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Cycle of learning

Cycle of learning

writer: Heath Hadley, Editor in Chief
January 19, 2021

Schools everywhere quarantine students

writer: Braydon Pyles, Staff Reporter
December 9, 2020
Walk in silence \\ Participating in the “Silent Truth” day, juniors Ashleigh Bycott, Ryah Hill and Redieat Samson take a day of silence in honor of Red Ribbon Week and the effects of drugs on teenagers. Student Council hosted the event, inviting organizations all around the school to participate by asking several of their members to go silent. “It was such a difficult thing to do, especially coming from a chatty person, but it made it much more significant to understand the true effects drugs can have on anyone.”

The silent truth

writer: Ryah Hill, Staff Reporter
November 20, 2020
Proper attire \\ During the pandemic, students should get a more relaxed dress code. If given the chance, students will not abuse a more lax dress code opportunity.

Dress code should be least of students’ concerns

writer: Anne Stone, journalism student contributor
October 14, 2020
Crowning moment \\ Senior Jada Hahs is crowned as the senior homecoming princess Oct. 7 at the coronation ceremony following the homecoming parade. Senior Clayton Ensley was crowned senior prince. Due to an outbreak of positive COVID-19 cases among the football players, the homecoming football game was cancelled for the first time ever.

Raider Royalty: ‘Rona style

writer: Ryah Hill, Staff Reporter
October 10, 2020
Welcome back \\ Senior Grayson Housley is a remote learner. He has chosen to return to on-campus learning at the end of the grading period. The district asked families to choose if they wanted to continue their learning experience or change it at the end of the nine week grading term.

Making his return

writer: Abbey Hall, yearbook staff contributor
October 7, 2020
Lee-ding the way \\ Sophomore Tristan Lee runs the ball during a scrimmage against Plano West at Clark Stadium Sept. 17. The next two games, including this weeks homecoming game, are cancelled due to positive Covid-19 cases in the varsity football program.

Next two varsity football games scrapped!

writer: Casi Thedford, Adviser
October 7, 2020
Setting a scene // Painting the set for the upcoming show, Midsummer Night's Dream, sophomore Jude Kurtz adds his finishing touches to the set building. Thespians will perform Shakespeare in the Park Monday, Oct. 12 at Founders Park.

Read between the lines

writer: Jaylee Paredes, Staff Reporter
October 2, 2020
Partnering virtually \\ With their lab partners tuning in remotely, seniors Tyler Allen and Nolan Lincoln collection trace evidence for Locard’s Lab to find the primary location of the victim’s homicide in their forensics class Sept. 28. Remote learners paired up with on-campus learners via a Google Meet or FaceTime to participate in labs.

Remote students choose to stay home, not go to school

writer: Isabel Zambrana, journalism student contributor
September 29, 2020
Putting on a performance \\ JROTC runs the Raider flags high and proud as the cheer team chants the Wylie East battle cry during the first ever virtual pep rally.

Bringing the rally to the Raider

writer: Shelby Perry, Staff Reporter
September 25, 2020
Back to Campus \\ Sophomore Patrick Alderete (back) revises his timed writing in Mrs. Lauren Stevenson's fifth period English II Pre-AP class Sept. 22. Alderete was quarantined for two weeks because he was in close contact with a person who tested positive for Covid-19.

Students quarantined by contact tracing

writer: Heath Hadley, Editor in Chief
September 22, 2020
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