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Students and staff have differing opinions on how the dress code plays a role in students’ education.

New dress code focus causes differing opinions

Aishani Raju September 22, 2021

Early in the year, administration informed students that the dress code would be more strictly enforced this year. They are focusing especially on the following guidelines: no hoods or hats worn over the...

Bridges family friend Annamarie Brown started a GoFundMe to help with Lankfords hospital expenses.

GoFundMe supports senior’s family with hospital bills

Aishani Raju September 21, 2021

Like many area families, senior Elyssa Bridges’ family is battling COVID. Her stepdad Adam Lankford is currently in the hospital in critical condition with COVID-19.  Bridges’ family friend is hosting...

Along with serving as an opportunity to learn about careers as a first responder, the club has no age, grade or GPA requirement.

New club teaches students about emergency responders

Garrison Acree September 14, 2021

The Emergency Responders club is a new group on campus. It was started by Air Force JROTC Chief Benito Salinas and Student Resource Officers Michael Anderson and Charles Chaple. Meetings will be on the...

Scout is one of the restaurants close to completion on the Riverwalk.

Riverwalk chapel opens, restaurants closer to completion

Madi Olivier and Hyunsung Na May 12, 2021

Editor’s note: this story includes interviews by The Marquee from spring 2020, unpublished due to the pandemic. The Flower Mound Riverwalk’s chapel and the adjoining reception hall recently...

Junior Blaise Naug, senior Jacob Kelley, freshman Zane Niziol and freshman Troy Liverman won seventh place in the High School Bass Fishing Regional Competition on April 17. The club qualified for the state competition May 16-17.

Quite the catch

Garrison Acree May 11, 2021

Splash. The hook falls away from the boat and lands in the water, creating a small ripple. It may seem that junior and angler Blaise Naug is enjoying a lazy day fishing on Lake Lewisville but he’s also...

Students and staff can scan the QR code above to sign up to donate at the M.E.D.S. club blood drive, which is being held in honor of former coach Steve Telaneus.

M.E.D.S. club plans blood drive, honors late coach

Madi Olivier April 14, 2021

Students and staff have until tomorrow at midnight to sign up for the annual M.E.D.S. club blood drive, which is in honor of long-time coach Steve Telaneus. The drive will take place in the Marauder gym...

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...

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...

Theatre director Denise Tooch sets up an iPad for senior Doris Olenkiewicz to attend class virtually.

Musical canceled due to COVID-19

Sophia Craig March 1, 2021

Early in the year, theatre knew that putting on a musical would be a challenge, but it was one they wanted to face because it meant a lot to the community. According to varsity theatre member and senior...

Senior and Black History Club president Tamyra Kelly helped plan the group’s events for Black History Month. Kelly also spoke at the MLK contest virtual celebration.

Club adjusts its celebration of Black History Month

Shriya Mukkavilli and Muna Nnamani February 22, 2021

The Black History Club’s annual African-American food fair, Taste of Soul, will be held virtually on Feb. 25. According to club sponsor Sherri Sistrunk, some club members will cook soul food dishes...

Increased acceptance and representation has opened the door for more teens to identify as LGBTQ+ than previous generations.

Finding pride

Madi Olivier, Sophia Craig, and Shriya Mukkavilli February 16, 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 a finalist for series/project...

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