Wildcat Tales

Bursting the Plano bubble

Haley Samsel, Featured Columnist

March 20, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Featured Columnists, Opinion

The “Plano bubble” – we've all heard the term used to describe the mindset of many students and adults in our city who do not seem to recognize the larger issues outside of our suburban, affluent community. We like to think that, somehow, we’re above the negative influences that surround us,...

Pretending

Priyanka Hardikar, Online Editor

February 19, 2014


Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

“Hey, are you okay?” She turned to look at me, her grey eyes always perceptive to pain. No, I’m not! A voice inside of me begged to burst out and be heard. The same voice that couldn’t mask the pain anymore. I was sick and I was exhausted. My throat was aching and I couldn’t stop coughing....

A whole new world

Fabiola Cedeno, Featured Columnist

February 7, 2014


Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

One of my first few memories from my childhood was when I had to take a picture for our family Christmas card. The year was 2000. The world was big and frightening. I had bangs that just barely reached the top of my eyebrows and a torn up blankie in my right hand. Its name was Chichi and I loved that...

Signs of love

Priyanka Hardikar, Online Editor

February 5, 2014


Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

I caught a glimpse of her chestnut brown hair and soft, childlike eyes. Her gaze was fixed on something, but I couldn't figure out what it was. I remember gripping my spiral notebook firmly. I remember my heart pulsating with every step she took towards me. But most of all, I remember an unmitigated d...

Super Bowl commercial sparks controversy

Haley Samsel, Featured Columnist

February 5, 2014


Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

No one needs to be reminded that the Super Bowl was last Sunday. No one needs to hear the final score again, especially fans of the Denver Broncos. The game and most of the festivities held before and after its conclusion usually speak for themselves. A controversial 60 second advertisement by Coca-Cola...

For Bon, Forever Ago

Fabiola Cedeno, Feautured Columnist

February 4, 2014


Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

Since I could remember, music was always a big part of my life. It was an incredible escape from the little things that frightened me when I was younger. Days like when my mom’s eyes swelled up when she found out that my grandpa had passed away that morning. Music was like a giant bubble I could s...

Mi nombre es

Gabrielle Lammons, Featured Columnist

January 30, 2014


Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

When I started to learn Spanish, it wasn't by choice. I was in the third grade at a school in Colorado and once a week, my class and I would all march down to the Spanish room to endure an hour of learning the basics. I hated it so much, to the point where I would pretend to be sick just to avoid...

Public transparency

Gabe LaBounty, Featured Columnist

January 28, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Featured Columnists, Opinion

These days, Americans go online more and more. It is an excellent tool to communicate with friends, stay current with world events and shop for books and watch movies. People can even use it as a forum to spread their ideas and opinions. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to the internet. Some...

Two-way street

Priyanka Hardikar, Online Editor

January 25, 2014


Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

"A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her.” Marilyn Monroe summed it up right. With all the changes taking place in and out of school, college and jobs, it is hard to stay best friends with the same people you grew up with. Sometimes, the ones you loved the most leave you the quickest. Sometimes,...

Diversity and the Golden Globes

Diversity and the Golden Globes

Torie Brannen, Staff Writer

January 17, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Editorial, Opinion

The 71st annual Golden Globes took place this year on Sunday, Jan. 12. As usual, they were filled with designer gowns, talented stars and a total lack of equal representation in the nominations. Racial and gender inequality is a disease that has plagued Hollywood since its rise to fame, and things aren’t...

Lost girl

Priyanka Hardikar, Online Editor

January 10, 2014


Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

It never occurred to me. How ordinary her feelings were. How ordinary her appearance was. How ordinary her life was. Yet, she was nowhere near "ordinary." She was a real hero. When my 9-year-old cousin told me she had never watched Mulan, I did not believe her at first. She had read the book version...

Christmas time, finals time

Gabe LaBounty, Featured Columnist

January 8, 2014


Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

It is that time you first hear jingle bells. Or maybe it is the first freeze. Or even, Christmas day. No matter what, Christmas starts for different people at different times. Somewhere in between Thanksgiving leftovers and the Christmas parade on TV, Christmas grips our lives and rarely lets us go. Because...

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