Wildcat Tales

Pros of having a job

Amelia Bautz, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Many teenagers feel the need to get jobs in order to prepare for college while they are still in high school. Having a job in high school can prepare teenagers for the adult responsibilities that they will have after they go off to college. When the topic of college is brought up, a common concern...

Motion picture awards praise inclusivity

Motion picture awards praise inclusivity

Ethan Nguyen, Online editor-in-chief

February 22, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Inclusivity was a major theme in this year’s motion picture awards as stated by comedian Andy Samberg, a host of the Golden Globes, praised the diversity of the films that were nominated. Samberg singled out films such as Crazy Rich Asians and Black Panther. Samberg also said that these films are h...

SAT v ACT: Which one helps or hurts test takers

SAT v ACT: Which one helps or hurts test takers

Lochan Mourty, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Many colleges and universities require either the SAT or the ACT test scores, but it is important for students to know which test is the right one for them to take. Both of the exams are structured a bit differently, meaning that depending on what areas people are strongest in, one test might possibly...

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 ...

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...

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