Wildcat Tales

Mr. Plano full of laughs, absurdity

Mr. Plano full of laughs, absurdity

Alex Wells, Guest Writer

February 21, 2019

The Mr. Plano pageant celebrated its 20th year with winner, Cesar Mendoza, who decided to donate all of the proceeds to the St. Jude’s Foundation. “Mr. Plano was a tribute to many of the bright, young people that come through this school,” senior Shimena Simmons said. Mendoza was crowned with...

Students give back to the Plano community through winter drives

Students give back to the Plano community through winter drives

Amelia Bautz, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019

There are winter-themed drives going on at school right now in order to help members of the community who are in need as holidays get closer.      “People are more in need than ever during this time of year,” president of the UNICEF Club Ella Goeckner-Wald said.     There are two...

Stay Day ready to wow

Stay Day ready to wow

Amelia Bautz, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

Food trucks and live entertainment galore With Stay Day taking place on Nov. 2, students are excited for the festivities of this school tradition. For those unaware, Stay Day is an event that happens twice a year, once per semester, where various food trucks come by the school and sell different food ite...

Lisa Dexter returns home after long recovery

Lisa Dexter returns home after long recovery

Katie Gallaway, News Editor

November 5, 2018

Beloved nurse grateful to be back home after hospitalized last spring Lisa Dexter, beloved and dedicated school nurse of six years, suddenly had what doctors concluded was a hemorrhagic stroke last spring as she was coming home from the choir trip to Disney. It was originally thought that she had an a...

Pink Out game helps breast cancer awareness

Pink Out game helps breast cancer awareness

Riley Hayden, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

Planoettes give special performance, raise funds for annual charity Pink Out season represents a time for giving and charity, the school bands together to show support for breast cancer awareness by wearing pink instead of maroon on game day. Shirt profits, and donations all are given to The Susa...

Homecoming preparations in motion

Homecoming preparations in motion

Katie Gallaway, News Editor

November 5, 2018

Nominations, dress up days, dance theme revealed Homecoming is quickly approaching, and Stuco is already working hard to plan the event, including the football game on Nov. 9 and the dance on Nov. 10. The chairmen of the student relations department, senior Payton Smith and junior Lindsey Bolding,...

Changes in faculty, administration

Changes in faculty, administration

Katie Gallaway, News Editor

September 26, 2018

There are several new administrators, as well as a few staff with position changes, who are ready to help the student body throughout the school year. Robert Shepard, one of the speech and debate coaches, is returning to the department after 18 years. He left the school in 2000, working at many schools...

Speech goes to nationals

Katie Gallaway, News Editor

September 26, 2018

Eight students from the speech and debate team, lead by speech coach and alumni Stef Cambra, won big at the national tournament in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. this summer. “These days are emotionally, physically and mentally draining,” Cambra said. “You’re having to perform, you’re having to connect...

Twilight Concert wows

Twilight Concert wows

Lochan Mourty, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018

Marching band’s 15th annual Twilight concert kicked off in the gym this year on Aug. 28, bringing the Clark, Vines and Plano band departments together for collaborative performances. “It’s really great how we’re all at different schools, but we’re all one team because we do these combined...

New ID policy brings mixed feelings

New ID policy brings mixed feelings

Abrianna Bohn, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2018

Administrators have implemented a new ID policy, which in now in effect with the intention of creating a safe learning environment for everyone on campus, where all students and staff will be required to wear school-issued IDs on their person in order to utilize school facilities. “I’m in support...

Student organizers spread message of non-violence following Parkland shooting

Student organizers spread message of non-violence following Parkland shooting

Lauren Girgris, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2018

    A walkout to protest gun violence was organized by juniors Payton Sliepka and Megha Manne and held on April 20, the anniversary of the Columbine Shooting, drawing about 100 students out to the memorial garden.     “I took it upon myself to help organize the walkout because gun reform is...

Theatre to Perform at DSM

Theatre to Perform at DSM

Carley Conrado, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2018

    The theatre department will be performing “FAÇADE” from Jekyll & Hyde at the Dallas Summer Musical being held at Fair Park on May 17.     “I was incredibly proud that our students’ hard work was recognized,” director of Jekyll & Hyde Cassidy McQuiston said. “Jekyll ...