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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 annual 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

LGBTQ+ identity increases among teens
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. It was a finalist for series/project in the Dallas Morning News high school journalism contest. Recent trends...

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...

The school's new kindness ambassadors were recently announced. They will be tasked with spreading kindness on campus.

Faces of kindness

Kindness applications close, ambassadors selected
Vaibhav Sridhar January 26, 2021

Editor's note: This story was named an honorable mention for news stories in the 2021 TAJE Best of Texas contest. Applications to be a kindness ambassador on campus closed on Jan. 20. Ambassadors were...

The registration drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McAuliffe Elementary School. It is being held in hopes of finding a match for Briarhill Middle School seventh grader Audrey Gronberg, who has severe aplastic anemia.

Community holds marrow drive for local student

Muna Nnamani January 9, 2021

Community members are holding a marrow drive today for Briarhill Middle School seventh grader Audrey Gronberg, who has severe aplastic anemia, a rare condition in which the body can no longer produce...

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

Editor’s note: This story was named a superior news story in the 2021 TAJE Best of Texas contest. Starting next school year, all Pre-AP classes in LISD will be replaced by new Honors classes....

Board of Trustees Vice President Tracy Scott Miller announced his idea to randomly drug test students in late October to help reduce drug abuse in schools. However, it is unclear if his plan will gain enough support to be voted upon or approved by the school board.

Test questions

Discussion of reviving student drug screening arises in district

Editor’s note: This story was a part of the in-depth package of our Dec. 16, 2020 issue, which was named as a superior in-depth package in the 2021 TAJE Best of Texas contest.  It was also a finalist...

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