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Students participate in ‘Go Red for Women’ campaign

Students participate in ‘Go Red for Women’ campaign

Austin Keefer, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2017
Filed under Around the School, News

Cookies, bracelets, and t-shirts will be on sale again this week on Friday, Jan. 27, leading up to a pep rally that will be held on Friday, Feb. 3 in the main gym, all to raise awareness for heart disease. The pep rally will be the finale of the “Go Red for Women” campaign, which is dedicated ...

‘I’m not just a minority– I’m a Muslim American’

‘I’m not just a minority– I’m a Muslim American’

Hannah Ortega, Campus Life Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under Award Winners, ILPC IAA Winners, News, Top Stories

It was the fall of 2003, and the North East Mall in Fort Worth was packed with people, just as it was every Saturday. Sadaf Syed, with a gray hijab wrapped around her head, pushed her newborn son through the crowd in his stroller. Her son was actually the reason for her outing — after being cooped u...

Since the beginning

Since the beginning

Lily Hager, Staff Reporter
December 15, 2016
Filed under Local, News, Top Stories

After watching the choir multiply and the volleyball team develop into a state championship powerhouse, the last Ray family member is saying goodbye to the district and leaving behind the family legacy. Senior Madison Ray is the youngest of five children. For 11 years since the school’s opening, ...

Shop ’til they drop

Shop ’til they drop

Hannah D'Iorio, Staff Reporter
December 9, 2016
Filed under Around the School, News

The checklist is growing by the minute. Toys, clothes, shoes, and kitchen utilities. The holidays are just around the corner, and parents shopping for presents is what comes with it. But what to do with the children? On Dec. 9, cheerleaders and cheer coach, Shelly Wiggins, will be holding a Cheer ...

Parading through the city

Parading through the city

Lily Hager, Staff Reporter
December 8, 2016
Filed under News, State/Nation/World

Few annual events have the ability to draw significant national attention year after year, but the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade has succeeded in drawing millions of viewers for 90 years. Many students have grown up watching the parade on TV, or even traveling to New York to witness the event first...

Nationally awarded Smith to retire after 32 years

Nationally awarded Smith to retire after 32 years

Mandy Halbert, Staff Reporter
December 7, 2016
Filed under Academics, Around the School, Community, News

Social studies teacher Beverly Smith, a well-known face at the high school for most of its existence, is preparing to retire at the end of the semester. “It’s been 10 years,” Smith said. “I haven’t regretted a bit of it. It’s been fabulous.” Smith was hired to be the school’s f...

Students to ski and stay at Young Life camp

Students to ski and stay at Young Life camp

Lily Hager, Staff Reporter
December 5, 2016
Filed under Around the School, Local, News

Even in this relatively warm December, teenage Texans will ski down slopes this winter break. Young Life is an international outreach for high school students which hosts clubs and camps. Senior Drew Dismukes said last summer’s camp was “the best week of [her] life,” and has attended club on Mo...

Trading cattle fields for shopping centers

Trading cattle fields for shopping centers

Madeline Sanders, Staff Reporter
November 30, 2016
Filed under Local, News, Top Stories

Rolling hills, trees, and farm houses scattered throughout the landscape paint a 360 degree picture of the past. Although they may still be “Keeping it Country,” the Fairview, Allen, and Lucas areas have changed and are continuing to grow. “I don’t even recognize it (the area) anymore,” sa...

Creating for a cause

Creating for a cause

Madeline Sanders, Staff Reporter
November 28, 2016
Filed under Local, News

Years after the school’s discontinuation of the Empty Bowls Project to raise money for the Community Food Pantry in McKinney, AP Sculpture and Studio Art students are reviving pottery sales to benefit furry friends at Carrollton’s Operation Kindness animal shelter. The last time the Empty ...

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