The mission of the Wylie East High School news site is to inform, educate and entertain readers. Established Jan. 13, 2011. Principal: Mrs. Tiffany Doolan; Adviser: Ms. Kimberly Creel

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The mission of the Wylie East High School news site is to inform, educate and entertain readers. Established Jan. 13, 2011. Principal: Mrs. Tiffany Doolan; Adviser: Ms. Kimberly Creel

Blue Print

The mission of the Wylie East High School news site is to inform, educate and entertain readers. Established Jan. 13, 2011. Principal: Mrs. Tiffany Doolan; Adviser: Ms. Kimberly Creel

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Winner, winner, chicken dinner \\ Calculus students Connor Nance, Caleb Beauchamp, Luke Orr, and Matthew Myers celebrate their first place win in The Quest

[Photo] Quizzical questing

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
December 12, 2022
Apocalyptic Amateur \\ Self-proclaimed investigative journalist Graham Hancocks new Netflix docuseries is problematic and spreads dangerous misinformation.

[Photo] Absurd apocalypse assumptions

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
December 9, 2022
Ms. Lacie Moore had taught at Davis Intermediate School since 2020 as an ELA teacher.

[Photo] You are my sunshine

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
September 26, 2022
Feels like a broken record  \\ Sorting through music records, senior Avery Heist finishes out her final year of high school. With 12 years of hard work finally paying off, Heist graduates along with the rest of the class of 2022 May 28 at the Allen Event center.

[Photo] Senioritis: Its real

writer: Avery Heist, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2022
Keep in line \\ Trying to stay in their parade block formation, the Pride of the East marches down Main Street USA during their Disney trip over Spring Break. Their parade sequence music included the school Fight Song, On The Floor, a drum cadence, and the closer to their 2021 marching show, “Efflorescence.” Each musician became a Disney employee for the day and got to experience how all the magic happens.

[Photo] Marching through Main Street USA

writer: Morgan Clark, Staff Reporter
April 18, 2022
Win the day \\ After competing and performing all day, the Sapphires smile with all the trophies they won at the Crowd Pleasers  competition Feb 19. After all the hours of practice under the direction of Stephanie Jackson, their hard work paid off and the girls were Grand Champions.

[Photo] Grand champs

writer: Morgan Clark, Staff Reporter
March 29, 2022
Making a difference \\ Posing for a picture,  TAFE members show off their medals as they advance to nationals.

[Photo] TAFE advances

writer: Jaylee Paredes, Staff Reporter
March 16, 2022
Hit hard \\ Playing in their first match of the season, the new men’s volleyball team plays Rockwall. The team plays their next game against John Paul II March 25.

[Photo] Passing into new era

writer: Cali Scott, Staff Reporter
March 22, 2022
Welcoming the new kid \\ Beaming from ear to ear, Chelsea Ombadykow (center of the photo) poses for a class picture at her private school Mare de Deu del Roser in Barcelona. The school didnt have an ideal education system, and Id much rather learn in the U.S., but the city has a wonderful social system, Ombadykow said.

[Photo] Across the Chel-sea

writer: Gloria Olajimi, Editor-in-Chief
January 29, 2022
Spreading Christmas cheer \ Beaming with their successful target haul, the cheerleaders reveal the tags they purchased for the Wylie Way Christmas and Holidays event. “It’s a really rewarding feeling to give back and know that youre the reason a kid will get to open a present,” head varsity cheerleader Campbell Andrews said.

[Photo] Have yourself a Wylie Way Christmas

writer: Gloria Olajimi, Editor-in-Chief
December 17, 2021
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[Photo] Haley Smalley Anderson: Class of 2017

writer: Heath Hadley, Editor in Chief
December 14, 2021
Best buds \\ Junior Aidan Nguyen poses with his dual credit US History teacher, Mr. Jack Garner, after the NHS Induction ceremony Nov. 15. “The most difficult part about dual credit is managing your own time because you’re on your own for the most part when it comes to dealing with assignments,” Nguyen said. 

