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A love of Spanish inspires new teacher

A love of Spanish inspires new teacher

Prachurjya Shreya, Guest Contributor

March 30, 2016


Filed under Campus Life, Uncategorized

Learning a second language can look good on transcripts for college and give a student an advantage in the long run. Wingspan’s Prachurjya Shreya sat down with Spanish teacher, Makenzi Epps to talk about how majoring in Spanish may take a lot of work but can be worth it. Wingspan: Why did you pi...

Family ties span continents

Family ties span continents

Janet Nguyen, Guest Contributor

March 29, 2016


Filed under Campus Life

It’s not uncommon for a parent to live in one place and work in another. Traveling back and forth between home and work can be a challenge but few do it quite the way the Shin family does. Freshman Jieun Shin lives with her mom and older brother while her dad lives and works in South Korea, visiting ...

Campus recycling comes to temporary halt

Campus recycling comes to temporary halt

Christi Lazutkin, WTV Staff Reporter

March 28, 2016


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Cramped, overflowing, and forgotten: recycling bins across the school are full, but a technical malfunction means waiting to get them cleared out. Wingspan TV’s gets to the bottom of this mess. They may be unsightly, but nobody can get rid of them just yet. Full recycling bins have been all ov...

Brown to be featured on Sports Stars

Brown to be featured on Sports Stars

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter

March 24, 2016


Filed under Campus Life, Sports Showcase

One player on the baseball team, junior Zander Brown, will be getting some extra attention Thursday as a local production company has decided to feature the player in the next edition of “Sports Stars of Tomorrow.” “The show seeks to feature athletes that could one day be stars at the college or pro leve...

Cafeteria gets Smart with new pizzas

Cafeteria gets Smart with new pizzas

Rahmin Jawaid, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2016


Filed under Campus Life

The cafeteria recently introduced a new source of pizza known as Smart Mouth Pizza, cooked and prepared by chefs before lunch periods, to replace the processed pizza previously sold. “We have had Smart Mouth Pizzas in middle schools for quite a while now, but for high schools it only just starte...

Early AP exam registration ends Wednesday

Early AP exam registration ends Wednesday

Sarah Philips, Editor-in-chief

March 22, 2016


Filed under Campus Life

With AP exam season just around the corner, early registration for Advanced Placement exams will close on Wednesday, taking away the opportunity to sign up for a cheaper cost. "It's cheaper," Stefanie Mueller. "Bottom line is that it's $92. Beyond tomorrow, then you start incurring other fees that...

March Madness spreads across campus

March Madness spreads across campus

Rahmin Jawaid, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2016


Filed under Campus Life

Every year, millions of people fill out a NCAA men’s basketball tournament bracket and get temporarily infected with March Madness. And like years before, madness has taken over campus. “I’ve been filling out a bracket for the last six years and I watch a lot of the basketball games every year,”...

Administration looks to reinforce parking policy

Administration looks to reinforce parking policy

Aliza Porter, Guest Contributor

March 18, 2016


Filed under Campus Life

The problem of student drivers parking in the teacher parking lot has caused many teachers to come to school not being able to find a parking spot. Students drivers usually get to campus earlier than teachers and often leave campus without permission to get food, alongside teachers who want to grab lunc...

Battle of the exams

Battle of the exams

Olivia Kirklin, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2016


Filed under Campus Life

In order to take the next step in furthering their education, many students take the SAT or ACT, as required by their desired college. Understanding the difference between the two can sometimes be difficult. The first test designed to determine a student’s admittance into college is the SAT, or Scholastic Aptitude Test, devised in 1926. The purp...

The hand drying dilemma

The hand drying dilemma

Ariela Rodrigues, Guest Contributor

March 16, 2016


Filed under Campus Life

When students wash their hands in the school’s bathrooms, their pants or t-shirts often become a makeshift towel to dry their hands as many students get annoyed that the air driers take to long to dry ones hand. “Driers are just hard to use and they don’t really work well and it takes a lot ...

The girl in black

The girl in black

Janet Nguyen, Guest Contributor

March 15, 2016


Filed under Campus Life

There are a lot of ways to express one’s emotions through things such as body language, the way they communicate, and the way they dress. Freshman Melody Akbari expresses her feelings through her clothing. Akbari wears black almost constantly. She may come across as “emo”, but her choosing to wear...

Students share comparative school experiences

Students share comparative school experiences

Aliza Porter, Guest Contributor

March 14, 2016


Filed under Campus Life

Some students on campus have came from different high schools or other schools in different states with the rules and atmospheres of each high school varying. “Liberty is different from Independence because I guess since Independence is a new school that just opened a year ago, I’m kind of used to eve...

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