WINGSPAN

  • Girls' basketball advances in playoffs win 49-30 win over North Forney
  • Asynchronous school continues Friday for all Frisco ISD high schools
  • The 3rd 9 week grading period ends March 19
  • Spring break is March 8-12
  • The AP Exam payment window has been extended to Feb. 26
As Lunar New Year celebrations come to an end, the Lantern Festival closes out the celebrations. The lantern reads

Lunar New Year’s Lantern Festival teaches the value of family

Athena Tseng, Staff Reporter February 27, 2021

Lunar New Year celebrations come to an end on Friday with the Lantern Festival being observed by many Asian students on campus. “Lantern Festival ends everything that my family does for Lunar New Year,” sophomore Sherry Hu said. “It’s kind...

Destination Imagination’s regional tournament judging comes to an end Friday with the winners moving on to State.

Destination Imagination winners proceed to State

Vidula Pandian , Guest Contributor February 26, 2021

Destination Imagination’s regional tournament judging comes to an end Friday, with the competing teams getting their results via a slideshow on Feb. 27 and picking up their physical awards on Feb. 28 at Russell Creek Park in Plano. “Our ceremony...

National Honor Society applications close Friday at 4:30 p.m. Current sophomores and juniors with a weighted GPA of at least 4.0 can apply through the online application.

NHS applications due Friday

Ana Cuen, Managing Editor February 25, 2021

Dedicated to students who display commitment to service and scholarship, the National Honor Society chapter on campus is accepting applications from current sophomores and juniors for the 2021-2022 school year until Friday at 4:30 p.m. “We are looking...

For her ISM project this year, senior Urja Joshi is taking on photography with an emphasis on Frisco. 

“I’ve been trying to do photography in multiple places but my go-to location is actually the trail in my neighborhood,” Joshi said. “It’s in the Hunters Creek neighborhood, it’s a beautiful place no matter the season.”

Seeing Frisco through a new lens

Alize Shahzad, Guest Contributor February 24, 2021

Three, two, one,  click. With a Nikon D3100 DSLR camera in her hand, senior Urja Joshi is exploring Frisco as part of her Independent Studies Mentorship project.  “I’m using ISM this year to learn more about other types of photography as well,”...

After cars were filled with cans and boxes of food, they were taken to Frisco Family Services. “We’re just trying to do our part, we’re bringing canned foods, waters, and other items so we can help those in need,

Donation drive brings in hundreds of cans and bottled water

Shreya Jagan, Managing Editor February 23, 2021

Hundreds of cans.  Dozens upon dozens of cases of bottled water.  One community.  The recent power outages left many without basic resources such as food, water, and heat.  To help combat this problem, Wingspan, student council, and the...

Canned food and other non-perishable food items are among the items journalism adviser Brian Higgins and his 12-year-old son Owen bought on Saturday for Monday's food and water drive sponsored by PALs, Student Council, and Wingspan.

Clubs on campus team up for donation drive

Trisha Dasgupta and Andrew Jáuregui February 21, 2021

With Frisco, and many areas  of the state still recovering from one of the most severe winter storms in decades, Wingspan is teaming up with Student Council and PALs to collect food and water donations for those in need, Monday from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m....

For juniors Vanessa Jara and Annika Roberts, female friendships are important to celebrate. 
“Female friendships are important, probably more than a romantic one, because your friends give you confidence, inspiration and push you to become a better version of yourself,” Jara said. “It's these relationships that offer you unconditional support.”

Forget Valentine’s, for these friends it’s all about Galentine’s Day

Rishika Desai, Guest Contributor February 12, 2021

For some girls on campus, this weekend isn’t about Valentine’s Day on Sunday, it’s about Galentine’s Day, on Saturday.  “Galentine's Day is about celebrating the friendship with your female friends,” junior Brynn Soulakis said. “I like...

After months of studying and preparing for their respective events, Redhawk HOSA members attended a virtual ceremony on Wednesday to celebrate area results and those advancing to state competition.

HOSA competitors advance to state

Erika Pernis, Staff Reporter February 11, 2021

Future Health Professionals (HOSA) held a virtual ceremony Wednesday night, the Grand Awards Session for the Area 3 Conference, where competitors found out their area competition results and celebrated their hard work and dedication. “[Wednesday's]...

Redhawks celebrate Lunar New Year

Saachi Kuchu , Guest Contributor February 11, 2021

Many students on campus are getting ready to celebrate Lunar New Year Friday and Saturday, but celebrations this year will be different due to COVID-19.  “Lunar year is usually celebrated with festivities [like] on New Year’s Eve, if you would...

Valentine's Day can be filled with things such as teddy bears and candy given to significant others, however, this year may present complications for couples on campus.

COVID, couples, and complications for Valentine’s day

Isabelle Engles, Guest Contributer February 10, 2021

A normal Valentine's Day might see couples buying gifts, booking reservations, and setting up plans with their significant other to celebrate their love. But this year with COVID-19, Valentine’s Day may look a little bit different.  Freshmen Ayra...

While the Independent Study and Mentorship (ISM) program looks different than last year, such as the annual Research Showcase at The Star (pictured above, then-junior Tom Punnen presenting his research) being cancelled, students are still able to learn from their mentors. “My mentorship experience has really opened up my perspective to new ideas and outlooks I had considered before in my field, and has allowed me to broaden the scope of what I want to achieve with my final product,” senior Nandika Chirala said.

Mentors give ISM students look into the real world of chosen fields

Urja Joshi, Guest Contributor February 9, 2021

Students in the Independent Study and Mentorship (ISM) program are currently in the process of learning from their respective mentors about the field that they have chosen to study this year.  “My mentorship experience has really opened up my perspective...

Like the graduation ceremony in 2020, graduates will be responsible for getting themselves to commencement ceremonies. Unlike the event last year, the 2021 ceremony will be held at The Ford Center at The Star, rather than Toyota Stadium.

Upcoming senior events make way for graduation

Aaron Boehmer, Editor-in-Chief February 9, 2021

A little over three months until they cross the stage and toss their caps into the air, seniors have various events to look forward to in the upcoming weeks.  “I feel like it hasn’t felt like senior year but it has gone by relatively fast,”...

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