Wildcat Tales

Learning languages are glossed over at early ages

Learning languages are glossed over at early ages

Amelia Bautz, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

    Elementary schools should provide foreign language classes for their students, due to it being easier for younger children to learn a second language compared to older students.     High school students have a list of credits that are required in order to graduate, one of those requ...

Safety hazards on sidewalks for pedestrians

Safety hazards on sidewalks for pedestrians

Katie Gallaway, News Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

    Students might imagine that a sidewalk is the safest place to be when walking next to a road, and that isn’t wrong; however, it is also more dangerous than many people realize.      On Nov. 1, two adults and five children were hit by a speeding car in Tampa, Fla. as they waited for ...

To work or not to work, that is the question

To work or not to work, that is the question

Avery Gregorash and Amelia Bautz

November 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

 Pros, Cons of teenagers in workforce during their high school years Con Working (By Avery Gregorash) Typically high school students often have a job on top of school work and social life, yet more often than not parents still supply children with money. Students should be able to enjoy the last...

Cases of pill popping in pop culture prevail

Cases of pill popping in pop culture prevail

Isis Kazadi, Opinion Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Celebrity abuse of opioids due to mental health issues cause drug popularity Opioids are becoming increasingly popular as a coping mechanism with celebrities who have mental health issues and other health problems. While the effects are devastating, it is especially worrisome how easy such drugs ar...

American prisoners are protesting for more rights

American prisoners are protesting for more rights

Ethan Nguyen, Online editor and chief

September 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Prisoners should expect to relinquish rights after committing crimes America’s prisoners feel they are worthy of valuable federal resources and are on strike in 17 different states against the government for confiscating their privileges when they were initially imprisoned. Prisoners are demandin...

Helmet rule cause change

Helmet rule cause change

Grayson Krumnow, Sports Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

New NFL rule changes play at all levels With the implementation of the NFL’s new helmet rules announced in May, it has not just changed the play of pro football, but changes football played at all levels, including play for the Plano Wildcats. “It is a foul if a player lowers his head to initi...

Video games are good for increasing memory, skills, coordination

Video games are good for increasing memory, skills, coordination

Ethan Nguyen, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

    The negative effects of video games generally result only from playing them excessively, and can have positive effects on the human mind by increasing a person’s mental capacity and treating mental illness.    Video games are great for improving skills that are essential for learning a...

Facebook scandal worries citizens, Congress

Facebook scandal worries citizens, Congress

Logan Badgett, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

    The reluctancy of individuals to hold corporations accountable for the usage of private data leads to further degradation of American public safety.     For over 80 million people, including some non-facebook users, personal data and information was harvested and collected by an analyt...

Alexa invades citizens’ privacy, creates paranoia

Alexa invades citizens’ privacy, creates paranoia

Abigail Thomas, Editor-in-chief

March 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

    Smart devices, such as the Amazon Echo, may be allowing the government to listen to citizen’s conversations as part of a security database.     According to Amazon.com, the Amazon Echo is a wireless speaker and voice command device. It has the power to play music, place calls or s...

Rules of contact sports should not be altered

Rules of contact sports should not be altered

Benjamin Patterson, Sports Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

    The NFL and the NCAA have gone far enough, and they need to stop altering the rules and the game of football to make it safer.     In September, Robert Grays, a defensive back from Midwestern State University died after sustaining a neck injury. The injury was caused by making a rout...

North Korea competing in the Winter Olympics

North Korea competing in the Winter Olympics

Lauren Girgis, Editor-in-chief

February 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

    North Korea’s participation in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics should set off security concerns, as the country may hold ulterior motives beyond extending a friendly hand in sports showmanship to their southern neighbors.     On Jan. 9, North and South Korean delegates met at the ...

Youtuber Logan Paul horrifies world

Logan Badgett, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

  By now, most teenagers and avid watchers of internet videos have heard of or witnessed the recent “antics,” a more civilized word for outstanding feats of cultural insensitivity, of famous Youtube star, Logan Paul.     Paul’s actions, while horrible, brought to light the lack of control youtube ...

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