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GPA scale set to do more harm than good

GPA scale set to do more harm than good

Trisha Dasgupta, Guest Contributor

February 21, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Frisco ISD has stated that they will implement a new GPA scale to begin with the class of 2023, changing Pre-AP courses from weighing 6.0 to 5.5, and placing International Baccalaureate or IB courses at 6.0. The new policy is supposed to encourage students to take courses based on personal interes...

Keeping Up with Kanika: the beauty of unexpected friendships

Keeping Up with Kanika: the beauty of unexpected friendships

Kanika Kappalayil, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Story Carousel

When I was an underclassmen, I remember hearing from a senior at the time that they walked into freshman year and high school with one group of friends and out of high school with another. While I’ve thankfully been able to cultivate my existing friendships and expand outward as well, the concept be...

I am…

I am…

Madeline Aronson, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Story Carousel

June 25, 1978, openly gay artist and activist Gilbert Baker hoisted the first ever rainbow flag at San Francisco Pride. 30 volunteers hand stitched and dyed the fabric, and created a symbol that represents the same ideas now as it did 40 years ago: equality, love, and individuality. Today, many people around the world, including...

Say it Louder: must like children

Say it Louder: must like children

Emma Crampton, Opinion Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There is an unfortunate common theme among school administrators, particularly those of younger children, and it is that they seem to dislike children. Not all of course, but far too many. My mother works at a middle school and the stories she comes home with are heartbreaking. I will never understand, if you...

All Voices Matter: noting a lack of simplified textbooks

All Voices Matter: noting a lack of simplified textbooks

Aviance Pritchett, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Story Carousel

One of the things that we’ve been taught throughout middle school and high school is the importance of studying and taking notes. We use flashcards, annotate, write on sticky notes, or practice with our classmates, and in the end we should have memorized most, if not all, of the material that we wi...

Real Talk: Valentine’s Day

Real Talk: Valentine’s Day

Jennifer Hernandez, WTV Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Real Talk

On this week's edition of Real Talk, WTV's Jennifer Hernandez hits the halls to ask students about Valentine's Day.

Valentine’s Day isn’t for everyrone

Valentine’s Day isn’t for everyrone

Ashika Deshpande, Guest Contributor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Everywhere you go, there something to remind people that it’s Valentine’s Day but, to a 14 or 15 year old who isn’t allowed to date, what does this holiday really mean? A major reason why one doesn’t date is because of the obstacle known as parents. This could be for a variety of reasons....

A taste of Europe

A taste of Europe

Sydney Glover, Guest Contributor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Story Carousel

Going to restaurants is a fun way to try new food and explore all the options laid out on the menu in front of you. However it isn’t always the same for me and many others around the world. Since a young age I’ve had food allergies. I grew out of a few, but I’m still allergic to milk and hav...

State Legislature must search for school funding solutions

State Legislature must search for school funding solutions

Wingspan Staff

February 12, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Story Carousel

School funding is one of the top issues facing state lawmakers in the 2019 session of the Texas Legislature. The state spent 6 percent less in 2017 on schools than it had a decade earlier, while Texas’ student population has rapidly increased and disparities in performance among districts grow. Governor Gre...

Keeping up with Kanika: appreciate friends on Valentine’s Day

Keeping up with Kanika: appreciate friends on Valentine’s Day

Kanika Kappalayil, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Story Carousel

Galentine’s Day. Popularized by Leslie Knope, the nation’s most beloved Deputy Director from arguably one of the best TV shows to be made (Parks And Recreation), Feb. 13 has gone from just any ordinary day preceding Valentine’s Day to a day of celebrating female solidarity, and I’m here for it. Th...

Say it louder: toning down prom expectations

Say it louder: toning down prom expectations

Emma Crampton, Opinion Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With prom approaching on April 13, everybody is already discussing and planning. Prom is open to anyone with an upperclassman date, but the main intended audience is seniors so they can have one last big celebration before graduating. I dreamed about prom for a good portion of my childhood. What my...

Real Talk: teens and jobs

Real Talk: teens and jobs

Jennifer Hernandez, WTV Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Real Talk

On this week's edition of Real Talk, WTV's Jennifer Hernandez hits the halls to ask students about their jobs.

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