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Denton County issues stay at home order due to COVID-19

Denton County issues stay at home order due to COVID-19

Madi Olivier

March 25, 2020

Yesterday, Denton County Judge Andy Eads announced a stay at home order for the county in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 25.  The order is currently set to last for one week, but its duration may be changed by the Commissioners Court.  As of M...

Podcast: Quotes from Quarantine – Episode 3

Podcast: Quotes from Quarantine – Episode 3

Madi Olivier

March 23, 2020

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Podcast: Quotes from Quarantine – Episode 2

Podcast: Quotes from Quarantine – Episode 2

Madi Olivier

March 22, 2020

Quotes from Quarantine - Episode 1  ...

Podcast: Quotes from Quarantine – Episode 1

Podcast: Quotes from Quarantine – Episode 1

Madi Olivier

March 21, 2020

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National tests postponed due to coronavirus

National tests postponed due to coronavirus

Shriya Mukkavilli

March 19, 2020

College Board recently released a statement on how they would accommodate schools who closed due to COVID-19. Schools that will still be open in May will follow the scheduled testing dates, but schools that closed or will close in March or April will have the option of makeup testing dates either in late May or June. Col...

LISD closes schools due to COVID-19 pandemic

LISD closes schools due to COVID-19 pandemic

Madi Olivier

March 17, 2020

Earlier today, LISD Superintendent Dr. Kevin Rogers released a statement announcing that all LISD schools will be closed through April 3 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, he stated that students and parents should prepare for the possibility of the cancellation being extended.  “The health and safety of our students, staff, and the community members in each of the communi...

Life outside ‘the bubble’

Life outside ‘the bubble’

Ayra Charania

March 15, 2020

Junior Angela Abraham’s mind was clouded with worries as she sat on the couch. The TV flashed images of her family’s flooded hometown, Kerala. Citizens were trapped, left to either starve in their houses or be bitten by water snakes. Abraham saw that some were able to escape by raft, but she was...

Review: Gouda eats

Review: Gouda eats

Alyssa Cheatham

March 15, 2020

Like everyone, I love a good grilled cheese. However, my lactose intolerance often gets in the way of me enjoying more than one a year. When I do, I pay the price of a headache and a stomach ache. You may believe I am the least credible person to critique a grilled cheese, but I believe my body’s medical...

LISD reacts to COVID-19 outbreak

LISD reacts to COVID-19 outbreak

Ayra Charania

March 13, 2020

The district is planning to make a decision as to whether they will extend spring break by March 21.  “We will continue evaluating the latest information and make a decision toward the end of spring break,” Chief Communications Officer Amanda Brim stated in an email. Although they have not made...

Changing tides

Changing tides

Madi Olivier

March 13, 2020

Every day at 4:45 a.m., swim coach and natatorium manager Shannon Gillespy is greeted by the smell of chlorine as she steps into her office at the LISD Westside Aquatic Center. A large window takes up the back wall, looking out to the pools that swimmers will be diving into at 6 a.m. sharp. Binders w...

Over hurdles and fences

Over hurdles and fences

Adriana Pueskens

March 13, 2020

The Bridlewood stables were filled with horses. Senior Ashleigh Jooste, then 10, held on as her horse jumped over a fence in the ring. But she suddenly realized her body wasn’t in the right position, causing her to fall off. Jooste had been riding for a year and was thrown off before. A week earlier,...

Mirror image

Mirror image

Samantha Thornfelt

March 12, 2020

Staring at the face in the mirror, tears rolled down Ryann Taylor’s cheeks. Her eyes continued to well up as she thought of the cute, button-nosed girls she’d seen in her classes. They were perfect. They’d never have to change. Ryann hated her nose. She had since she was 6. She had never liked...

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