Wildcat Tales

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

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

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

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

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...

Striking a balance: Debaters discuss time management

Striking a balance: Debaters discuss time management

Rose Rana, Staff Writer

October 25, 2014

School can be difficult for many -- add on the pile of extracurricular activities kids do in order to meet with the standards of most colleges, and time is hard to come by. According to senior debate students, trying to maintain a steady GPA while having to participate in other activities is an art that...

National Merit semifinalists reflect on achievement

National Merit semifinalists reflect on achievement

Anna Villano and Sonam Benakatti

October 18, 2014

18 seniors were named National Merit semifinalists on Sept. 12 after achieving high scores on the Oct. 2013 PSAT. The Wildcat Tales congratulates seniors Rohan Bhatt, Serena Chen, Ria Chhabra, Min Cho, Jeremy Doan, Claire Goeckner-Wald, Jessica Hong, Elaine Hu, Justin Jang, Brittany Kiattitananan, I-Chun...

International Club promotes understanding between cultures

International Club promotes understanding between cultures

Lydia Sebany, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

October 17, 2014

A new club has come onto the scene and is bringing with it inspiration to students that want to dip their feet in many different cultures, no matter what their background. The International Club was started this year after current president, junior Anning Xu, came to Plano from her previous 9-10 high...

Spreading the love: Students embark on mission trips

Spreading the love: Students embark on mission trips

Falyn Traina, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

October 13, 2014

After hours of traveling, they finally arrived to their destination, Haiti. The sight is heart breaking, with impoverished children huddled around a dim light with only the comfort of song and prayer to get them through the week. This is just one of the life-changing memories experienced by senior Jenny...

Language clubs compete in annual soccer tournament

Language clubs compete in annual soccer tournament

Mari Brown, Staff Writer

October 11, 2014

As part of an annual soccer tournament, language clubs competed against each other on Wed., Oct. 8 in a battle for a coveted trophy. The competition between the Spanish, French, Chinese and German clubs started after school on the soccer field, ending with Spanish Club's victory over French Club in penalty...

From Wildcat to Razorback: Ex-NFL player reflects on time at Plano

From Wildcat to Razorback: Ex-NFL player reflects on time at Plano

Lizzy Ritchie, Staff Writer

October 7, 2014

The year is 1977. A cool crisp December breeze is blowing through the walkways of the campus. A pep rally is in full swing as junior Billy Ray Smith Jr., known as BR to the student body, is preparing with the varsity football team to play for a state championship title. Smith started out as an average...

Behind the mask: Theatre students plan UIL short film

Behind the mask: Theatre students plan UIL short film

Erienne Terpak, Staff Writer

October 4, 2014

As featured on Best of SNO A boy slides in and out of the crowds, struggling to balance the different personas he possesses, the identities only he knows about. From friends to family to teachers to strangers, he has a mask for every one of them. Seniors Jason Head and Maggie Harvey are making this ...

Homecoming court nominees 2014

Homecoming court nominees 2014

Gabrielle Lammons and Emily Perez

September 23, 2014

The Homecoming court nominees were selected over a week ago to represent Plano at the upcoming football game against Flower Mound on Fri., Sept. 26 at John Clark Stadium. Vote for your favorite king and queen nominees using the app Voting4Schools, available for iPhone and Android, or through the website...