WINGSPAN

  • 12 wrestlers advance to state Friday and Saturday in Cypress

  • Senior Jiwoo Oh wins state championship in breaststroke, boys' team takes 7th

  • Girls' basketball wins second round playoff game 60-45 against Texas High

  • The WTV Daily Update named Student Television Network Southwest Regional Broadcast Excellence winner for Best Daily Taped Show

Representing band and orchestra, 13 students in San Antonio for TMEA

Representing band and orchestra, 13 students in San Antonio for TMEA

Lucas Barr, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2018


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Various band and orchestra students made the trip down to San Antonio on Wednesday to participate in the TMEA convention and clinics and perform on Saturday. “In order to make All-State orchestra, you have to first audition at the All-Region level and then be in the top percentage for each section,” assistan...

VASE contest showcases more than art

VASE contest showcases more than art

Aaron Boehmer, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2018


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One of the biggest art contests of the year in Texas is Saturday at Prosper as students on campus take part in VASE. “VASE gives you the ability to compete with a piece of artwork,” art teacher Jeb Matulich said. “It’s kind of like art’s UIL.”   In order to compete, students must meet certain re...

Artistic Expressions: volume 5

Artistic Expressions: volume 5

February 14, 2018


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Hundreds of students on campus take part in the many fine arts courses offered at school and each week Wingspan profiles one such student in this weekly feature.

Band takes the stage Tuesday night

Band takes the stage Tuesday night

Brelyn Bashrum, Guest Contributor

February 13, 2018


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Taking a break from solo and ensemble preparation, band’s is holding its Mid-Winter Concert Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. in the auditorium. “I’ve been practicing with band and in my sectionals a lot,” junior Olivia Brucker said. “I’m excited to play ‘Redemption,’ because it’s a really lyr...

Junior violinist takes spotlight with Lewisville Lake Symphony

Junior violinist takes spotlight with Lewisville Lake Symphony

Brooke Colombo, Editor-in-chief

February 12, 2018


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Most soloists only get a few minutes to showcase their individual talent, but in her performance with the Lewisville Lake Symphony Friday, junior Megan Lin played a 25-minute solo in which she lead the rest of the symphony. During Lin’s extended solo, she didn’t have the aid of sheet music or dir...

Lin to play with Lewisville Symphony

Lin to play with Lewisville Symphony

Brooke Colombo, Editor-in-Chief

February 9, 2018


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Shortly after playing Carnegie Hall last December, junior Megan Lin won the Vernell Gregg competition, which gave her the opportunity to perform a solo with the Lewisville Lake Symphony Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater. In order to receive this opportunity, Lin was requir...

Red rhythm showcase skills tonight

Red rhythm showcase skills tonight

Kirthi Injeti, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2018


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Red Rhythm will show off the progress they have made this year in the FISD Drill Team Contest Show Offs on Thursday starting at 6 p.m. in the main gym of Independence High School, with free admission included. “I am most excited to see the girls perform in front of the other drill teams,” Red Rhythm...

Artistic Expressions: volume 4

Artistic Expressions: volume 4

February 7, 2018


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Hundreds of students on campus take part in the many fine arts courses offered at school and each week Wingspan profiles one such student in this weekly feature.

Review: East Hampton Sandwich Co. not loafing around

Review: East Hampton Sandwich Co. not loafing around

Amelia Pirrello, Guest Contributor

February 6, 2018


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From homemade peanut butter ones to Subway or Schlotzky’s, everyone is familiar with sandwiches. But the recently opened East Hampton Sandwich Co., located by The Star, is upping the local sandwich game. With many food choices on the menu to order, like the Sweet Chicken Parm sandwich, Honey Grilled Chic...

Blogging offers girls more than just fashion, love advice

Blogging offers girls more than just fashion, love advice

Yael Even, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2018


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Blogging has become trendy recently among many girls on campus as they hope to spread more positivity within the community. “I think that blogging empowers us girls in the community,” sophomore Katie Gray said. “It helps us gain better perspective of each other and helps us to understand everyone in their...

Review: Sandbox takes art to a digital level

Review: Sandbox takes art to a digital level

Olivia Howard, Guest Contributor

February 2, 2018


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For those with a passion to color, but don’t want to carry around paper and pens, the new app Sandbox allows users to color hundreds of different images with the touch of a finger. Sandbox is a relatively easy and accessible app to use, it’s designed for users ages four and up. It’s great for...

Mandatory meeting Thursday for Red Rhythm tryouts

Mandatory meeting Thursday for Red Rhythm tryouts

Brelyn Bashrum, Guest Contributor

February 1, 2018


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There is a mandatory tryouts meeting for Red Rhythm potential candidates Thursday from 6-7 p.m. in the Lecture Hall. “The tryout process is very important for the candidates to get a feel for the team,” captain Karley Dykes said. “Once it’s time for tryouts, they’ll be prepared, and they...

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