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The little band girl

The little band girl

Brooke Colombo, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2015


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Emme Benton stands out at football games. Often found hanging out with the school’s band, Emme is one their most loyal and affectionate fans, having fallen in love with marching and music ever since one of band’s March-A-Thon events in her neighborhood. "I made them a sign,” Emme said of her earliest me...

Band and orchestra members take their talents to Chicago

Band and orchestra members take their talents to Chicago

Eun Jae Kim, Guest Contributor

November 3, 2015


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As the students are well into the school year, orchestra students are getting prepared for their Midwest concert that will take place in Chicago on Dec. 9. The concert will take place in the McCormick Place Convention Center. “Midwest is an international band and orchestra convention where orchestra direc...

Theatre offers fake wounds to raise real funds

Theatre offers fake wounds to raise real funds

Henry Youtt, Managing Editor

October 30, 2015


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The theatre department held its annual Wound Clinic Friday before school and during all lunches to raise money to fund props, set design, and other materials for the upcoming production season. Using their skills in stage makeup, advanced theatre students constructed fake wounds directly on students’ ...

Sideline performance art

Sideline performance art

Brooke Colombo, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2015


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The players on the field may be what most people pay attention to at football games, but the headchoppers are usually a highlight of the night. The headchoppers are a group of trombone players who often impress fans with their choreography. “They’re really entertaining and the whole studen...

Theatre goes into The Graveyard

Theatre goes into The Graveyard

Rahmin Jawaid, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2015


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In honor of Halloween this weekend, the theatre department is holding its first Halloween show, The Graveyard, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The show will consist of several monologues, all produced and written by students. “It’s been a writing process for about six weeks,” theater director Stephanie Win...

Band misses out on State

Band misses out on State

Brooke Colombo, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2015


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After rain washed out the UIL Area Marching Band Competition on Saturday, the band took part in the rescheduled competition on Monday but failed to advance to State, finishing 8th with just the top five advancing. “Am I disappointed? Absolutely, but not in them; for them,” band director Jamie Weaver s...

Empty bowls to feed empty stomachs

Empty bowls to feed empty stomachs

Ariela Rodrigues, Guest Contributor

October 22, 2015


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Food. We eat it every day. For most people, this means three times a day, 21 times a week and 1,092 times a year, not counting all the snacks in between. Many students take this factor for granted in life. People all over the world suffer from hunger and starvation, so the school’s NAHS (Natio...

Choir to perform with Vandeventer singers

Choir to perform with Vandeventer singers

Brooke Colombo, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2015


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Choir's first concert of the year is Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium, where varsity and women's ensemble will sing with the Vandeventer Middle School choir as part of a free event. “We want to encourage the middle schools and see what we do here, so that when they move up here they will already ...

48 orchestra students selected for All-Region

48 orchestra students selected for All-Region

October 19, 2015


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48 orchestra students, the most in FISD and the region, have been selected for one of two TMEA Region 24 All-Region orchestras based off their performances at Saturday's audition in Carrollton. "They have been working on music since June in preparation for Saturday’s event," orchestra director J...

Library to host Teen Read Week

Library to host Teen Read Week

October 16, 2015


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The library is celebrating Teen Read Week, an initiative by Young Adult Library Services Association, next week Monday through Friday. The program will feature activities and giveaways throughout the week.  "It's to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users," librarian Jeana Chetty said. "We hope the activit...

Auditions Tuesday for Epic Proportions

Auditions Tuesday for Epic Proportions

October 6, 2015


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Auditions for the theatre department's winter play, Epic Proportions by David Crane and Larry Coen, will take place Tuesday starting at 4:15 p.m. with callbacks on Thursday after school. Anybody can audition for the play and no rehearsal is required. Although students often suggest plays, the deci...

NAHS seeks to expand interest in art

NAHS seeks to expand interest in art

Ariela Rodrigues, Guest Contributor

October 5, 2015


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With over 50 clubs in the school there are many to pick out of; varying from every interest such as Chess Club to Engineering Club. But for students who have special interest in art, NAHS may be the place for you. Wingspan sat down with the NAHS club leader Pernie Fallon to see what she had to sa...

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