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Black History Month allows all to reflect, seek improvement
News

Caroline Wilburn | February 25, 2021

This month, as students walk the halls, quotes and pictures remind them of Black history makers that came before them.

February’s Black History Month provides a chance for students and staff to…

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History’s Forgotten: Episode 5 – Jane Bolin, Black History Month
Audio

Christi Norris | February 9, 2021

In this episode:

For Black History Month, seniors Maddie Moats, Caroline Wilburn and junior Christi Norris discuss important contributions of African Americans throughout history in this episode…

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Local father dedicates life to combatting, raising awareness of human trafficking
Features

Christi Norris | February 2, 2021

Waves crashing on the beach, tourists bustling around him, Matt Osborne’s American face attracts more than just trinket vendors in Cancún. Within minutes, a person offers him the sale of girls, human…

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History’s Forgotten: Episode 4 – Holocaust Remembrance Week
Audio

Christi Norris | January 27, 2021

In this episode:

Schools and television have long told stories of the Holocaust — the mass genocide of 6 million Jews from 1941 to 1945 by the Nazi regime. Some of the most widely known stories…

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District holds ‘Holocaust Remembrance Week’, provides special curriculum
News

Caroline Wilburn | January 26, 2021

Graphic photos, videos and evidence give students the realities of the Holocaust when classes study World War II, but often it feels like a scary movie instead of a real-life occurrence. This year, though,…

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On The Mic Ep. 004 features Music Producer Carneyval
Audio

Emily Reish | January 12, 2021

In this “On The Mic,” podcast episode, host Emily Reish calls in music producer, Instagram and TikTok verified, Carneyval. This podcast covers the insides and outs of the music industry and what may…

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Aberdeen ‘rocks’ with mission to bring back classic rock
Features

Gianna Galante | January 12, 2021

From a simple exchange about Green Day t-shirts to playing together at School of Rock, senior Jake Linder, junior Matt Bolling, junior Garrett Krupens, and junior Jack Graman formed Aberdeen, a rock band…

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After breach on Capitol, students share their opinions
News

Caroline Wilburn | January 8, 2021

A  large group of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the capitol early Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 6, in an attempt to show their dissatisfaction with the recent election. As Congress convened…

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Riding safely in style: Motorcyclists share their precautions when taking road
Features

Caitlyn Kennedy | January 7, 2021

In the sea of high school experiences, a counselor and a student have found something in common: their love for motorcycles. Motorcycles have always been a big part of counselor Bobby Storey’s life growing…

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Talonette takes a knee to ‘take a stand’ in National Anthem controversy
Sports

Morgan Reese | December 18, 2020

When the crowd stands as the first note of the “National Anthem” rings throughout the stadium, Talonette and junior Karolina Rubio drops to her knees.

Despite the disapproving whispers, she said she…

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SpaceX astronaut’s father sheds light on son’s journey to NASA
Features

Emma Hutchinson | December 17, 2020

3. 2. 1. Liftoff. The glow of the rocket illuminates the sky, slowly disappearing into the atmosphere. As others cheer, one proud father in the crowd stands in awe, tears streaming down his face.

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History’s Forgotten: Episode 3 – Holiday Special
Audio

Maddie Moats | December 17, 2020



In this Episode:

Most families have their favorite holiday traditions to celebrate each year together, and for many of these traditions, there is a hidden and sometimes unusual history behind…

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Football’s Flight Crew allows for role models, encouragement for children
Sports

Gabriella Winans | December 15, 2020

Second-grader Eli Mahan runs onto the field, uniform on, ready to play flag football, knowing he has a special fan watching him. In the stands is varsity football quarterback senior Jackson Berry, who…

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History’s Forgotten: Episode 2 – Edith Wilson
Audio

Maddie Moats | December 2, 2020

In this Episode:

Second wife and First Lady to President Woodrow Wilson, Edith Wilson was an impressive woman that played a critical role in America during and after WWI. After President Wilson…

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Student shares train hobby with others,<br>after generations inspire him
Features

Gabriella Winans | November 12, 2020

Growing up surrounded by books, pictures, and stories of trains, sophomore Connor Striegel has been fascinated by the railroad from a young age. After learning of his great grandfather, who drove trains…

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Nearby filming fan discusses ‘the strange things’ behind ‘Stranger Things’
Audio

Rusty Joe Gonzales | November 6, 2020

What’s it like to live near an avidly used, and secretly adored television set?

