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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

Recent trends show that today’s teenagers are more likely to identify as LGBTQ+ than previous generations. In 2017, GLAAD found that 20 percent of people between the ages 18 and 34 identify as LGBTQ+....

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

Applications to be a kindness ambassador on campus closed on Jan. 20. Ambassadors were selected and announced on Jan. 22 and will be at work during Kindness Week, Feb. 8 - 12. They will have the ability...

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

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...

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

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

Pandemic disrupts college applications

Shriya Mukkavilli 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...

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...

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.

Traveling heroes

FMFD helps fight California wildfires
Madi Olivier 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...

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...

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