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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Hannah Hansen

Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief

Hello, everyone! I’m Hannah, this year’s Editor-in-Chief. I am a senior, which is both exhilarating and absolutely terrifying. Outside of newspaper, I am Secretary of National Honor Society, I am the student lead for Wylie Math Tutoring, and I volunteer frequently. Whenever I do manage to have free time, I love reading any and all books, writing short stories, listening to 80s rock, singing along to musicals, and binging whatever show I’m currently obsessed with. This year, I hope to help our staff reach their potential and stretch our horizons as a newspaper. I hope we’ll have a great year!

All content by Hannah Hansen

Knock at the cabin emotional rollercoaster

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
February 27, 2023
Grade school gunmen?

Grade school gunmen?

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
January 20, 2023
Winner, winner, chicken dinner \\ Calculus students Connor Nance, Caleb Beauchamp, Luke Orr, and Matthew Myers celebrate their first place win in The Quest

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.

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.

You are my sunshine

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
September 26, 2022
Top row: Morgan Gore, Jaylee Paredes, and Maggie Volpi
Bottom Row: Gloria Olajimi and Hannah Hansen

Dream Team

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
August 26, 2022
Shining the way \\ Mr. Ernest Nelson won Paraprofessional of the Year for the WISD 2021-22 school year Friday, May 6.

Keeper of the keys

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
May 13, 2022
Space odyssey \\ Sharing with the club, president Aqil Ishaq discusses the recent discovery of a black hole within our galaxy Friday, May 13. As the second ever photographed black hole, this presents an opening into understanding the mystery-shrouded concept of black holes.

Stellar Students

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
May 13, 2022
Guardian angels \\ Smiling wide, NHS officers present a check to Ms. Kara Shrum, the Corporate Relations Manager for the Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center March 16. “The Children’s Advocacy Center is an agency that works with kids that have experienced abuse or neglect to try and give them a safe place, justice and a helping hand in the healing process,” NHS treasurer Emily Combest said.

Guardian angels

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
March 28, 2022
Coffee Talk \\ Surprising Mrs. Alicia Kam, junior Nadya Thung hands coffee over as part of NHS’s East Coffee Co. The shop opened to teachers Friday, March 4. “This really shows that NHS cares about the teachers at East,” Thung said. “It also was a great mood lifter for the last day of school before spring break!”

Cups of joy

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
March 4, 2022
With flying colors \\ The yearbook staff, the Dynasty, was presented with an Award of Distinguished Merit for their 2021 yearbook, Some things never change. “I really liked our theme and how we incorporated our theme throughout the book, and I feel like it was really fitting for that year,” current editor-in-chief Mallory Hatch said. “It was a really fun book to create.”

Reaching for stars

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
March 2, 2022
Whenever someone says “Girl Scout” what comes to mind? For most people, it’s cute little girls, with front teeth missing or braces, selling cookies door-to-door or in front of the grocery store. Most people don’t picture a high schooler who’s also juggling AP classes and extracurriculars. 
I’ve been a Girl Scout since I was in second grade. My troop, Troop 1241, used to be much bigger. At one point, I remember there being nearly 30 girls in our troop. Now, we’re down to fewer than 10. Most of the girls still in our troop have been there since the beginning.

Tough cookie to sell

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
February 11, 2022
Super star \\ Two seats were reserved for former principal Mike Williams at the dedication ceremony Jan. 4 in the new Williams Center. They have his name on the back and leather cushioning. “It made me feel proud to be a Raider and know that I have a part in continuing his legacy,” junior Mikalah Hodge said, about the ceremony.

MVP: Most Valuable Principal

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
January 27, 2022
Jaxson Hill: Class of 2019

Jaxson Hill: Class of 2019

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
January 7, 2022
Nikki Culver: Class of 2012

Nikki Culver: Class of 2012

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
December 6, 2021
Zero to hero \\ Using analogies of heroes and villains, Mrs. McKenna Tooke gives juniors a speech about deciding between good and bad. She was the guest speaker at the ring ceremony Nov. 1.

Setting the stage

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
November 15, 2021
Crash course \ A student driver crashed into the side of the IMPAC building Tuesday afternoon Oct. 5. No one was injured in the accident.

Impact on the IMPAC

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
November 1, 2021
Quick study \ Students received study guides to help them prepare for the upcoming PSATs. Students will take it at school Oct. 26.

