Wildcat Tales

Flu season strikes students

Jessica Allman, Staff Writer

February 14, 2013

Aches and chills ran down his spine as he sat in the doctor’s office waiting patiently for his diagnosis. Thinking he might just the common cold, senior Bilal Khan was surprised when his doctor told him he had the flu. Infecting the lungs, throat and nose, the flu is a contagious respiratory illness...

Athletes sign with universities

Athletes sign with universities

February 12, 2013

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, 15 athletes committed to university sports teams.   Name of athlete – Joseph Noteboom Sport – Football College attending – TCU Head Coach- Jaydon McCullough   Name of athlete – Andre Morman Sport – Football College attending -Ouachita...

Competitive acting: Students prepare for speech competition

Myiah Jones, Staff Writer

January 29, 2013

Silence surrounded her as she mentally ran through her speech. Alone, she stepped into the rooms reciting the monologue she had tried to perfect throughout the year.  Members of the speech team, like junior Jessica Ma, just completed the last rounds of the local competition at Jasper High School, and...

Ready, set, action and repeat: Theater prepares for ‘Curtains’

Ready, set, action and repeat: Theater prepares for ‘Curtains’

Cristina Seanez, Staff Writer

January 17, 2013

For the past three months, the cast and crew of the musical “Curtains” have been practicing Monday through Friday and every weekend in between. The show will debut on Thursday, Jan.17, Friday, Jan. 18 and Saturday, Jan.19 starting at 7:30 p.m. “Curtains” is a show within a show that includes...

Passing on tradition: Who’s Got Talent show handed down from NHS to AVID

January 10, 2013

A spotlight hits the stage in the auditorium as the curtains slowly roll back to a crowd of eager Wildcats. Two emcees walk on stage and introduce the annual talent show as the performers anxiously wait for their cue backstage. To the audience nothing looks out of the norm. Who’s Got Talent...

PISD introduces new academies

PISD introduces new academies

Priyanka Hardikar, Staff Writer

December 14, 2012

It doesn’t look like a school. In fact, it used to be a call center for the Southwestern Bell Company. There are no classrooms, open spaces or a ceiling. It looks industrial, with metal rods scattered everywhere. “When I walked into the school for the first time, it was like a marriage proposal,...

Their goodbye song: Seniors prepare for end of marching season

Brooke Combs, Staff Writer

November 27, 2012

     Wednesday is their only day off. Every other day, they stay at school until 6:30 p.m. They spend these hours perfecting their halftime performance.  But now their season is coming to an end, and the seniors will have free time in their schedules.      “I think it’s hard to fathom,...

AVID students mentor at Haggard Middle School

AVID students mentor at Haggard Middle School

Rachel Chen, Staff Writer

November 27, 2012

     At Haggard Middle School, there is help for students struggling with school. They get extra help from the students in Plano’s Advancement via Individual Determination, a college prep class that requires all their members to volunteer and do community service.      When AVID sponsor...

Perfecting their craft: Art students participate in Young Masters Competition

Perfecting their craft: Art students participate in Young Masters Competition

Tehreem Shahab, Staff Writer

November 27, 2012

Art has always been a part of her life. She gets her passion from her mother’s side of the family. Her uncle draws, although he never took it up as a career. Her sister takes Pre-AP Art and her cousin took art classes as well. According to her, art runs in her blood.      When AP Studio...

Plano alumni affected by Sandy

Laura Jones, Staff Writer

November 14, 2012

She walks down the hallway and into the men’s restroom at Long Island University, where her classmates are gathered. They are all there for one thing. The outlets. After Hurricane Sandy hit the Long Island campus, there was a huge power outage. In order to contact their family and friends, the students...

Musical benefits: Choir hosts food bank benefit concert

Alexandria Oguntula, Staff Writer

October 23, 2012

Voices can be powerful, but this month the have brought a whole new meaning to the phrase.  Plano, Highland Park and Garland High are collaborating for the first time ever to help the North Texas Food Bank in their efforts to feed others with a joint benefit concert on Oct. 25th. With almost 300...

Dark and twisted comedy: Cast and crew prepare for opening night

Dark and twisted comedy: Cast and crew prepare for opening night

Kaitlin Humphrey, Staff Writer

October 4, 2012

Electric saws hummed and the odor of paint filled the air of the fine arts building as the cast and crew of the upcoming play, Paganini, rehearsed and prepared for opening night. Paganini, written by Don Nigro, is a dark, twisted comedy based on the life of violinist Niccolo Paganini. The cast and...