Wildcat Tales

Doing the dirty work: Future technicians discuss careers in cars

Doing the dirty work: Future technicians discuss careers in cars

Nina Dillon, Staff Writer

December 19, 2014


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Their hands are covered in grease, their clothes are stained and they reek of oil. This is what it is like to be a auto technician. Senior Alec Schlemmer wants to be a technician and said that he has enjoyed working with cars since he was a kid. He is currently in Auto Tech, a class that allows students to experience what it i...

Laying down the law: Law symposium sparks interest in criminal justice

Laying down the law:  Law symposium sparks interest in criminal justice

Ella Hunt, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

December 7, 2014


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For the first time in PISD history, an annual Law Symposium was hosted on Dec. 1 in the auditorium. Law enforcement teacher Philip Sanders planned the symposium for months, inviting several representatives in law enforcement careers, such as members of the Plano police department, the FBI, and the DEA. "The...

Building for the better: Habitat for Humanity hosts annual coin drive

Building for the better: Habitat for Humanity hosts annual coin drive

Maggie Cross, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

November 30, 2014


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Spare change can make all the difference in sheltering fellow Plano citizens thanks to Habitat for Humanity. The organization's annual coin drive for building homes for the homeless in Plano started in early November and ends Dec. 3. Other schools throughout Collin County are also part of this project,...

Aspiring artist launches publishing company

Aspiring artist launches publishing company

Rose Rana, Staff Writer

November 21, 2014


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Senior Katherine Hinton wants to turn her passion for art and comics into something much more in order to help other artists get on their feet. After partnering up with a friend to start a publishing company, she is now building everything from scratch in order to work her way to the top. “I actually...

Agricultural Mechanics course encourages DIY mindset among students

Agricultural Mechanics course encourages DIY mindset among students

Piper Nowlin, Staff Writer

November 13, 2014


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Agricultural Mechanics is a course that teaches welding and wood working skills. The class is designed for the student to decide what they want to build, from a cattle guard to a boot scraper designed to look like a bear trap. Teacher Joe Molina said he has a passion for teaching Ag Mechanics. "Ag...

Commitment to Christ: Students consider dedicating lives to God

Commitment to Christ: Students consider dedicating lives to God

Falyn Traina, Staff Writer

November 11, 2014


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Considering a commitment to a life of purity and God, students like junior Bryce Baumann and senior David Mourlam are facing some big decisions. Baumann is currently contemplating becoming a Catholic priest, while Mourlam is interested in becoming a pastor and preacher. Mourlam acknowledges how big...

Reinventing service: Volunteer clubs get fresh start

Reinventing service: Volunteer clubs get fresh start

Piper Nowlin, Staff Writer

November 8, 2014


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Students passionate about helping others channel that passion into making mums, helping with daily tasks, or just listening to what special needs kids and seniors have to say. Helping and caring about others is what Caring Cats and Seniors to Seniors are dedicated to. According to Caring Cats club...

Junior ROTC members compete in second meet

Junior ROTC members compete in second meet

Mohona Aziz, Staff Writer

November 6, 2014


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Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp, recently had its second meet for all their members on Nov. 1. They competed with different schools in surrounding districts with hopes to come out as the top military class in the district and obtain a trophy. The meet took place in Denton where the schools gathered...

Parking predicaments: Student drivers find themselves in a tight spot

Parking predicaments: Student drivers find themselves in a tight spot

Cameron Drummond, Sports Writer

November 6, 2014


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Issues of limited parking spaces, parking lot maintenance and traffic congestion have hampered students that drive to and from campus. These problems, along with others, have provided plenty of work for Gamma Sub School Principal Bryan Spiritus, who has been in charge of handling parking lot issues for...

Gamers create League of Legends club

Gamers create League of Legends club

Nathan Allen, Staff Writer

November 5, 2014


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Most people have played, or at least heard of, League of Legends on PC, but not everyone has played this game so much that they have developed strong strategies. Expert players know when to to do certain moves against all types of different characters. Members of the new League of Legends Club are trying...

Limitless possibilities: Student-run nonprofit seeks to help underprivileged

Limitless possibilities: Student-run nonprofit seeks to help underprivileged

Falyn Traina, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

November 3, 2014


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Nine students are spending their own free time to meet and talk about the characteristic they all have in common -- a passion for helping people. Through their non-profit organization, the Limitless Foundation is bringing that passion into a tangible goal. The organization, created this past summer,...

Readers delve into literature with Book Club

Readers delve into literature with Book Club

Corey Picklesimer, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

October 28, 2014


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At the head of the roundtable sits book club King Arthur, a.k.a. librarian Debbie Sellars, and her crew of knightly readers. This is the first Book Club meeting and club-goers armed with lunch and novels seem ready to delve into interesting reads. As the club founder, Sellars said she was looking...

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