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Participants in a charity color run enjoy flinging colors on themselves and other participants during one of the popular events. (photo used with permission by Wikimedia Commons)

NHS gets ready for 5k color run

Abbey Cole, Staff Writer March 8, 2018

National Honor Society (NHS) is hosting the second annual 5K color run on March 3 with Plano East and Plano West to donate to the Plano ISD Core Store, which provides school supplies to teachers. Even...

The change in exemptions will come as a blessing in June, when students who have
met the requirements can lounge around during finals.

Finals exemptions, Nine absences per class now allowed due to extreme flu season

Lauren Girgis, Editor-in-chief March 8, 2018

   The number of allotted absences for finals exemption that was changed by the school board, largely due to the flu epidemic, has been met with delight from previously concerned students.     “The...

Students from Marjory Stoneman-Douglas High School pay tribute to fallen teachers and students during a candle light vigil. (photo used with permission by Getty Images)

Parkland sparks safety concerns

Abigail Thomas, Editor-in-chief February 28, 2018

Plano ISD reminds campuses of the safety measures that are in place and are practiced year round, in light of one of the deadliest school shootings in US history, which took place in Parkland, Fla. “Our...

Students showcase unique abilities for Plano’s Got Talent

Carley Conrado, Staff Writer February 15, 2018

   National Honor Society (NHS) is preparing for the 10th annual talent show on March 2, Plano’s Got Talent, with senior president Caitlin Zhu making sure to keep up with the prominent reputation...

Catch the Super Blue Blood Moon on Jan. 31 for the first time in 150 years.

Super Blue Blood Moon dawns on Plano

Abrianna Bohn, Photo Editor February 15, 2018

The Super Blue Blood Moon is a astronomical phenomenon that will be visible on Jan. 31 throughout most of the Midwestern and Western states for the first time in 150 years, Space.com said. The event...

A heartwarming letter from an elementary schooler can brighten
a high schooler’s day.

Pen Pals exchange letters elementary kids

Kaydin Robertson, A&E Editor February 15, 2018

      Kaylee Willman, a senior, and the president of the Pen Pal Program, has significantly grown her club in hopes of reviving the skill of letter writing, providing opportunities for mentorship...

Former winner Charles Brockman is crowned Mr. Plano during the 2017 competition.

Mr. Plano begins production prep

Regan Munstedt, Opinion Editor February 15, 2018

    Plano’s annual male beauty contest, Mr. Plano, where 12 young men representing various organizations put on a show to fundraise for charity, will take place on Feb. 24.         “Each...

The flu epidemic has posed a threat to students attempting to get finals exemption. Junior
Lauren Shaw portraying the misery of the flu.

Flu outbreak spreads to Plano, causes panic

Kelsey Reynolds, Feature Editor February 15, 2018

    Texas residents have been hit dramatically with the influenza virus that has infected hundreds in just this year.      The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that nearly 400 people...

Planoettes stun at Regional Dance Competition

Julie Reynolds, Online Editor-in-chief February 13, 2018

The Planoettes participated in the Crowd Pleasers Regional Dance Competition last week and brought home many awards. Please congratulate the following students:   Solo semi finalists - Isabella...

Students gather at the pond for the celebration of Coexist day.

Coexist Day brings cultures together

Lauren Girgis and Abigail Thomas, Editor-in-chief February 8, 2018

    The Muslim Student Association (MSA) organized the second annual Coexist Day in order to bridge the gap between students of different cultures and religions on Feb. 1.     “Last year,...

Counselor Grace Delgado is always present in her office
for anyone in need.

Counselor Grace Delgado aids students in crisis

Kaydin Robertson, A&E Editor January 11, 2018

    Counselor Grace Delgado, one of the heroes on campus,  is always sure to be in her office, ready to listen to students and help them succeed both in and out of school, as she did for senior Nathan...

U.S. History teacher Matt Cone, always ready and willing to help students in need whether it be tutoring, a sympathetic ear or a safe ride home.

Teacher continues efforts to keep kids safe

Kaydin Robertson, A&E Editor January 11, 2018

    Matt Cone, a social studies teacher, is a hero on campus who goes out of his way to ensure the safety of students on and off campus.      On the night of the homecoming dance,...

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