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Graduation moves to June 5

Graduation moved from The Star in Frisco on May 22 to Children's Health Stadium on June 5. The ceremony will last three hours and will follow guidelines set by the Texas Education Agency.

Ryan Stanley, Assistant Editor

May 13, 2020

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced four graduation options for schools on May 5. These options include virtual ceremonies, hybrid ceremonies, vehicle ceremonies and outdoor-in-person ceremonies. With this announcement, graduation has moved from May 23 to June 5 at the Children's Health Stadium...

Column: Vandalism of Prosper silos leaves new mark on old-town tradition

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Emma Hutchinson, Writer, Photographer

May 8, 2020

Prosper walks fine line between being small town, D-FW's next booming suburb "Small town, big heart." A short saying in pure white that means a thousand words to the citizens of Prosper, Texas. But now the roles have been reversed, according to the red graffiti placed over the friendly cursive writing ...

Senior wrestler adds academic all-state honors to state championship comeback after ACL injury

Senior Rylan Bonds wrestles his opponent during the competition for the state champion title. Bonds wrestles in the 220-pound weight class.

Grace Williamson, Sports Editor

April 28, 2020

When senior wrestler Rylan Bonds suffered a serious injury in his left leg, he was unsure if he would wrestle his last season of high school. But after a determined recovery, Bonds finished the season as the 6A wrestling state champion of the 220 pounds weight class. He qualified for state after he placed secon...

New Director of Bands stands ready to step into Rock Hill position

JP Wilson was hired only a few months ago as the first ever Director of Bands at the new Rock Hill High School.

Kate L. Keeler, Columnist

April 28, 2020

  JP Wilson once thought that he wanted to be an accountant. But he traded numbers for notes, and became a music educator instead. Now, he will serve as the first Rock Hill High School Director of Bands. “I was actually going to go to UCONN (University of Connecticut) for accounting,”...

‘Fridays Are For The Girls’ features varsity baseball members

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Emily Reish

April 24, 2020

  DISCLAIMER: There will be dead air due to recording the podcast being recorded at home via Google Hangouts Meet - on deadline. We're committed to giving you the live, unedited realness, though. In this episode, junior Emily Reish sits with Prosper Varsity Baseball players junior Clay Kindiger,...

Counselors take measures to curb anxiety amid COVID-19

Junior Emily Reish and counselor Jeff Strowe meet for a virtual counseling session. Administrators and counselors teamed up to check on students, using home visits, text messages to parents, chromebook drop-off and encouraging videos.

Isabella Abraham, Feature/Copy Editor

April 24, 2020

  During this unprecedented pandemic and e-learning situation, counselors have taken steps to assist students with mental health concerns. From setting up supportive counseling Google Classrooms for each grade to providing one-on-one video sessions for individuals, counselors continue to work...

Column: Work during coronavirus brings heightened awareness, challenges

A mask sits in the nearly empty dining room of Chick-fil-A. All restuarant dining rooms are closed because of the coronoavirus, which has made masks the new normal. In this column, assistant editor Ryan Stanley writes about what it's like to work during a pandemic.

Ryan Stanley, Assistant Editor

April 23, 2020

I hear a sneeze come from behind me. Immediately, my coworker and I whip our heads around to see what car it came from. This is how it goes. One sneeze or one cough is cause for suspicion and concern in the workplace. I'm grateful to have a job at Chick-fil-A during a time where millions are laid...

Column: A new ‘good’ comes out of the COVID-19 pandemic, possible cut-backs in pollution

Stormy skies travel east, bringing warm weather to the city of Prosper. Now through next week, the weather is perfect for an early morning run, walk or even bike ride - while practicing recommended social-distancing guidelines. According to research done by columnist Caleb Audia, people not using vehicles and other pollution-causing resources while under stay-at-home recommendations may be bringing a positive impact on the environment.

Caleb Audia, Reporter

April 23, 2020

Even though more than 187,000 people worldwide have died from COVID-19, a silver lining may exist: less pollution - even here at home. In Nov. 2019, a new type of Coronavirus started its outbreak across the world, leading many countries to close borders and act swiftly. Unfortunately, people have taken these precautions too lightly. Today we have ...

Column: Senior looks both forward, back for Eagles of 2020

The class of 2020 poses together for a picture after Senior Sunrise on August 16, 2019. Governor Abbott announced today, April 17, schools will remain closed through the end of the school year. Senior editor-in-chief Ana Arredondo reflects on the news in the attached column.

Ana Arredondo, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2020

  Dear seniors, It’s been five hours since our senior year ended. I don’t know about you, but my emotions are all over the place right now. I’m speechless. I’m heartbroken. I’m excited. I’m sad. Yet, I’m emotionless. This was supposed to be our year. Maybe we all had a feeling...

Grid view comes available in school video chats

The Eagle Nation Online staff smiles for a picture during their pitch meeting. Staff meetings happen every week day at 11:30 over Google Hangouts Meet.

Kennedy Wyles, Chief Operating Officer

April 15, 2020

As video chats such as Google Hangouts Meet become more prevalent in students' lives worldwide, new improvements have been made to make learning online an easier and more efficient process. The new add-on Google Meet Grid View gives students and advisers a grid view of every person in their chat....

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