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  • New club empowers women

    New club empowers women

    Briana Lawson, Staff Writer

        Women Inspiring Strength and Empowerment (W.I.S.E) is a new club where women can talk about body shaming, rape and other subjects that people tend to shy away from.     “This club is not a ranting club,” junior Victoria Harris, the creator of the club, said. “We will not talk badly about men. We will not just bash people.”     The overall g...

    Juniors Mikalah Wonzer and Victoria Harris discuss at a meeting. (Photo by Briana Lawson)

  • Panel offers students job interview pointers

    Panel offers students job interview pointers

    Jared A'Latorre, Staff Writer

        A panel hosted by Neal White for tips and tricks for interviewing featured four guests from various businesses in the lecture hall on April 20.      “Interviewing is a critical skill that is extremely advantageous to students if it is mastered,” White said. “If students excel at that, then their economic incomes will be significantly improved.”  ...

    (Left to right) James Rusk, Kieffer Gilbert and Happy Baumann offered job interview advice in the lecture hall. (Photo by Jared A’Latorre)

  • Auto classes crank out car show

    Auto classes crank out car show

    Abby Zimmardi, Staff Writer

        A car show is being hosted by the Automotive Technology and Collision Repair classes and will feature a variety of vehicles on May 20.     “It is going to be a custom, classic car show, truck show, with motorcycles, military vehicles, pretty much anything road driven will be displayed at the show,” automotive collision repair teacher James McCrary said...

    Auto classes have been working on vintage cars to roll out for the show. (Photo by Anya Deimler)

    Anya Deimler

  • Duck week tradition carried on by Pals, Stuco

    Duck week tradition carried on by Pals, Stuco

    Lauren Girgis, A&E Editor

          Duck Week, a week of commemoration and celebration of the ducks on campus, was organized by Stuco and PALS for the week of April 18-21.         “I think we should honor our ducks because they’re a part of our school,” senior Stuco member Gabbie Beaver said. “Honoring our ducks brings attention to the importance of keeping our campus clean t...

    Junior Elizabeth Bell (top left)enjoys some free time by the pond feeding a duck.

    Lauren Girgis

  • Chamber singers last concert

    Chamber singers last concert

    Jared A'Latorre, Staff Writer

        The chamber singers sang for their final time for this school year on April 6 at the Christ United Methodist Church.     “Seeing the kids grow from where they first started, seeing them today, seeing that progression is my favorite memory,” Director Derrick Brookins said.       The concert featured three madrigal pieces, along with five Hebrew love so...

    (Left to right) Seniors Sam Van Duyne, Jeffrey Kozlowski, Jenni Hutson, Zach Johnson, Heather Peters, Saman Maghami and junior Cannon McClure singing in the Chamber choir concert.

    Jared A’Latorre

  • Wildcat makes state theatre UIL competition

    Wildcat makes state theatre UIL competition

    Grace Tsichlis, Staff Writer

        Senior Alexis Renfro is the only person from Plano to advance to state UIL Theatrical Design for her marketing design based on the musical Into the Woods.     “This is the first time I have entered the UIL competition, and I am grateful for the opportunity alone,” Renfro said.     Into the Woods was the base concept for the competition categories, which ...

    Senior Alexis Renfro practices her presentation which she will present to the judges at the state UIL competition.

    Grace Tsichlis

  • Wildcats become local government voters

    Wildcats become local government voters

    Arielle Raveney, Staff Writer

        Elections for mayor, school board and city council members are coming up, and Wildcats are forming their own opinions about Plano’s future legislation.     “I originally heard about an Asian candidate running for mayor, Lily Bao, and was excited about Asian representation in Plano,” senior Katherine Hu said.    This will be Hu’s first election...

  • Largest blood drive anniversary

    Largest blood drive anniversary

    Abigail Thomas, Staff Writer

        The 40th anniversary of the largest one day blood drive in the nation will be hosted by Carter BloodCare all day on May 19.     “In 2013, Plano’s juniors and seniors donated over 1,300 units of blood. I would love to see us break that record in this 40th anniversary year,” Stuco sponsor Steve Leonard said.     This blood drive is organized and led...

