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#14
2018-2019
Distinguished Sites Rank for
Liberty High School
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Published Stories for
Liberty High School
in 2018-2019
#18
2018-2019
Best of SNO Rank for
Liberty High School
Stories from Liberty High School
Zion the bobblehead
Video

Kennedy Williams | March 19, 2019

Despite an untimely ending to the season with a loss to Kimball in the area final, senior Zion Richardson’s accolades are just starting to rack up, as he has earned the title of District MVP for the…

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SAGA unites a community on campus
Features

Aaron Boehmer | February 28, 2019

Nearly 80 years after the first gay rights campaign, the U.S. Supreme Court decriminalized same-sex conduct in Texas in 2003. More than a decade later, gay marriage was legalized via Obergefell v. Hodges.

Now…

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Fostering a family
Features

Aliza Porter | February 25, 2019

For many parents, starting a family involves some planning. If nothing else, it usually takes approximately nine months for a family to have a child.

But for AP Government teacher, and assistant softball…

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Opioid addiction not just a number for Collin County mom
Features

Kasey Harvey | February 9, 2019

Opioid addiction is not a number to Collin County mom Susán Hoemke.

It’s not a trend or a statistic.

It’s her reality.

In 2014, her 22-year-old son Hayden died as a result of his opioid addiction.

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Clearing the air
Features

Lucas Barr | February 1, 2019

From vapor clouds and the frequent smell of sweet aromas wafting through the air, to empty cartridges in trash cans, it’s hard to miss the evidence of teenage vaping. With an estimated 11.7 percent of…

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Harvard lecture series inspires senior’s discussion forum
Features

Melody Tavallaee | February 1, 2019

An Ivy League lecture series inspired a conversation on philosophy and morals in the lecture hall on Thursday and Friday as senior George Rao launched what he hopes is a thought provoking discussion forum….

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Wrestling through pain
Video

Stephanie Qiu | January 29, 2019

Breaking out a good sweat is a bittersweet feeling for most athletes, but to senior wrestler Jordan Johnston, it may be more painful than rewarding.

“I have bulging discs,” Johnston said. “They’re…

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Life changing experience
Video

Isabella Santiago | January 29, 2019

It’s May of 2018, the school year was coming to a close.

Seniors prepared for graduation, teachers and students alike prepared for summer, but one student prepared for a much more life changing experience…

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400 years later, history classes mimic Martin Luther
News

Melody Tavallaee | January 28, 2019

Mimicking the actions of one of the world’s most well-known theologists, world history students posted a list of complaints in the front office about on the Frisco ISD student handbook Friday and Tuesday

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All Voices Matter: separating art from the artist
Opinions

Aviance Pritchett | January 17, 2019

A six-episode docuseries revolving R&B singer R. Kelly and the allegations against him recently debuted on Lifetime. To many, especially the older generation, this wasn’t anything new, from him being…

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NAHS painting reminds Harris of the big picture
Arts & Entertainment

Kanz Bitar | January 15, 2019

After listening to a sermon at his church about the importance of not getting wrapped up in little details, assistant principal Jason Harris reached out to the school’s chapter of National Art Honor…

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Senior named one of nation’s best
Arts & Entertainment

Aliza Porter | January 4, 2019

Being one of the five high school trumpet players in America to be selected for the Jazz Band of America for 2019 was his goal.

It’s now a reality for senior Sid Sadhu.

“It means so much…

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Smashing gamer stereotypes
Arts & Entertainment

Ava Peinhardt | December 27, 2018

Dozens of students filed into the science lab room of AP Biology teacher Chris Ham during Wednesday’s advisory period.

But they weren’t there for tutorials.

They were there for the school’s…

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Art not words provides escape for English teacher
Features

Ashika Deshpande | December 12, 2018

Words are his job.

How to write them, read them, analyze them, understand them.

It’s what he does every day Monday through Friday as the teacher of PAP English II, AP Seminar, and AP English Language…

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Painting in his father’s footsteps
Arts & Entertainment

Sydney Bishop | December 11, 2018

A discipline that usually starts as silly stick figures, and childish scribbles during developmental years, art has grown to become not only a passion, but also a business for freshman Dustin Richardson,…

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Frisco Fire Department helping battle blazes in California
California Fires

Melody Tavallaee | November 30, 2018

The Woolsey Fire has rampaged and spread to more than 200,000 acres across southern California. In the effort to help contain the fires, Frisco has deployed five firefighters and resources to serve the…

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The suite life, the hotel suite life
Features

Jordan Klein | November 28, 2018

Homeless. It’s a word the Akbari family never thought could be used to describe their living situation, but since August, they’ve been out of their home. While in Cancun on summer vacation, the water…

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15 and in college
Features

Kanz Bitar | November 28, 2018

While most juniors are just now thinking about what college they wanna attend, 15-year-old Pramati Madugula is living in Denton attending school at the University of North Texas campus.

She’s there…

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Burns’ eternal flame
Features

Melody Tavallaee | November 7, 2018

Traces of his fingerprints litter the landscape of the city.

From city management, to a convenience store, to the predecessor of the Shattered Dreams program, Gary Burns left a lasting legacy on Frisco….

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State board cuts female figures from history curriculum
News

Lucas Barr | October 12, 2018

The State Board of Education elected to remove Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller from the history curriculum, as well as a TEKS line describing defenders of the Alamo’s actions as heroic in a vote two…

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Senior’s ISM paper being presented at international conference
News

Lucas Barr | October 5, 2018

Presenting her research paper entitled Integration of Renewable Energy into Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure, senior Tanya Shiramagond is in Kansas City Wednesday for the Institute of Electronics…

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Anderson’s oddities
Video

Stephanie Qiu | October 5, 2018

Some collect rocks, others collect unique coins.

But like something out of a sci-fi movie, one teacher collects things many would say are strange and weird: the preserved remnants of animal body parts.

Animal…

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