[Photo] Double the credit

writer: Morgan Clark, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2021
Silence speaks louder than words \\ Participating in the Silent Truth, the Student Council represents the lives lost to substance abuse. “This project, even though relating to a heavy topic, is important to me and the impact it has on students,” President of Student Council Ryah Hill said.

[Photo] Stand up; speak out

writer: Cali Scott, Staff Reporter
November 11, 2021
Two of a kind \ Junior Aubrey Gibson sees her mom, an attendance clerk, at school daily. I really enjoy having my mom at school with me, junior Aubrey Gibson said.  She is always right there when I need her.

[Photo] Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree 

writer: Morgan Gore, Staff reporter
November 3, 2021
Work from home  On the online conference call, students have the ability to ask a tutor questions about any assignments they have. The conference helps students at home with COVID or in quarantine. “A tutor who is skilled in all subjects can help me with my work and can help me get a hold of my teachers if I need something,” Student Dayden Dyess said.

[Photo] COVID FOMO

writer: Cali Scott, Staff Reporter
September 28, 2021
Running mates \\ Sisters Faith Seddig and Evy Seddig both run cross country. “It’s really fun to have a partner to do everything with, but also stressful because you want to beat her,” Evy said.

[Photo] Running mates

writer: Rylee Keith, journalism student
September 27, 2021
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[Photo] Retiree

writer: Gigi Hayes, yearbook staff member
March 30, 2021
Calling the shots \\ Senior Jada Hahs prepares for her first shot during her first round of vaccinations. It didnt hurt at all actually, Hahs said. I told myself to expect the pain of a piercing, but I hardly even felt it.

[Photo] Teens with vaccines

writer: Shelby Perry, Digital Media Editor
March 30, 2021
Chilly dogs \\ Freshman Axel Guerra takes his dogs on a walk during the snowstorm Feb. 18. “I have literally done no school or book-related work at this point, the snow just helped add on to that,” freshman Axel Guerra said.

[Photo] Students spend snow days relaxing

writer: Hermela Assefa, journalism student
February 22, 2021
One shot, one hole \\ Sophomore Carson Tittle grabs his hole-in-one ball from the hole to celebrate. He played with the junior varsity boys team at the RHS Big 4 competition at Waterview Golf Course Feb. 8. “I have not gotten a hole in one at a competition before. In fact, this was my first hole in one,” Tittle said.

[Photo] Student Spotlight:

September 16, 2019
Shining stars // The yearbook staff of the 2019-2020 school year smiles for their club photo. Their Peak-themed yearbook earned the highest rating of Distinguished Merit.

[Photo] Yearbook staff celebrates award

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
December 9, 2020
Sparkly Smile \ Custodian Ewelina Lyons pauses as photojournalism students take a picture of her for their scavenger hunt. She is from Poland, but came to the United States and attended Wylie High.

[Photo] Unsung Hero

writer: Heath Hadley, Editor in Chief
November 17, 2020
A good one \\ Freshman Bryanna Turner highly recommends the latest video game obsession: Among Us. The game is addictive! The suspense factor left me wanting more, Turner said.

[Photo] Among us

writer: Bryanna Turner
October 15, 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.

[Photo] Making his return

writer: Abbey Hall, yearbook staff contributor
October 7, 2020
Behind the screen \\ Senior Jada Edmonds participates in school from home via a Google meet on her Chromebook. Wylie ISD offered both on-campus and remote learning to students. Edmonds chose the remote-learning option to protect her and her family during the pandemic. “I thought it was the safest option,” Edmonds said. “If there’s a remote option, that means it‘s clearly not safe to return. Plus, I get sick easily.”

