Wildcat Tales

Adaptation of Stephen King’s It Fails to Frighten Audiences

Lauren Girgis, Editor-in-chief

October 16, 2017


Filed under Movies & Television, Review

    While director Andre Muschietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s It delights audiences with its depiction of adolescent relationships and humor, it falls short in delivering the horror promised.     The film follows teenage Billie and his gang of misfit friends, who coin themselve...

Nine Musicians qualify for elite program in All-Region Jazz band

Nine Musicians qualify for elite program in All-Region Jazz band

Regan Munstedt, Opinion editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under Music, News, Top Stories

    Jazz All Region, where the best musicians were selected to perform in elite ensembles, took place on Sept. 20 at Plano West High School.     “Jazz All Region is obviously a different style and we have an improv solo,” senior jazz band member Anila Krasniqi said.     The...

Shawn Mendes illliminates ACC

Shawn Mendes illliminates ACC

Sabrina LeBoeuf, Editor-in-chief

August 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

     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 that consisted of every teenage girl in the stadium.      The concert began with Puth’s greatest radio hits, old and new. Hi...

Shawn Mendes ‘Illuminate’ tour takes Dallas

Sabrina LeBoeuf, Editor-in-Chief

June 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

    Pop music’s Shawn Mendes will bring his international tour to Dallas to share his album Illuminate on July 19, a concert sure to be the highlight of the summer.     The teen singer-songwriter has been at the top of the charts with songs from the album, such as “Mercy,” “Treat Yo...

Evolution orchestra gives electrifying performance

Briana Lawson, Staff Writer

June 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Review

   The evolution orchestra, an amplified string ensemble that also dances, held a marvelous concert that blew away the audience in only 30 minutes by playing popular songs such as Britney Spears’ “Toxic” and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”     The performers in the evolution orc...

Stay cool this summer

Stay cool this summer

Grace Tsichlis, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

    As the school year comes to an end, students find themselves with infinitely more time for fun activities, and contrary to popular belief, there are many exciting things to do in Plano and Dallas that will create a memorable summer.     Eating out with friends is the perfect way to have a gr...

Pops concert takes audience beyond the pond

Cassidy Scott, Business Manager

May 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

    The combined bands and orchestras deserve a standing ovation for their Pops by the Pond concert because of how they masterfully guided the audience on a musical journey through iconic Hollywood films.     After the concert began in the indoor facility with the “Star Spangled Banner,...

Chamber singers last concert

Chamber singers last concert

Jared A'Latorre, Staff Writer

May 8, 2017


Filed under Music, News

    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.     ...

Dark Road, UIL performance places

Dark Road, UIL performance places

Khara Ekes, Opinion/Layout Editor

April 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

    The UIL competition performance of Dark Road by the Plano Theatre on March 15 had audiences cringing in their seats due to the harsh reality and emotions portrayed by the actors, earning it fourth place overall and first place for best technical crew.     This show was set shortly after Wor...

Live LYFE healthier

Live LYFE healthier

Abby Zimmardi, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


Filed under Books & Food

There is a wide variety of healthy food places to choose from, but LYFE Kitchen, located off Park and Preston, is a solid choice to go to. LYFE Kitchen offers a wide variety of foods ranging from flatbread pizzas, to curry and even ginger spice cookies. It is a casual sit down restaurant, but can also...

Classic movie revolutionized

Classic movie revolutionized

Grace Tsichlis, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies & Television

The new live-action Beauty and the Beast (PG) is a thoroughly enjoyable film for people of all ages because of the combination of love, song and a bit of humor that makes it such a delightful film. From the moment the movie begins, audiences cannot help but be in awe of the special effects and the...

Film industry lacks minority representation

Film industry lacks minority representation

Amanda Mcnatt, Features Editor

April 10, 2017


Filed under Movies & Television, Opinion

Despite the fact that the movie industry is full of fantastic plotlines and characters, it lacks the ability to truly encompass diversity, evident by the dominance of white actors in popular films. Within Hollywood, even the most renowned actors are guilty of supporting a flawed system. Emma Stone,...

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