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Twitter decides to murder Vine

Twitter decides to murder Vine

Grace Tsichlis, Staff Writer
December 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Video

Twitter made the executive decision to shut down the Vine app, depriving the world of not only a creative outlet, but a source of hilarious content and inside jokes the whole internet is in on. For three long years, the Vine app never failed to convince millions that watching and creating... Read more »

Standardized testing inadequate

Standardized testing inadequate

Ted Wu, Staff Writer/Sports Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under College of the Week, News, Opinion

Standardized testing is a poor indicator of academic readiness, drawing attention away from students’ good grades and extracurricular activities. As many seniors get ready for the next four years of their lives by applying for college, a huge emphasis is placed on their standardized testing... Read more »

Care for Mental Health

Amanda McNatt, Staff Writer/ Feature Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Miscellaneous, Opinion, Top Stories

According to Youngminds, 1 in 10 people aged 5 to 16 have a diagnosable mental health disorder, but some remain untreated because they are unaware or have not told others about it. Being able to recognize a mental illness is the first step to getting better and feeling more comfortable in everyday... Read more »

Vaccines don’t cause autism

Vaccines don’t cause autism

Grace Tsichlis, Staff Writer
October 24, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Refusing to get vaccinations due to the fear of them being linked to autism is an irresponsible endeavor as there is currently no valid research proving it. In 1998, The Lancet, a British medical journal, published a study linking the measles-mumps-rubella vaccination (MMR) to cases of autism.... Read more »

Teen voters not ready

Ted Wu, Staff Writer/Sports Editor
October 24, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The American people, including the student body, is unwilling to cast their votes in the upcoming election on Nov. 8. According to the Wall Street Journal, the vast majority of voters cannot name their congressman or any congressional candidates. Almost half of American adults cannot name... Read more »

Varsity volleyball player committed as sophmore

Varsity volleyball player committed as sophmore

Khara Ekes, Layout Editor/ Opinion Editor
September 30, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Sports

For the past six years, senior Jaclyn Childress has devoted her time and effort to playing volleyball for both her club team, Skyline, and Plano Senior. As a result of having played on a volleyball team since she was 12 years old, Childress has known that this game would be a big part of her... Read more »

Innocence, I miss you

Innocence, I miss you

Mari Brown, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist
February 12, 2015
Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

Innocence. A word that correlates heavily with being a child. Something that you lose as you get older and go through experiences that opens your eyes to what the real world is like. Working with kids every other Sunday makes me wish I could go back to my elementary days when I didn't have a care... Read more »

Op-ed: Why there’s hope for Wildcat basketball

Op-ed: Why there’s hope for Wildcat basketball

Haley Samsel, Online Editor-in-Chief
December 20, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Going into the second half of Friday’s boys basketball game against Plano West, the Wildcats had a choice to make. Down 8-28 after a dismal offensive first half, the team could choose to keep their heads down – to give up in front of the legion of students who appeared for the cross-town rivalry... Read more »

Getting through the night

Getting through the night

Mari Brown, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist
December 1, 2014
Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

Continued from Issue 4, Vol. 69 of the Wildcat Tales Death is something that all of us will encounter in some point of life, whether it's a family member, a friend, or a loved one. When we are younger, we don't recognize the fact that life comes to an end for all. We just assume that we all live fore... Read more »

Quieting the noise

Quieting the noise

Ella Hunt, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist
October 27, 2014
Filed under Featured Columnists

Syncopated beats flow through your head and open the doorway to harmony, as you bump and shove through the mass of teenagers. Your mind just fills with the lyrics of the song, and the world around you pauses in a moment of tranquility. My ear buds are constantly in, and, disregarding the warning on... Read more »

My Harley

My Harley

Falyn Traina, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist
October 21, 2014
Filed under Featured Columnists

Present any normal person with a pug or chihuahua or golden retriever and your ears are suddenly filled with "ooo"'s and "ahhh"'s and rather annoying puppy talk. On the other hand, present someone with a pit bull. They seem to cringe and back away, as if you just threw a cockroach at them. To me,... Read more »

The Silent Life

Mari Brown, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist
October 19, 2014
Filed under Featured Columnists

Silence. Something I deal with everyday. But this type of silence is one where the outer world is muted and I can only hear my thoughts. I am deaf. No, I didn’t listen to music too loud when I was little or have an illness that caused me to lose my hearing. I was simply born deaf. Everyday is like... Read more »

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