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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 not ready for...

It has been about a year since the COVID-19 pandemic put students' lives on hold, causing an increase in anxiety and loneliness.

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 symptoms of anxiety or depressive...

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

Editor’s note: This story won honorable mention for online sports news stories in the ILPC contest. The date is Jan. 9, 2021. It was frigid on the soccer field. The contrast between the athletes’...

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

Sophia Craig December 28, 2020

Editor’s note: This story was named an honorable mention for feature stories in the 2021 TAJE Best of Texas contest. The first time sophomore Asa McCann was told he had been exposed to COVID,...

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

Editor’s note: This story was named an honorable mention for news-feature stories in the 2021 TAJE Best of Texas contest. The pandemic altered how students apply to college this year, pushing college-bound...

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

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

Editor's note: This story was named a superior news story in the 2021 TAJE Best of Texas contest. In-person learning will be delayed until at least Sept. 8 throughout the district. All students, including...

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

Editor's note: This story was named a superior news story in the 2021 TAJE Best of Texas contest. LISD is planning to offer both in-person and virtual learning options for the upcoming school year,...

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