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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

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Stories from Liberty High School - TX
College or pro, McGarrh is ready to go
Sports

Michael Coppinger | May 17, 2022

The Redhawks baseball season is over, but for senior Cade McGarrh, the start of what could be a promising future is just beginning.

It’s a journey that began more than a dozen years ago with a play…

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From high school stage, to sitcom screen, former Redhawk shines
Video

Cooper Ragle | April 1, 2022

While most would have to make a call or text to get in contact with their family, for senior Sydney Bishop, she can see her sister on demand, literally.

That’s because former Redhawk Laci Mosely,…

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State judge puts freeze on Abbott’s transgender directive
News

Rin Ryu | March 21, 2022

The fate of Gov. Greg Abbott’s directive regarding medical treatments provided to transgender children that could apply to school employees, as well as all licensed professionals who have direct contact…

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Student shines a light on National Eating Disorder Awareness week
Features

Rachel Kim | March 4, 2022

“I had developed this obsession with trying to be skinny. I was obsessed with the number on the scale, the number around my waist, the number on the nutrition label,” junior Carol Olamit* said. “I…

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Conflict in Ukraine is a family matter for some Redhawks
Video

Erika Pernis | February 25, 2022

In what is being called a “peacekeeping” mission by the Kremlin, Russia has sent troops into eastern Ukraine in what is another step in the growing tension in eastern Europe. 

Although there have…

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Home is where the music is
Video

Caroline Caruso | February 17, 2022

She enters the home of her piano playing, violin plucking, trumpet sounding family and knows she’s in the right place. 

Senior violist and trumpet player Julia Johnson has been immersed in the world…

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Teacher and student in the past, colleagues today
Features

Caroline Caruso | February 9, 2022

Every year, teachers get a new batch of students. Months go by and then sometime later, the familiar faces are forever gone after graduation. But life can take some interesting turns, as one day a former…

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Bringing light to mental health
Video

Trinity Williams | January 28, 2022

According to Polaris, approximately one in five teens ages 12 to 18 suffer from at least one mental health disorder.  

But in years past mental health wasn’t talked about openly.

However, its…

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Three organizations, one goal: helping to feed Frisco
Features

Harley Classe | January 26, 2022

Food pantries and similar volunteer organizations have been around for generations, providing a helping hand to those in need. However, the past few years have brought many ups and downs for families…

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Providing clothes, Frisco Threads helps district students
Features

Allyson Lastovica | January 24, 2022

The reputation and rankings of Frisco and Frisco ISD seem to be stellar and paint a picture of an ideal place to live.

But living in Frisco ISD doesn’t present the same reality for everyone as 13 percent…

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Changing lives while feeding others
Features

Trisha Dasgupta | January 5, 2022

The counseling department has started a new monthly tradition that brings food trucks on campus for teachers to enjoy. 

“We think this is important for our teachers to have something fun to look…

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Senior’s painting receives White House recognition
Video

Alyssa Murphy | January 4, 2022

For many, it’s a dream to have national recognition. Dreams have become reality for senior Seoyoung Kong as she won first place in the United States White House Art Competition. 

“I really didn’t…

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Spider-Man ultra fan
Video

Andrew Jáuregui | December 21, 2021

With Spider-Man: No Way Home opening in theaters Friday, Spider-Man is on many minds, but for teacher Haley Brown, the web-slinger has been a lifelong hero and inspiration.

“I’ve loved Spider-Man…

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Father and daughter: a fate bound in the books
Features

Rachel Kim | December 10, 2021

It’s almost as if her fate was bound to be in books as her dad’s work foreshadowed her career.

The oldest daughter of author Reavis Z. Wortham, campus librarian Chelsea Hamilton, knew what…

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Found family: one Redhawk’s international adoption journey
Video

Kirthi Gummadi | December 3, 2021

Leaving the hospital after birth is the start of a new chapter for most families, but that’s not the case for all students.

At just a few days old, more than 7,000 miles away, junior Hannah Beeler…

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Accountability for Astroworld: a preventable tragedy
Opinions

Athena Tseng | November 17, 2021

On November 5, 2021, 50,000 people headed to Astroworld, a music festival in Houston. A night that was supposed to be a fun, one in a lifetime opportunity would become the seventh-highest mass casualties…

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More than a textbook page: African American studies teaches history and heritage
News

Trisha Dasgupta | November 10, 2021

After years of advocating, an effort originally started by social studies teachers in Houston ISD, the state of Texas officially recognized an African American studies course to be taught in high schools…

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Care Wiki aims to educate on various scientific topics
Features

Alveena Naeem | October 28, 2021

At a time when fake news and misinformation is showing up more frequently on social media feeds, Care Wiki, a non-profit organization founded by senior Stephanie Chung, is seeking to explain and debunk…

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Much more than a pink ribbon
Features

Athena Tseng | October 22, 2021

“I found my lump on January, 10 of 2018.”

