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  • 12 wrestlers advance to state Friday and Saturday in Cypress

  • Senior Jiwoo Oh wins state championship in breaststroke, boys' team takes 7th

  • Girls' basketball wins second round playoff game 60-45 against Texas High

  • The WTV Daily Update named Student Television Network Southwest Regional Broadcast Excellence winner for Best Daily Taped Show

Election Day Ballot Breakdown

Election Day Ballot Breakdown

Parker Butler, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2017


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Texas voters will have the opportunity to head to the polls and have their voice heard Tuesday. Indeed, off-year elections aren’t particularly earth-shattering, and this year Texans in Collin County won’t be voting for candidates. Instead, voters will have the opportunity to vote on seven proposed ...

Running into school history

Running into school history

Kasey Harvey and Avery Nolden

November 6, 2017


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The girls’ cross country team won the first state championship in school history on Saturday when it captured the 5A UIL team title in Round Rock, finishing four points ahead defending state champion Canyon Randall. “Words cannot describe it. It’s an exciting feeling, proud,” head girls cross coun...

Cousin of social studies teacher helps apprehend NYC terrorist

Cousin of social studies teacher helps apprehend NYC terrorist

Keegan Williams, Editor-in-chief

November 3, 2017


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New York City saw its deadliest terror attack on Tuesday since the events of Sept. 11, 2001 when 29-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov killed eight people and injured dozens more after he rented a Home Depot truck and crashed into a bike path on Halloween. Among the first responders was Kevin M...

Priority stressing out students

Priority stressing out students

Keegan Williams, Editor-in-chief

November 1, 2017


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For many students applying for college, Wednesday (November 1) is an important date. Colleges use this date to make the deadline for the priority application, and some even for regular admission. “A lot of students apply for early action because you find out a lot sooner if you get in,” colle...

Chong seeks to teach students how mindset matters

Chong seeks to teach students how mindset matters

Aliza Porter, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2017


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Mindset Matters is a counselor sponsored lesson occurring Wednesday during advisory in the lecture hall that was created to help students with their mental state of mind. While some teachers are sponsors for certain organizations, science teacher Christina Chong is the creator of this series. “...

Release of JFK files still leaves questions unanswered

Release of JFK files still leaves questions unanswered

Keegan Williams, Editor-in-chief

October 30, 2017


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Nearly 54 years after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas on November 22, 1963, President Donald Trump has authorized the release of previously confidential records surrounding JFK’s presidency and his death. For staff members on campus who were alive at the time, Kennedy...

18th annual fun run set for Saturday

18th annual fun run set for Saturday

Kasey Harvey, Sports Editor

October 27, 2017


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Students and staff throughout the district will be taking part in the Gary Burns Frisco Education Foundation 18th annual fun run on Saturday at Toyota Stadium with participants choosing between a one mile and 5k run. Participating since elementary school, the run serves a dual purpose for sophomore K...

Getting into UT Austin will be harder starting in 2019

Getting into UT Austin will be harder starting in 2019

Aliza Porter, Dea-Mallika Divi, and Avery Nolden

October 26, 2017


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UT Austin is one of the top 20 public universities according to U.S. News & World Report. But as the number of students wanting to attend UT increases, so are the requirements as beginning in the summer and fall of 2019, the university will only accept the top 6 percent of Texas high school graduates, rath...

JWAC visits International Career Day

JWAC visits International Career Day

Keegan Williams, Editor in Chief

October 25, 2017


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30 JWAC students are spending part of their Wednesday at UT Arlington for International Career Day. “We are taking 30 students from the school,” JWAC advisor Tim Johannes said. “They get to listen to speaker and get more networking with people so it’s pretty cool.” Students choose to...

Survey offers chance for input on future of FISD

Survey offers chance for input on future of FISD

Wingspan Staff

October 24, 2017


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Community members have the opportunity to shape the long term future of Frisco ISD via a survey asking questions about the district's high school model. In addition, the district has formed a committee that will act as an advisory group for the Board of Trustees and district leaders. “The small...

Red Ribbon week highlights busy five days

Red Ribbon week highlights busy five days

Keegan Williams, Editor-in-chief

October 23, 2017


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This week is Red Ribbon Week, a nationally recognized week to spread awareness about the fight against drug use. “It has become a tradition in high schools across the nation to host dress up days as a part of Red Ribbon Week in order to bring attention to the message being spread,” counselor Staci ...

Getting ready to debate

Getting ready to debate

Keegan Williams and Dea-Mallika Divi

October 20, 2017


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Debate has its first tournament on Saturday at Melissa High School with most Frisco ISD schools competing as well as many other schools from the DFW area. “They started working the first day of school on competition prep,” debate advisor Melissa Maier said. “Which is just getting ready with...

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