Wildcat Tales

Stay cool this summer

Stay cool this summer

Grace Tsichlis, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

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

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,...

Hidden Figures is out of this world

Hidden Figures is out of this world

Lauren Girgis, Staff Writer/A&E Editor

March 22, 2017

Hidden Figures is an empowering drama about three African-American women working at NASA to overcome discrimination.     Set in 1960s segregated America, three women, Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson(Janelle Monae), work behind one of the most di...

Sherlock returns with new season

Sherlock returns with new season

Grace Tsichlis, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017

   Season four of Sherlock returned on Jan. 1 with brand new extremely dark, mind-twisting yet satisfyingly brilliant episodes.    Viewers were left with a cruel cliffhanger at the end of season three in 2014. For longtime fans, they know that this is Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’s specia...

Graffiti gives Deep Ellum life

Graffiti gives Deep Ellum life

Abigail Thomas, Photo Editor

March 22, 2017

     Deep Ellum, a haven for jazz music since the 1920s and infused with history dating back to the 1870s, is still known for its flourishing nightlife and the graffiti murals that pay tribute to the progress the neighborhood has made over the last 50 years.     Established in 1873, Deep Ellum, or...

Student directed play baffles viewers

Student directed play baffles viewers

Abby Zimmardi, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017

    The Bald Soprano, a student directed play, introduces a new perspective to the audience called absurdist fiction circling on the idea of existentialism making it an entertaining and funny production taking place in the home of the Smith’s.     The play opens with a normal looking hu...

Art Honors Society Competition results

Julie Reynolds, Online Editor

February 10, 2017

The Art department is proud to announce the results of the National Art Honors Society Competition that took place on Feb. 4. Please Congratulate the following:   YOUNG MASTERS EXHIBIT (Dallas Museum of Art, February 25th – April 16th) Tyler Edmonson (Junior – AP 2D Design) Zhiyuan F...