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Literary trick or treat in the library

Literary trick or treat in the library

Ananda Ghoshal, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2019

Wrapped up in a mystery two weeks before Halloween, librarian Chelsea Hamilton has selected and completely covered books in hopes of finding a book a bit more spooky.  “I wanted students to pick up books not based on what genre they were in or what the covers looked like, but just some general key...

Students turn plastic bottles into ecosystems

Students turn plastic bottles into ecosystems

Akhil Katuri, WTV Staff Reporter

October 17, 2019

Students in AP Environmental Science have been working on making ecocolumns out of recycled bottles for the past month in hopes of learning what goes into creating a successful ecosystem, with the project coming to a close on Thursday.  “Students will learn over a four week project of how all these...

Senior sunrise shines light on class of 2020

Senior sunrise shines light on class of 2020

Yael Even, Managing Editor

October 16, 2019

Starting a new tradition on campus, the PTSA is hosting a senior sunrise for the class of 2020 to hang out with their friends in the courtyard from 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. while sophomores and juniors take the PSAT Wednesday.  “I’m really happy they are doing it,” senior Celia Abdallah sai...

ISM students introduce original works

ISM students introduce original works

Maddie Aronson, Managing Editor

October 15, 2019

For the first big project of the year, students in Independent Study and Mentorship are beginning their original work; an opportunity for students to showcase their learning into one presentable piece. ISM is a way for students to study the topic of their choice, in an in-depth and professional manner, to ...

Cowger claims championship

Cowger claims championship

Ashvita Girish, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2019

Slicing through the water, her ski sends spray to the sides. Gripping the rope, she leans back, passes the buoy and makes her way through the boat’s wake. Back and forth she goes, with each pass of a buoy, the boat goes faster, and gradually the rope gets shorter. It’s a skill honed with hundreds...

Fasting for faith

Fasting for faith

Yael Even, Managing Editor

October 9, 2019

Wednesday is a normal school day for the vast majority of students on campus, however for a couple of Jewish students on campus, their routine will look a little different as they will be fasting from Tuesday evening until after nightfall Wednesday in observance of Yom Kippur.   “Yom Kippur also means the day of Atonement, it’s basically the day we ask God for forgiveness for anything bad we’ve do...

College representatives come to campus for Texas Together Night

College representatives come to campus for Texas Together Night

Ananda Ghoshal, Trisha Dasgupta, Kanz Bitar, and Shreya Jagan

October 8, 2019

Frisco ISD students can register for the opportunity to get information on two of the state’s leading universities Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium as part of the Texas Together Night, featuring admissions representatives from the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M. To hel...

Campus Connection: volume VI

Campus Connection: volume VI

October 8, 2019

Wingspan introduces you to some of the new staff members on campus.

Front office showcases the principals of dance

Front office showcases the principals of dance

Aaron Boehmer, Managing Editor

October 7, 2019

The bell rang as it usually does to start the advisory period on Monday, but it was anything but normal in the cafeteria, as principals were led onto the stage by assistant principal Phil Brown, hopping and dancing to “The Git Up” by Blanco Brown.  “I’m hoping they learn we are humans...

Music to fill the halls during passing periods

Music to fill the halls during passing periods

Kanz Bitar, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2019

A feature of the recently installed new bell system will be heard throughout the school starting on Monday as campus technology specialist Merry Moch is setting it up so popular music will play during the passing periods. “We just got a new bell system and within that system, we can play music s...

ISM students get down to business

ISM students get down to business

Trisha Dasgupta, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2019

Independent Study and Mentorship students met with professionals of various career fields at the annual ISM business symposium Wednesday at Independence High School.  “We spent about three and a half hours just going to various stations that Independence high school provided for us,” senior Sam Mi...

Heading outside, geography students are geocaching

Heading outside, geography students are geocaching

Kasey Harvey, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2019

Conducting a unit of GPS and GIS systems, AP Human Geography students spent Monday and Tuesday outside around the school geocaching. “They just got through learning about all the different vocabulary and read about GPS units and GIS units,” AP Human Geography teacher Gary Mumford said. ...

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