Ireland Holman brings us behind the scenes from an outsider’s perspective in Atlanta, Georgia, where popular Netflix…

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History’s Forgotten: Episode 1 – Charlotta Bass
Audio

Christi Norris | November 4, 2020

In this Episode: 

With Joe Biden’s announcement of Kamala Harris as his Vice President pick, many consider her the first woman of color to be nominated as vice president in history, but this…

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Backyard Ghosts podcast explores paranormal
Audio

Kalyani Rao | October 30, 2020

What’s it like to be an exterminator of things that go bump in the night?

In this podcast episode, host Kalyani Rao interviews JJ Jensen, founder of the local paranormal investigation team TexPart…

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Eaton High coach brings positive message through TikToks
Sports

Caroline Wilburn | October 29, 2020

Locker Room talk and tough tackles have always been a part of Marco Regalado’s daily routine, but how does acting, lip-syncing and dancing play in as an addition?

As the current Eaton High School…

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New wheels: Officer ‘handles’ student bike theft
Features

Caitlyn Kennedy | October 8, 2020

Like any other day on the Prosper Independent School District police force, officer Allen Adams patrolled the campus of Furr Elementary School. But on Sept. 14, all seemed well, until a student’s bike…

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Band program marches on, despite COVID-19 guidelines
Video

Gianna Galante | September 25, 2020

The Mighty Eagle Band at Prosper High School has faced numerous challenges due to COVID-19. According to band director Brandon Holt,when the safety of the students is put into play, thorough planning and…

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California wildfires rage on, cause families to prepare for evacuation
News

Gabriella Winans | September 24, 2020

Thousands of families across California are prepared to evacuate their homes, while many have already evacuated, following the severe “El Dorado” wildfire that has burned across the state since Sept. 5….

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Rising from the ashes: activist reflects on 9/11, works to spread freedom
Features

Amanda Hare | September 14, 2020

His experience on Sept. 11, 2001
Sujo John could smell the smoke in the air. He felt the soot and ash all over him. His life was in danger, but that’s not what mattered most to him. He was terrified…

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‘Black Panther’ star’s passing affects fans, leaves parents with dilemma
Arts & Entertainment

Gabriella Winans | September 11, 2020

Parents of young fans worldwide find themselves left with a decision, following the events of Aug. 28, the date on which well-known actor Chadwick Boseman passed away, after a private four-year-long battle…

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Small business owners grow community through local plant shop
Arts & Entertainment

Christi Norris | September 9, 2020

Although COVID-19 brought about the end of many businesses on a local and national scale, the new plant shop “Famous in Oregon” in downtown Prosper grew within the community in an unexpected way.
Beginnings

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Hurricane Laura impacts families, makes landfall as Category 4
News

Gabriella Winans | September 3, 2020

When Hurricane Laura reached southern Louisiana, residents in Louisiana and Texas cities had to evacuate their homes, and those evacuations affected more than just locals – even people in Prosper had to…

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Counselors take measures to curb anxiety amid COVID-19
Coronavirus

Isabella Abraham | May 4, 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…

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Junior overcomes dancing accident, bone transplant
Features

Caleb Audia | March 2, 2020

Junior Christy Neal had an accident that changed the course of her life. Two years ago, Christy injured her ankle after a dancing accident during practice. With rapid swelling and discoloration, she was…

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Inked up
Features

Ryan Stanley | February 18, 2020

‘Be brave’ are the two words written on a faux leather bracelet once owned by teacher Natalie Merrill. While the bracelet was lost forever, the words were not.

Merrill, an audio-video instructor, along…

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‘Magic’ pill?
Opinions

Kate L. Keeler | February 3, 2020

“Feel better, Tylenol.”

“We feel your pain, Motrin.”

“Relief doesn’t get any better than this, Advil.”

Painkillers are attractive. The idea that a small pill can understand and relieve my pain…

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Students start local band, play gigs under new name Urban Sons
Features

Caroline Wilburn | January 31, 2020

Notes and noises come from every direction. Four high school students fill the space of their two-car garage while warming up their instruments for practice. Last year, starting a band existed only as…

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Disappointed but not surprised: No female directors nominated for best motion picture, best director, best screenplay for 77th Annual Golden Globes
Opinions

Katie Johnson | December 16, 2019

Editor’s Note: Article content may be offensive to some readers.

I’m dumbfounded — and so are other female filmmakers and film enthusiasts.

Despite women directing 15% of  all feature films in…

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Are ‘your’ priorities straight?
Opinions

Gianna Ortner-Findlay | November 15, 2019

In the game of life, everyone has priorities. People focus all of their attention on that thing, whatever the priority may be. And anything else that does not have as much importance is often forgotten….

