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April 13, 2021

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Students and staff can scan the QR code above to sign up to donate at the M.E.D.S. club blood drive, which is being held in honor of former coach Steve Telaneus.
M.E.D.S. club plans annual blood drive, honors late coach
Madi Olivier April 14, 2021

Students and staff have until tomorrow at midnight to sign up for the annual M.E.D.S. club blood drive, which is in honor of long-time coach Steve Telaneus....

It has been about a year since the COVID-19 pandemic put students
Lost connections
Sophia Craig and Shriya Mukkavilli April 12, 2021

The pandemic has taken a toll on students’ mental health. According to a study done by the KFF, a national health polling institution, 56 percent of young adults reported...

LISD hired Matthew Morris as the Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion after creating the position earlier this year. His shirt is made with traditional Kente cloth, which he wears in celebration of his culture.
District hires Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Madi Olivier April 8, 2021

The district created a new leadership position, the Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, earlier this year. Matthew Morris was hired to fill this role. He started in...

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Photography teacher Kathy Toews keeps cameras on a wall in her classroom. They are all different ages and models.
Life in snapshots
Shriya Mukkavilli April 15, 2021

When students enter photography teacher Kathy Toews’ classroom, their eyes are drawn to the left wall of the classroom. Cameras hang along it, ranging from the film cameras of...

After school was shut down last year, sophomore Caroline Lehmann struggled to meet the demand of AP classes and felt isolated.
Inching forward
Muna Nnamani April 13, 2021

Last spring, sophomore Caroline Lehmann rested her head on her pillow and tried to sleep. But her mind wouldn’t stop racing. I still have to turn in Canvas assignments. I’m...

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Senior wide receiver J. Micheal Sturdivant runs past Prosper players after catching the football.
Photo portfolio: Dallas Morning News
Brooke Luther May 5, 2021

Editor’s note: This portfolio won the Dallas Morning News high school journalism contest for photo portfolios and visual sweepstakes.

Photography teacher Kathy Toews keeps cameras on a wall in her classroom. They are all different ages and models.
Life in snapshots
Shriya Mukkavilli April 15, 2021

When students enter photography teacher Kathy Toews’ classroom, their eyes are drawn to the left wall of the classroom. Cameras hang along it, ranging from the film cameras...

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Sophomore Sydney Barros performs a floor routine at her first international competition in Jesolo, Italy in 2018.
Reaching for the rings
Sophia Craig April 10, 2021

When Carine Barros signed her daughter, sophomore Sydney Barros, up for gymnastics as a 6 year old, she never could have imagined that 10 years later, she would be one of the top 50 gymnasts in the country....

Junior Griffin Joy (86) enters the offensive zone with FMM teammate, Miles Mcgarvey during their second game against Denton County which resulted in a 2-1 win for FMM.
Winning on the ice
Hyunsung Na April 6, 2021

The Flower Mound Marcus hockey’s varsity gold team won the state championship game with a score of 2-1 over Frisco on March 30. This is the first time FMM has qualified for...

Assistant Basketball Coach James Singleton instructs junior Christian Weddington during the game on Feb. 2.
Ball in a new court
Hyunsung Na February 22, 2021

It may surprise people to find out that former professional basketball player James Singleton played more chess than basketball growing up. The recently hired coach brought...

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Column: Voice for the voiceless
Column: Voice for the voiceless
Madi Olivier May 4, 2021

Yesterday was World Press Freedom Day, but it comes at a time when most people respond with one word when I tell them I want to go into journalism: “Why?” And as much as I wish I could make...

"When my parents talk to me in Telugu, I respond in English. Every time I try to open my mouth and speak it, the words catch and I stick to what’s safe.
Column: Lost in translation
Shriya Mukkavilli April 18, 2021

Ever since I was little, I loved to read. My mom would pick me up from school and take me to the library, where I’d get 10 books for the week. I’d read them at breakneck...

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How to host your own mini prom
How to host your own mini prom
Madi Olivier April 23, 2021

However, this doesn’t necessarily mean students — especially seniors — have to miss out on the experience. Instead, they can plan their own mini prom and choose everything...

Reviews: Rating quarantine reads
Reviews: Rating quarantine reads
Muna Nnamani April 19, 2021

Since I’m a virtual student and have spent the last two months mostly inside my house (I haven’t seen my friends in months, lol), I’ve had plenty of time to read books lately....

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