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Pandemic disrupts college applications

In addition to changing what the school year looks like, the pandemic has complicated the college application process for many seniors.
November 3, 2020

The pandemic altered how students apply to college this year, pushing college-bound seniors to change their plans. Some testing centers postponed SAT and ACT tests multiple times throughout the spring...

If walls could talk

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.
Mural celebrates 40th anniversary
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...

Traveling heroes

Flower Mound Fire Department Captain Wade Woody and Engineer Brody Eakin wear protective gear in front of the August Complex wildfire. They stayed in California for about two weeks.
FMFD helps fight California wildfires
November 1, 2020

A thick cloud of smoke blocked the sun as the Flower Mound Fire Department firefighters worked against the flames of the August Complex wildfire in the Mendocino National Forest last month. The wildfire’s...

Rookies in the ring

Teenagers have become more active in politics in recent years, especially with the upcoming presidential election.
Political involvement increases among students
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...

New Homecoming plans set to accommodate COVID-19

While some Homecoming events like the dance and pep rally were canceled due to COVID-19, the Student Council officers will still offer different activities throughout the week.
October 23, 2020

Although the Homecoming dance, carnival and pep rally were canceled due to COVID-19, the Student Council will make sure students can still participate in some of the traditional activities like spirit...

Yearbook accepting student-submitted photos

Students can submit photos for the yearbook staff to publish through an app called Yearbook Snap. (Photos by Emily Lundell)
September 25, 2020

With COVID-19 canceling most in-person events, the yearbook staff has limited opportunities to take photos. Their solution is an app called Yearbook Snap, which allows people from the community to submit...

Pep rallies to be held virtually

The first virtual pep rally of the year will be this Friday, Sept. 25.
September 22, 2020

Student council will be hosting the first pep rally of the year online this Friday. In-person students will watch the virtual pep rally during Marauder Time, while Virtual and Virtual Plus students will...

LISD postpones in-person classes

Superintendent Dr. Kevin Rogers announces LISD's plan to delay in-person learning until Sept. 8 in a video released by the district.
July 29, 2020

In-person learning will be delayed until at least Sept. 8 throughout the district. All students, including those who signed up for in-person or virtual plus learning, will start their classes remotely...

LISD to offer in-person and virtual classes

The district is currently planning on allowing students to choose between in-person and virtual classes for the upcoming school year.
July 13, 2020

LISD is planning to offer both in-person and virtual learning options for the upcoming school year, which starts on Aug. 19. The start date was pushed back a week to give the district time for online training...

Black lives matter protest

Flower Mound High School graduates Meena Dara (left), Sarah Joseph (middle) and Julia Young (right) join the protest near the Flower Mound Kroger.
Community members demonstrate against police brutality
June 2, 2020

Editor's note: This story included in the portfolio that won first place for writer of the year in the 2020 National Scholastic Press Association individual awards competition. Flower Mound protester...

Building memories

The Kids Kastle construction site is empty as local residents self quarantine due to a stay at home order. The community build days were postponed due to COVID-19.
New Kids Kastle increases accessibility, builds community
April 29, 2020

The reconstruction of Kids Kastle is one of the many events cancelled by the city of Highland Village, which recently issued an emergency declaration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, cancelling...

Texas governor reopens retail businesses

The Flower Mound Sally Beauty Supply posts flyers announcing changes being made due to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 21.
April 27, 2020

Texas coronavirus cases peaked on April 22 — April 26, with zero shortages in hospital beds, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Additionally, the state is projected...

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