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November election results come; Trump fills judge vacancies

November election results come; Trump fills judge vacancies

Ryan Stanley, Assistant Editor

November 8, 2019

1. Texas voters approved 9 out of 10 proposed amendments on Tuesday; the biggest of which made it harder for lawmakers to enact a personal income tax. Outside of Texas, Kentucky's Attorney General, Andy Beshear, a Democrat, narrowly defeated Governor Matt Bevin who formally requested re-canvassing of the election results. In Vi...

U.S. forces kill ISIS leader, Twitter bans political ads

U.S. forces kill ISIS leader, Twitter bans political ads

Haley Medeiros, Social Media Director

November 3, 2019

1. President Donald Trump announced that ISIS leader Al-Bahgdadi was killed by U.S. Forces on Sunday. The ISIS leader was trapped by U.S. forces in a tunnel in Northwest Syria, where Al-Bahgdadi set off a bomb, killing himself. Military dogs who helped on Sunday have received national attention, in...

Theatre students, directors prepare for showings of ‘Mamma Mia’

Theatre students, directors prepare for showings of ‘Mamma Mia’

Gabriella Winans, Reporter

October 30, 2019

  For each production that takes place, the theatre department works to prepare themselves and their plays for curtain time. Now, the production of “Mamma Mia” is ready for opening night. Actors and tech crew will perform the show for the public for the first time at 6:30 p.m. in the auditor...

Red Ribbon Week kicks off Oct. 28

Red Ribbon Week kicks off Oct. 28

Lexi Goodrum, Writer

October 27, 2019

Red Ribbon week offers the time to remind students to take a stand and say no to drugs. More than 30 years ago, members of a Mexican drug cartel kidnapped, tortured and killed U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique Camarena. Friends and family members of Camarena said they want to spread...

Yearbook senior ads – Here’s how to submit them

Yearbook senior ads – Here’s how to submit them

Kennedy Wyles, Chief Operating Officer

October 25, 2019

The deadline for yearbook senior ads is quickly approaching, and students and parents may be wondering where and how to submit their ad. The deadline to submit ads cuts off Friday, Nov. 1. Senior ads are located in the back of the yearbook and are a way for parents to congratulate their young adults...

Tornadoes cause $2 billion in damage

Tornadoes cause $2 billion in damage

Ryan Stanley, Assistant Editor

October 25, 2019

1. Nine tornadoes struck the Dallas area Sunday night and caused an estimated $2 billion in damage. The twisters, which reached wind speeds of 140 mph, created the costliest severe weather event in North Texas' history. No deaths occurred, but homes and infrastructure received significant damage. Why t...

Advanced fashion class casts models for spring show

Advanced fashion class casts models for spring show

Isabella Abraham, Feature/Copy Editor

October 24, 2019

In preparation for their spring show, the Fashion II class hosted model castings today and Wednesday at 4 p.m. in room 1018. The model casting committee, a random selection of seven students from the advanced fashion class, organized the project. "It's going to be student-led," committee member Reagan...

Safety practices require Eagle Time changes

Safety practices require Eagle Time changes

Gianna Ortner-FIndlay, Reporter

October 22, 2019

Students are now acclimating to new rules implemented at the high school regulating Eagle Time, which started Oct. 7. Students no longer self-govern where they go during their 38-minute-activity/study hall period. “We started figuring out and thinking ‘what can we do better?’” Principal John Burdett said. "Every second is precious, and...

Fort Worth police charges officer in alleged murder, University of Texas professor receives Nobel Prize

Fort Worth police charges officer in alleged murder, University of Texas professor receives Nobel Prize

Ryan Stanley, Assistant Editor

October 19, 2019

1. Former Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean, who shot and killed 28-year old Atatiana Jefferson in her home, was charged with murder Monday. Jefferson and her nephew were playing video games during the early morning hours of Saturday when her neighbor called a non-emergency police number after noticin...

Statistics, warning signs reveal harsh reality of parental alienation syndrome

Statistics, warning signs reveal harsh reality of parental alienation syndrome

Haley Medeiros, Social Media Director

October 17, 2019

  Parental alienation kills - it kills families. It kills relationships. It kills people. Government teacher Rod McCall wrote about his experience with this topic in his book For the Love of Eryk after his son, Eryk McCall, was killed by his mother before she took her own life eight years ago. Now, McCall travels to conventions around the U.S. to tell his story about overcoming parental ...

Community prepares to float through streets in homecoming parade

Community prepares to float through streets in homecoming parade

Isabella Abraham, Feature/Copy Editor

October 15, 2019

Prosper residents will line the streets to watch the homecoming parade starting 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16. The procession will kick off at Reynolds Middle School and end in the high school parking lot, at the intersection of Coleman and Talon Way. Immediately following the parade, the community...

ACT to allow section retakes, U.S. troops withdraw from Syria

ACT to allow section retakes, U.S. troops withdraw from Syria

Ryan Stanley, Assistant Editor

October 11, 2019

1. ACT change will allow students to retake sections of the test starting September 2020. Prior to the change, test scores from the five sections (English, reading, math, science, and writing if chosen) were immovable after completion on test day. ACT will also implement superscoring, which combine a...

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