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  • “Alternate” grading system creates controversy

    “Alternate” grading system creates controversy

    Minseo Joo, Reporter

    May 26, 2016

    Imagine, you are checking HAC and see that your 91 in AP Physics has dropped to an 89. This is not from a minor or major grade but due to a simple 75 as a daily grade.   As you may or may not know the grading system is divided into major, minor and daily grades in order to properly weigh test... READ MORE »»

    Daily grades consist of preparedness, processing, participation, and punctuality.

  • Unmasking Shakespeare

    Unmasking Shakespeare

    Taylor Calhoun, Reporter

    May 24, 2016

    Whether it's Hamlet or Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare has been a significant figure in the English class curriculum . English One students got their first taste of Shakespeare's work through “Romeo and Juliet”. While “Romeo and Juliet” wasn't the first piece of literature English On... READ MORE »»

    English One students created mask for their Capulet Ball.

    Taylor Calhoun

  • The School of Opportunity

    The School of Opportunity

    Erin Graham, Lead Producer

    May 2, 2016

    Many students have a concept of the Student Opportunity Center as the school where the “bad” kids go. This is probably because when students get caught with drugs or alcohol on campus they get sent there for six weeks. What many people don’t know about the SOC  is the Alternative Learning Program t... READ MORE »»

    The Student Opportunity Center has been around since 2000 and takes students in as young as five and six.

  • Knight Kouture prep

    Knight Kouture prep

    Minseo Joo, Reporter

    April 19, 2016

    From the handmade dresses to the restructured shoes, the preparations that went into the Knight Kouture Fashion Show weren’t as easy as simply walking the runway.   “We started preparing for it after Winter Break so probably about two months,” senior Deja Armstead said. The fashion studen... READ MORE »»

    Fashion Design student, Hallie Birdsong prepared some of the clothing for the fashion show, Knight Kouture.

  • Students give to senior citizens

    Students give to senior citizens

    Rebecca Robinson, Reporter

    April 5, 2016

    Junior Tina Nguyen collaborated with the Health Occupations Students of America, or HOSA to make and hand out flower arrangements to the elderly.   This activity known as the Baybrook Village Nursing Home project may have just looked like a way to earn community services hours, but after the stud... READ MORE »»

    HOSA students went to Baybrook Village Nursing Home to give flowers to the residents.

Unmasking Shakespeare

Taylor Calhoun, Reporter

Whether it's Hamlet or Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare has been a significant figure in the English class curriculum . English One students got their first taste of Shakespeare's work through “Romeo and Juliet”. ...  Read More »

May 24, 2016 • 0 comments

The School of Opportunity

Erin Graham, Lead Producer

Many students have a concept of the Student Opportunity Center as the school where the “bad” kids go. This is probably because when students get caught with drugs or alcohol on campus they get sent there for six wee...  Read More »

May 2, 2016 • 0 comments

Choir’s passion beyond the notes

Meghan Walla, Reporter

Choir class is much more than just singing and reading music for our varsity choir. This class has not only made them realize how to use their voices as group, but has also helped them discover their passion for singing....  Read More »

March 28, 2016 • 0 comments

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Overcoming a loss to inspire others

Gabrielle Micketti, Reporter

Many would find the birth of their first child to be a joyous event For Lyz Mokler it was a tragedy she knew was coming. At 18 weeks pregnant she found out her baby had thanatophoric dysplasia. This is a skeletal disease whe...  Read More »

March 17, 2016 • 0 comments

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Knight Kouture prep

Minseo Joo, Reporter

From the handmade dresses to the restructured shoes, the preparations that went into the Knight Kouture Fashion Show weren’t as easy as simply walking the runway.   “We started preparing for it after Winter ...  Read More »

April 19, 2016 • 0 comments

Students give to senior citizens

April 5, 2016

Choir’s passion beyond the notes

March 28, 2016

Overcoming a loss to inspire others

March 17, 2016

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