Wildcat Tales

Political poll results

January 20, 2012

How many Republican presidential candidates can you name? 197 students polled All                                                    15% 4+                                                     23% 3        ...

Right in the basket

Cristina Seanez, Staff Writer

December 8, 2011

    With a blazing 13-1 start, head coach Lynn Meger said the girls Basketball team are putting the ball right in the basket. District play begins tonight against Allen.     The team has competed against Rowlett, Wakeland, Naaman Forest and McKinney. So far they've won one tournament and got...

Custer’s Last Band supports local charities

Custer’s Last Band supports local charities

Miles Hutson, Staff Writer

November 20, 2011

By day they are social studies teachers, but by afternoon, night and weekend Matt Cone, Scott Fenney, Jeff Brooks, Joe Snider and Jason Barton can often be found playing rock and blues during a practice session or live event. Custer's Last Band now plays hits from Elvis Presley, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The...

Building D is for Dean

Building D is for Dean

Kimberly Mei, Staff Writer

November 15, 2011

     Building D has been reborn as the new Doyle Dean Performing Arts Center. On Thursday, Nov. 3, the new facility was formally unveiled with a ribbon cutting ceremony in front of the pond. Then the guests headed inside the performing arts center for the dedication service. The Symphony Orchestra...

4×4 Game Plan

Jessica Allman, Staff Writer

November 14, 2011

The 4x4 plan was passed in 2007 meaning that this year’s seniors will be the first to graduate under its requirements. With the 4x4 plan all students must take four years of math, science, English and history, and many students find it hard to make room for elective classes. “I’ve...

Fall Into New York City Chic

Kathy Santiago, Staff Writer

November 14, 2011

From the pounding steps of dominance to the bright lights on the runway, fashion designer teacher Bonnie Turnbo will introduce the “City Chic” fashion show on November 16 held in the Cafeteria at 7 o’clock noon. “I want the classmates to understand the power of my students work,” Turnbo...

No makeup Mondays

No makeup Mondays

Danielle Deraleau, Featured Columnist

November 14, 2011

       The idea of No Makeup Mondays originated from an online blog entitled "The Beauty Bean". The bloggers expressed that they thought the idea of going without makeup for a day could help promote a better body image and inspire more confidence in individuals. The blog has gotten a lot of responses...

Students Commit to Colleges on Early Signing Day

November 9, 2011

Girls Basketball Stephanie Afunugo – Wayland Baptist University Softball Kristen Miles – Louisiana Tech University Ashley McDowell – Lamar University Erin Lowell – University of the Incarnate Word Katherine Batey – Midwestern University MacKenzie Velasquez – Lehigh University Volleyball...

Rivalry Runs Deep…Into the Fountain

Diva Gulati and Meital Boim, Editors

November 4, 2011

In a display of school spirit, paws were posted around the Plano West fountain and the water was dyed maroon. Although senior high schools have played pranks on each other in the past, school officials say that this may have damaged West’s water guard. “Some of it’s in good taste,” officer...

Help a hero

Kathleen Shaffer, Staff Writer

October 31, 2011

     The American soldiers sacrifice their time to protect the citizens. The soldiers don’t get to come home every day after work. Even during the holiday season many soldiers don’t get the chance to spend time with their family.  The Help A Hero fundraiser is supporting the troops by allowing...

Moving on without Jobs

Matt Wood, Staff Writer

October 27, 2011

     Upon going to the Apple website on Oct. 5, customers were not welcomed by the latest Apple innovations, but instead by a commemorative photo honoring Steve Jobs. Jobs passed away at his home in California that day, after fighting pancreatic cancer for 8 years. The Apple homepage was simple and...

Planoette Pink-Out Game

Stephanie Jabri, Staff Writer

October 5, 2011

     About one in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her life time. To help raise money and awareness, the Planoettes are holding a “Pink Out” football game for the second year in a row. The game will be held on October 28 at Clark Stadium, during National...