Wildcat Tales

Senior Tales 2015 – 2016

Senior Tales 2015 – 2016

Cameron Drummond and Vincent Tellez, Sports and Social Media Editor and Online Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2016


Filed under Feature, School Events, senior tales, Student Life, Top Stories

It's an annual tradition for the Editors Staff of The Wildcat Tales to attempt to document where each and every senior will be attending college in the fall. After a rigorous collection process with the help of Twitter and networking, this is the result. The following state names are linked to the l...

St. Andrew United Methodist Church holds eighth annual prom closet

St. Andrew United Methodist Church holds eighth annual prom closet

Mari Brown, Staff Writer

March 2, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life, Top Stories

    This year marks the eighth annual hosting of the St. Andrew United Methodist Church’s Prom Closet, which gave over 840 dresses to high school girls across North Texas, will be open Mar. 1-3 and 5.     Devra Helffrich is part of the event’s coordinating committee, which has been compri...

Mr. Plano recap

Mr. Plano recap

Suhina Chopra, Managing Editor

February 23, 2016


Filed under Review, School Events, Student Life, Top Stories

The annual Mr. Plano pageant took place on Saturday, Feb. 13, with 12 male seniors representing various clubs as they vied for the title of Mr. Plano. Each contestant participated in a personality Q&A, talent performance and a style segment, with each contributing to the entertaining nature of ...

Here are 2016’s Mr. Plano Candidates

Here are 2016’s Mr. Plano Candidates

Mari Brown and Rose Rana

February 10, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, School Events, Student Life, Top Stories

The annual Mr. Plano pageant will take place on Feb. 13. at 7 p.m. in the Doyle Dean Performing Arts Center. Tickets are being sold for $7 in the cafeteria during both lunches through Feb. 12. and will be $10 at the door. Below are the links to Q&As with each candidate, conducted by staffers Mari Brow...

WHAT: Speech team puts on Improv Show

WHAT: Speech team puts on Improv Show

Zane Vakser, Staff Writer and Assistant Editor

February 2, 2016


Filed under News, School Events, Student Life, Top Stories

Since the beginning of the year, the Speech and Debate department has been presenting Wildcat Humor and Talent (WHAT), a free monthly improvised comedy show held during lunches by the speech team. The idea for WHAT was initially conceived when speech team members began to look for opportunities to ...

Swing, Swing, Swing: Jazz bands put on annual swing dance

Swing, Swing, Swing: Jazz bands put on annual swing dance

Emily Roberts, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, School Events, Student Life, Top Stories

The Jazz band has been putting on the annual Swing Dance for over 30 years. Each year, a new theme is displayed through music and decoration in the cafeteria. This year’s theme was “Sing, Sing, Sing,” a popular swing song written in 1936. Director of bands, and the director of this year...

Running to Stanford

Running to Stanford

Emily Huang, Staff Writer

September 11, 2015


Filed under News, Sports, Student Life, Top Stories

Senior running back Brandon Stephens has taken the next step in his football career by choosing Stanford University as his next playing stop. Stephens, who made the decision on Sept. 4, took both football and academics into account when selecting the school. “It’s a dream come true to be able to p...

Commemorating the past: Wildcats reflect upon Plano’s 40 year anniversary

Commemorating the past: Wildcats reflect upon Plano’s 40 year anniversary

Gabe LaBounty, Staff Writer

May 27, 2015


Filed under Student Life

As one class departs from the cherished walls of this school, their memories pass with them. Students hardly notice the intricate details and stories that converged into creating this campus. These halls will have supported thousands of students and nurtured their careers for 40 years this August. The...

CodeWars: Students place in programming competition

CodeWars: Students place in programming competition

Arim Lee, Staff Writer

May 13, 2015


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

A team consisting of three students taking the Computer Science course competed in the Hewlett-Packard CodeWars on March 7. This competition is one of the biggest programming contests and the students placed fourth in the novice category. Junior Casey Hopper was part of the novice team sent out to...

Missing integrity: students, staff, and plagarism

Ella Hunt, Staff Writer

May 4, 2015


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Late night stress, last minute projects and forgotten homework can lead to what teachers and many students believe is unacceptable -- plagiarism. One teacher who often encounters plagiarism is history and geography teacher, Joe Snider. Snider said that plagiarism has become more and more acceptable to stu...

From Plano to Paris: Students win grant to travel France

From Plano to Paris: Students win grant to travel France

Erienne Terpak, Staff Writer

April 24, 2015


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Paris has gone from dream to reality for junior Juan Arango and senior Jacqueline Doan. Last month, the pair received $1,000 each from the Societe Honoraire de Francais to travel in French-speaking countries this summer. The Societe is a national honors society that acknowledges French students across...

Figuring it out along the way: Teen mom pregnant with second child

Figuring it out along the way: Teen mom pregnant with second child

Stephanee Smith, Staff Writer

April 8, 2015


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Every three minutes brought a circuit of agony. Tears fell down her face as she had no option other than to leave her and her baby's life in the hands of a doctor. In the end, each tiresome and frightening moment resulted in complete bliss. It was always an objective for junior Ashley Perez to be...

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