November 30, 2023
Pitch Perfect is a movie trilogy about a cappella that has been seen by fans around the world. Because this is one of my favorite movie series of all time, I ranked my top five favorite performances.

- Creative Commons

Picking the Premier Performances

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
November 30, 2023
So far in this years womens collegiate basketball season, many of the freshmen are performing like seasoned veterans. First year players such as Notre Dames Hannah Hidalgo and South Carolinas MiLaysia Fulwiley have dazzled in their first few games. -Made in Canva

Fearsome Freshmen

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
November 30, 2023
The 2023-24 womens college basketball season is officially here. The first two weeks were full of surprising upset that shocked fans. 

- Made in Canva

Unbelievable Upsets

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
November 30, 2023
The Texas Rangers are the 2023 MLB World Series Champions. The last time they made the World Series was 12 years ago in 2011.
-Made in Canva

Taking the Title to Texas

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
November 5, 2023
Kim Kardashians clothing brand Skims is the official underwear partner of the WNBA, NBA and USA basketball. This partnership came after Skims launched its first mens line, featuring multiple famous athletes.
-Made in Canva

Unveiling the Underwear

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
November 2, 2023
Drakes highly anticipated eighth studio album For all the Dogs is officially here. He has been one of the most popular rappers for years now, and fans were excited for the release of his album.

- Made in Canva

For All the Dogs

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
November 2, 2023
Every year ESPN releases a list of their top 100 players going into the next season. The top ten players are revealed last, and fans always disagree with who ends up in the top ten, as well as the order ESPN puts them in.

- Made in Canva

Shaking up the Rankings

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
November 2, 2023
This season, both Aaron Rogers and Kirk Cousins have suffered a torn Achilles tendon. The prevalence of this injury at the quarterback position has increased in recent years, and the NFL needs to find a solution.

- Made in Canva

Time to Talk about the Tears

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
November 2, 2023
Ten time all-star and former MVP James Harden has officially been traded from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Los Angeles Clippers. It will be interesting to see how this move will impact both teams involved this season. 

- Made in Canva

So Long Sixers

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
November 2, 2023
Damian Lillard has been sent to the Milwaukee Bucks as a part of a three-team trade between the Bucks, Suns, and Trailblazers. Lillard was drafted by the Trailblazers in 2012, and had never played for another team until now. 

- Made in Canva

Bye Bye Blazers

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
October 17, 2023
Music is a lot more than just words and a beat to most people. It has helped people deal with strong emotions and get through hard times. 

- Made in Canva

The Meaning Behind the Melodies

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
October 17, 2023
The 2023 college football season has officially begun. Conferences such as the SEC. Pac-12, and Big 10 have dominated in past years.

The Comeback of College Football

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
October 11, 2023
Traditionally a top contender, Team USA placed fourth at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. They lost to Lithuania, Germany, and Canada along the way, leading many fans to consider the team an embarrassment. 
-Made in Canva

Taking a Turn For the Worse

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
September 25, 2023
Texas college pride is a very important aspect of students lives and fans have been known to go all out with their support. Emma Cockerham (11) explained what being a fan of a Texas college meant to her. “Being a UT fan, I feel like I’m cheering on Texas,” Cockerham said. “I’m cheering on the best college in Texas and I feel like there’s a lot of Texas pride…”


- Made in Canva

College Love in the Lone Star State

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
March 8, 2023
Senior Jerzie Bryant has officially committed to Oklahoma City University. She took her official visit in early September and immediately felt at home. “When I stepped on campus I had that gut feeling like yeah this is the one,” Bryant said.

Becoming A Star

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
November 22, 2022
In recent years Giannis Antetokounmpo has been on the receiving end of a lot of unwarranted hate. Despite this, Giannis is still one of the most skilled players in the NBA.

Freakishly Skilled

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
November 22, 2022
Members of the football team are dyeing their hair blond to celebrate making it into the playoffs. This tradition has been present at other schools for a while, but the football team brought it to Heritage to create a sense of togetherness. “I think it just creates unity among the team,” Dylan Riggins (12) said. “It gives them something to represent that team coming together and just having eachothers’ backs.”

Bleached Hair Don’t Care

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
November 22, 2022
Many students associate the best parts of their childhoods with some of their favorite cartoons. The shows that they watched when they were younger have left a lasting impact on their lives.“[Watching cartoons makes me feel] pure happiness and a little bit of sadness,” Kevon Manning-Mitchell (11) said. “I wish I could go back to those times of being a kid and watching them.”

Life Lessons With Looney Tunes

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
November 4, 2022
Newer generations have grown up with the availability of technology and other factors that have set them apart from older generations. This divide has existed for a long time, but it can be seen in the classroom as well. “...there’s been a big disconnect in the classroom because we were online for so long,” Sophia Gutierrez said. “...communication in the classroom has really died down.”


- Made in Canva

A Generational Disagreement

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
November 4, 2022
One of the best parts about the NBA is the nicknames that are given to its players by the fans. Some are less complimentary than others than others, but all of them are both original and humorous.

- Made in Canva

Nicknamed Basketball Association

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
November 4, 2022
Roger Federer gears up to return a ball to his opponent. Federer announced his decision to retire after the Laver cup in early September. “Roger Federer is one of the GOATs of tennis,” Cannon Wheat(11) said. “Now he’s retired and it’s a big loss for the community of tennis and we’re going to miss him.”

A Retirement Making a Racket

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
October 18, 2022
The 2022 WNBA finals took place between the Las Vegas Aces and Connecticut Sun. After many highlights and memorable moments, the Aces came out victorious.

- Made in Canvas

The Keys to Victory

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
October 14, 2022
Many students and coaches are questioning the rising amount of student-athletes quitting the sports they once loved. Jerzie Bryant (12) reflected on how this has affected both the teams themselves and the friendships involved. I’m disappointed actually, because they could’ve done a lot for us this year, Bryant said. [And] we don’t talk to them as much off the court, so the friendship may have been a little bit lost.

- Image from Canva

Quitting Fever

Natalya Shelton, Newspaper Managing-Editor
October 6, 2022
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