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  • Seniors participating in the Baccalaureate Ceremony this Sunday wear their graduation gown. No cap, red stole or cords.

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

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

Sweepstakes honors across the board for orchestra

Sweepstakes honors across the board for orchestra

Shreya Jagan and Lucas Barr

March 4, 2019


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All six orchestras received sweepstakes, the highest honor possible in the UIL Concert & Sight Reading competitions that took place Feb. 26-March 1. “We're beyond proud of all of our students,” orchestra director Julie Blackstock said. “For the past seven weeks we've had obviously our r...

Students find new reads with book speed dating

Students find new reads with book speed dating

Abby Wang, Guest Contributor

March 4, 2019


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Valentine’s Day was weeks weeks ago but English classes have been looking to find something to love in the library. In “Book Speed Dating”, students visit tables - each dedicated to a specific genre - then briefly get an overlook on a random book. After repeating the process four times, stu...

Night at the NAHS Museum

Night at the NAHS Museum

Aliza Porter, Assignment Editor

March 1, 2019


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Showcasing their art, the National Art Honor Society is hosting a fundraiser Friday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. where student work and other activities will take over part of the school. “They bring their art to us, we fix it up, and showcase it, put their name on it, it can be for sale or not,” art teacher...

Theater performs UIL one act play at Wakeland

Theater performs UIL one act play at Wakeland

Aliza Porter, Assignment Editor

February 28, 2019


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The curtain rises for campus theatre students as they will present an 18-40 minute play at Wakeland High School on Thursday to be adjudicated at their annual UIL competition. The contest is held on a single day and open to the public. “We’ve been working on this show since last spring,” the...

Vertical art show opening at admin building

Vertical art show opening at admin building

Aaron Boehmer, Sports Editor

February 28, 2019


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Works of art will paint the halls of the Frisco ISD Administration building starting on Thursday and continuing until March 19 in the annual Vertical Art Show. “The district puts it on every year and its where the schools that feed into Liberty also show with us, so you can see the progression...

NAHS fuses glass into jewelry for Museum Night

NAHS fuses glass into jewelry for Museum Night

Kanz Bitar, Guest Contributor

February 26, 2019


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The school’s chapter of the National Art Honor Society has finished its series of glass fusing nights for the jewelry that will be sold at the group’s annual museum night on Friday. “Glass fusing involves taking different types of glass and heating them up at a very high temperature so ...

Orchestra begins week of UIL contests Tuesday

Orchestra begins week of UIL contests Tuesday

Madeline Aronson, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2019


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One of the orchestra’s biggest performances of the year, the annual UIL concert/sightreading contest is taking place Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at Plano East and Centennial. “We’ve had morning rehearsals and individual rehearsals for violins, violas, cello, et cetera, and we also rehearse at ton ...

Hitting the right notes

Hitting the right notes

Melody Tavallaee, Managing Editor

February 26, 2019


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Several band members headed to Plano East High School to compete in Solo and Ensemble on Saturday and 106 advanced, with 14 of them qualifying to go to state in Austin. “Every student in each ensemble was required to prepare and perform a piece of music for the solo contest. Each individual has been p...

Mandatory cheer meeting Monday at 6 p.m.

Mandatory cheer meeting Monday at 6 p.m.

Prachurjya Shreya, Managing Editor

February 25, 2019


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Cheer is getting a headstart on next year by hosting a mandatory meeting for parents Monday at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. The meeting will provide a preview of next year and upcoming dates for cheer camp. “It's mandatory because it gives both the parent and potential cheerleaders, a kind of a overview of ...

Hosting dance competition, Red Rhythm prepares to welcome guests

Hosting dance competition, Red Rhythm prepares to welcome guests

Katie Graham, Guest Contributor

February 22, 2019


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Red Rhythm had their last contest last weekend and got 2nd place, but that doesn't mean contest season is over as it's their turn to host the yearly marching auxiliaries. The drill team had a successful time at their two contests by winning grand champions in their division for danceline USA and ...

NPR features campus saxophonist on music program

NPR features campus saxophonist on music program

Madeline Aronson, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2019


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Senior saxophonist Eddie Chen is getting something of the Hollywood treatment on Friday as he is being flown to Los Angeles to record a segment for NPR’s student musician program, the nationally broadcast radio show From the Top. “I think out of everything I performed on this would probably b...

Choir hosts Coffeehouse

Choir hosts Coffeehouse

Abby Wang, Guest Contributor

February 21, 2019


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Coffee, desserts, and music are all part of choir’s annual Coffeehouse at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria on Thursday. “Coffeehouse is our spring type of solo performance to showcase a lot of talent from people who may want to perform individually,” choir director Toni Ugolini said. “ We’ve got a l...

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