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Most with S.A.D. feel the strongest effects in bad weather.

Disorder causes depressive episodes based on the weather

Lochan Mourty, Staff Writer March 28, 2019

Most people have a basic understanding of depression, but one lesser-known type would be Seasonal Affective Disorder, which fluctuates depending on the seasons, according to the National Institute of Mental...

Sleep for teenagers is crucial for success

Students and teachers express their grievances for the lack of sleep among teens and how it can affect a student's success.
Tyler Luker, Staff Writer March 28, 2019

A good night of sleep can be a hard thing to come by for teens, but it can leave an effect on a student’s intellectual, physical, mental and social health. “Going without sleep can make me feel exhausted,”...

Horseback riding burns up to 200 calories per 45 minutes according to Dr. Dennis
Sigler of Texas A&M Department of Animal Science.

Unusual exercises can lead to more positive living

Non traditional activities like rock climbing, horseback riding or martial arts give new meaning to exercise.
Riley Hayden, Photo Editor March 28, 2019

Finding motivation to exercise in the conventional way can be hard, but by combining extensive and grueling tasks with an enjoyable hobby, it can make it feel more like play than a work out. Locating...

Men vs Women Info graphic outlines the health benefits of each gender

Men and women’s needs are distinctively different

There is a large difference between health and nutritional demands for both genders. These developmental differences require distinction.
Isis Kazadi, Opinion Editor March 28, 2019

Boys and girls oftentimes require different nutritional needs in order to properly develop as they begin to blossom into young adulthood. For many young people, nutrition is as easy as eat when you...

Juniors Heath Jackson and Laura Bernius performing as Sky and Sophie on premiere night of
the Mamma Mia show.

Energetic show Mamma Mia excites crowds

Theatre first of Plano schools to perform the Abba inspired musical
Amelia Bautz, Staff writer February 22, 2019

The theatre department put on an exciting performance of the musical Mamma Mia last month. The musical featured a multitude of songs by ABBA like; “Dancing Queen,” “Take A Chance On Me” and...

Army recruiter providing information to students about opportunities

Career Fair provides information to students about different paths

trade and technical schools appeared as well as military paths and community colleges.
Riley Hayden, Photo Editor February 21, 2019

Career Fair offers students a place to ask questions and gain insight from many of the volunteers who reach out try to help young adults realize their path forward after high school. The fourth annual...

Planoette junior Karla Carrillo enjoying time and meeting new friends at Universal Studios theme park after spending time at
Disney World learning from the dancers.

Planoettes dance their way to Disney World

The team spent time learning new dances, enjoying time together
Katie Gallaway, News Editor February 21, 2019

The Planoettes traveled to Orlando, Fla. last month, where they attended the Disney Dancin’ Workshop and spent time having fun at the Disney parks. “At the workshop, we learned a short dance and...

Mr. Plano winner senior Cesar Mendoza accepting his prize front stage with the other
contestants behind him.

Mr. Plano full of laughs, absurdity

Twentieth anniversary of school tradition entertaining as ever
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,...

Handmade donation box for Plano Unicef book drive

Students give back to the Plano community through winter drives

The holidays call for the collection of goods to be donated to those in need
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...

Juniors Bryan St. John, Kasi Schiffer and
Mary Campbell enjoy watching one of the
performances while eating Chinese food
during the spring Stay Day last year. (photo
by Ashley Brockette)

Stay Day ready to wow

Food trucks and live entertainment galore
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...

Dawn Niethamer and Dexter
Photos courtesy of Lisa Dexter.

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...

Junior Planoettes, Nina Siegel, Sarah Kinard, Christa Pfannenstiel, Callie Fish and Riley
Thomasson perform on the field with pink neck ties, ribbons and face paint in support of
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...

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