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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...

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

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...

LISD hired Matthew Morris as the Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion after creating the position earlier this year. His shirt is made with traditional Kente cloth, which he wears in celebration of his culture.

District hires Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Madi Olivier April 8, 2021

The district created a new leadership position, the Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, earlier this year. Matthew Morris was hired to fill this role. He started in January. “I get to...

SAT subject tests have been discontinued due to further development of the AP program.

Changes made to SAT, AP tests

Vaibhav Sridhar April 7, 2021

The College Board has discontinued the essay portion of the SAT and all SAT subject tests. Additionally, some modifications have been made to this year’s digital AP exams, including full length tests...

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

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

Shriya Mukkavilli March 9, 2021

Editor's note: This story won second place for print news features in the ILPC contest. LISD SEE, or Students for Educational Equity, is a student-led organization that is advocating for a more...

Editorial: Representation matters in history curriculum

The Marquee Staff March 3, 2021

We’ve all heard that America is a melting pot with different identities blending together to form one diverse nation. However, from the time we start grade school social studies, we hear stories...

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

Muna Nnamani March 2, 2021

Editor's note: This story won honorable mention for print features in the ILPC contest. As senior Jaelon Dennis walked into Lewisville High School as a freshman, people stopped to stare. He wore...

No matter how you've handled the past year, everyone can agree that it has been difficult, and a drastic hair change might be the only way to cope.

Quiz: Which 2020-21 impulsive hairstyle should you try?

Muna Nnamani February 27, 2021

People channel their 2020-2021 stress in many ways. For some, it’s by taking a walk or journaling. But if you’re like most people, it’s by ruining your hair. Drastic hair changes are the backbone...

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

Editor's note: This story was part of  an in-depth package of our Feb. 12, 2021 issue , which won first place for print in depth news/feature package in the ILPC contest. It was also a finalist for...

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

True colors

Shriya Mukkavilli February 23, 2021

Editor's note: This story was part of  an in-depth package of our Feb. 12, 2021 issue, which won first place for print in depth news/feature package in the ILPC contest. It was also a finalist for...

Assistant Basketball Coach James Singleton instructs junior Christian Weddington during the game on Feb. 2.

Ball in a new court

Hyunsung Na February 22, 2021

Editor's note: This story won first place for print sports feature stories in the ILPC contest. It may surprise people to find out that former professional basketball player James Singleton played...

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