The School Newspaper of Plano Senior High School.

AcDec off to successful start

AcDec off to successful start

Abigail Thomas, Staff Writer/Photo Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under News

Academic Decathlon (AcDec) has ranked six out of eight against different teams across the state at their last meet at Highland Park last month. “I had to work my tail off to prepare for this contest. There is no feeling quite like winning. It's a great feeling, knowing that you have made... Read more »

Big Fish consider Wildcat entrepreneurs

Abigail Thomas, Staff Writer/Photo Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

Dallas Mavericks owner, Shark Tank star and entrepreneur Mark Cuban was on campus to listen to presentations by students involved in Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) at an event called Fish Bowl, that mirrors the show Shark Tank, and chose to vote for two student made inventions. ... 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 »

Student Congress Honors Veterans Day

Student Congress Honors Veterans Day

Libby Cooper, Staff Writer
November 8, 2016
Filed under News

     Student Congress will be celebrating Veterans Day by bringing recognition to those who have served or are currently serving in the US Military on Nov. 11.     "Veterans Day is very significant, as there are people who are out there fighting for our country every day. It is important that w... Read more »

Wildcat Band Prepares for UIL Competition

Wildcat Band Prepares for UIL Competition

Abigail Thomas, Staff Writer/Photo Editor
October 24, 2016
Filed under News, School Events

The Wildcat Marching Band will be performing their show Vagabond, on Oct. 15 for their Pre-UIL and Oct. 22 for their UIL performances in hopes of obtaining a first division superior rating in order to qualify for the area round on Oct. 29. “The band staff began planning for this year’s... Read more »

National Merit first round named

National Merit first round named

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

National Merit Scholarship semifinalists achieved high scores on their PSAT, allowing them to be considered for rewards in this academic competition, and Plano had 27 of these qualifiers. “If you become one of the select few finalists you could end up getting significant amounts of money,”... Read more »

Clark Teacher Kayla Olivias wins technology award

Clark Teacher Kayla Olivias wins technology award

Libby Cooper, Staff Writer
September 30, 2016
Filed under News, Profile, Student Life, Top Stories

Kayla Olivas received a Tech Titans award this past August at the Intercontinental Hotel in Addison, Texas. Olivas was nominated for the award in April 2016 by Tracy Franco, the assistant principal of Clark high school. Among some 50 finalists, Olivas was one of 12 winners. The Tech... Read more »

Plano’s Closet makes Difference

Plano’s Closet makes Difference

Grace Tsichlis, Staff Writer
September 30, 2016
Filed under News

Plano’s Closet is a club that works to make an impact on campus by collecting food and clothes for students in need. “Plano’s Closet is an umbrella for two different types of donations. Our first is food, called the Backpack Buddies program.” Jacqueline Mizeur said, the sponsor... Read more »

Club Rush advertise student life

Club Rush advertise student life

Shida Khorrami, Staff Writer
September 30, 2016
Filed under News

Students were given the opportunity to attend the annual Club Rush and talk to club representatives for information. Club Rush occurred on Sept. 14, before school and during both lunches. During the event, club representatives handed out flyers and worked to gain new members. National... Read more »

Vans Warped Tour set for Dallas show

Vans Warped Tour set for Dallas show

Amanda McNatt, Staff Writer
May 31, 2016
Filed under Music, News

Vans Warped Tour will be coming to Dallas on June 24 at the Gexa Energy Pavilion (located at 1818 1st Avenue, Dallas Texas 75210). This is a can’t miss event with bands like Good Charlotte, American Authors, The Maine, We The Kings, 3OH!3, Sleeping with Sirens, Waka Flocka Flame, and more. There... Read more »

Officer Parker honored by Plano Police Department

Officer Parker honored by Plano Police Department

Amanda McNatt, Staff Writer
May 19, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

Arthur Parker, a former police officer of 12 years at Plano Senior and currently stationed at Clark High School, was the recipient of the 2015 Officer of the Year Award from the Plano Police Department. Students who attended Clark High School, like junior India Ferguson, are already aware of just wha... Read more »

Track and field prepares for state meet

Track and field prepares for state meet

Taryn Evans, Staff Writer
May 4, 2016
Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

Several Plano runners advanced in the track and field postseason following their performances in the district, area and regional meets. The results of the district meet, held early this April at Marcus Stadium in Flower Mound, sent 10 individual competitors and one relay team to the area round. J... Read more »

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