Inside the Mind Behind

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...

Review: Lady Bird

Gracie Fillet

January 23, 2020

Lady Bird (2017)  Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut is a phenomenal coming of age story about a vibrant, strong-willed girl as she goes through her first love, first heartbreak, and truths behind what it means to be popular all wrapped up in an hour and 35 minute emotional cyclone. Set in Sacramento, CA, Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) is a high school senior with dreams about going to a college in “a city with culture” and ultimately leaving her hometown despite her mother’s feelings towards it due to financial struggles. In typical teenage fashion, Lady Bird ditches her best friend Julie (Bernie Feldstein) to be able to become friends with the most popular people (Timothée ...

Shattered Dreams

Shattered Dreams Pre-Production

December 13, 2019

Memorial High School has the unique opportunity this year to play a vital role in helping students understand the fatal effects of drinking and driving. Shattered Dreams is a two-day program designed to educate students, parents and the community about the solemn issue of underage drinking and driving by providing a realistic experience and encouraging them to make positive choices. We are currently in pre-production as Kaylyn Wilson, is putting the final touches on the script while Zach Wilkerson...

New Zealand’s Historic New Bill

Kelsey Byrd, Staff writer

December 4, 2019

On November 7, history was made in the form of an ground-breaking new bill that found itself on the New Zealand parliament floor. Known as the Climate Change Response Amendment Bill, it is already being commended by environmentalist globally for it’s drastic take on the climate change crisis. Despite its historic connotations, most people are unaware of what the legislature is or of it even being past.    So what exactly is the Climate Change Response Amendment? In short, it is a bill that pledges New Zealand’s dedication to having carbon neutrality by 2050, a promise that only two other countries have achieved (Bhutan and Suriname). Which leads to the following question, what does it mean for a count...

Q & A  with a recovering addict

Q & A with a recovering addict

December 3, 2019

Since 2000, the U.S. drug overdose death rate has gone from 6.2 per 100,000 people in the year 2000, to 14.7 per 100,000 in 2014. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million Americans (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017. But what about those who have recovered? Here, I have interviewed someone who went down the ‘drug road’ and turned their life around.      When did you discover drugs?  When I was 13 years o...

Lonestar High School Scare

Lauren Adkins

November 13, 2019

  On November 13th, 2019, Lonestar High School was under close watch in the hours of 9am-10am. Students reported a student had been showing off what appeared to be his gun on the bus on the way to school. About 2,000 students were put into a mandatory lockdown and lockout drill until further notice, and around 15 police cars could be seen surveying the perimeter of the school. The surrounding schools- Stafford Middle School, and Phillips Elementary School- also followed the lockdown protocol as an extra precaution. At 10:20 a.m., Frisco PD released a statement saying the issue had been “resolved”, but without any other explanation. The student in question has been located, and no one was harmed.  This...

Financial Aid Night

Gracie Fillet

November 1, 2019

On November 16th, next Wednesday, Collin College will have a presentation in the MHS Auditorium from 6pm to 8pm explaining Financial Aid. Before coming, please create your FSA ID at Hope to see you there!

Time Machine

Time Machine

October 25, 2019

A Time Capsule Interview with my future self Where did your music taste come from? My music taste definitely came from my pops. He’s put me on ‘real rap’ since the day I could understand English. I did a deep dive research on all rappers from 80’s to 90’s to even 2000’s. And the ‘real struggle rap’ was the type of rap I’ve always been interested in.   What kind of skills have you picked up throughout life? I learned new languages, bettered my soccer skills, obviously, ...

Warriors Hope to Swim out with a Win during FOCO week

Warriors Hope to Swim out with a Win during FOCO week

October 18, 2019

On Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7pm the Memorial Warriors will take on Lake Dallas at Memorial Stadium. Memorial hopes to come home with the win as it is their Forthcoming game. Memorial(1-6) hope to overcome their losing streak with a win over Lake Dallas(1-5) tonight. Tickets are 8$ for students and adults if you are wanting to go. Come out and support your Memorial Warriors for their Forthcoming game.

Chomping Down the Falcons!

Chomping Down the Falcons!

October 18, 2019

It’s Forthcoming week and here’s everything you need to know about the varsity football game! Memorial Warriors will be challenging the Lake Dallas Falcons at 7:00 pm at the FISD Memorial Stadium on October 18, the day before the annual Forthcoming dance. Our very own Memorial Choir, Marching Band, and Drill Team will be performing on the field. Don’t forget to congratulate your 2019 Forthcoming Court! Have a 'sea-sational' Forthcoming, Go Warriors!...

Saturday Night Sea

Jack Medford

October 17, 2019

On October 19th, Memorial High School will dive into the deep end as the school comes together and celebrates their annual Forthcoming. Up until then, preparations will continue to build- and as the excitement rises, here's all you need to know. Everyone dreams of having that special dance, music in the background and a smile on your face. It's best to stay informed on everything that leads up to that special night regardless if you're going with that special someone or a group of friends. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $30.00. The dance will take place in our cafeteria, however you can enter through the gym. The dance will begin at 8:00 pm and end at 11:00. Show up and dance your night away.

Say Bon Voyage to your Forthcoming troubles!

Say Bon Voyage to your Forthcoming troubles!

October 17, 2019

By Kristen Miller With Memorial FOCO fast approaching, last minute panic is the furthest thing from helpful. So, to make things easy, here's everything you need to know for your magical night of deep sea dreams. Date: October 19th, 2019 When: 8-11 pm Where: MHS cafeteria Mums and garters can be worn Friday, Oct. 18th to school. Dress code: Check posters in the hallways   By Pravalika Jetty Come party in the magical world under the sea, Saturday at 8:00 pm. Memorial...