    Supporting each other while being drained are 2016 seniors Summer El Shahawy and Ashlynne Holscher at a previous year’s drive. (Photo courtesy of Stuco)

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Amanda McNatt, Staff Writer/Features Editor

     Nice Work If You Can Get It was put on by the Plano theatre department on Jan. 19 - 21 and had audiences enthralled.     The show took place in the 1920’...

February 7, 2017

Mock Trial Team Victory

January 30, 2017

Academic Decathlon Regional Results

January 26, 2017

Who’s Who Class of 2017

January 13, 2017

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Seniors, this is how you checkout

Grace Tsichlis, Staff Writer

    This year, graduation will take place at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco on June 10 at 2 p.m. To make sure all goes smoothly before then, this is what senio...

May 25, 2017

New club empowers women

New club empowers women

May 23, 2017

Panel offers students job interview pointers

Panel offers students job interview pointers

May 23, 2017

Auto classes crank out car show

Auto classes crank out car show

May 23, 2017

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Shawn Mendes illliminates ACC

Shawn Mendes illliminates ACC

Sabrina LeBoeuf, Editor-in-chief

     Pop sensations Charlie Puth and Shawn Mendes lit up the American Airlines Center on July 19 with their musical talents, vocal ranges and their own personal choir th...

August 12, 2017

Shawn Mendes ‘Illuminate’ tour takes Dallas

June 3, 2017

Evolution orchestra gives electrifying performance

June 3, 2017

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Track gains another state champion

Track gains another state champion

Zack Bridwell, Staff Writer

     Senior Alexandra Headley placed first in shot put and senior Charles Brockman placed second and third in hurdles at the UIL state track meet at the University of...

May 23, 2017

Plano Wildcats Stand Up and Say #NOMORE Domestic Violence

May 8, 2017

Track breaks records

Track breaks records

April 25, 2017

Powerlifting advances

Powerlifting advances

April 15, 2017

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Valedictorian, salutatorian announced

Ted Wu, Sports Editor/ Social Media

    Senior Annie Zhao will graduate at the top of her class on June 10. On campus, she’s heavily involved in debate, chess club, and National Honor Society, serv...

May 30, 2017

Junk food remains dominant industry

Junk food remains dominant industry

April 17, 2017

A Matter of Health

A Matter of Health

April 14, 2017

Wildcats proactive about destress

November 16, 2016

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Shawn Mendes illliminates ACC

Shawn Mendes illliminates ACC

Sabrina LeBoeuf, Editor-in-chief

     Pop sensations Charlie Puth and Shawn Mendes lit up the American Airlines Center on July 19 with their musical talents, vocal ranges and their own personal choir th...

August 12, 2017

Shawn Mendes ‘Illuminate’ tour takes Dallas

June 3, 2017

Chamber singers last concert

Chamber singers last concert

May 8, 2017

Dark Road, UIL performance places

Dark Road, UIL performance places

April 23, 2017

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Staff Profile

Abigail Thomas
Abigail Thomas

Editor-in-Chief

Abigail Thomas is a junior on the Wildcat Tales newspaper. She’s an all american hamburger, pizza, french fries, and spaghetti loving girl. Abigail is an avid netflix watcher (The Office, Psych, New...

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Julie Reynolds
Julie Reynolds

Online Editor

     Julie is a junior staff writer and online editor for the Wildcat Tales newspaper. In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing and shopping. Julie knows how to play the bass clarinet and the ...

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Seniors, this is how you checkout

Grace Tsichlis, Staff Writer

    This year, graduation will take place at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco on June 10 at 2 p.m. To make sure all goes smoothly before then, this is what senio...

May 25, 2017

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The School Newspaper of Plano Senior High School.
The School Newspaper of Plano Senior High School.