That was the day everything began to change for the Coppinger family. 

Six days later, Lisa Coppinger was officially diagnosed with triple negative…

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Redhawks address the Board to Trustees
Video

Sadie Johnson | October 14, 2021

Every month the Frisco ISD Board of Trustees meets to discuss school district business but some people may not realize students can address the board to talk about a variety of issues facing students.

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All Voices Matter: stereotypes aren’t lighthearted
Opinions

Sydney Bishop | October 11, 2021

Stereotypes are generalizations made about groups of people that may or may not have a bit of truth embedded within them and can have a range of effects on those whom they describe. In American society…

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All Voices Matter: locs and love
Opinions

Sydney Bishop | September 24, 2021

If you would’ve told me two years ago that I would have dreads right now, I would probably laugh in your face. The mere thought of a permanent hairstyle back then would make me break a sweat. Candidly,…

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Celebrating Chuseok is changing throughout generations
Features

Rin Ryu | September 23, 2021

Chuseok (추석) or Hangawi (한가위) is one of the most important holidays of the year for Koreans. The 15th day of the eighth lunar month serves as a time to give thanks for family and their ancestors…

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Redhawks ring in Hispanic Heritage Month
Features

Jordan Battey | September 20, 2021

In 1968, a scene of civil unrest and Hispanic rights movements led to the creation of Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon B. Johnson. This was later extended to become National Hispanic Heritage…

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Redhawks reminisce on the 20th anniversary of 9/11
Video

Cooper Ragle | September 16, 2021

Millions of Americans will be taking time tomorrow to remember those who risked and sacrificed their lives in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. This year marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11…

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Taliban conflict in Afghanistan impacts Redhawks families
News

Ana Toro | September 14, 2021

The rush to flee Afghanistan continues Monday after the Taliban seized the city of Kabul on Aug. 15. In the days that followed, the Taliban seized the palace, took over the government, and reached the…

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Marvel’s “Shang-Chi” makes impact with its Asian representation
Movies

Athena Tseng | September 14, 2021

Marvel Studios’ released their first ever film with an Asian lead, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on Friday. Not only is this Marvel’s first Asian superhero film, it’s also the fourth…

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As Texas opens up, the eyes of many Redhawks look to India
News

Shreyas Viswanathan | May 21, 2021

Sharp rise in cases.

Shortage of hospital beds and oxygen tanks.

An overloaded healthcare system with only one doctor for every 100 patients.

Countless deaths and cremations.

India, and its…

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Bunk up the beat
Arts & Entertainment

Aaron Boehmer | May 17, 2021

Under a loft bed, two friends from English class started making music.

From that same loft bed, a record label came to be: Top Bunk Recordings. Memorial High School seniors Diego Fernandez and Kaleb…

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Hate crimes against Asians impacts Redhawks
News

Erika Pernis | May 13, 2021


A woman spit at in her own garage.

An elderly man being sucker-punched on the street.

Another woman being pulled by her hair on a public bus.

The common denominator: each of these victims…

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Bonding over pickles, mom and daughter launch Pickl – ee’s
Video

Alicia Hernandez | May 12, 2021

It’s common for students to start working in high school, but since the pandemic began last year, many students began their own business.

But while several students turned to sweets, sophomore Emily…

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Slaying stereotypes, girls embracing D&D
Arts & Entertainment

Grace Myers | May 3, 2021

Wizards and witches and warlocks, oh my!

In the fantastical world of Dungeons and Dragons, players can take on the persona of these characters and many more in an epic storytelling game that has…

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Video

Aditi Darodkar | April 15, 2021

Director, writer, producer, editor and filmmaker, a senior on campus is all that.

And now, he’s getting ready for the next stage in his career.

According to HollywoodReporter, University of Southern…

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Distance no difference, K-pop popular on campus
Arts & Entertainment

Urja Joshi | April 8, 2021

Nearly 7,000 miles from Texas and approximately 1/6th the size of the Lone Star state, Korean pop culture is popular throughout America, and here on campus it’s no different.

