Marcus High School's Online Newspaper

The Marquee

Marcus High School's Online Newspaper

The Marquee

Marcus High School's Online Newspaper

The Marquee

Love in the limelight

Love in the limelight

Teacher becomes first in Denton with legal same-sex marriage
Raksha Jayakumar April 21, 2023
“I remember thinking about so many people that worked and fought for this, for us.”
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Joy’s aunt left Egypt for America when she married, but would visit every so often to see her family. Joy’s family moving to America meant they could all live together for the first time in over 20 years. Photo submitted by Joy Aziz

Remembering home

Senior recounts journey from Egypt 4 years ago
Roslyn Dobbins, Reporter April 4, 2023

She could still remember the way Egypt was. The apartment buildings in the city she lived in. The food stalls her family would often buy fresh fruits and vegetables from. The smell of beans and falafel...

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Kenzie performs at Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, New York as the debut show of “Annie” tour.

Under the spotlight

Broadway tour takes former sophomore across the country
Raksha Jayakumar March 24, 2023

Former student Kenzie Rees pulls back the curtains to peer out at 2,800 velvet chairs. It’s grander than any other theater she’s performed in. It’s opening night at the Landmark Theater in Syracuse,...

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Losing The Fight

Losing The Fight

Local mom tells story of son killed by fentanyl
Harrison Hamre March 8, 2023

Frisco resident Tina Pinotti, balances her full time job, taking care of her granddaughter, and working as a board member for Winning the Fight, an organization that helps families fight the disease of...

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Chloe and Natalie White eat dinner with their family. The last time Chloe saw her sister was watching a Netflix documentary about flat earthers together at home. Photo submitted by Chloe White

Robbed of more time

Graduate details how drug use killed her sister
Hyunsung Na March 8, 2023

Looking out the backseat window of her parent’s car, 2019 graduate Chloe White watched her father leaving the motel room. Tears rolled down the former Marine’s face as he walked back to their car,...

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Senior Claire Capek filming a scene with her costars

Christmas star

Senior reaches acting goal, premiers in her first movie
Garrison Acree December 13, 2022

In between scenes, senior Claire Capek sits around the campfire with her celebrity co-stars chatting about how the movie had been going. The fire crackles as marshmallows begin to melt and snowflakes drift...

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Senior Emily Kaslik climbs out of the Piper Cherokee after a successful solo flight.

Climbing high

Garrison Acree November 4, 2022

The sun rises over the horizon, casting its red and orange rays across the Broadie’s Aircraft Maintenance Center. A Piper Cherokee plane rolls down the runway, casting a long shadow down the pavement....

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Junior Jacque Stevenson cooks in a gluten free cooking class in Italy

Freely Jacque

Instagram influencer overcomes disordered eating habits
Aishani Raju November 4, 2022

In the midst of the pandemic, Junior Jacque Stevenson garnished her oatmeal bowl with glazed strawberries, chocolate chips, and peanut butter. She centered the bowl on her table to snap pictures of her...

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Debbie Brininstool was 14 years old when the school shooting occurred at Carlsbad Mid-High School on Nov 3rd, 1971. (Submitted by Debbie Brininstool)

Armed by the past

Shooting changes the perspective of English teacher
Kaelen Reed, Reporter October 13, 2022

Editor's note: This story won first place for feature in the 2023 ILPC contest. It also won a 2023 Tops in Texas. Michael O’Hearn, 23 had recently returned to his hometown in New Mexico when he breached...

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Kate and Mae Parsons created their own jewelry business inspired by Bible verses, in

Shining her light

Junior starts jewelry business with younger sister
Roslyn Dobbins, Reporter October 6, 2022
The second she saw the bright, shiny pearls hanging on a hook in the Hobby Lobby jewelry section, she knew what she wanted to do.
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Since opening up Roots Renewal Ranch on Nov. 1, Michelle Schwolert has six residents currently.

Finding new roots

Former counselor opens ranch for healing
Shriya Mukkavilli May 7, 2022

Former student assistance counselor Michelle Schwolert was working at the school in her office on Nov. 11, 2020 when her mother texted her to meet her in the parking lot. She had newsHer brother Nathan...

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On Saturday, September 24, Maanu won a first place award for varsity
Lincoln-Douglas debate-Newman Smith High School.

Fighting for words

Virtually trained debater advances to Harvard competition
Raksha Jayakumar, Reporter April 5, 2022
Her entire childhood, junior Maanu Obalapuram grew up hearing her older sister and cousin raving about their debate tournaments. She always wished it would one day be her.
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