[Photo] Jada Edmonds chose to learn remotely

writer: Brianna Kim and Delan Miraz, journalism student contributors
September 10, 2020
In the family \\ College Thursdays and spirit wear Fridays are full of color, thanks to junior Ashtyn Arp . She started Arp-parrel, a t-shirt design company with her mother, Principal Angela Arp. I wanted to start making them just for fun and then it kind of just blew up, Ashtyn said.

[Photo] A cheerful tee-shirt designer

writer: GiGi Hayes, yearbook staff
September 15, 2020
Academic Success // Senior Angela Lamarche takes a photo with her family as she receives the news of her Birmingham Scholarship. Every school year, the top 10 students from the senior class are selected to receive this award. This year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, rather than announcing the award at school, principal Mike Williams surprised students by visiting their homes and presenting the scholarship to them personally. “I didn’t know Mr. Williams was coming to my house,” Lamarche said. “It was a complete surprise. I really wanted to shake his hand or give a high five but because of [the coronavirus] we just awkwardly stood there. Luckily, it was also the one day I decided to actually get ready.

[Photo] A valued surprise

writer: Enoch Olajimi, Sports Editor
April 23, 2020
Raise the bar \\ Seniors Jason Chu and Huong Huynh compete in Business Professionals of America Jan. 18 at the Regional Leadership Conference in Rockwall.

[Photo] Top of the Class of 2020

writer: Valerie Msafiri, Video Editor
April 20, 2020
Mask market \\ Showing off her recent hobby, local resident Jill Sheffler displays her DIY masks to give to nurses and those in need during the Covid-19 pandemic. “I loved being
creative and gifting to others,” Sheffler said.

[Photo] Mask on; mask off 

writer: Ryah Hill, Staff Reporter
April 21, 2020
Twice as nice \\ Senior Mia Stuart advances to nationals for the second year in a row with Texas Association of Future Educators.

[Photo] Students in practicum intern in elementary classes

writer: Gigi Hayes, journalism student
February 23, 2020
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[Photo] The hardt of Wylie

writer: Savannah Kiser, journalism student
February 27, 2020
Small gesture \\ Due to his simple act of kindness, providing a sandwich to a fellow classmate daily, freshman Adrian Diaz DVA was selected as the Shining the Way Award winner for the second nine weeks. “Its crazy how something as simple as that got me one of the best friends Ive ever had,” Diaz DVA said.

[Photo] Long story short, he’s Adrian Diaz.

writer: Kristen Jiang, Staff Reporter
January 22, 2020
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[Photo] Long story short, she’s Riley Pearce

writer: Avery Heist, Staff Reporter
January 21, 2020
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[Photo] Long story short, he’s Austin Mckinnon

writer: Jazmine Garcia, Digital Editor
November 18, 2019
Made with love \\ Making paper goods, transition to life students sell their products to build life skills. Handmade Creations had its grand opening Sept. 19. They are open to the public every Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at 102B 300 Pirate Drive.

[Photo] From hearts to hands

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
October 29, 2019
More harm than good \\ Rockets GM Daryl Moreys tweet is a simple case of freedom of speech. China is overreacting. Cutting ties with the NBA harms their citizens the most.

[Photo] NBA vs. China 

writer: David Wooten
October 21, 2019
Snip snip \\ Posing their new looks, junior Hayze Gore (second from the left) and his four friends enjoy the feel of the fresh air on their heads after a new shave in support for their friend battling cancer.

[Photo] What’s the buzz?

writer: Ryah Hill, Staff Reporter
October 11, 2019
Enjoying his favorite memory of living in Hawaii, young Keoni Hernandez floats around a beach in his old home town. He moved to the states in seventh grade.

[Photo] Long story short, he’s Keoni Hernandez

writer: Ryah Hill, Staff Reporter
September 16, 2019
 “The action or practice of inhaling and exhaling the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device” has become prevalent among teens and young adults.

