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Patten in front of her sculpture. Photo courtesy, Mrs. Jones

Junior Gets Gold Seal at State VASE Competition

Abbey Shultz, Section Editor May 9, 2024

Junior Madz Patten won a Gold Seal at the State Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) Saturday, April 27. She and her welded phoenix advanced from the regional VASE competition in March, and her piece was...

And the Award Goes To

And the Award Goes To

Emi Roman, Podcast manager May 3, 2024

This year’s prom theme was The Golden Age of Hollywood. The night was filled with music, dancing, snacking and a murder mystery and in the midst of it all arose our winners.    The winners...

UPDATE: UIL Placements

Brian Murray, Editor in Chief April 30, 2024

The Wingspan would like to commemorate those who have made incredible strides in UIL competitions on all levels. Districts: Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Sophomore Kylie McCranie (4), freshman Will Young...

Student parking lot during Falcon Day.

Parking Problems

Abbey Shultz, Section Editor April 23, 2024

Three students were left unsure of where to park on Falcon Day. Before guest speakers arrived, the only available places were in the accessible and staff parking sections, and administration had to redirect...

Mexican border in Campo, California.| Photo by Gred Bulla on Unsplash.

U.S. Bipartisan Border Plan Under Editing for 2025

Kyra Barstad, Entertainment Section Editor March 1, 2024

Senate negotiators released a bipartisan border security deal regarding the discouragement of migrants attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico Border on Feb. 4 and it was ended just three days after its mention...

Photo by Ian Hutchinson on Unsplash

U.S. Airman Dies After Setting Himself On Fire In Protest to Israel-Hamas war

Abbey Shultz, Feature Section Editor March 1, 2024

An active duty U.S. airman stationed at Joint Base San Antonio set himself on fire to protest Israel’s war in Gaza. Sunday, Feb. 25, at approximately 1 p.m., Aaron Bushnell streamed the event on Twitch...

Photo of the Capitol building. | Photo by Sara Cottle on Unsplash

Where Everything Stands After Biden Signs Bill To Delay Government Shutdown Until March

Owen Barr, Staff Writer January 23, 2024

    Congress narrowly managed to avert a government shutdown last Thursday after both chambers voted in favor of a short-term stop-gap spending bill a day before the initial Jan. 19 budget deadline,...

Russia-Ukraine War

Russia-Ukraine War

Diego Medina, Staff Writer & Photographer January 19, 2024

UPDATED FEB. 23, 2024: Russian government opposition leader Alexei Navalny died in the IK-3 Penal Colony prison in Russia.    According to BBC News, Navalny’s death was attributed to...

ECHO Palestine Editable A4 Landscape, JRC (ECHO, EC), Creative Commons.

Updates on Current Israel-Hamas Conflict

Abbey Shultz, Feature Section Editor January 19, 2024

Feb. 20: The U.S. vetoed the U.N. call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza after the bombing in the city of Rafah a week prior. The U.S. proposed their own draft for a temporary ceasefire instead, according...

Updated On Conflict Between Hamas and Israel in Palestine

Abbey Shultz, Feature Section Editor January 12, 2024

   On Oct. 7, 2023 Hamas initiated an attack on Israel, beginning the Israel-Hamas War. Currently, over 202,800 Palestinians have died, the vast majority of this number represents civilians, mostly not...

Marisol Aguilar making a plate during the Spanish Club meeting.

Celebrando Dia de Los Muertos

Abbey Shultz, Feature Section Editor November 3, 2023

The Spanish club came together to celebrate Día de Los Muertos with a shared meal, on Friday, Nov. 3. Led by Spanish teacher Mrs. Cruz-Torres, Spanish Club members were given the opportunity to celebrate...

Author Amy Kim shows students the scripts and story map for her novels.

Advice From Authors

Brian Murray, Editor in Chief November 1, 2023

Amy Kim Kibushi and Kazuhiro “Kazu” Kibuishi, two published graphic novelists, visited the seniors who had completed making their own graphic novels in their Dual Credit English class. In addition...

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