For many Redhawks, the…

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Family games
Sports

Harley Classe | March 29, 2021

Most teams strive to create a feeling of family both on and off of the field. However, it is easier for some than others. For three pairs of coaches and athletes this comes naturally, as multiple sports…

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More than clothing, decision by teen girls to wear a hijab
Features

Shreya Jagan | March 24, 2021

Lacing up her Dr. Martens, cuffed jeans, and long-sleeve flannel, senior Ayah Hatahet is ready for the day.

She walks into school with her head held high, having pieced together a fashionable outfit….

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Unfiltered: not all men
Audio

Hamsa Madhira | March 19, 2021

Hosted by junior Hamsa Madhira, this podcast talks about various socio-political issues, ideas, and experiences that are personal to her identity as a South Asian and Immigrant. This week, she will discuss…

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Leaving campus for cookies, former Redhawk opens sweet franchise
Video

Madigan Gunia | March 19, 2021

After working on campus for 13 years in the technology department, Merry Moch replaced computers with cookies.

It all started when her daughter Sydney went to college at Colorado State University and…

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Junior Anisya Nair confronts cliches in new novel, Coming of Page
Features

Abby Wang | March 17, 2021

Elitist schools.

Star-crossed lovers.

Spies.

Junior Anisya Nair explores these YA cliches in her debut published novel Coming of Page; an opportunity for Nair to give some overused concepts a…

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Abbott lifts mask requirement starting March 10
News

Trisha Dasgupta | March 4, 2021

The mask mandate in Texas will be no more starting March 10, after Governor Greg Abbott has announced on Tuesday that Texas will fully reopen and the state-wide mask mandate will be repealed, with businesses…

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Girls’ soccer team a family affair
Sports

Remi Williams | March 3, 2021

Cones, clipboards, and a loud voice are all part of a coach’s toolbox. But when it comes to motivational talks, metaphors are king.

One of the biggest in the sports world is calling a family a team.

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Asynchronous learning takes place following winter storm
News

Aaron Boehmer | February 23, 2021

Power and water outages following Winter Storm Uri inhibit the district from being able to reopen schools, causing Monday and Tuesday to be marked as asynchronous virtual learning days for Frisco ISD students.

“Fortunately,…

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Closing the chapter on his coaching career
Sports

Ryan Shapiro | February 3, 2021

One of the school’s longest-tenured coaches has decided it is time to retire as assistant wrestling coach Tim Brennan is moving on to different pursuits. Coach B as he is better known, began his career…

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With many firsts, Harris’s inauguration impacts girls of color on campus
News

Trisha Dasgupta | January 22, 2021

Kamala Devi Harris, born to an Indian mother and a Jamaican father in the time of Jim Crow and segregation, was sworn in as the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian to ever hold the office…

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Teens and religion: a lost faith or a renewed belief
Features

Cooper Ragle | January 21, 2021

From Hanukkah to Christmas, and Rahmadan to Diwali, the year is filled with dozens of days that are religiously significant to billions of people around the world.

For some people, these days aren’t…

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Sleep paralysis: Ana’s waking nightmare
Features

Ana Cuen | January 19, 2021

Dark and quiet after a long day, the perfect recipe for sleep. 

With heavy eyelids, tiredness takes over. 

In the middle of the night you awaken. 

And standing in front of you is a dark figure. 

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Witnessing history, Bryant recalls King’s most famous speech
Features

Trinity Williams | January 19, 2021

The year was 1963 and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was delivering his “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial to an estimated crowd of 250,0000, including the secretary…

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Redhawks react to pro-Trump mob attacks on U.S. Capitol
News

Aaron Boehmer | January 8, 2021

Jan. 6, 2021 around 1:10 p.m. the United States Capitol was stormed by a pro-Trump mob, waving Confederates flags, hanging a noose and cross, and replacing the American flag with a “Trump 2020” one.

The…

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“We migrated to this country for the way of work”
Video

Alicia Hernandez | December 21, 2020

It is easy to notice the diversity of ethnicities on campus, which is no different from Texas as a whole. 

But due to its proximity to the U.S. border with Mexico, Texas receives immigrants from different…

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FISD parent participates in Pfizer vaccine trial
Features

Trisha Dasgupta | December 16, 2020

Dozens of cameras and reporters watched a historic scene play out as the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines were distributed at Dallas Methodist Medical Center early Monday morning. 

Produced in a record…

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