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Theatre director Denise Tooch sets up an iPad for senior Doris Olenkiewicz to attend class virtually.

Musical canceled due to COVID-19

Sophia Craig March 1, 2021

Early in the year, theatre knew that putting on a musical would be a challenge, but it was one they wanted to face because it meant a lot to the community. According to varsity theatre member and senior...

Junior Andrew Wang prepares to throw the ball onto the field during the Marauder's game against Rowlett High School on Jan. 16.

Still kicking

Garrison Acree February 17, 2021

The date is Jan. 9, 2021. It was frigid on the soccer field. The contrast between the athletes’ body heat and the cold left their lungs burning. Head Coach Sam Garza watched from the sidelines with pride...

Sophomore Asa McCann was quarantined twice after being exposed to COVID-19. Despite his close proximity to multiple infected individuals, McCann never tested positive for the virus.

Virtual reality

Students overcome quarantine obstacles
Sophia Craig December 28, 2020

The first time sophomore Asa McCann was told he had been exposed to COVID, it felt surreal. He stood in the tennis hallway at the beginning of fourth period, waiting for practice to start. Nothing...

In addition to changing what the school year looks like, the pandemic has complicated the college application process for many seniors.

Pandemic disrupts college applications

Shriya Mukkavilli November 3, 2020

The pandemic altered how students apply to college this year, pushing college-bound seniors to change their plans. Some testing centers postponed SAT and ACT tests multiple times throughout the spring...

While some Homecoming events like the dance and pep rally were canceled due to COVID-19, the Student Council officers will still offer different activities throughout the week.

New Homecoming plans set to accommodate COVID-19

Reese Martin October 23, 2020

Although the Homecoming dance, carnival and pep rally were canceled due to COVID-19, the Student Council will make sure students can still participate in some of the traditional activities like spirit...

English teacher Ashley Gandy spends each day in her empty classroom teaching virtual classes.

Going virtual

Students, teachers manage switch to online classes
Sophia Craig September 28, 2020

English teacher Ashley Gandy has taught classes full of students for the last 14 years. However, this year she sees an empty classroom as she gets ready for her day. The desks are stacked and pushed...

Students can submit photos for the yearbook staff to publish through an app called Yearbook Snap. (Photos by Emily Lundell)

Yearbook accepting student-submitted photos

Garrison Acree September 25, 2020

With COVID-19 canceling most in-person events, the yearbook staff has limited opportunities to take photos. Their solution is an app called Yearbook Snap, which allows people from the community to submit...

The first virtual pep rally of the year will be this Friday, Sept. 25.

Pep rallies to be held virtually

Evelynn Singleton September 22, 2020

Student council will be hosting the first pep rally of the year online this Friday. In-person students will watch the virtual pep rally during Marauder Time, while Virtual and Virtual Plus students will...

Superintendent Dr. Kevin Rogers announces LISD's plan to delay in-person learning until Sept. 8 in a video released by the district.

LISD postpones in-person classes

Madi Olivier July 29, 2020

In-person learning will be delayed until at least Sept. 8 throughout the district. All students, including those who signed up for in-person or virtual plus learning, will start their classes remotely...

The district is currently planning on allowing students to choose between in-person and virtual classes for the upcoming school year.

LISD to offer in-person and virtual classes

Madi Olivier and Shriya Mukkavilli July 13, 2020

LISD is planning to offer both in-person and virtual learning options for the upcoming school year, which starts on Aug. 19. The start date was pushed back a week to give the district time for online training...

In this podcast, The Marquee discusses LISD's plan to offer both in person and virtual classes with Flower Mound family practice physician Dr. Jack Johnson. Others topics of discussion include the current state of the coronavirus in the local area and the importance of wearing a mask.

Podcast: Quotes from Quarantine – Episode 4

Local MD discusses district plan to offer in person and virtual classes
Madi Olivier July 13, 2020

 

Junior and water polo player Maddie Felan celebrates for her senior teammates by holding up a water polo sign.

Photos: Celebrating spring sports

Adriana Pueskens May 20, 2020

Students celebrated the spring sports seniors, whose last seasons were canceled due to COVID-19, on May 19 with a drive through parade in the student parking lot.

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