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Parade of lights celebration

Michelle Jackson, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014


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People from all around McKinney came downtown on Dec. 14, to celebrate the 14th annual Parade of Lights celebration. "I thought it was amazing how McKinney came together for the holidays," Sophomore Abby Johnston said. The parade was a community event sponsored by the McKinney Rotary Club and features...

Creative take on Jekyll and Hyde

Creative take on Jekyll and Hyde

Zoe Springer, Staff Writer

January 22, 2014


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Theater will be putting on a creative version of Jekyll and Hyde on Feb. 20 through the 24. The musical will be, for the first time, recreated into a steam-punk version. It will use a mix of sci-fi, Victorian, and machine like styles. To create this, they’ll be using abstract sets and dramatic lighti...

Helicopter heightens student’s aspirations

Helicopter heightens student’s aspirations

Chelsea Campbell, Staff Writer

November 15, 2013


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McKinney North's EMT and aviation students learned helicopter care and operation on Nov. 7 . The goal was to simulate real life emergency procedures and to learn outside of the classroom and textbooks how a such an emergency helicopter operates. “It teaches them how to approach the helicopter...

Homecoming week filled with firsts

Shelby Findley and Kathryn Hughes

October 29, 2013


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  New themes and new pre-game festivities made this year's homecoming a week of firsts. Student council put together a week filled with activities and new and different themes which were quite different from years past. "We had to make the themes relatable to the circus theme that we ...

New grading policy more consistent with mastery learning

Amanda Morton, Editor

October 22, 2013


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McKinney ISD’s new grading policy goes into effect this week. The grading policy states that a student can now retake tests with a grade less than an 80 percent for up to an 80 percent provided the student attends a tutorial session to review missed information and completes the process within...

First in Family recognized for dedication

First in Family recognized for dedication

Kristofor Horst, Co-Editor

June 6, 2013


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The annual First in Family awards on May 16, saw 27 students identified for their accomplishments of being the first to graduate from high school in their family. “The reason we recognize these students is because it’s difficult for students who come from a background of no high school education...

Project graduation provides safe environment for grads

Lamont Jones, Staff Writer

May 28, 2013


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Yet another year of project graduation is to come for McKinney Independent School District campuses. MISD volunteer and parent Deana McGonagill is in charge of Project Graduation. Her goal is for seniors to enjoy themselves with their fellow classmates. Project Graduation is an all-night celebration...

Theatre puts on last show of the year

Zoe Springer, Staff Writer

May 28, 2013


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The theater department put on a new show, a Midsummer night’s dream on May 16-18. The play is about four lovers who fall in love with the wrong people. It all takes place in a majestic forest with a lot of magic throughout the story. Junior Baxter Pitt, sophomore Sierra Miller, freshmen Annabel...

Vapor cigarettes offer alternative for smokers

Lamont Jones, Staff Writer

May 10, 2013


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Vapor cigarettes have become a healthier solution to an addiction that on average effects one in four high school students in the United States, according to cancer.org “If you are truly a smoker I would recommend vapor cigarettes to you,” Nurse Melinda Howard said. “They are much healthier...

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