COVID-19 in Frisco

Gracie Fillet

March 20, 2020

As of March 20th, there are 136 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in North Texas. 51 cases have been found in Dallas and a combined 9 cases have been found in Collin and Denton county of Frisco. Last week students of Memorial High School were enjoying their Spring Break before the floods of emails from teachers and the principal gave the announcement that school would be closing. Parents who can, have been asked to work from home. During this week, Frisco has become a ghost town. Schools, places of work, and stores have been closed to prevent the spread of the contagious coronavirus. Driving down Preston on a Monday around 5 o’clock means traffic. Driving to the Stonebriar mall on a Saturday usually means no parki...

The World Stands Still

March 19, 2020

Around January, a mysterious new respiratory illness began to spread rapidly throughout China. At first, through it´s ambiguity, little was known about it other than it mirrored symptoms of pneumonia and was suspected to have originated from one of Wuhan´s wet markets, a birthplace of the previous SARS epidemic. In an effort to quell the growing inevitability of spread, the city of Wuhan was closed in hope that disease would not escape China's borders. Then in the end of January, a few cases popped up outside China, such as in Japan, Thailand and the United States. Come February, those few cases became thousands, with the situation evolving  into an unforeseen, unstoppable pandemic. Now, halfway through March, eve...

A Memorial Marine

A Memorial Marine

March 5, 2020

For many high schoolers, understanding what life outside of high school entails and how to utilize personal strengths for the future is a source of constant internal turmoil. However, this is not the case for Memorial senior Brandon Escobedo, who says he’s known for a while now that his path in life involves joining the Marines. Enlisting in the Marines is one thing, but the grueling workouts and sheer determination Brandon has undertaken to prepare himself are on an entirely different level of ...

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March 5, 2020

Transitioning to College Q&A

Gracie Fillet

March 3, 2020

High School is the final step on the path to college. For some, it’s in a few months and for others it's still four years away. Whether you’re a senior or a freshman, the thought about going to college is scary, exciting, and also very unknowing. One thing that we are always told is that college may be different for everyone, but it is an experience. I was lucky enough to have an interview with freshman Andres Medina who currently attends Collin College with a major in Computer Aid and Technical Drafting to get to know his experience so far as a college student.     Q: Were you scared to go to college? If you were, why? AM: Yeah I would say I was. It was new territory, like going to a new schoo...

Warriors in the Dog House

Warriors in the Dog House

February 24, 2020

It is the questions of all questions; the most puzzling and profound inquiry that has crossed the mind of nearly every student on this campus- when, if ever, is the Memorial Store going to open? Finally though, it appears we might be getting an answer to the age-old inquisition. CTE Marketing teacher Marilyn Walter fills us in on the details on the exciting new addition to our school.    “Memorial is excited to announce the grand opening of Memorial’s School Store ‘The Dog House,’”...

Phones Distract

Phones Distract

February 5, 2020

How long has it been since you’ve looked at your phone? one minute, maybe two? You could be reading this on your phone as we speak. In today’s up-to-date and speedy society phones have very quickly taken a cozy place in people’s lives. As their companion, anxiety sponge, and most important item. They are very useful indeed, however, do they do more harm than good? In regards to the safety and health of our youth and current students, I believe they can cause more serious long term effects and ...

School District Rezoning

School District Rezoning

February 4, 2020

In some states due to the population of people they have to do rezoning often to make sure the schools in the area aren’t becoming overcrowded. Students may feel that rezoning is a terrible thing due to the fact that some students may be separated from their friends. Rezoning is actually beneficial to students because it avoids having school’s crowded which is a safety hazard. “Deputy Superintendent for Business Services Richard Wilkinson said, noting how growth and rezoning affects many neig...

Inside the Mind Behind “Shattered Dreams”

Inside the Mind Behind “Shattered Dreams”

January 27, 2020

Kaylyn Wilson, a senior here at Memorial, has been diligently working on perfecting the tiny details of our very own Shattered Dreams film. Not only is she full of passion and energy for the tedious project, she is also taking this opportunity to prepare herself for a future as a director. “I have to be adaptable and flexible and ready for something that’s gonna mold me and give me this experience” says Wilson,  “it’s getting me ready for my future career since I really want to go i...

Shattered Dreams is Hitting Close to Home

Lauren Adkins

January 23, 2020

The tragedies that have occurred from teen drinking and driving are shocking. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:  -Motor Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death from people 15 to 20 years old (2003) -In 2002, 3,827 drivers 15 to 20 years old were killed, and an additional 324,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes in the US. 29% of these teen drivers had been drinking. -About 3/10 Americans will be involved in an alcohol related auto crash in their lives.   The consequences that so many have faced from the irresponsibility of so many young individuals is made a personal reality in Shattered Dreams, a two-day program designed to educate students, parents, and...

District Results

Gracie Fillet

January 21, 2020

Memorial’s swim team made history this weekend at the FISD District Meet. Overall, the girls finished 4th, replacing their 8th place last year. The boys finished 2nd overall! Between both boys and girls, individual races and relays brought home 11 medals and there were 12 records were broken. Congratulations to the team, now off to Regionals!

A Performance to Remember

Kelsey Byrd, Staff writer

December 20, 2019

In 1963, pop singer Andy Williams sang the joyous and legendary tune “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” Now 56 years later, this sentiment still bodes true- at least in Memorial High School it does. While the ceilings plastered with multi-colored paper cut outs such as golden stars and green reefs, and walls covered in becoming posters celebrating diverse holidays are all components of the school’s spirit, it is the Memorial Voices of Gold and Memorial Men that have really helped hammer in the school’s sense of festivity.    At 2:15, a gaggle of lucky teachers and students were fortunate enough to attend an impromptu concert from Memorial’s Voices of Gold and the Memorial Men. This...