Wildcat Tales

Lasting Effect leave lasting impression in “Drift Away”

Lasting Effect leave lasting impression in “Drift Away”

Cameron Drummond, Sports Editor & Social Media Editor

February 1, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Review, Top Stories

Five and a half years after their debut performance at Rockwall High School’s Battle of the Bands talent show, local band Lasting Effect have released their first album “Drift Away.” Comprised of four students currently attending Collin College, Lasting Effect utilize a pop-punk style similar...

Swing, Swing, Swing: Jazz bands put on annual swing dance

Swing, Swing, Swing: Jazz bands put on annual swing dance

Emily Roberts, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, School Events, Student Life, Top Stories

The Jazz band has been putting on the annual Swing Dance for over 30 years. Each year, a new theme is displayed through music and decoration in the cafeteria. This year’s theme was “Sing, Sing, Sing,” a popular swing song written in 1936. Director of bands, and the director of this year...

“Rock Band 4” Gets the band back together

“Rock Band 4” Gets the band back together

Zane Vakser, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Review, Top Stories, Video Games

Finally returning after a five year hiatus, Harmonix’s once huge Rock Band franchise has returned to its roots on modern consoles with Rock Band IV. Though the gameplay as a whole is what one would come to expect from the series, the developers have added smart new changes that allow for a level of ...

Review: The Peanuts Movie

Review: The Peanuts Movie

Sabrina LeBoeuf, Staff Writer

November 10, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies & Television, Review, Top Stories

The Peanuts Movie premiered Nov. 6 and has proven to be a heart-warming tale for both young minds and the young at heart. The film is a fresh take on the classic tale of Charlie Brown and his interest in the new redheaded girl at school. By developing each character beyond his/her stereotype, the...

Choir’s big Broadway finale

Choir’s  big Broadway finale

Anna Villano, Assistant Graphic Editor

May 17, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, School Events, Top Stories

On May 19, choir will debut its spring show at 7:30 p.m. With Broadway as the theme, the performance will feature medleys from "Wicked" and "Jersey Boys," as well as solos and other group performances. Compared to the classical show the choir puts on in the fall, the spring show is more modern, according...

Music Corporation surpasses expectations in SING 2015

Music Corporation surpasses expectations in SING 2015

Haley Samsel, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Review, School Events, Top Stories

After months of rehearsals, Music Corporation hit the stage on April 30 for their signature show, SING 2015. With a combination of jazzy standards and pop hits, the group's performance went beyond my already high expectations. I've gone to four Music Corp. performances over the last three years – yes,...

Hello again, Dolly

Hello again, Dolly

Erienne Terpak, Staff Writer

April 28, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

Theatre Productions says hello again to Dolly as they prepare for their performance in Fair Park for the Dallas Summer Musicals Awards, for which they were one of nine schools nominated for Best Musical. The performance will take place on April 29 at 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased online. Schools have to enter into the DSM event At the beginning of...

Choir to take trip to New Orleans

Choir to take trip to New Orleans

Jameriya Owens, Staff Writer

April 10, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, School Events, Top Stories

Over these past few weeks, all of the different choir groups have trained for the University Interscholastic League contests. On April 16, choir will celebrate the end of this competition season with a group trip under the supervision of director Derrick Brookins to New Orleans where, along with sightseeing,...

Guard classes prepare for exhibition

Guard classes prepare for exhibition

Mohona Aziz, Staff Writer

April 1, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, School Events

During seventh period every Tuesday and Thursday, the guard classes prepare for competition that will take place on April 2. Both Color and Winter Guard will combine as one and perform a mixture of solos and ensembles at the show. Students from Maroon Guard, which is junior varsity, and White Guard,...

Kalin and Myles pour out their “Dedication”

Kalin and Myles pour out their “Dedication”

Lydia Sebany, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

March 30, 2015


Filed under Music, Review, Top Stories

I have to be honest. When I first saw the back of the album "Dedication" by Kalin and Myles, I wasn’t expecting it to be anything special. That’s what most people would think when they see a four-song album from a group that isn't at Beyonce status yet. Surprisingly, however, I was taken aback by...

“Insurgent” pleasing for movie lovers but disappointing for book fans

“Insurgent” pleasing for movie lovers but disappointing for book fans

Maggie Cross, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

March 23, 2015


Filed under Movies & Television, Review, Top Stories

Despite the obnoxious middle schoolers giggling behind me the whole time anybody made any sign of affection, seeing "Insurgent," the highly anticipated sequel to "Divergent," was overall a decently okay experience. Many would compare the "Divergent" trilogy to the series "The Hunger Games," but the...

Dylan Gardner says hello to the ’60s in debut album

Dylan Gardner says hello to the ’60s in debut album

Erienne Terpak, Staff Writer

February 28, 2015


Filed under Music, Review, Top Stories

With a Beatles tune and a Beach Boys beat, Dylan Gardner's debut album "Adventures in Real Time" brought me back to the '60s. Well, almost. Gardner makes his mark on the musical world with a groove from the past and lyrics from the present. Gardner's music certainly is on a different level from what...

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