[Photo] All-time high 

writer: Avery Platt, Staff Reporter
September 13, 2019
 Only friend I need// After making a short video as a team, the Sapphires went viral on the popular social media app TikTok.“It makes me super happy to know that I went viral off of a video with all my best friends in it,” Sapphire Captain Berry Stevens said.

[Photo] TikTok on the clock

writer: Addie Orr, Editor in Chief
August 28, 2019
A pose of greatness // Smiling in her glory,  junior Destini Jeter places first in the UIL State meet in Austin for 300 Hurdles May 10.

[Photo] Show stopper

writer: Ashley Survillion, Assistant Editor
May 16, 2019
Wakanda Forever // Standing out in his blue blazer, senior Josiah Thomas fights for Wakanda at a student model UN. The Youth and Government club participated in the event March 2. Thomas placed second overall in the event and went home with a certificate. “I was surprised to have gotten second place,” Thomas said. “I was expecting third or lower. I’m really happy and proud of the outcome,” Thomas said.

[Photo] United scholars

writer: Enoch Olajimi, Sports Editor
March 5, 2019
Achieving Artistry // Students in the first division show off their medals. The 70 art students won a total of 103 regional medals at Vase.

[Photo] Art of gold

writer: Haley Ford, Staff Reporter
February 26, 2019
Making a State-ment // Posing for the camera, the cheerleaders bask in their glory as the 12th best cheer squad in the 5A division of Texas at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) State Spirit Competition in Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 19. The cheer team and coaches are proud of their placement and feel amazing to be the premiere team from East to have made finals in school history. “It was such an amazing feeling. To know that our hard work had paid off. I knew that the cheerleaders were very talented here at East and I was excited to bring that talent out,” Varsity coach Mrs. Amy Tietjen said.

[Photo] Tumbling to the top

writer: Liz Harkins, Copy Editor
January 22, 2019
Uncandy choice \\ Junior Cam Sipe shows off his ring pop after receiving it at the annual ring ceremony Nov. 29. Sipe decided to be presented with a ring pop to save money due to the high prices of class rings. “It’s better to buy a ring at 7/11 than to pay hundreds of dollars for one,” Sipe said.

[Photo] Sweet bling

writer: Enoch Olajimi, Sports Editor
December 1, 2018
Out of the box // Reaching for more STARS, senior Jaqueline Ramirez introduces her experiment and teaches students how to apply to the STARS internship.

[Photo] Internship of lifetime

writer: Ashley Survillion, Assistant Editor
November 5, 2018
Goating for the win \\ Showing off his prized goat, senior Colton Fisher puts his goat on display at the State Fair Boer Buck competition. Fisher has a total of three wins at this very livestock show. He is well known in the Boer Buck world. “It feels great to win for a third time against such tough competition,” Fisher said.

[Photo] Goating for the win

writer: Enoch Olajimi, Sports Editor
October 15, 2018
Stage presence \\ Seniors Haley Proctor and McKenna Steiner receive their silver medals, for building search the technical test.

[Photo] Job ready day one

writer: Joe Thomas, Yearbook Sports Editor
April 6, 2018
Making magic // Posing in front of Cinderella’s Castle, students enjoy their last day at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom March 10. Fine Arts students traveled to Orlando to march in a Disney parade.

[Photo] From Wylie to Walt Disney

writer: Jazmine Garcia, Digital Editor
April 1, 2018
Showcase \\ National Art Honor Society students entered their work into the Visual Arts Scholastic Event.

[Photo] Young artists participate in VASE

writer: Kennedi DeLany, Journalism Student
March 8, 2018
Clarinet Christmas // Playing their bass clarinets, junior Wylie Dunham and freshman Ryan Rodarte spread holiday cheer by performing multiple traditional Christmas pieces at Birmingham Elementary for students during the Wind Symphony elementary tour Dec. 12.

[Photo] Christmas cheer for children to hear

writer: Liz Harkins, Copy Editor
December 15, 2017
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[Photo] Not so Sriracha

writer: Valeria Herrera, Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Family of Fat Heads // Posing with wide smiles, percussion members and friends beam in joy of receiving their Fat Heads Sept. 23.

