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‘Not a drill’

‘Not a drill’

Gianna Ortner-Findlay, Reporter

September 12, 2019

Prosper students experience school's first lockout of year Due to a possible threat, the school went into lockout at 1:56 p.m. today, Sept. 12. The district's police department initiated the lockout due to reported information. According to an email sent to parents, a suspect was taken into custo...

Hope Squad plans National Suicide Prevention Week activities

Hope Squad plans National Suicide Prevention Week activities

Ana Arredondo, Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2019

Every year, organizations such as the Lifeline and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) raise awareness for suicide prevention through the month of September. National Suicide Prevention Week will take place through Saturday, Sep. 14. The Hope Squad class arranged a series of ...

Hurricane Dorian strikes, new tariffs increase costs

Hurricane Dorian strikes, new tariffs increase costs

Ryan Stanley, Assistant Editor

September 6, 2019

1. Hurricane Dorian swept across The Bahamas for almost two days and left catastrophic destruction in its wake. As of now, the death toll stands at 30, but is expected to rise. The storm stalled over The Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane with wind speeds of 185 mph, which decimated approximately 13,0...

New year brings dress code changes, tardy kiosks

New year brings dress code changes, tardy kiosks

Kylie York, Reporter

September 6, 2019

With a new school year ahead of us, the school implemented new changes: tardy kiosk and dress code. Tardy kiosks are stations throughout the school where students report when late. Once the second bell rings, teachers are required to close their doors and students must report to the closest Tardy kio...

Students, staff to celebrate military at USA pep rally

Students, staff to celebrate military at USA pep rally

Isabella Abraham, Feature/Copy Editor

September 5, 2019

To honor first-responders, veterans and current military personnel, students and staff will recognize their service at the USA pep rally Friday, Sept. 5, beginning at 3 p.m. This activity marks the last start-of-the-year pep rally as a single high school district. As many as 30 servicemen and women...

Hope Squad program starts up at Prosper, plans to change lives

Hope Squad program starts up at Prosper, plans to change lives

Gabriella Winans, Reporter

September 5, 2019

After thousands of lives were lost to suicide in his state, high school principal Dr. Gregory A. Hudnall started the Hope Squad program in Provo, Utah. Now, the program has spread to cities and schools across the country - including Prosper. On Monday, Aug. 19, the Prosper Hope Squad organization hel...

World leaders meet at G7, pharmacuetical company fined

World leaders meet at G7, pharmacuetical company fined

Ryan Stanley, Assistant Editor

August 30, 2019

1. Johnson & Johnson was fined $572 million in a landmark trial on Monday for what attorneys for the state of Oklahoma called false marketing of their opioid products. While it wasn't a large blow to the company's finances, considering they racked in $81.6 billion in profits last year, the decis...

District releases Friday-night schedule, regulation guide for home-opener

District releases Friday-night schedule, regulation guide for home-opener

Ana Arredondo, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2019

The varsity football players will be ready to kick-off their second season in 6A in the new Children's Health Stadium at 7 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 30, against Rowlett. Athletic Director Valerie Little has announced a packed night of district activities planned prior to the game. Food trucks open at...

Accelerated growth leads to new school openings

Accelerated growth leads to new school openings

Isabella Abraham, Feature/Copy Editor

August 26, 2019

After an increase in student numbers, the district celebrated the opening of two new elementary schools, Furr and Stuber Elementary, with ribbon-cutting ceremonies on Aug. 11. Along with students at the new Hays Middle School, Furr and Stuber students started class Aug. 14 with all other campuses in...

Amazon, Guns gather attention national, world news

Amazon, Guns gather attention national, world news

Ryan Stanley, Assistant Editor

August 23, 2019

1. Amazon on fire with 4.6 million acres of the rainforest torched in the past seven months. Celebrities and politicians have raised concern over the issue, and criticized the Brazilian government for prioritizing the economy over the environment. Farmers set ablaze fields to clear land for agricultu...

Eagle Nation Media hosts annual Talon Awards

Eagle Nation Media hosts annual Talon Awards

Ana Arredondo and Emma Gnidziekjo

May 24, 2019

Here's what adviser Michael Hatch said about the event in a faculty email: "The Talon Awards were one heck of a show on Friday night!  Please congratulate the following students when you see them: they've worked so hard!   Best Man on the Street  Valentine’s Day (Amber D’Angelo & Jackson...

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