Wildcat Tales

Black Friday is a waste of time, does not benefit shoppers

Logan Badgett, Staff writer

November 13, 2017

    With promises of low prices, short supply and hordes of combative shoppers, Black Friday presents itself as one of America’s most excessive “holidays.”     Black Friday is an all American creation, making it perfectly sensible for it to be ripe with greed and gluttony.   ...

Readers should avoid fake news, clickbait

Logan Badgett, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

    In an age of widespread internet usage, media literacy becomes crucial in discerning fact from fiction.     Media literacy is being able to analyze and evaluate digital publishings, something all people interact with on a daily basis. By being media literate, people can avoid the spread of ...

Banning books violates freedom of speech, censorship is harmful

Banning books violates freedom of speech, censorship is harmful

Bella Savarese, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017

     The First Amendment provides Americans with freedom of speech, so some might be surprised to learn that censorship is alive and well in the form of banning books.     Banning books started in America when Charles Darwin published The Origin Of Species Evolution in 1895. Many people ...

Mum-mazing mums

Mum-mazing mums

Regan Munstedt, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2017

    The great tradition of mums epitomizes the saying that “everything is bigger in Texas.”     The tradition of boys giving their homecoming dates a mum goes back as far as a century ago. However, in the 1970’s, mums began evolving from a simple, real chrysanthemum flower into what...

Mum’s the word

Bella Savarese, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017

    With Homecoming just around the corner there's one tradition that should be ditched: mums.     This absolutely pointless tradition started out as a simple little chrysanthemum that a boy would give his date in the form of a corsage. This developed into a small pin with some ribbons. ...

Trump copycats world strongmen policies

Trump copycats world strongmen policies

Ted Wu, Sports Editor/ Social Media

May 23, 2017

   President Donald Trump’s strange affection for world strongmen and subsequent attempts to incorporate their policies into his own policies are not only ridiculous, but incredibly dangerous.     Trump’s admiration for world strongmen is well documented, ranging from compliments to Ru...

Scott Pruitt doesn’t belong in EPA

Scott Pruitt doesn’t belong in EPA

Ted Wu, Sports Editor/ Social Media

May 9, 2017

    President Donald Trump’s administration reeks of science deniers and is justifiably being regarded with unprecedented skepticism from the scientific community, especially his pick for the post of the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt.     The ...

Basketball MVP obvious

Ted Wu, Sports Editor

April 21, 2017

   Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook deserves the MVP award for the 2016-17 NBA regular season.    For starters, Westbrook has become the first player since Oscar Robertson in the 1961-1962 season to average a triple-double throughout the season. Not only will he shatter that r...

Media needs more hopeful headlines

Media needs more hopeful headlines

Ted Wu, Sports/Social Media Editor

April 12, 2017

In a time of seemingly endless despair in the world, with negative headlines oftentimes overwhelming the positive ones, it is critical for more positive news to be covered. If it bleeds, it leads, the saying goes. It is an apt way to describe the hierarchy of news. It’s only natural for people to...

Film industry lacks minority representation

Film industry lacks minority representation

Amanda Mcnatt, Features Editor

April 10, 2017

Despite the fact that the movie industry is full of fantastic plotlines and characters, it lacks the ability to truly encompass diversity, evident by the dominance of white actors in popular films. Within Hollywood, even the most renowned actors are guilty of supporting a flawed system. Emma Stone,...

Credible news stations offer valid information

Credible news stations offer valid information

Grace Tsichlis, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017

   In the age of technology, journalism is more important than ever, but the responsibility of the reader has significantly increased in order for them to be well-informed and properly educated.     Reporting important news and stories has been around for centuries due to people’s despe...

Are AP classes worth it?

Are AP classes worth it?

Lauren Girgis, Staff writer/A&E Editor

February 8, 2017

    Advanced Placement (AP) classes are worth the time and effort because they can drastically improve a student’s Grade Point Average (GPA) and college prospects, but not all students are able to handle such rigorous work.     For students who do have the time and work ethic to juggle mul...