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MISD Fills New Diversity Director Position

Diversity Director Danyell Wells plans to aide MISD in creating a more inclusive environment.

Nina Banks, News Editor

October 21, 2020

Starting the 2020-2021 school year, Danyell Wells assumed the position of Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. As Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Wells works to enrich the diversity of MISD and help members of the community feel accepted. “I hope to help an already thriving academ...

Anderson Awarded Ancestry.com Access

Anderson Awarded Ancestry.com Access

Jordyn Folsom, Editor-In-Chief

October 19, 2020

After applying for a grant in late September, history teacher Shelene Anderson won free access to three different databases on Ancestry.com that allows anyone in the district on school Wi-Fi to learn about their family history. Anderson first came upon the opportunity online when researching her own...

Back In Business

People flock back to theaters after their several month long closure.

Evelyn Quiroz, Entertainment Editor

October 7, 2020

As the doors to the theater opened, Art teacher Pamela Dietrich walked in. She smelled the popcorn being prepared at the concession stand and watched as the workers carefully put food into buckets and trays. As she walked to her seat in the theater she noticed how barren it looked, she sat down and wai...

District Allows Students to Use TEAMS When Home Sick or Quarantined

As of Oct. 30, remote students were expected to log on to TEAMS in order to be counted present.

Jordyn Folsom, Editor-In-Chief

October 5, 2020

Following complaints and concerns made by parents to the school board regarding the lack of instruction for quarantined students, the district decided to allow quarantined and sick in-person students to attend class via TEAMS. For Principal Shelly Butler, the biggest challenge is maintaining communication wi...

Senior Announced National Merit Scholar Semi-finalist

Brown holds up her certificate at the school board meeting where she was recognized for her achievement.

Sembree Yeary, Personalities Editor

September 30, 2020

In the car, alongside her family, senior Caroline Brown startled everyone with a scream of excitement as she received the need. Brown became a National Merit Scholar Semi-finalist. Brown joins the less than one percent of high school students to be named finalists.  “I screamed and drove my dog crazy,” Bro...

How To Apply To College

How To Apply To College

Sarah Akande, Editor-In-Chief

September 29, 2020

 

Working Overtime

With expectations to care for five younger siblings, Alejandra Jacquez, 12, struggles to balance school and family duties.

McKenzie Canton, Features Editor

September 29, 2020

A loud sound erupts the silence that flows through the house. Senior Alejandra Jacquez rolls over to her other side to turn off the buzzing coming from her alarm. She gets out of bed to prepare for the long day ahead of her. With clothes thrown on and breakfast prepared, Jacquez prepares herself for th...

Officials Quarantine Students After First COVID-19 Case

Officials Quarantine Students After First COVID-19 Case

McKenzie Canton and Jordyn Folsom

September 24, 2020

After four days of in-person learning, Legacy’s first COVID-19 case caused 39 students to quarantine for 14 days. It also caused confusion and questions for parents.  “We hadn’t had a positive COVID case,” Dr. Shelly Butler, principal, said about the case confirmed Sept. 11. “We were just lik...

Tennis Season Preview

Tatum Sikes,11, hits a forehand in the varsity tennis match against Duncanville on Sept. 11.

Zach Planche, Sports Editor

September 24, 2020

The tennis team has played three preseason matches against Lake Ridge, Duncanville, and Mansfield thus far. Overall, the team went 1-1-1. From these matches, Coach Lisa Osborn knows what the team can do moving forward. “We need to improve on our doubles movement and net play,” Osborn said. “[T...

Working With Care

Emarie Wachsmann, 12, organizes cutlery at Steven's Garden and Grill.

Sembree Yeary, Personality Editor

September 14, 2020

As the impact of COVID-19 began to flood the news and people became aware of the seriousness, businesses and schools all over the country began to shut down. Amongst the closures, senior Alejandra Olvera received a message from her boss not to return to the restaurant, Hideout Burgers, for several wee...