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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

Michael O’Hearn, 23 had recently returned to his hometown in New Mexico when he breached the Carlsbad Mid-High School on Nov. 3rd, 1971. The doors were unlocked, so the former student let himself...

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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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After she graduates, senior Rhea Karamuru hopes Rel8 will continue to help students.

Making connections

Senior starts school support group
Muna Nnamani March 29, 2022

When senior Rhea Karumuru sat in the counselor’s chair, fleshing out what would eventually become an outreach program, she wasn’t thinking about the entire student body — she was just thinking about...

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Bright colors and prints have become staples in Gios wardrobe.

His own style

Clothes display sophomore's identity
Sophia Craig and Hyunsung Na March 21, 2022

  8-year-old Gio Watson stood in the tall door frame of his mother’s room, in awe of the new purple and white blanket draped on his mom’s bed. He dragged the blanket down the stairs, all over...

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Orchestra Director Allison Washler conducts the Chamber orchestra. Because of student absences, she initially struggled to keep the entire class caught up.

Imperfect Harmony

Orchestra teachers prepares for competition during COVID
Muna Nnamani March 9, 2022

A quick look around the orchestra room affirms Orchestra Director Allison Washler’s love for mantras. A tarp with an Aristotle quote sits above her podium: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence,...

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