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Opinion: Social media needs to change

Opinion: Social media needs to change

Michael Capps, Guest Contributor
January 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Every time someone logs onto Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or any other form of social media, only the best of everyone’s lives are seen, which promotes envy for others’. If you think about it, how many people post about losing a game, having a fight with a friend, or going through a divorce with their par...

Sincerely Sydney: benefits of attendance contract

Sincerely Sydney: benefits of attendance contract

Sydney Gish, Staff Reporter
January 18, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s normal to take a mental health day every once in awhile, or miss due to an illness. However some students can abuse this, resulting in an attendance contract implemented by the administration. Frisco ISD can file a truancy claim if a student has unexcused absences on 10 or more days or parts ...

Opinion: New Year’s resolutions are effective for some

Opinion: New Year’s resolutions are effective for some

Reem Khan, Guest Contributor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion

By now, some people have already given up on their New Year’s resolution. That’s a shame. More common in the western hemisphere, New Year’s resolutions give people motivation to become a better version of themselves than the past year. Personally, I use New Year resolutions motivate me to try t...

Opinion: the continued relevance of MLK Jr.

Opinion: the continued relevance of MLK Jr.

Aviance Pritchett Braxton, Guest Contributor
January 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion

In wake of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it’s time to reflect on the impact of his efforts on today’s teenagers. King’s belief in peaceful protesting and never giving up has inspired others, such as the Black Lives Matter movement, the NAACP, and the 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. King was a...

Real Talk: Trump’s Tweets

Real Talk: Trump’s Tweets

Peyton Leonard, WTV Staff Reporter
January 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Real Talk, Showcase

On this week's episode of Real Talk, WTV's Peyton Leonard hits the halls asking people about their opinion on Trump's tweets.

Say it Louder: Don’t put more on a full plate

Say it Louder: Don’t put more on a full plate

Emma Crampton, Opinion Editor
January 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion

A lot of high schoolers tend to think that they have to do everything while they’re in high school in order to be successful later in life. It seems to be a common assumption that in order to get into a good college, they must play sports, be involved in fine arts, and join every club and extra curri...

Opinion: the importance of controversial books

Opinion: the importance of controversial books

Aviance Pritchett Braxton, Guest Contributor
January 11, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Freedom of speech is one of the most important rights in America as it allows people of different opinions to express themselves. Equally important is the the freedom of press. These two First Amendment rights are often exhibited in books.   However, over the years, there have been books that ha...

Editorial: time to end first semester before winter break

Editorial: time to end first semester before winter break

Wingspan Editorial Staff
January 10, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Since the school’s opening in 2006, students have come back from winter break to a new year, but not a new semester. In order to equalize the amount of school days in the first and second semester, students must spend two weeks after break in their first semester classes, making it difficult to readjust...

Sincerely Sydney: never too early to look ahead

Sincerely Sydney: never too early to look ahead

Sydney Gish, Staff Reporter
January 9, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

SinWhile juniors and seniors are preparing for college, freshman and sophomores still have a ways to go, however it is never to early to start thinking about your future. Senior year will come sooner than expected and planning earlier will help make the process easier. College admission departments...

Say it Louder: School attitude

Say it Louder: School attitude

Emma Crampton, Opinion Editor
January 6, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last year, I actually loved school. As in I used to wake up and look forward to coming to school while most people would wish they could go back to sleep. Now, unfortunately, I have become the “most people.” Whether it’s the increased workload or something going on personally with myself, this...

Real Talk: New Year’s Resolutions

Real Talk: New Year’s Resolutions

WTV Staff
January 5, 2017
Filed under Multimedia, Real Talk, Showcase

On a new segment Real Talk, WTV's Peyton Leonard hits the halls to ask students about their New Year's Resolutions.

Opinion: school fundraisers about more than money

Opinion: school fundraisers about more than money

Lucas Barr, Guest Contributor
January 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

With the school having a large variety of clubs, organizations, athletic teams and other groups,  students often need to participate in fundraisers in order to financially support their group. While fundraisers are necessary to cover costs to allow associations to do activities, fundraisers are als...

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