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Once she got to middle school, senior Carleigh Brand noticed that teachers referred to her as Johns sister, which played a role in her starting to compare herself to her older brother.

Battling for better days

Senior struggles to meet high expectations
Madi Olivier and McKenna Cowley October 30, 2019

Senior Carleigh Brand, then a sophomore, lay buried in blankets with tears streaming down her face. The soft melody of “Lost in You” by Kye Dreams echoed through her room. She closed her eyes tight...

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Senior Alexa Navinskys mom was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in the fall of her junior year. After her mom finished chemo, Alexa focused her attention on bringing joy to children who have faced situations similar to her moms.

Helping halos

Senior founds club inspired by mom's cancer
Adriana Pueskens October 28, 2019

Danay Navinsky had been feeling a pain in her stomach for a couple of weeks, so her family, including daughter senior Alexa Navinksy, decided it was time to go to the hospital. They waited in the room...

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Sophomores Landon Faulkner and Charles Payton read sheet music together. Peer mentors take a leadership role teaching them the fundementals of this skill.

In perfect harmony

Students connect through music
Shriya Mukkavilli October 28, 2019

Before starting, the room buzzed with friendly conversation. As the bell rang, the orchestra and special needs students formed a half-circle around the podium. Once the lesson started, everyone broke off...

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Tamed and trained

FFA students work with wild mustangs
Madi Olivier October 28, 2019

Editor's note: this story won first place for yearbook stories in the 2020 ILPC contest and was named superior in organizations copy in the 2020 Best in Texas Yearbook contest. The grass flattened beneath...

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Wendy Smith was presented with the award after her daughter, junior Leila Smith, played in her volleyball game.

Stepping up to cancer

Junior's mother receives Heart of a Marauder award
Michael Minton October 11, 2019

The entire volleyball team rushed onto the center of the court and embraced each other in a group hug. Junior Leila Smith and her mother, Wendy, who battled colon cancer a few months ago and is this year's...

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Junior Ria Chacko won Marcus Idol after her performance of The Joke.

Major success

Junior wins school-wide singing competition
Ayra Charania October 4, 2019

Junior Ria Chacko took first place at  Marcus Idol, an annual singing competition for students.  Trophies were also awarded to senior Olivia Stefani for second place and senior Julia Campopiano...

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Sophomore Jenifer Barnes was in eighth grade when a student brought a gun into her classroom. Today, she isnt scared of guns themselves, but rather how many people can easily get them.

Facing the aftermath

Sophomore experiences gun scare
Madi Olivier October 3, 2019

Hushed whispers filled the agriculture classroom in a small Delaware town as a school administrator entered. He interrupted the teacher’s presentation to tell the class he needed to talk to a student....

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Ryan Glenn Band performs on stage at Love & War in Texas alongside his band members Dave Moore, Steven Kistner, and Nate Morefield. Moore is Ryan Lafollette’s stepfather and accompanies him on guitar and vocals.

Rockabilly blues

Senior pursues uncommon passion
Michael Minton October 3, 2019

Senior Ryan Glenn LaFollette stood near the edge of the outdoor stage at Love & War In Texas, a restaurant in Plano featuring live music. It was the night of Aug. 31st and the middle-aged crowd questioned...

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Senior Landon Bradley overcame his constant fear of regressing back to the beginning of his recovery. This fear came from his first regression that sent him back to the beginning. After experiencing this, he had a newfound determination that helped his recovery move faster than ever.

Still standing

Senior recovers from car crash
Reya Mosby October 3, 2019

Editor's note: This story also won third place for online features in the ILPC contest.  People walked up to Landon Bradley attempting to make conversation. It was a town he didn’t know very well,...

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Acting for awareness

Acting for awareness

‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ opens conversation about mental health
Shriya Mukkavilli October 3, 2019

Editor's note: this story was named as an honorable mention for entertainment features in the TAJE Best in Texas contest. As the lights dimmed, the actors in the scene made their way onto the stage...

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Elliot Jensen is the new Choir Student Teacher on campus. 

Starting off on a new note

Meet some of the new performing arts teachers on campus
Shriya Mukkavilli September 11, 2019

Samuel Park Assistant Orchestra Director Samuel Park is the new assistant director for orchestra. A Richardson native, Park graduated from Southern Methodist University, where he participated...

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First coed a cappella group on campus paves the way for future groups
Madi Olivier May 13, 2019

The bright lights of the auditorium blinded the members of Dually Noted. The clicking of the girls’ heels and the audience’s applause quieted as they got into their positions. The sound of the pitch...

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