You Don’t Have to Know

April 12, 2019

Filed under COLUMNS, Uncategorized

What if I told you You don't have to know What you're doing Or where you're going That your life isn't written out On a line And the things that you feel Don't have to rhyme Life is full of hellos and goodbyes But don't let difficult times Make life pass you by It might be hard And you might feel lost But let down your guard At such a small cost Just to know That you'll never be alone.

The Simplicity of Life

Madison Kimbell

April 12, 2019

Filed under OPINION

The meaning of life is a commonly asked question, but no one seems to have the true answer. If you think the meaning of life is B and D (birth and death), you're wrong. Life is everything between that, life is what you make it. I used to believe life was about going to school, getting a job and working yourself to death. However, in the past year, I have learned otherwise. Picasso once said “the meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, life means “the sequence of physical and mental experiences that make up the existence of an individual”. I, however, think it’s the little moments. The ones that bring you joy and you can...

The Benefits of Attending Advisory Tutorials

Lexi Thomas, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

Filed under EDITORIAL

Every student likes a little extra time to hang out with their friends. Whether crowding around each others’ tables at lunch, exchanging snatches of conversation in the halls, or sending off quick texts before the bell rings, everyone likes a little bit of social time. However, the advisory tutorials should not be ignored or dismissed in favor of having fun and relaxing. Some students feel as though they need the free time that advisory provides to relax a little before their next class, and that it helps them better get through the day. However, the rest of the day would be much less stressful with the knowledge that everything has been taken care of already. FISD feels that advisory should be used for its intended...

Why We Need Mandatory Advisory

Kirsten Shin, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

Filed under EDITORIAL

High School students in Frisco ISD are required to attend advisory, which is a short class between second and third period, on every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. However, many have complained about it, saying it is unnecessary and they instead should be able to go to tutorials or do something else that is more useful. Although they may not realize it now, advisory helps students in many different ways and teaches valuable lessons. Mandatory advisory provides an environment for students to talk about relevant issues and reflect on themselves. During the advisory period, there is always a power point prepared. It covers varieties of topics related to mental health, stress, anxiety, self-care, coping mechanisms as...

Canvas Lends a Helping Hand

Bri Martinez, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

Filed under EDITORIAL

The more teachers use canvas the more benefits we see. Canvas benefits students a lot, especially when they are absent and need to catch up or even review a lesson. When students are absent, canvas allows them to go see exactly what they missed so they can address their teacher about it. Also, when you don’t completely grasp a concept canvas allows you to look back on previous lessons from your teacher. Although many say canvas is difficult and not “user friendly,” that's only because canvas is a new software for everyone. When teachers get familiarized with it canvas will be more organized. If you can't find something on canvas just ask your teacher to find it easier. Typically most things are separated...

Limited Phone Use

Limited Phone Use

March 4, 2019

How often do you use your phone? Many students complain about the limitations of phone usage at school. To some, it may seem as though our schools are being oppressive. It’s about time the reduction of phone use enters the limelight. There are many benefits of it that go unseen. With the way technology runs rampant in our society, it’s not unusual to see someone with a cellular device. Adolescents, especially, use the devices often. Phones have become part of their lives and generally where...

Why We Must Wear I.D. Badges

Why We Must Wear I.D. Badges

March 4, 2019

Ever since the traumatic acts that have occurred on school campuses prior to the past year, the Frisco ISD school board has enforced that all "students and staff members must wear an I.D. badge, that is issued by the school, while on school grounds", according to the Frisco ISD Student handbook. First, we believe that identification badges are a positive way for students and staff members to be safe. For all we know a complete and total stranger could end up coming into the building and start...

Dress Code Benefits

Dress Code Benefits

February 26, 2019

Are student dress codes only enforced in schools for evil? Students and school administrators are conflicted about this issue and have many opposing views on what students should wear during the school day. Student dress codes should be enforced in schools everywhere because they cause distractions, they’re not appropriate, and students are still allowed to choose what they want to wear. Students are allowed to plan and wear whatever they please to school. Kathleen Mader, a middle school and...

Off Campus Lunch is Off the Plate

Off Campus Lunch is Off the Plate

February 26, 2019

Off campus lunch sounds like a good idea on text but the actual outcome isn't worth the hassle. Picture this: your waiting at a traffic light in hopes of getting those Chick-fil-A nuggets but as soon as you get past that first traffic light after waiting for at least 7 minutes and finally  get on to the main road, guess what? More traffic! By the time you get those delicious and somewhat addictive nuggets there is 5 minutes left of lunch and no time to eat the food and get back to school on time....

Youths Being Pressured Out of Sports

Youths Being Pressured Out of Sports

February 22, 2019

The demands of youth sports are becoming too intense and creating an adverse environment for teens. The pressure that is put on athletes everyday to perform and excel is beginning to take a toll on their mental health, stripping teens of their confidence, and leading them to quit as they move forward with the insistence of college recruitment, parents/coaches influence, and the reality that it is no longer fun weighing in. Many kids spend years training and playing their sports while having...

For Animals, The Circus is No Laughing Matter

For Animals, The Circus is No Laughing Matter

February 22, 2019

I believe circuses are no place for animals and should henceforth be banned in the states. By 2020, the U.K and Scotland will have completely eliminated the use of animals in circuses. It is long past time America follows our European allies and oppose the practice of barbaric cruelty. One of the many reasons why I feel circus negatively affect the animals they employ are their horribly inadequate habitats. The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) constantly cited circuses due to the Animal Welfare...

Money Can Turn Foul and Will Not Buy You Happiness

Isaiah Foster

February 22, 2019

Filed under OPINION

Many people believe money is the root to all evil, which I believe is true. Money cannot buy you happiness in your lifetime. First of all, many factors come in place when you gain lots of money. A lot of decisions have to be made and there are more responsibilities. Consequently, money brings emotional stress, family issues, and dangerous problems. From my point of view, money brings more negatives than positives. Money can cause  unwanted stress. According to Thomas Stanley and William Danko, authors of The Millionaire Next Door,  “the wealthy also worry about actions the government might take that could affect their net worth. High net worth individuals are likely to experience elevated stress levels as a resul...