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Journalism teacher gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Journalism teacher gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Lucas Barr, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2018


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Photojournalism teacher and yearbook adviser Carole Babineaux will receive the International League Press Conference’s Edith Fox King Award Saturday night at the University of Texas in Austin. The award, which is presented at the ILPC’s state convention, is a top honor received by advisers w...

AP exams begin Monday: What students need to know

AP exams begin Monday: What students need to know

Vinanti Vemulapalli, WTV Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018


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For two straight weeks starting Monday, the main gym, the lecture hall, and various classrooms will be setup to accommodate the 958 students taking a total of 2270 AP tests. The tests start at either at 8 a.m. or 12 p.m. on the scheduled day with students expected to arrive at the testing lo...

Passion for physics leads student to help others

Passion for physics leads student to help others

Kennedy Williams, WTV Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018


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Most students decide to wait until their junior year take a physics class, and because a physics class is not mandatory in order to graduate and get into college, students decide to join the class for a variety of reasons. Since physics does not offer a Pre-AP option, many students in an AP Physics ...

Centuries later, familiar themes still remain true

Centuries later, familiar themes still remain true

Olivia Howard, Guest Contributer

May 1, 2018


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More than 420 years after it was written, William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet remains a fixture in English 1 classes on campus. “This is a great introduction to Shakespeare’s work,” English 1 teacher Carla Falik said. “Since the main characters are the same age as most ninth grade students. Also the content ...

Math Honor Society hours due

Math Honor Society hours due

Brelyn Bashrum, Guest Contributor

April 30, 2018


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Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society) volunteer hours are due by Monday for seniors who wish to have a cord at graduation. “Mu Alpha Theta is a math-based service organization,” Mu Alpha Theta president Noah Rose. “We help connect high-achieving math students with people who need a little bi...

Faces of Frisco: Being East and Southeast Asian

Faces of Frisco: Being East and Southeast Asian

Katharina Santos and Aaron Boehmer

April 27, 2018


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East and Southeastern Asia includes countries such as China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Mongolia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and many more. Here on campus, Asians make up 30 percent of the student body. In a continuing series taking a look at the demographics of Frisco, Wingspan takes a look at three people on campus that identify as an East or Southeast Asian to ...

CTE program gives students the chance to teach

CTE program gives students the chance to teach

Amelia Pirrello, Guest Contributer

April 26, 2018


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Learning more about what it takes to be a teacher will be the focus for students in the CTE Center's Survey of Education class as they shadow a teacher of their choosing on Friday. “I think that it’ll be really fun,” freshmen Julia Votano said. “I will get a better idea of what it's like to...

It’s sink or swim in the Hawk Tank

It’s sink or swim in the Hawk Tank

Aliza Porter, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018


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Strategy club is a club where students express their creativity through building board games. The members of strategy club now have the opportunity to participate in their first “Hawk Tank” which is an imitation of Shark Tank, a show of entrepreneurs pitching their products to billionaires. In this case...

StuCo jumpstarts election season

StuCo jumpstarts election season

Marisa Uddin, WTV Special Projects Producer

April 24, 2018


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With the Frisco City Council general election not until May 5, Student Council is jumpstarting spring election season with Tuesday’s nomination of the presidential candidates for the 2018-19 school year. “I anticipate that each and every candidate will bring something unique to Student Council that will u...

Slice of country life in the heart of suburbia

Slice of country life in the heart of suburbia

Melody Tavallaee, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


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Part of Frisco’s agricultural past can still be in the heart of downtown as students in Future Farmers of America, or FFA, help raise animals as part of the Supervised Agriculture Experience program. “Students have the option to raise livestock project and they can raise cattle, sheep, goats, p...

Friday the deadline for lit magazine submissions

Friday the deadline for lit magazine submissions

Panav Ladha, WTV Staff Reporter

April 19, 2018


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Every year, the Writer’s Guild produces their original literary magazine called the Raven. The Raven consists of original short stories, poems, essays and artwork which are submitted by students. Students will receive 0.5 volunteer hours for each submission plus one more hour for each submission...

Students go off the grid for mental health

Students go off the grid for mental health

Yael Even, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2018


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Teens and social media often go hand in hand with as many as 94 percent of teenagers having at least one account. But while there are perks to its use, there are some downsides with some students undertaking a social media cleanse and giving up their account. “I was really feeling the negative...

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