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

Hope Squad members McKinley Bownds and Jack Simonini pause for a moment in front of the

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

Publishing every Friday,

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

Friday Aug. 30 will mark the first varsity football game at the newly-opened Children's Health Stadium. The band, color guard and Talonettes will perform their shows during half-time. Read over the regulations guide for restrictions into what spectators can and cannot bring into the new facility.

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

Chuck and Cindy Stuber, along with family and PISD administration, cut the ceremonial ribbon signifying the opening of Stuber Elementary.

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

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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

Juniors Amber DeAngelo and Mya Peterson present the

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...

Robotics team places 7th at World Competition

Sophomore Ethan Rogers and junior Evan Green prepare their robot for competitions.  The school robotics team placed seventh in the world out of thousands of competitors. “You get to learn a lot of team building exercises and many things like computer science, electrical, mechanical, all sorts of different types of engineering,”  Rogers said.

Haley Medeiros, Reporter

May 22, 2019

The high school robotics team placed seventh in the world at the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). The "FIRST" stands for 'For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology'.  The school's team competed against 3,790 FRC high schools around the globe. "Seventh in the world is an amazing...

United Cultural Society begins next year

The United Cultural Society club founders gather near the cafeteria. Current club members include Tori Evans, Bronté Funches, Ella Keffer, Nidhi Kamath and Mikayla Brown.  The students have worked with Assistant Principal Dedrick Buckles and the club's sponsor, Audra Claypoole.

Ryan Stanley, Reporter

May 20, 2019

The United Cultural Society — a group created to unite and educate the different cultures amongst the student body — will start next year. Junior Tori Evans approached culinary and fashion teacher Audra Claypoole in October with a student group's original idea, but the group had to revise thei...

AP Physics classes construct Rube Goldberg machines

AP Physics classes constructed Rube Goldberg machines to review for the AP exam. “My favorite part was getting to watch the final product and the biggest thing I took away from it was getting to learn from other students how different physics principles work,” junior Cristina Folsom said. “It really helped me understand for the AP exam.”

Isabella Abraham, Copy Editor

May 16, 2019

The car hits a plank that raises a "Physics is Phun" flag, the finale for one of the Rube Goldberg machines created by students. Students in AP Physics took on the challenge of designing and developing Rube Goldberg machines, which they presented to their classes last week. These special contraption...

‘Muse’ theme of fashion show inspires designers and community

Junior Zoe Christenson struts down the runway in the arena. More than 40 designers shared their looks for the annual fashion show. This year's theme held the title

Kennedy Wyles

May 6, 2019

Strutting down the handcrafted runway, models showcased the looks of more than 40 student designers in Fashion II. The annual fashion show, named "Muse," took place Friday, April 26. Students began preparing for the show in early September. "The process before the fashion show was absolutely so stre...

Children’s Health announces partnership with school district

Construction of the stadium and natatorium continues. Children's Health received the district's naming rights. the facility is set to open in August 2019.

Ana Arredondo, Reporter and Photographer

May 2, 2019

Children’s Health announced its partnership as the school district’s Official Pediatric Health Care Partner April 3. The agreement, which has been in the works for approximately six months, entails a 10-year sponsorship along with the naming rights of the stadium that is set to open its doors in...

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