Wildcat Tales

Standardized testing inadequate

Standardized testing inadequate

Ted Wu, Staff Writer/Sports Editor November 16, 2016

Standardized testing is a poor indicator of academic readiness, drawing attention away from students’ good grades and extracurricular activities. As many seniors get ready for the next four...

Christmas decorations that are being displayed in Costco in October. (Photo by Lauren Girgis)

Christmas in stores before Halloween again

Lauren Girgis , Staff Writer/ A&E Editor November 16, 2016

Corporations are turning Christmas into an economic venture rather than keeping the significant holiday the way it should be seen by placing holiday decorations on shelves long before the holiday shopping...

Care for Mental Health

Amanda McNatt, Staff Writer/ Feature Editor November 16, 2016

According to Youngminds, 1 in 10 people aged 5 to 16 have a diagnosable mental health disorder, but some remain untreated because they are unaware or have not told others about it. Being able...

Vaccines don't cause autism

Vaccines don’t cause autism

Grace Tsichlis, Staff Writer October 24, 2016

Refusing to get vaccinations due to the fear of them being linked to autism is an irresponsible endeavor as there is currently no valid research proving it. In 1998, The Lancet, a British...

Teen voters not ready

Ted Wu, Staff Writer/Sports Editor October 24, 2016

The American people, including the student body, is unwilling to cast their votes in the upcoming election on Nov. 8. According to the Wall Street Journal, the vast majority of voters cannot...

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is ostracized by the media for his slip ups, foreign policy and family matters without presenting the rest of his platform fairly. (Photo courtesy of Trump/Pence campaign)

Don’t stereotype Donald Trump supporters

Sabrina Lebeouf , Editor-in-Chief September 30, 2016

Donald Trump deserves to taken seriously as a candidate for presidency, despite name calling from the media and the assumption that Trump supporters are racist and inflexible. The media has constantly...

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at an early campaign event in Le Claire, Iowa, in April 2015. (Photo by Michael Davidson used with permission by Hillary for America)

Dallas Morning News endorses democrat

Ted Wu, Staff Writer/Sports Editor September 30, 2016

    The Dallas Morning News made a difficult decision in supporting Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, but made the right choice.     Their 544-word takedown of Donald Trump...

Senior Jaclyn Childress, number 14, is about to slam the ball over the net as her teammates move in for support at the Plano vs Lewisville game where the Wildcats were victorious with a score of 3-0.  (Photo by Ashlee Salfelder)

Varsity volleyball player committed as sophmore

Khara Ekes, Layout Editor/ Opinion Editor September 30, 2016

For the past six years, senior Jaclyn Childress has devoted her time and effort to playing volleyball for both her club team, Skyline, and Plano Senior. As a result of having played on a volleyball...

Graphic by Anna Villano.

Innocence, I miss you

Mari Brown, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist February 12, 2015

Innocence. A word that correlates heavily with being a child. Something that you lose as you get older and go through experiences that opens your eyes to what the real world is like. Working with kids...

The packed scene in the Plano gym before the tipoff of the rivalry game between Plano and Plano West on Dec. 19.

Op-ed: Why there’s hope for Wildcat basketball

Haley Samsel, Online Editor-in-Chief December 20, 2014

Going into the second half of Friday’s boys basketball game against Plano West, the Wildcats had a choice to make. Down 8-28 after a dismal offensive first half, the team could choose to keep their heads...

Graphic by Anna Villano.

Getting through the night

Mari Brown, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist December 1, 2014

Continued from Issue 4, Vol. 69 of the Wildcat Tales Death is something that all of us will encounter in some point of life, whether it's a family member, a friend, or a loved one. When we are younger,...

Photo by Haley Samsel.

Quieting the noise

Ella Hunt, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist October 27, 2014

Syncopated beats flow through your head and open the doorway to harmony, as you bump and shove through the mass of teenagers. Your mind just fills with the lyrics of the song, and the world around you...

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