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The month of May is commonly a celebration for Asian American Pacific Islander Desi Heritage month. However, with an increase in Asian hate, the significance of celebrating becomes even more meaningful for many.

Marking May as AADPI Heritage month

Urja Joshi, Guest Contributor May 12, 2021

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Desi Heritage Month, a time to recognize “the contributions and and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.” But this year,...

People of the Islamic Association of Collin County gather at the local mosque for prayer during the last week of Ramadan.

Students cherish last 10 days of fasting as Eid marks end of Ramadan

Alize Shahzad, Guest Contributor May 11, 2021

As Ramadan comes to end on May 12 and Eid approaches, many Muslim students and families cherish the remaining 10 days of fasting.   It's within the last 10 days that the first verses of the Quran were originally revealed to the prophet Muhammad PBUH....

Bonding over pickles, mom and daughter launch Pickl – ee’s

Alicia Hernandez, WTV Staff Reporter May 10, 2021

It’s common for students to start working in high school, but since the pandemic began last year, many students began their own business. But while several students turned to sweets, sophomore Emily Thomas took things in a different direction and...

Seniors will be having their final grades put in as of Monday.

Grades due for seniors by Friday

Shreya Jagan and Cooper Ragle May 7, 2021

With the year finally settling down, seniors will be having their final grades put in as of Monday. However, this isn’t true for every student as grades for freshman, sophomore, and junior grades are only due May 18.  “Senior grades are processed...

As the school year comes to a close, all library books must be returned by Friday. For virtual students, books can be dropped off in the lobby where they were picked up.

Friday last day to return library books

Shreyas Viswanathan, Staff Reporter May 6, 2021

All library books are due back in the library by the end of the day Friday with failure to do so resulting in various consequences.  “If they are not returned, they will get a notification that their name is placed on the hold list, along with a...

For many juniors on campus, Wednesday will be a double-header testing day as the U.S. History STAAR exam begins at 9 a.m., and the AP Physics 1 test begins at 12 p.m. 

“I think having both tests on the same day will be a challenge for sure,” U.S. History teacher Allen Harris said. “But when students get to college that is not an uncommon thing. Students get a preview of what taking exams in college is like and how to manage their studying.”

Double header testing day for many juniors

Hannah Beeler, Staff Reporter May 5, 2021

For many juniors, Wednesday will be an exam filled day with the U.S. history EOC in the morning and the AP Physics 1 exam in the afternoon. “The U.S. history EOC is pretty short and I know the state of Texas gives students a lot of time to complete...

Redhawk alumni Jonathan Peng makes his way across the graduation stage on May 31, 202 while wearing his National Honor Society stole. Stoles, along with honors cords and other academic awards, are available in front of the auditorium for class of 2021 graduates on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Awards and cords available for pickup for seniors

Aaron Boehmer, Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2021

Senior awards and cords are available for pickup Tuesday and Wednesday in front of the auditorium from 12 to 2 p.m.  Here’s all the awards being presented to seniors:  Academic All Star - maintained a 90 average or above every six weeks this...

Laying out supplies after school, the One Thread Club prepares to make a quilt to donate to people in need. Being its first year, the club features way to learn how to sew as well as receive volunteer hours.

Operation Smile aims to help children across the globe

Athena Tseng, Staff Reporter May 3, 2021

Throughout the campus, there are dozens of clubs that cover a wide range of interests. However, Operation Smile is working towards raising awareness over a very overlooked topic: children in third-world countries with cleft lip/palate conditions.  “In...

As the year comes to a close, NHS requires members to submit their 20 community service hours by Friday at 4:30 p.m. when seniors can also earn their graduation stole. 

NHS hours due Friday

Ashika Deshpande, Staff Reporter April 30, 2021

As the year comes to a close, NHS requires members to submit their 20 community service hours by Friday at 4:30 p.m. when seniors can also earn their graduation stole.  “Chapter members that are seniors in good standing and have completed all required...

After becoming certified CNAs and starting their first clinical rounds at Baylor Scott & White, Health Science 2 students are going to McKinney’s Collin College to participate in a nursing simulation lab. 

Health Science 2 students polish their CNA skills

Vidula Pandian , Guest Contributor April 30, 2021

After becoming certified CNAs and starting their first clinical rounds at Baylor Scott & White, Health Science 2 students are going to McKinney’s Collin College to participate in a nursing simulation lab.  “[The lab] gives me an opportunity...

ISM students showcased their work for the year at Wednesday's Final Presentation Night. For many students that met presenting in person to limited audiences in classrooms on campus, while other students chose to present via Zoom.

Final Presentation Night a wrap for ISM

Urja Joshi, Guest Contributor April 30, 2021

ISM Final Presentation Night was Wednesday and for some students, it was the first time presenting in-person. “I think FPN was an extremely valuable experience through which I could showcase what I had learned to my mentor while protesting how I...

Taking a break from their clinical rotation schedule, Health Science 2 classes spent the day learning about the nervous system. With that came learning about the sections of the brain, where students created and labeled their own brain caps.

Brain experts for the day, Health Science 2 creates 3D brain models

Ana Cuen, Managing Editor April 29, 2021

Using their brain took on a whole new meaning for students in Health Science 2 Clinicals classes as they created 3D models of brain caps. With their brains’ growing knowledge of themselves, students labeled the four lobes as well as the motor and somatosensory...

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