Wildcat Tales

Weird Scholarships

Noah Quortrup, Staff Writer

October 20, 2009

To be honest, I never had to worry about the financial aspect of getting into college. My grandpa set up a fund tied to the stock market when I was born. Ever since then, it has built and built to a sum that would have gotten me through my four years of college. However, as the economy crumbled, so did...

Obama, Congress Should Listen to the Funnymen

Morgan Smith, Online Editor

October 12, 2009

     In a recent poll conducted by Time Magazine, Jon Stewart was voted America’s Most Trusted newsman over names like Brian Williams, Charlie Gibson, and Katie Couric. Normally, such a result would present a fallacy in American intelligence: a self-proclaimed comedian who makes a living satirizing...

Blame It On the Alcohol

Allie Kolechta, Editor in Chief

October 5, 2009

On the way to an away game at the beginning of their season, the varsity cheerleaders and the equivalent of our white guard from another Texas school were on a bus. Drinks were opened, and soon about half of the cheerleading squad and guard members were tipsy or worse. The game was cancelled, coincidentally,...

All Laws Aren’t Created Equal

Rachel Hart, Staff Writer

October 5, 2009

As teenagers, we all hear a little groan from our parents once we finally get our license. Our notorious behavior behind the wheel has sparked a range of new laws and restrictions for drivers under 18. Traditionally, our first license is provisional and enforces a curfew of midnight, along with the ‘one...

What the Pom Frit?

Kelsey Glass, Staff Writer

October 5, 2009

For any American, it’s a possible assumption that “Pom Frit” is a bad thing, but really, it is a delectable, shoestring shaped potato…aka a French fry. Unlike the American French fry, Pommes Frites is not made in a deep vat of three day old grease hidden in the darkest corner of your typical...

Misconceptions Being Fueled By The Media

Morgan Smith, Online Editor

September 16, 2009

There’s an unsettling trend in the world of American politics, and it has to be one of the most ironic shifts towards sheer ignorance that this country has ever seen. At a recent town hall meeting discussing healthcare reform, a woman stood at the podium addressing Democratic Congressman Barney...