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  • No school Monday (April 29) for students

  • FISD FEF Scholarship Night 6 p.m. May 22 at Comerica Center

  • Class of 2019 graduation 7 p.m. May 31 at the Ford Center

Map of the Soul cements BTS atop K-pop

Map of the Soul cements BTS atop K-pop

Kanz Bitar, Guest Contributor

April 23, 2019


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Within the past few years, Korean pop has become tremendously successful and with that, the rise of BTS has only grown. It's been seven months since they ended their Love Yourself trilogy and with it, they were able to achieve their goals of fame in America by performing at the Billboard Music Awards...

Hitting all the right notes at UIL, band scores all 1’s

Hitting all the right notes at UIL, band scores all 1’s

Maddie Aronson, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2019


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Band scored high ratings in its UIL Concert & Sight-Reading competitions Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. “UIL was a great success, all four of the bands that participated received the highest awards possible, which is called superior, or ones, from the judges,” associate band director ...

Orchestra learning through singing

Orchestra learning through singing

Katharina Santos, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2019


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Orchestra students are expanding their musical horizons by using their voice rather than their instruments. “We started singing at the beginning of every class to help develop students’ hearing ability,” assistant director Victoria Lien said. “It will also help them to recognize different i...

Artistic Expressions: volume 8

Artistic Expressions: volume 8

April 17, 2019


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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 begins week of UIL contests

Band begins week of UIL contests

Jimena Murray, Guest Contributor

April 16, 2019


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All four bands are competing in the UIL Concert & Sight Reading Contest at Centennial High School on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. In the contest bands are judged on a rehearsed concert program and a sight reading portion involving playing new music on the spot. “I think UIL is a really...

Dance hosts choreography showcase

Dance hosts choreography showcase

Ivana Ljeskovic, WTV Staff Reporter

April 15, 2019


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As most students are preparing for end of the year exams, dance students are gearing up to put on a performance tonight, one they prepared all by themselves. Dance students on campus have been learning and perfecting their talents all year and now they get to showcase what they’ve been working on. “The...

Audition process for Band Leadership Team continues

Audition process for Band Leadership Team continues

Ava Peinhardt, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019


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Students in band are going through the final stages of their audition this week for next year’s Band Leadership Team, with prospective drum majors auditioning Friday after school. With the drum majors from the past marching season serving as mentors to candidates, their role is pivotal in preparing ...

Lessons from the art world

Lessons from the art world

Akhil Katuri, WTV Staff Reporter

April 11, 2019


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Art, being a relatively subjective area of study, is mostly understood from different angles among both students and teachers, who made art a major part of their life and careers. For AP drawing and PAP art 2 teacher Pernie Fallon, art helps us bridge the gap between what we see and what we don’t...

Two theatre students nominated for Dallas Musical Awards

Two theatre students nominated for Dallas Musical Awards

Kasey Harvey, Editor-in-chief

April 10, 2019


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Nominated for the 2019 Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musicals Awards, senior Maya Koch and junior Kyle Strickland are being recognized for their work on the school’s November production of “Singin’ in the Rain”. One of 12 nominees for Best Lighting Design, Strickland’s nomination is ...

Orchestra returns from spring trip

Orchestra returns from spring trip

Lucas Barr, Editor-in-chief

April 9, 2019


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Following a Friday morning performance at the Eisemann Center, orchestra drove down south to Austin and South Padre Island for their annual spring trip, arriving back Monday afternoon. “We always do some kind of performance, where we play, whether it's for a fair competition, or some other event....

Eilish captures chart topping crown

Eilish captures chart topping crown

Aaron Boehmer, Sports Editor

April 9, 2019


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At an age when many people are still in high school, 17-year-old music sensation Billie Eilish is breaking records as the first artist born in this millennium to top the album charts, with her debut album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? entering the Billboard 200 at number one on Tuesday for the week of April 13. Including singles like “when the party’s over”, “bury a friend”, “wish you were gay...

Weekend trip helps band bond

Weekend trip helps band bond

Prachurjya Shreya, Managing Editor

April 8, 2019


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Band members spent the weekend taking their annual spring trip, leaving Friday for the Galveston area and returning to campus Sunday. The trip start with a performance at Texas City High School near Houston. “We had a small performance at Texas City High School and we just played together,” senior Ryan Carr said. “It was re...

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