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The student news site of Liberty High School in Frisco, Texas

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On Wednesday, the first United States case of the Omicron variant was reported in California. Since then, states, such as Minnesota, Colorado, New York, and Hawaii, have announced several confirmed cases of the new mutated strain.

New COVID variant in the United States

Rachel Kim, Staff Reporter December 3, 2021

With the availability of vaccinations and boosters, family and friends were able to reunite for a Thanksgiving feast, marking a transition towards normalcy. However, reports of a newly identified coronavirus variant, named Omicron, have prompted a state...

Winter Storm Uri happened almost a year ago causing a lost of power across the state. Recently, ERCOT released a report on the improvements made to the power grid and what would happen if there were another storm this winter.

ERCOT releases projections for winter

Aarya Oswal, Staff Reporter December 2, 2021

Earlier this year, just a few months ago, a devastating winter storm left Texas in a state of peril and insecurity for weeks. Many were left without electricity, water, and other basic necessities. The power grid company, ERCOT, which provides electricity...

Pearson Middle School teachers have started to dress up while cross guarding. The goal is to attract enough from drivers, that nobody goes above the speed limit in the school zone, making for a safe walk to and from school for students.

Traffic cone crossing guards seek to slow school zone speeding

Trisha Dasgupta and Erika Pernis December 1, 2021

It’s an early morning when a black sedan speeds past on Stonebrook Parkway, ignoring the 20 MPH school zone and the children about to cross the street on their way to school.  The car missed two school zone signs, a flashing yellow light, and two...

Starting Tuesday, teachers are getting Chromebooks to use in their classroom.

Chromebooks distributed to Redhawk staff

Rishika Desai, Staff Reporter November 30, 2021

The library is distributing new Chromebooks to all teachers on Tuesday as part of the school’s technology refresh next year.  “We’re gonna go through getting new computers,” digital learning teacher Nicole Lotz said. “Teachers are going...

Ruthies came to campus  for the monthly food truck for teachers but they do much more than that.

Changing lives while feeding others

Trisha Dasgupta, Editor In Chief November 30, 2021

The counseling department has started a new monthly tradition that brings food trucks on campus for teachers to enjoy.  “We think this is important for our teachers to have something fun to look forward to each month,” counselor Lauren Zambiasi...

Bringing awareness to epilepsy

Kirthi Gummadi, WTV Executive Producer November 30, 2021

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes unexplainable seizures, and currently has no cure and to help bring attention to this disorder, November is national epilepsy awareness month and it’s a month that has special meaning to sophomore Liyana...

The FEF application includes portions of academic and financial information and requires two teacher recommendations. The scholarship has helped FISD students since 1999.

Frisco Education Foundation Scholarship opens Monday

Athena Tseng, Managing Editor November 29, 2021

The Frisco Education Foundation Scholarship Program has been offering scholarships to graduating Frisco ISD seniors since 1999 and this year is no different with the application opening Monday at 10 a.m. This scholarship application is for over 990...

Bus driver shortage causes route changes

Advik Dixit, WTV Staff Reporter November 19, 2021

Like neighboring districts, Frisco ISD is not immune from the bus driver shortage with the district short of 24 bus drivers throughout the district. With the current model being unsustainable to fill those gaps, the district is now rearranging many...

Grants for Great Ideas is a program offered to Frisco ISD educators that invites them to propose an innovative idea or project to improve the learning environment of the students in the district. After intense review, two science teachers on campus have received the grant.

Science teachers awarded FEF grant to improve classes

Rachel Kim, Staff Reporter November 18, 2021

Science teachers Deana Cowger and Kenric Davies were surprised Tuesday morning when they were each awarded a grant by the Frisco Education Foundation to enhance students’ education around the district.   “I am always very appreciative of the...

The cost of inflation

Alyssa Murphy, WTV Executive Producer November 18, 2021

Gas prices.  Those two words are sending shockwaves to everyone's bank account. But it’s not just the prices at the pump that are going up. From Walmart to Target….. From produce to clothes….. Almost everything is more expensive...

The state Board of Education made a preliminary decision on Tuesday to reject instructional  materials focused on sex education, self-harm, and gender identity for middle and high schools schools

State Board of Education rejects secondary school sex ed instruction materials

Athena Tseng, Managing Editor November 17, 2021

The State Board of Education declined to adopt the instructional materials for high school and middle school, addressing self-harm, contraception, and gender identity. This leaves each school district to decide for themselves.  Last year, the Board...

Although a federal judge overturned Governor Abbotts executive order of banning mask mandates in public schooling, Frisco ISD has no plans of changing their COVID protocols to include a mask mandate.

Texas’ prohibition for mask mandates in schools overruled

Trisha Dasgupta, Editor In Chief November 16, 2021

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel has overruled Governor Gregg Abbott’s executive order that prohibited mask mandates in public schools, paving the way for districts across the state to make their own decisions regarding COVID-19 mitigation protocols starting...

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