Test of time

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
October 18, 2021
Professionally speaking \\ Broadway performer Christy Altomare directs seniors Tyler Seymour and Eva Kewley as they perform Still and The Neva Flows for the production of Anastasia Sept. 29. “It meant a lot for her to be here because she achieved the dream that a lot of young actors and actresses strive for and just never achieve,” junior Crei Pierson said.

Stealing the show

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
October 8, 2021
Fits like a glove \\ Surprising sophomore Teniya Williams, Coach Elizabeth Simmons celebrates her tennis players accomplishments with her letter jacket. I did this in front of the general population so they can see how exciting this is, Coach Simmons said.

Students surprised with letter jackets in class

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
September 13, 2021
Pay attention \\ Listening to his teammates, sophomore Carson Tittle talks at practice with his Quiz Bowl team. SkillsUSA state competitions will be held virtually this year.

No longer amatuer hour

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
April 12, 2021
Senior Jessica Sadberry
He is a Ball Python. I love reptiles and have never had one before this so I thought it’d be a fun challenge. His name is Blue and I named him that because in Jurassic Park there’s a pterodactyl named Blue and I thought it fit considering his eyes are blue. I’ve had him for 3 years. He likes to cuddle with my cat and I.

Man’s best friends

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
April 11, 2021
On the ball \\ Freshman Bryn Geppert plays against Royse City Jan. 8. The freshman on varsity helped the team defeat the Bulldogs 4-0. “I like the challenge of being on varsity and it’s overall super fun,” Geppert said.

[Photo] Born to play soccer

writer: Ellie Eason, journalism student
February 5, 2021
Helping hands \\ Giving a teacher her lunch, senior Bradley Davidson helps to pass out baked potatoes as a part of the Takin’ Taters event for his Practicum of Human Services class, taught by Coach BJ Smith Jan. 28.

Hot potatoes

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
February 23, 2021
Chain reaction  Explaining from the comforts of his living room, Mr. Vito Peri teaches his seventh period PAP chemistry class Feb. 9. Quarantined due to COVID-19 contact tracing, he returns to in-person teaching Feb 12.

[Photo] Biohazard Boss

writer: Heath Hadley, Editor in Chief
February 23, 2021
To the office \\ The counselors offices are located in room 319 along the main hallway. Students can make an appointment through Mrs. Ragsdale to see their counselor.

Back to basics

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
January 25, 2021
Eye on the prize // Watching his opponent, sophomore Lane Duncan competes against the Mckinney North varsity tennis team Oct. 20.

Making a racket

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
December 15, 2020
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.

Yearbook staff celebrates award

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
December 9, 2020
High fliers // Juniors Bailey Causey and Heath Hadley were recently accepted into NASAs Texas High School Aerospace Scholars Program.

Two infinity and beyond

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
December 4, 2020
Catching cards // Showing off their products, Transition to Life students sell their handmade creations to staffulty in the teacher center Sept. 29. We put Handmade Creations on wheels and bring it to the schools and set it up and let teachers shop, Mrs. Patterson said.

Handmade Creations’ adaptations

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
September 29, 2020
Lights; camera; action // Going over their last test data, Spanish II teacher Lisa Crosthwait reviews with her PAP Spanish II class on what she was looking for in their answers Sept. 18.

Change of scenes

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
September 21, 2020
Footsteps // Students walk in the 800 hallway between fifth and sixth period Sept. 11. Signs on the floor and walls designate the direction students need to walk in as part of the new measurements to ensure social distancing.

New measures implemented as school resumes

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
September 14, 2020
Hair it is \\ Like many students, freshman Hannah Hansen is able to break dress code and dye her hair an unnatural color.  This newfound freedom that students are finding in their appearance is allowing them to be more expressive and satisfied with the way they look, thus improving their overall state-of-mind, Hansen said.

Beauty is in the dye of the beholder

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
April 17, 2020
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.

From hearts to hands

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
October 29, 2019
To dye for \\ FASE students tie-dyed t shirts and socks for the spirit-themed day. They gifted the shirts to the assistant principals. “The shirts are all unique, and I think that’s representative of everyone at this school,” assistant principal Angela Arp said.

Showing true colors

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
September 26, 2019
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