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Ending on a high note

Ending on a high note

Band students compete in solo contests outside of school
Andie San Luis, Reporter January 20, 2021

 Select band students choose to compete and preform solos outside of school in order to progress as musicians - here are a few of them.   Aayan Patel Saxophone Freshman Aayan Patel plays...

Junior Nandita Kumar poses next to a homemade sign expressing her personal beliefs about the anti-racism movement. Kumar is an adamant supporter of the movement and takes active efforts to fight racial injustice in her community through her position in March For Our Lives (MFOL), a youth-led gun violence prevention organization.

Anyone can be an activist

Junior fights for education and equity in community
Jacquelyn Burrer, Reporter December 8, 2020

When she started, she didn’t think she would accomplish anything. Now, she’s meeting with the school district, hosting state-wide workshops and organizing city projects.    Junior Nandita...

Junior Sydney Japic stands with a ball on the soccer field after practice. Sydney was unable to play high school soccer the past two years. “I’m looking forward to starting to play high school games because I’ve never played high school soccer before,” Japic said. “This is my first year.”

Moving towards her goal

Junior moves to Texas to continue soccer career
Henry Hays, Sports Editor December 7, 2020

About 135 -- that's how many minutes junior Sydney Japic spent on the verge of tears each week before moving from California to Texas. Japic moved to Texas from California in October to continue her...

Junior Noah Farahmand works at Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco. He delivers golf carts to people on the golf course on weekends.

Students juggle school, jobs

Olivia Yager, Reporter December 2, 2020

Being a student comes with a lot of responsibility, especially for those who balance jobs with school. Having a job can sometimes hinder sleep at night, grades and all aspects of a student’s life. Three...

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FCA unable to hold meetings due to safety protocols

Malley O'Carroll, Reporter December 2, 2020

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is a club designed to allow athletes and coaches share their faith. The club allows anyone to participate and hear the messages they have to share. Baseball coach...

Student council members seniors Dexter Mitchell and Sydney Stafford work to finish setting up decorations for homecoming. Student council is in charge of planning and decorating the school for important events.

Student council plans for virtual meetings

Malley O'Carroll, Reporter November 17, 2020

Due to safety restrictions, extracurricular clubs and organizations have been limited this year. Student council has made adjustments to the club’s application process, meeting style and volunteer activities...

Senior Anabel Sanchez stands outside the gym with her rifle. As one of the color guard captains, Sanchez has had to adapt to her role as a leader due to COVID. “It’s been difficult to adjust with covid rules, but just being around my team is what makes my experience better,” Sanchez said.

Keeping the flag flying

Senior tackles new role as Color Guard captain amidst pandemic
Ian Wright, Reporter November 13, 2020

“One... two... three” the drum majors count down from a podium. The drums begin rolling, a symphony of instruments begin roaring and the choreographed color guard performance begins. Senior Anabel...

Freshman Macie Snyder returns the ball during tennis practice on Oct. 30. The tennis season ended on Oct. 20 with a game against Lewisville, and will start up again late next semester.

Forehanding Freshman

Freshman shares her experience being the only ninth grader on varsity tennis team
Emma Short, Reporter November 9, 2020

Walking with her mom while shopping, freshman Macie Snyder’s phone dings. She grabs it out of her pocket to find the roster for the tennis team this season, with her name next to varsity. She is excited...

STEM aspirations

STEM aspirations

Ian Wright, Reporter November 8, 2020

Nov. 8 was National STEM Day, a day for encouraging students’ interests in the diverse fields of science, technology, engineering and math. “The Hawk Eye” takes a look at four students who are interested...

Senior Bronwyn Khangsar skates across the ice during a hockey game. She is one of the team captains and plays defense for the Dallas Stars Elite Girls hockey team. “[It’s difficult] constantly being motivated to improve,” Khangsar said. “There’s so many ways to get better and be the best that you can be.”

Skating through senior year

Senior plans to play Division I hockey
Hailey Dirks, Managing Editor November 2, 2020

Music and cheers blast from the locker room after the unexpected victory. Their unranked team was not predicted to keep up with the top ten competition on the ice, let alone achieve a 4-0 score. The whole...

Senior Weston Conaway, with his right thumb wrapped, takes off his helmet on the sidelines, during a game against Plano West on Oct. 23. After a game-time decision on whether or not Conaway would play, Conaway was able to play one drive in this game, but has yet to play a whole game.

A Waiting Game

Henry Hays, Sports Editor October 30, 2020

It was a normal practice for senior Weston Conaway, working on team drills to prepare for the upcoming season. He was working on a simple screen pass when, as he released the ball, he realized something...

Two of a kind

Two of a kind

Ian Wright, Reporter October 23, 2020

They often say twins do things in pairs, yet juniors Connor and Casey Ivanoff could not have taken a more different path this year while deciding between online and in-person schooling. Connor and...

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