[Photo] Fat Heads for good friends

writer: Liz Harkins, Copy Editor
September 25, 2017
Mr. Lanman’s fourth period Law Enforcement I class earned their American Heart Association / CPR certification.

[Photo] Saving lives one course at a time

writer: Zoe Villegas, Staff Reporter
May 12, 2017
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[Photo] Long live Ubu

writer: Joan Lavaki, The Dynasty Staff Member
March 6, 2017
Math superheroes \\ The calculus members made history as the first Wylie team to make finals. The calculus team competed in the University of Texas Arlington Calculus Bowl March 3.

[Photo] Calculus makes history

writer: Hunter Nardiello, The Dynasty, copy, video and academics editor
March 5, 2017
Dancing in the streets \\ The Sapphires perform in the Tournament of Roses parade Jan. 2. An invitation from HTE was extended to the drill team due to multiple wins last year.

[Photo] Sapphires shine on live television

writer: Emily Wygant, The Dynasty staff member
January 10, 2017
Best in class \\ JROTC Colorguard wins first overall at Lewsiville competition Oct. 15

[Photo] Walked in last, came out first

writer: Emilee Nagel, The Dynasty Reporter
October 16, 2016
Then and now // Former student Caitilin Gipson celebrates moving on to a new chapter of her life as a student teacher attending 
UNT.

[Photo] Caitlin Gipson – Class of 2013

writer: Caroline May, Staff Reporter
March 4, 2016
Art students competed in the annual Vase competition.

[Photo] Brushes up, judging now

writer: Angel Martinez, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2016
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[Photo] Badge of honor

writer: Nick Schiegg, Staff Writer
February 1, 2016
artwork by Jessica Blakeley

[Photo] Ray rocks the blues

writer: Michael McGuinness, Staff Reporter
November 6, 2015
Future plans \\ Senior Halie Daniel commits to Sam Houston State University.

[Photo] Running to college

writer: Tristan Eckert, Webmaster
October 20, 2015
Snug as a bug \\ Junior Charlene Lavaki sits cuddled up with a good show instead of going to the Homecoming dance Oct. 17.

[Photo] Staying home for homecoming

writer: Joan Lavaki, Contributor
October 16, 2015
Happy with hockey \\ Miles Read plays for Lovejoy ISD’s summer league during his off season. He’s been on Junior Varsity since eighth grade and varsity since last summer.

[Photo] Sophomore plays hockey on elite teams

writer: Nick Schiegg, Staff Writer
October 15, 2015
Senior King and Queen Nominees:
Back L-R:  Clay Mobley, Sean Addicks, Jared Wyatt
Back Middle:  Garrison Whadford
Front Middle L-R: Jordyn Perry, Catie Shirley
Front L-R: Ruthie Walker, Ariel Mavis

[Photo] and the nominees are…

writer: Ash Thomas, Editor in Chief
October 1, 2015
A rose by any other name \\ Joining her husband, welding/manufacturing teacher Tony Roseberry, on the payroll this year is Mrs. Roseberry. She and many other spouses joined their better halves at school.

[Photo] Wives of three teachers join faculty

writer: Ash Thomas, Editor in Chief
September 28, 2015
Cammie Snow Stretch, who was fatally shot Sept. 18, is remembered by friends and family  with the release of pink and zebra print balloons.

[Photo] Wear pink for Cammie Friday

writer: Kailee Zercher, News & Features Editor
September 24, 2015
Ebola strand \\ The Ebola virus is transmitted to humans by wild animals and preads through communities by human contact. The fatality rate is approximately 50 percent. The incubation period is 2-21 days. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea and in some cases internal and external bleeding.

[Photo] Ebola versus funeral homes

writer: Ash Thomas, Editor in Chief
December 2, 2014
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