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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...

Column: Perfect blend

Tara Connick February 19, 2021

Getting into my best friend’s red convertible was a daily occurrence during spring semester last school year. She always let me play my music on the way, no matter how many times I made her listen...

Junior Saloni Mistry’s painting, pictured above, won the Chairman Grand Prize in the MLK contest.

Justice for all

Shriya Mukkavilli and Muna Nnamani February 14, 2021

LISD’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. contest was held virtually on Jan. 18. The event was pre-recorded and featured speeches from author and lecturer Tracy Brown, as well as performances by LISD...

LISD's decision to replace Pre-AP classes with a new Honors course will save the district money and remove curriculum guidelines set by the College Board.

LISD to replace Pre-AP with Honors

Hyunsung Na December 22, 2020

Starting next school year, all Pre-AP classes in LISD will be replaced by new Honors classes. LISD made this decision because the College Board will charge districts $3,000 for each class under the...

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

Pure anger coursed through senior Tristan Finn’s veins as she pushed through her solo for the fifth time. She was 14, too sick to stand up straight, but she had to keep dancing. She was being punished...

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Race in our media

Books and movies about race and race relations
Muna Nnamani November 9, 2020

At the beginning of the summer, the Black Lives Matter movement sparked protests and opened up conversations about race, and people started turning to media choices to learn more about race relations. If...

Editorial: Teen voices are vital in politics

The Marquee Staff November 5, 2020

Teenagers have had to face the consequences of adult politics our whole lives. We were born into the political aftermath of 9/11 with wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We have practiced active shooter drills...

Column: Bigger isn’t always better

Muna Nnamani November 2, 2020

The ballroom reeked of sweat and Axe. We were 12 or 13 years old, the worst time to be alive. Sweating through our formal wear, we stood boy-girl-boy across the edges of the ballroom. “Foxtrot,...

A restored image of Edward S. Marcus will be included on the mural. In the sample above, the background is made up of maps of the old Flower Mound area and airplanes, representing the DFW airport’s historical significance.

If walls could talk

Mural celebrates 40th anniversary
Hyunsung Na November 2, 2020

The school’s successful history isn’t a secret on campus. When walking through the hallways, dozens of past trophies and awards sit lined up in rows within large display cases. Every year a sports...

Column: Hearted i’s and scribbled lies

Sophia Craig November 1, 2020

I sat in my chair staring longingly at the whiteboard. The thick, smelly, chisel-point markers were calling my name. I just had to wait for the teacher to assign me a station. “Sophia,” my kind,...

Teenagers have become more active in politics in recent years, especially with the upcoming presidential election.

Rookies in the ring

Political involvement increases among students
Madi Olivier October 30, 2020

Although America has a history of low voter turnout from the younger generations, students have recently become more politically engaged, especially with the upcoming presidential election. In a poll of...

The team renamed their annual Marcus Invitational to the Coach T Invitational to honor previous head coach Steve Telaneus (left). It will take place on Oct. 10 at North Lake Park in Denton. The first race starts at 7:30 a.m.

Following in stride

New head coach takes over after mentor’s death
Madi Olivier September 24, 2020

If anyone glanced through the window of the cross country team’s bus in July 2016, they wouldn’t have seen anything special.  They were on their way home after training in the Woodlands. Athletes...

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