The Wingspan

In Defense of Fanfiction: Reading and Writing Through Fandoms

Jon'nette Kidd, Staff Writer

June 11, 2019

There’s a lot of stigma surrounding fanfiction and fandoms in general. For those who don’t know what these two things are, they may seem like random fan jargon. Fanfiction is a body of work about something in pop-culture made by a fan, or fandom, of that thing. Fandoms are the umbrellas these terms fall under, meaning groups...

‘BTS Paved the Way;’ K-Pop Fandom Runs through NAHS

Christinna Longenecker, Staff Writer

June 11, 2019

K-pop (Korean pop music)  has been taking the world by storm in the recent years, groups having scheduled numerous concerts in the U.S.A and simultaneously selling out entire stadiums in the process. While this international standpoint can’t be pinned on one particular girl or guy group, it’s been made quite clear that BTS ...

Let Us Sleep: Why Schools Should Open Later

May 3, 2019

Everyone always says high school is where your learning matters the most. However, when students are struggling to pick up their heads during class, they are not in the ideal condition to learn. Most mornings it feels impossible to wake up from a dream induced state, and coming in late seems better than a sleepy perfect attendance....

Norristown Brothers Tee Off at Regional Championships

Norristown Brothers Tee Off at Regional Championships

October 15, 2018

Two Norristown brothers are heading to regional golf championships today, and most students at Norristown...

Beccles, Thomas Shine in Eagles’ Close Homecoming Win

Beccles, Thomas Shine in Eagles’ Close Homecoming Win

October 15, 2018

Saturday’s homecoming game will be a game to remember of 2018 as the Norristown Eagles beat Methacton Warriors, 14-7. Saturday’s Homecoming game, Norristown (2-7) played...

Jonathan Eisen

October 12, 2018

I have been teaching at Norristown Area High School for five years; however, this is my first year as the adviser for the Wingspan.  Along with both School Publications classes, I teach a ninth grade class called Literacy for Life, which teaches literacy skills necessary to be successful in high school, college, and beyond....

Maria Gonzalez-Ortiz

October 11, 2018

Hey my name is Maria. I am currently a freshman, so this is my first year working on The Wingspan. I am passionate about dancing, which I have been doing seriously since I was a little girl. I see myself doing in the future. The main type of dancing that I do is folklorico, a Mexican folk dance. ...

Christinna Longenecker

September 27, 2018

Hello! I’m Christinna Longenecker, a first year Wingspan writer. I’m pretty much one of those faces that you pass in the hall but can’t put a name to. There’s a lot of release that comes from writing, and I think that’s what makes me enjoy it so much. I watch a lot of online videos and am heavily into planning and...

Jew’lea Israel, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2018

 Hello, I am Jew’lea Israel. I’m currently a freshman at Norristown Area High School. I enjoy drawing cartoon characters and realistic people. I also enjoy making advanced picture edits and swimming. I have 5 siblings, and I am the second oldest.

Jaylen Young – Staff Reporter

September 25, 2018

My name is Jaylen Young. I'm a freshman at Norristown Area High School. I'm 14 years old, and a few of my hobbies are reading, playing video games, and fantasy writing.

Mathya Clay, Staff Reporter

Mathya Clay, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2018

Hi I’m Mathya! (Ma-Ty-Ya *It’s pronounced wrong a lot*). I’m currently a Freshman on my first year ...

Jon’nette Kidd, Staff Reporter

Jon’nette Kidd, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2018

I am currently a Freshman and Staff Reporter for the Norristown Area High School Wingspan. I am also...

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