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Sweet taste test

Sweet taste test

Katharina Santos, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2019


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Food science students put their creativity to use Wednesday as they competed amongst themselves in a class wide baking competition. From taste, to presentation, to marketing, students had to think through all that is in included in the process of selling a product. “Coming up with your own recipe for a dess...

Vaping the topic of Thursday’s Coffee with the Counselors

Vaping the topic of Thursday’s Coffee with the Counselors

Kasey Harvey, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2019


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The “Dangers Facing our Teens” is the topic of February’s Coffee with the Counselors session from 8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. in the auditorium Wednesday with vaping scheduled to be discussed. “I don’t think students realize how big of a deal it is; even if it’s non-nicotine, they don’t thi...

Scaled down, model solar system to stretch for miles

Scaled down, model solar system to stretch for miles

Ian LaPerre, Guest Contributor

February 19, 2019


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Most models of the solar system are relatively small and don’t accurately portray the immense amount of empty space. However, astronomy students are creating a 1 to 140 million scaled model of the solar system that attempts to do justice to the size of the solar system. “The point of the project is to really ill...

Crowe’s cart of appreciation

Crowe’s cart of appreciation

Ava Peinhardt, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019


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It may not have been about chocolate and love, but teachers in the social studies hall were treated to a Valentine’s Day surprise Thursday by department chair Jeff Crowe. Pushing a cart filled with breakfast items, drinks, and treats, Crowe roamed the halls during first period, stopping in every ...

Best-selling author hosts meet and greet

Best-selling author hosts meet and greet

Trisha Dasgupta, Guest Contributor

February 14, 2019


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Best-selling author Angie Thomas, author of The Hate You Give and On the Come Up, will be at Independence High School Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for a sold-out signing and meet and greet. “I do intentionally write for young adult audiences,” Thomas said in VancouverSun.com article. “I think about teenagers a lot when I’m writing specifically...

Key Club delivers Valentine’s cheer

Key Club delivers Valentine’s cheer

Kanz Bitar, Guest Contributor

February 14, 2019


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Dozens of students on campus were surprised with Valentine’s Day carnations on Friday as Key Club and UNICEF sold and delivered flowers to raise money for children in need. “It's more of a UNICEF fundraiser as well,” Key Club officer Sneha Sundar said. “We’re actually going to donate the ...

Taking girl power to an international level

Taking girl power to an international level

Allie Lynn, Guest Contributor

February 14, 2019


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With 65 million females around the world not involved in school or having access to a formal education, the Girl Up club is helping raise money to help girls go to school in countries where they are not allowed. “We basically talk about a cause and introduce a fundraiser that we’re doing to help gir...

Therapist to answer questions at SAGA meeting

Therapist to answer questions at SAGA meeting

Madeline Aronson, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2019


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Helping answer questions about the LGBTQ+ community is the focus of a Sexuality and Gender Acceptance Club meeting Wednesday after school in C119, where therapist Kelby Calloway is going to speak to students. “I have a friend who is a licensed therapist and counselor who works a lot with teena...

JWAC takes on worldly quest

JWAC takes on worldly quest

Kasey Harvey and Dea-Mallika Divi

February 13, 2019


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Junior World Affairs Council competed in the Academic WorldQuest Competitions on Tuesday with all three of the Redhawks’ teams placing in the top 30 out of 94 at University of Texas at Arlington. “I think the kids had a lot of fun going they learned a lot about world events which is kind of cool,”...

Freshman class first to start without full ranks

Freshman class first to start without full ranks

Trisha Dasgupta, Guest Contributor

February 12, 2019


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First semester transcripts are out and for many freshmen, it’s led to anxiety about their GPA and corresponding rank within their class. “Rank brings an incredible amount of stress,” freshmen Aryan Samal said via text. “I always find myself worrying about every single thing I turn in and how...

Mission accomplished as AcDec advances

Mission accomplished as AcDec advances

Melody Tavallaee, Managing Editor

February 11, 2019


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Advancing to state was the goal and for the school’s academic decathlon team it was mission accomplished at region competition Friday and Saturday at McKinney High School. “Many students stood out at the competition,” AcDec coach Gary Mumford said. “Chelsea Kang got third place overall in inte...

FCCLA advances several students to state

FCCLA advances several students to state

Aliza Porter, Managing Editor

February 11, 2019


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It was a successful weekend for the school’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter as several members placed in the top five in their competitions and advanced to state, the first year the school has competed and advanced. “Interior design got second and Greyson Carter was do...

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