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 years of their lives by applying for college, a huge emphasis is placed on their standardized testing...

Soccer Player Committed to McNeese State

Zack Bridwell, Staff Writer

October 24, 2016

While many people play sports in high school, not many get the choice of being able to play in college and after, that is something senior forward Mariah Ruelas can say she is proud of achieving. Ruelas is a young soccer star who has been playing since she was four years old. She has a passion for the...

Clark Teacher Kayla Olivias wins technology award

Clark Teacher Kayla Olivias wins technology award

Libby Cooper, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016

Kayla Olivas received a Tech Titans award this past August at the Intercontinental Hotel in Addison, Texas. Olivas was nominated for the award in April 2016 by Tracy Franco, the assistant principal of Clark high school. Among some 50 finalists, Olivas was one of 12 winners. The Tech...

Game Honors Military

Game Honors Military

Sabrina LeBoeuf, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2016

For the past five years, the school has honored locals and alumni who have served in the armed forces with the annual Maroon Out for the Military football game. “These are people in our own backyards,” Subschool Principal Bryan Spiritus said. “We have to focus on the people right here.” ...

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

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

    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

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

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

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

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

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

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...