Wildcat Tales

New year, same story

New year, same story

Sonam Benakatti, Staff Writer

January 1, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The time has come again for every store to move their workout equipment to the front for all those who are suddenly devoted to getting in shape. For diet programs to shell out cash to have an ad on every commercial break possible. For doctors, dentists and even insurance companies to use the new year...

It’s not math, it’s me

Rachel Zhang, Staff Writer

December 28, 2013

Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Student Life

 I see them every day at my lunch table with endless worksheets, ambiguous concepts and intricate calculations. Calculus BC students often have the same expressions on their faces – the struggle is real. As a student currently in Calculus AB, I have found out that my BC buddies are always moving a...

A pointy nightmare

Fabiola Cedeno, Featured Columnist

December 11, 2013

Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

The wait was long as usual. I sat in a freezing room filled with children of all ages and sizes, sneezing and coughing everywhere. The walls were painted a disgusting green. It was my least favorite place. My mom sat next to me, leaning over and pleading that I “get over it.” She explained to...

Brass Lining

Gabe LaBounty

October 7, 2013

Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

Middle school – that horrible time that horrible place and those horrible classes. In fifth grade we had to pick band, choir or orchestra to get our music credit. I missed the orchestra tryout and singing was not my thing, so the only choice left was band tryouts. At the crack of dawn on a Saturday,...


Fabiola Cedeno, Columnist

October 1, 2013

Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

     I walked in and took a left, down to a hall full of family pictures. Dents and “do not enter” stickers surrounded her door. After knocking twice, I let myself in. Blood shot eyes, a mess of a room and four pills were what I saw as soon as I opened the door. Rachel glanced up with an exp...


Kaitlin Humphrey, Featured Columnist

May 31, 2013

Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

It was a sudden realization, the kind of realization that stabs you in the back and makes you feel like there’s an endless pit in the bottom of your stomach. There would be no more hanging out or joking around. There would be no more late night phone calls to check and make sure everything was alright....


Rachel Chen, Featured Columnist

May 30, 2013

Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

The summer before my sister’s junior year, I cried because I knew there were only two years before she left for college and a whole chapter of my life would end. As my junior year comes to a close, my own future looms closer each and every day. I often wonder what will become of me, what my life will...

Something to be thankful for

Leslie Parker, Featured Columnist

May 10, 2013

Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

My dad brings me my lunch when I forget it. He tutored me in math when I needed it. He taught me how to drive a stick even though it took a whole month. He has spent countless hours helping me write speeches for every Student Council election. My dad has always been there for me. My dad has always loved...

World wide wary

May 10, 2013

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The week of April 15, pro-life protestors from the group Abolish Human Abortion stood outside various buildings and interacted with students, taping some footage and uploading it to YouTube. Some featured students were unhappy with the videos, and are still trying to get them taken down after YouTube...

Missing love

Kaitlin Humphrey, Featured Columnist

April 28, 2013

Filed under Featured Columnists, Opinion

     I stare out the window of the plane, wondering and asking God why. I look over to my dad, who sits quietly in his seat, just staring straight ahead. I wish I could say something to him, but I can’t; I’m too upset. I wipe another tear away from under my eye. I’m not upset because I lost...

Now or litter

Rachel Chen, Featured Columnist

April 19, 2013

Filed under Editorial, Featured Columnists, Opinion

An oily sheen appears to coat its surface. A purple glove haunts its corners. Aluminum cans cluster underneath the bridge. Styrofoam containers and plastic bags float until they gradually sink in the murky green water. Some days, Plano’s pond looks better than this, but that’s only because the current...

Deeper than a scratch

March 28, 2013

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

It doesn’t take much to hide it from the world. Maybe a pair of oversized sweatpants or a shirt with long, opaque sleeves. Yet, it was responsible for 633,000 emergency room visits in 2009 alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NBC reports recent studies have found that...

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