Wildcat Tales

Traditions surrounding Christmas can be celebrated by everyone

A family celebrating Christmas by decorating the tree all together enjoying the holiday.

Lochan Mourty, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

     Plenty of families have similar Christmastime customs that they take part in together, but there are many unique traditions from around the world that might be fun to try this Christmas.       An interesting way to spice up the holiday would be to add a little competitive spirit in...

Senior operates jewelry business in free time

One of Kolb's many hand crafted designs named after her friend called,

Elizabeth Guevara, Opinion Editor

November 18, 2019

     Even with her busy school schedule, senior Emily Kolb finds time to run her own jewelry line, Em’s Gem’s.      Kolb started her business last year, making keychains for her friends at request. However when she saw how popular they were getting, she decided to start charging for n...

Senior makes a profit off of vintage clothing

Two of the many items of vintage clothing Rider resells on his Instagram.

Dylan Kinney, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 11, 2019

     Senior, Elijah Rider has quickly transformed himself into an entrepreneur by reselling vintage clothes on his successful Instagram account, Plano’s Closet.       Rider discovered his love for vintage clothes back in July 2018. What started off as a couple of friends thrifting, escal...

Destinations for homecoming photographs

The boardwalk is a great place for students to take their photos for homecoming (photo by Rose Wright.)

Rose Wright, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

  Excitement  grips the student body as homecoming draws closer each day, with one thing that is the most important, where to take pictures. Tradition is that students take pre-dance pictures at popular locations, such as Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, Haggard Park, and Watters Creek. However,...

Schools come together

Senior Lily Ray and Eastwood coach Julio Lopez hugging during the combined pep rally.

Avery Gregorash and Isis Kazadi

September 26, 2019

The Plano Wildcats and El Paso Eastwood reached across a curtain of hurt to play each other in one of the most symbolic football games in high school history. In light of recent events PSHS had previously called off the game facing Eastwood, but after increased student and outside media pressure the...

Religions of the world

Most common religions simplified.

Savannah Anderson, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

A healthy spiritual life can help overall health just as much as working towards having a healthy mind and body. Praying, meditating and reading scripture are ways many religious and spiritual people find comfort and healing.      ...

E-cigarette epidemic involves toxic substances and toxic peers

Multiple Researchers prove vaping is addictive and unsafe for the heart and lungs.

Isis Kazadi and Riley Hayden

March 28, 2019

“Nicotine is a cardiovascular stimulant, and can potentially worsen heart disease in people who already have severe heart conditions,” according to Live Science. The explosion of vape culture in youth has caused the industry to grow larger, piggybacking off the exploitation of children who ar...

A diet guide for healthier living

Healthy breakfast fruit bowl with nuts, fruits and

Avery Gregorash, A&E Editor

March 28, 2019

Finding the right diet is always complicated and stressful, but with new diets being introduced all the time it’s becoming easier to find one specifically for you. A gluten free diet is a diet that excludes the protein gluten. Gluten can typically be found in foods containing wheat. On a gluten...

Popular Halloween costumes

Adorable dog dressed in a princess costume from head to tail

Ethan Nguyen, Online editor-in-chief

November 6, 2018

There are classic costumes that are timeless and will always cause nostalgia each year to Halloweeners, which are the zombies, vampires, werewolves and Frankensteins that makeup thriller’s best monsters. Each decade in the United States has its iconic fashion trends. The blue jeans, jean jackets...

Terrorizing Dark Hour thrills

Dark hour is filled with many jump scares, leaving customers frightened to the core.

Savannah Anderson, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

Year-round Plano haunted house worth visit Visiting haunted houses, like Plano’s legendary Dark Hour is one way to prepare for the spooktacular season of Halloween. Built in 1992, located just off highway 75 and George Bush Turnpike, Dark Hour is a haunted house that is open all year long, but Hall...

Best old, new horror movies for October

Sister Irene (Taissa Farminga) praying to keep evil spirits away from the abbey in
The Nun. (photo by used with permission from New Line Cinema)

Avery Gregorash, A&E Editor

November 5, 2018

Films provide jump scares, plot twists for miles With Halloween just around the corner horror movies are being watched throughout all of October and The Nun, The Conjuring and The Boy all scare up some fun. The Nun, directed by Corin Hardy and produced by James Wan and Peter Safran, opened up in th...

Social media leading to anxiety

Regan Munstedt, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2017

    Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat have been linked to social anxiety in people who frequently use them.       “Social anxiety can be defined as the extreme fear of being judged or scrutinized in social or performance situations,” licensed clinical ...

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