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Debate heads to Harvard

Debate heads to Harvard

Jackson Willard, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Around the School, Featured News, News

The debate team will take a cross country trip to Cambridge, MA to participate in the 44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament, a qualifying event for the Tournament of Champions in Kansas City, Mo.. “I'm participating in public forum debate, current event-type of debate– [in this event...

Student Council to host district-wide talent show

Student Council to host district-wide talent show

Arushi Gupta, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Around the School, Featured News, News

In an effort to raise money for prom, the Student Council will hold the first annual district talent show. The show will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the auditorium. The show will feature eight acts, ranging from piano playing to singing to dancing, performed by students in grades kindergarten to...

Spreading love

Spreading love

Kelsey Carroll, Section Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Featured News, Local, News

As a part of Allen ISD’s Love Week, multiple Allen restaurants, including Chick-Fil-A, will be donating a portion of their profits to Olson Elementary teacher Katie Pownell. The funds will help Pownell pay for hospital costs after she underwent surgery for a brain tumor this past January. Love Week...

Recycling reinstated in Lucas

Recycling reinstated in Lucas

Arushi Gupta, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Featured News, Local, News

The once discontinued curbside recycling program in Lucas has returned with Republic Services, the city’s new recycling provider. “It was always our goal to bring back curbside recycling,” Mayor of Lucas Jim Olk said. “Our problem was finding a vendor that would do it the way we wanted it don...

Wind symphony, ensemble to hold concert tonight

Wind symphony, ensemble to hold concert tonight

Katie Bardwell, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Around the School, Featured News, News

Tonight the band is performing their mid-winter concert in the auditorium at 7:00 p.m. The concert will feature the wind symphony and wind ensemble. The wind symphony is playing three pieces, one of which, “Armenian Dances,” will be played as an entry for their UIL competition. The wind ensemble ...

Mock trial rests its case

Mock trial rests its case

Jack Marsden, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under Around the School, News, Uncategorized

After a season of scrimmages and practice, the mock trial team, led by HUGAP and AP European History teacher Homa Lewis, has reached its verdict. At the Jan. 27 district meet, senior Zach Brown was awarded as one of the top 12 witnesses, senior Brandon Su was namedtop attorney with senior Polly R...

Halftime meets bedtime with band fundraiser

Halftime meets bedtime with band fundraiser

Falyn Brothers, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under Featured News, Local, News

In an effort to raise money for production needs, the band is taking a unique approach to their fundraising this year by selling mattresses on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the band hall. “We were approached by the mattress company,” band director Paul Heuer said. “I had actua...

Student musicians selected for ‘All-State’ group

Student musicians selected for ‘All-State’ group

Nnenna Nchege, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Around the School, News

For some, more than nine months of long, grueling auditions might be a high price to pay for a simple title, but for the recently selected All-State musicians, it was worth every minute. “The feeling when they call your name announcing that you’ve made it into the choir is definitely worth all of ...

Computer science team looks to build on past success

Computer science team looks to build on past success

Caleb Stein, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Around the School, Featured News, News

Coming off of last year’s second-place finish at the State tournament and the loss of several seniors, the computer science team may have been looking at a rebuilding period, but they have continued to see success even with some new faces emerging to the forefront. “We have done very well in the contests th...

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