The Marquee

Photography teacher Kathy Toews keeps cameras on a wall in her classroom. They are all different ages and models.

Life in snapshots

Teacher shares father’s love for photography
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 the early 1900s to...

After school was shut down last year, sophomore Caroline Lehmann struggled to meet the demand of AP classes and felt isolated.

Inching forward

Pandemic, isolation impacts sophomore's mental health
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...

Briarhill Middle School student Audrey Gronberg and her mother, Kim, welcomed donors during the bone marrow drive on Jan. 9. Over 300 people drove through to register
as donors.

#AudreyStrong

Community holds bone marrow drive for family
Muna Nnamani April 9, 2021

When Briarhill Middle School student Audrey Gronberg went for a routine doctor’s appointment on Dec. 8, 2020, her mother, Kim, wasn’t expecting a call back from the endocrinologist. “The doctor...

The Ogilvie family, including Cade (left), Brooke (middle) and Madden (right), arrived at the race before sunrise, giving Cade time to make sure he was prepared.

Miles for Miles

Athletic trainer honors late son in Ironman triathlon
Madi Olivier March 25, 2021

Hebron High School junior Nandita Kumar founded the student-led group LISD SEE to advocate for a more inclusive history, English and science curriculum.

Seen and heard

Student group pushes for inclusive curriculum
Shriya Mukkavilli March 9, 2021

LISD SEE, or Students for Educational Equity, is a student-led organization that is advocating for a more inclusive history, English and science curriculum. The group has over 130 members from schools...

Senior Jaelon Dennis initially used fashion as a way to stand up to his bullies, but he said that he now has a passion for it.

Fashion forward

Senior rediscovers himself during quarantine
Muna Nnamani March 2, 2021

As senior Jaelon Dennis walked into Lewisville High School as a freshman, people stopped to stare. He wore ripped black jeans and white Air Force 1’s. His black shirt sported gold spots. A gold...

Kate began to suspect she was bisexual in middle school. She is now dating another girl but is not out to her parents.

Bisexual student dates while closeted from parents

Madi Olivier February 25, 2021

*Names have been changed to protect the identities of those involved At Kate’s* house, sound is everything. It’s the reason she and her girlfriend, Sarah*, prefer to stay there. Kate has the...

Junior Sydney Battiste came out when she was 11 years old. She identifies as bisexual.

True colors

Junior reflects on coming out to friends and family
Shriya Mukkavilli February 23, 2021

Junior Sydney Battiste didn’t know how her mom would react to her coming out as pansexual and genderfluid at 11. Her mom was supportive when other family members came out before, but Sydney still...

Sophomore Charley David was diagnosed with ADHD in third grade. It mainly affects her ability to focus, which she had to overcome while taking virtual classes this year.

Finding focus

Sophomore manages ADHD with virtual learning
Madi Olivier February 19, 2021

Sophomore Charley David describes living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as starting each day with a blank sheet of notebook paper. The tasks she needs to complete are like her...

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

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,...

Senior Tristan Finn performs a contemporary piece, her favorite genre of dance, at the Marquettes Spring Show her sophomore year. Joining the Marquettes helped Tristan find a love for dance again after leaving a ballet studio.

Leaping ahead

Student rediscovers love for dance in Marquettes
Sophia Craig December 19, 2020

Editor’s note: This story was named a superior feature story in the 2021 TAJE Best of Texas contest. Pure anger coursed through senior Tristan Finn’s veins as she pushed through her solo for...

Orchestra Director Allison Washler executing beats and tempos.

Changing tune

Performing arts adapt to COVID-19
Muna Nnamani September 29, 2020

Like many other school departments, the performing arts will be making changes to their curriculum for COVID-19 to ensure student safety and productivity. “We are doing what we can to make this...

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