Monthly Movies: Sully

You might not have heard much about Clint Eastwood’s’ new movie Sully yet (there just isn’t as much hype about non-fiction biographical films when large-scale Blockbusters like Suicide Squad and Ghostbusters are out), but it’s not because it isn’t good.

2016 Presidential Election: Catch 22

The United States is at a crossroads, faced with two paths that lead nowhere good. Though any prospect of voting for a third party candidate might seem ridiculous, going against the bipartisan system of U.S. politics may be the best decision in 2016. So when faced with the dilemma inside the ballot box, remember: there is an alternative, and his name is Governor Gary Johnson.

MYP Advisory Council: Your School, Your Decision

It’s finally here! The 2016-2017 school year, and with a new school year comes new opportunities. Things like joining school clubs or sports teams, and what was that other thing? Oh yeah, running for MYP Advisory Council representative.

Evenings in September: Monthly Football Feature

MCKINNEY, TEXAS- The day is September the first, and Texas is on the brink of eruption after a long off-season. Like an ancient volcano, citizens lay in waiting, in longing, in admiration for the first weekend of September. Baseball kept them unruly, basketball kept them from a sleepless winter, but September has come and it has Texans foaming at the mouth.

Rising Dragon News Needs YOU!

Hello MYP and DP students! I hope everyone had a fabulous summer and got some sleep, sunshine, and a well-deserved break from the chaos of IB that we’ve all come to know and love. As we kick off Imagine’s fifth year and the third year since our school newspaper was established, we are ready to…

Foodie-on-the-Go: Make Your Own Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

It’s no secret that IB students are incredibly busy. It’s also no secret that breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day! With this easy breakfast sandwich recipe, students won’t have to pick between getting to school on time and eating a nutritious meal that will energize them for the busy day ahead. Enjoy!

5 Tips to Prepare for STAAR

As May rolls around and weather starts to heat up, another (less enjoyable) indicator that summer is on the horizon does as well: STAAR testing. Students dread STAAR tests for a variety of reasons. Some hate that our schedules are messed up for at least half of May to accommodate testing. Some hate using #2 pencils. And some feel test-anxiety, or even unprepared for the test. No matter how you feel about STAAR testing, it’s important to be at your best when you take it. This article is all about helpful tips and tricks to help you breeze right through STAAR.

26 Days Left Until Summer: Maximizing Your Final Moments

Yep, you read that title right- as of today, Monday, April 25, 2016, there are only 26 school days left until summer break. Even though that’s not counting weekend days, it doesn’t sound like much- in fact, it sounds like a very, very small amount. Small enough that you’re sure none of it will even count. Small enough that we’re all tired- teachers and students- and with eyelids drooping, teachers won’t even notice that you didn’t turn in that assignment. Sorry to burst your bubble, but you are so wrong. The end of the year counts- a lot. And in order to have the best summer break ever, it’s best to get the boring stuff done, and done well, and then relish your freedom…

Sitting Down with DP Teacher of the Year Mrs. Williams

Mrs. Williams is a favorite teacher amongst the DP class and known for her interesting classes, funny anecdotes, and love of Hello Kitty. As one of her students, I appreciate the effort Mrs. Williams invests in making our discussions engaging, our assignments purposeful, and our studies meaningful. This year alone, we have studied seven different works of literature in wide-ranging genres with her, from Hamlet to I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings to The Importance of Being Earnest. I can truthfully say that Mrs. Williams has made the investigation of each one of these works exciting and enjoyable. I am very thankful for the preparation she has given my class for our IB exams and our future in college.

This year, Mrs. Williams has been named school-wide Teacher of the Year at Imagine. This title is quite the honor, and I thought it would only be fit to sit down with Mrs. Williams and ask her about her own perspective as a teacher.

Personal Project Interviews & Photos

There’s always something new going on at our school, whether it’s a service project, a chess tournament, or anything else. But recently, we have been particularly busy: it’s 10th Grade Personal Project time. The 10th graders have been knee-deep in work, and the rest of us? Well, we’ve all been knee-deep in the amazing products…

Foodies On-the-Go: Making Healthy Crèpes

Have you ever wanted to make crepes, the delectable french cuisine you’ve heard so much about, but avoided actually trying it because you thought it might be too difficult? Well, this simple recipe tutorial (which requires almost nothing more than basic pancake supplies) can help make your cooking dreams a reality, and better yet, avoid some of the unhealthy aspects of traditional crepes, without costing tastiness!