Wildcat Tales

Jekyll and Hyde performance showcases strong vocals, acting

Jekyll and Hyde performance showcases strong vocals, acting

Abbey Cole, Staff writer

November 13, 2017

    The theater department’s performance of Jekyll & Hyde showcased the students’ breathtaking acting, strong vocals and well developed sets from Oct. 26 to 28.     Jekyll & Hyde is a dramatic musical based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s book, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyd...

Season two of Stranger Things has audience on the edge of their seats

Season two of Stranger Things has audience on the edge of their seats

Kelsey Reynolds, Feature Editor

November 10, 2017

    The second season of Netflix’s science fiction series Stranger Things arrived Oct. 27 and creators, the Duffer Brothers have outdone themselves with characterization, plot development and special effects.     In the last episode of the first season, the main character Will (Noah Schnapp) is...

Taylor Swift wows fan base with new music video for album

Taylor Swift wows fan base with new music video for album

Caleb Hartman, Ad Manager

November 7, 2017

    The public either loves her or hates her, but either way Taylor Swift’s music video to her new song, Look What You Made Me Do, is iconic.     Fans are going crazy over Swift’s new and upcoming album, Reputation, as the song sets the stage for what is to come. The music video give...

Jekyll and Hyde prep begins

Abrianna Bohn, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017

    For the upcoming production of Jekyll and Hyde, the theater building is bustling with activity as students prepare for the Oct. 26-28 showing, with senior Max Kuenzer starring as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and junior Jess Terry as Mr. Utterson. This is Kuenzer’s second lead role this year,...

Dark Hour pulls out all the stops this fall

Dark Hour pulls out all the stops this fall

Kaydin Robertson, Arts & Entertainment

October 26, 2017

    What is normally a traditional haunted house experience throughout the year is being hyped to the max for Halloween this year by including sensory elements, extravagant costumes, mazes and more interactive situations to their year-long haunted attraction.         The Dark Hour experience...

Second season of Riverdale blasts off

Second season of Riverdale blasts off

Abbey Cole, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017

    Riverdale season two aired on televisions across the nation on Oct. 11, bringing back the mysterious town that has kept its viewers wanting more.     The second season is already more intense than the first since the characters have more conflicts.     KJ Apa, who plays Archie Andr...

Happy Death Day combines thriller, comedy

Happy Death Day combines thriller, comedy

Caitlyn Moudy, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017

    Happy Death Day came out with a new spin on the concept of a slasher-comedy on Oct. 13.     Happy Death Day is another solid production for Universal and Blumhouse, earning a 26 million dollar profit on opening weekend.   The main character, Tree, played by Jessica Rothe who ...

Adaptation of Stephen King’s It Fails to Frighten Audiences

Lauren Girgis, Editor-in-chief

October 16, 2017

    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

    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

     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

    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

   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...