Wildcat Tales

Nerves of Steal

Alex Gonzalez

January 6, 2011

     *indicates a name-change to protect identity      As students get older, they learn that the action of trust is not as easy as it used to be. One day, someone may be sitting in the cafeteria, and while he or she goes to get a snack at Cat Corner, they leave their backpack in the seating a...

AVID: Advancement Via Individual Determination

Haley Bunnell, Staff Writer

October 12, 2010

     AVID flyers fill the walls, and AVID T-shirts are worn by many students. Still it seems like the only people who have heard or know, are the students in the class. The goal of this program is to help students who have the potential to succeed, but are either economically disadvantaged, or lack th...

The Pressure is On

Sarah Rosselet, Staff Writer

October 12, 2009

It takes a lot to be ranked number one in the class. Hours of studying and the dedication to take AP class after AP class, but are the lives of the highest ranked students limited to school and studying? Maybe not. The highest ranked junior last year was Julie Chang, and the second highest was Daniel...

It’s All About the Drank

Ashton Ruiz, Staff Writer

October 12, 2009

     On this special night, the smell of Bavaria and the sound of German greeted the partygoers. German enthusiasts gathered in the cafeteria to commemorate the 176th Oktoberfest taking place in Munich. Originally, this festival was to celebrate the marriage of the king and queen of southern Germany. Th...

Is It Really Worth It?

Claire Minor, Staff Writer

October 12, 2009

     Opportunities appeared endless for juniors as they sat down to plan their first schedule for a senior high. English alone was offered in four different intensities. Though each level has a similar curriculum there are different angles and depth that apply to each level.  It can be taken as...

Students and Balloons

Julie Boyer, Staff Writer

October 12, 2009

     Thousands of people gathered along the rainbow flags. Something big was about to happen. A gallery of colors filled the launch field. This was the moment so many had been preparing for and waiting for many months. Junior Auburn Berry was not a spectator; she was on the field next to her family’s...

Successful Summer

Trina Carpenter & Kelsey Glass, Staff Writers

October 9, 2009

     “God no” senior Shahid Ahmed said when asked if he was expecting to get as far as he did in the National Forensic League’s National Tournament this summer. “I was proud that I made it that far. I thought that I was a good speaker and debater but when you get up to that level, where you’re...

If You Fry It, They Will Come

Chelsea Stanford, Staff Writer

October 5, 2009

It happens every year about this time. As the skies clear of hot air balloons in Plano, the cooler wind blows through the trees and salty rain soaks the area with a deep-fried crispy air. It must be about “fair time”, The Texas State Fair in Dallas, that is. “I go once every three years,”...

Tis’ The Season…

Brian Maschino, Staff Writer

October 5, 2009

Less than one year ago, a plethora of the nation’s schools sat at a standstill because of a breakout of the H1N1 virus, more commonly referred to as the swine flu.  By August 21 of 2009, the death count in the U.S. by the H1N1 strain totaled 522. Three weeks ago, 11-year-old Mesquite ISD student,...

Obama’s Address Absent from Plano Schools

Morgan Smith, Online Editor

September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 8th, was supposed to mark the third time in the history of the United States that a U.S. President directly addressed American students as a whole via television, but due to a decision handed down by the Plano ISD board, the address was not shown during class time, leaving some stude...

History in Progress

Julie Boyer and Kelli Hanks, Staff Writers

September 16, 2009

Walking around, trying to find classes, going all the way across the college-like campus during break, all while being surrounded by new people is the standard for new student. Adding to all of these worries are two new classes, Bible Literacy and American Studies. Bible Literacy offers a new look...