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14 years later

14 years later

Sarah Philips, Editor-in-chief
September 11, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Friday marks the fourteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The day is officially designated as Patriot Day as a way to remember the lives lost and to pay tribute to those the first responders who risked their lives to rescue the victims of the attacks. Here on campus, it...

School implements new policy regarding headphones

School implements new policy regarding headphones

Sarah Philips, Editor-in-chief
September 10, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Walking down a school hall with an earbud in each ear or headphones covering both ears is a thing of the past. School administration has implemented a new policy requiring students to have one ear free of a headphone in light of safety concerns. “We want to be able to communicate with students,...

Change to Student Code of Conduct

Change to Student Code of Conduct

Brooke Colombo, Staff Reporter
September 9, 2015
Filed under News

The 2015-16 FISD Student Code of Conduct is slightly different than in previous years as a result of House Bill 2398 which requires the implementation of a campus behavior coordinator. The most prominent change will be the way in which truant student cases will be handled. Truant student’s families will b...

Better equipped for emergency situations

Better equipped for emergency situations

Amber Holt, Staff Reporter
September 4, 2015
Filed under News

“The Go Bag is kind of like a gun, you have it in case you need it but you hope you never have to use it,” Varner said. “It’s simply here for critical incident.” The purpose of the bag is to have the reaction time of the officer to be quicker in case of an emergency. “Just because ...

The current state and the future vision of FISD

The current state and the future vision of FISD

Sarah Philips, Editor-in-chief
September 3, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Adding between 2,500 - 3,500 new students to the district each year, the Frisco ISD is one of the fastest growing school districts in the country. Leading the way for the district is Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Lyon. With four new schools opening this year, along with as many as eight more  schools op...

Fewer lunches, more time

Fewer lunches, more time

Amber Holt, Staff Reporter
August 28, 2015
Filed under News

The lunch schedule has changed from five lunches last year to four lunches in 2015-16 as the Frisco ISD has moved to a uniform bell schedule for all high schools to accommodate students who travel to a different campus or the CTE. This has led to more students per each lunch period with adjustments having to be made to seatin...

School leads FISD in AP Scholar Awards

School leads FISD in AP Scholar Awards

Brooke Colombo and Rahmin Jawaid
August 27, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Frisco ISD students took a record high 8,660 Advance Placement Exams at the end of the 2014-15 school year, with the Redhawks leading the way receiving 47 National AP Scholar Awards and 143 AP Scholar with Distinction Awards. This is 70 more Distinction awards than the second highest school in the district...

A first and a tenth

A first and a tenth

Sarah Philips, Editor-in-chief
August 24, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Not only does Monday start the 2015-2016 school year, it’s also the beginning of the school’s tenth anniversary. “When we met for the first time as a faculty, I knew this was going to be a different experience,” yearbook adviser Carole Babineaux said. “I felt an undercurrent of excitement...

Class of 2019 attends Redhawk Flight Camp

Class of 2019 attends Redhawk Flight Camp

Sarah Philips, Editor-in-chief
August 14, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

The Class of 2019 participated in the upperclassmen-led Redhawk Flight Camp.

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Theater students bring Halloween to life

Theater students bring Halloween to life

Jamie Vaughan, Staff Writer
November 4, 2014
Filed under A&E, News

The Liberty theater department once again celebrated the fall holiday spirit by opening the wound clinic for Halloween. The wound clinic has taken place annually at LHS for the past four years. Theater students apply special-effect make-up to Liberty students in order to raise money for a variety o...

LHS goes pink at pep rally

LHS goes pink at pep rally

Jamie Vaughan, Staff Writer
November 4, 2014
Filed under News

On Oct. 23 Liberty had its annual Pink Out pep rally in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Pink Out pep rally takes place prior to the Pink Out game, and students and teachers wear pink in order to raise awareness about breast cancer. Student Council sells items such as shirts, bracelets...

Even technology can be unreliable

Even technology can be unreliable

Esther Son, Staff Writer
October 27, 2014
Filed under News

The shift from paper to technology may be more convenient, but new challenges have emerged with this new way of learning. Numerous teachers have converted to posting their lessons online—either through videos, documents, or PowerPoints. This new way of teaching reduces the amount of paper used throughout...

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