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Column – Halloween is dead
Opinions

Maddie Moats | October 31, 2019

As a kid, Halloween was one of my favorite holidays to celebrate, and it garnered some of my fondest memories. I would be so excited when Spirit Halloween and other Halloween stores would finally open…

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Feline friendship, Instagram allows family to help soldier
Features

Amanda Hare | October 28, 2019

Freshman Kimora Evans’ orange-tabby cat story all began three years ago when her mom, Althea Williams, introduced her to an American soldier stationed in Germany. When the soldier, Joe Herrera, met Evans,…

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Parent alienation leads to son’s death; now, dad speaks out
Features

Gabriella Winans | October 16, 2019

The day was supposed to end in victory for Rodney McCall, but instead, Oct. 21, 2011, ended in anguish. The “quiet, late-morning air” gave into the splitting sound of three gunshots. Karen Hayslett-McCall…

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Out of the Darkness: Hope, Healing, Help
Features

Katie Johnson | October 4, 2019

When Wendy Tyler first stood on stage and looked out at the 450 people staring back at her, she was awed and grateful to know so many others understood what she and her family were going through.

Tyler,…

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Teacher journeys from Marines to FFA
Features

Isabella Abraham | September 24, 2019

Sleep-deprived and running on a single meal, Marine Corps recruit Joseph Molina trudged up the final hill of the grim 12-mile hike known as “The Crucible.” After three days of braving through rough terrain,…

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Marching band takes more than just walking in time
Opinions

Emma Hutchinson | September 20, 2019

“Do you play any sports?”

“I’m in marching band.”

“Oh, but that’s not a sport.”

Ah, yes, there it is. The fatal rebuttal to the band kid trying to pass off marching band as a sport….

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Kicking with a Cause
Sports

Kennedy Wyles | September 18, 2019

Childhood cancer survivor uses football to raise money
He was just 10 weeks old, and varsity kicker Brad Larson was back in the hospital, battling acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (M7 AML). After three…

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Pique Episode 2 features behind-the-scenes ‘listen’ with Nico Ray
Audio

Katie Johnson | April 2, 2019

Episode 2 of the “Pique” podcast features an in-depth conversation about senior Nico Ray’s documentary “When Worlds Collide.” Ray goes into detail about his experiences with “Kids Prosper Kids,” explaining…

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Aspiring senior architect wins $10,000 scholorship
News

Ryan Stanley | February 26, 2019

There were six scholarships to give out. Five had already been awarded, and the grand prize, a $10,000 scholarship, awaited its lucky recipient. With her hopes down, senior Arya George said she couldn’t…

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Junior offensive tackle commits to play college football
Sports

Ana Arredondo | February 21, 2019

After receiving his first offer from Colorado Boulder during his sophomore year, offensive tackle Jake Majors said he knew he wanted to continue playing football far after his high school career.

Majors,…

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Counselors, parents meet to discuss teenage communication book
News

Isabella Abraham | January 30, 2019

Parents gathered to discuss the ins and outs of raising teenagers at the counselors’ first book study session Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 9-10 a.m. in the library. As the meetings continue, the counselors…

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Student starts ‘soleful’ petition </br>to go shoeless after being dress-coded
Opinions

Katie Johnson | January 28, 2019

Noah Paape isn’t the typical sophomore. He’s got the long hair, painted nails, eccentric fashion taste and lack of shoes to prove it. The 15-year-old goes almost everywhere shoeless, from playing on-stage…

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Sophomore golfer heads to college-level tournament
Sports

Grace Williamson | January 25, 2019

Sophomore Haili Moore is approaching this tournament just like it’s any other. But, her nerves remind her that it’s one of the biggest competitions of her high school golf career – so far.

In her second…

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Senior kicker plays in Under Armour All-America game
Sports

Ana Arredondo | January 25, 2019

When Cade York first started to play football, he said he believed he would be kicking soccer balls at the collegiate level instead of making field goals. But, after attending the Kohl’s Kicking Camp in…

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Girls’ cross country – A job well-run
Sports

Grace Williamson | December 28, 2018

Aubrey O’Connell, 17:59. Sadie-Leigh Gonzales, 19:12. Tatum Castillo, 19:21. Madison Christy, 19:36. Emily Kern, 20:13. Alexis Svoboda, 20:17. Kirstin Towle, 22:02.

Girls cross country made district…

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It’s worth buying: ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ by The 1975
Arts & Entertainment

Katie Johnson | December 14, 2018

After two years, the group  The 1975 is back with another heavily awaited album. “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships” dives into the societal need to project oneself online as well as lead singer…

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Engineers gear up for 2019 ‘Solar Car Challenge’
Features

Grace Williamson | December 13, 2018

The high school’s “Mighty Engineer Club” will race their solar car at the Texas Motor Speedway July 15. The Solar Car Challenge is a product of a 15-month cycle, including participating in specific workshops,…

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