Wildcat Tales

Tipping the scale: Servers discuss gratuity

Tipping the scale: Servers discuss gratuity

Anna Villano, Staff Writer

May 12, 2014


Filed under Student Life

Working a few hours on the weekend, she makes only $2.13 each hour. For staff like senior Rachel Whittemore, gratuity serves as at least half of what they make. As opposed to those who are paid an hourly salary, these students must depend on customers with fluctuating tips to determine how much they...

Unspoken friendship: Horseback riders pursue passion for riding

Unspoken friendship: Horseback riders pursue passion for riding

Sonam Benakatti, Staff Writer

May 1, 2014


Filed under Student Life

About 10 years ago, senior Victoria Roberts’ mother brought her to a barn in Fairview, and she began doing horse trail rides. Her grandpa raised horses at his ranch where her passion first began with a pony named Jack. She soon learned not to be afraid, and fell in love with the special bond sh...

PTSA after prom party to feature $12,000 in giveaways

Karian Chard, Journalism 1 Writer

April 10, 2014


Filed under Student Life

Attending the dance is only the first step in one’s Prom night. What sparks debate, however, is how to spend your night after the dance. Steve Register, the president of the PTSA, advocates for students to attend Plano’s official after prom, at Dave and Busters in the Stonebriar Mall from midn...

Finding the fit: Girls search for prom dresses

Finding the fit: Girls search for prom dresses

Audrina Alexander, Journalism 1 Writer

April 8, 2014


Filed under Student Life

With prom rolling around, many girls already have gone out to the stores to find perfect dresses to wear for the big night. Whether it is buying the dress at a store or online, the girls were set on a mission to find a dress that they would fall completely in love with. Although finding the perfect dress...

Senior takes gap year to Taiwan

Senior takes gap year to Taiwan

Rachel Zhang, Staff Writer

March 25, 2014


Filed under Student Life

A different language, culture, climate, food, education and life, on top of living with a new family – senior Vig Balakrishnan will opt for going to Taiwan for one year as an international exchange student, while the majority of seniors are off to college. Balakrishnan attended Camp RYLA, Rotary Youth Leaders...

Vet Clinic students explore career choices

Vet Clinic students explore career choices

Rachel Zhang, Staff Writer

March 18, 2014


Filed under Student Life

Every day, the students in Vet Clinic get out of school at fifth period, go to their working places and live slightly different lives from those of regular students'. The requirements for taking Vet Clinic include getting a job at a local veterinarian clinic, fitting a double-block class into senior...

Student reveals transgender identity to peers

Student reveals transgender identity to peers

Sonam Benakatti, Staff Writer

March 7, 2014


Filed under Student Life

After suppressing her true identity for so long, junior Sydney Dela Rosa decided it was something she could no longer hide from those around her. After feeling uncomfortable in a tuxedo, Dela Rosa announced to her orchestra class that she was transgender. "Usually being in a tux isn't so bad for me,"...

Father and son create Pokémon Club

Father and son create Pokémon Club

Ashley Stuber, Staff Writer

February 24, 2014


Filed under Profile

On the last Wednesday of every month, over 50 students fill two combined rooms to talk about and play Pokémon. Life-long fan and Pokémon club president junior Mark Yee creates every tournament and t-shirt. “It takes a lot of planning,” Mark said. “More than people would think.” Part of...

Academic addiction

Academic addiction

Alexis Harris, Print Editor

February 21, 2014


Filed under Print Newspaper, Student Life

Medication for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder began in the 1960s. Fifty years later, teenagers in high school now abuse the same stimulants that were originally created to treat children with ADHD. Ritalin was originally designed for the treatment of narcolepsy, fatigue, depression...

Students recognized for science fair experiments and research

Students recognized for science fair experiments and research

Sonam Benakatti, Staff Writer

February 13, 2014


Filed under Student Life

She conducts her research mostly at school, although she doesn’t stop there. When junior Ria Chhabra returns to her house, she works on a makeshift lab. "It’s just like a desk with all my little beakers and stuff on it," Chhabra said. "You have to be really careful with most of the experiments...

A lifetime of experience: Substitute teacher hopes to bring inspiration to students

A lifetime of experience: Substitute teacher hopes to bring inspiration to students

Priyanka Hardikar, Online Editor

January 17, 2014


Filed under Profile

He has been a substitute teacher for 14 years, but he is not what his students consider the “typical” sub. He is Milt Enright. “The typical substitute comes in and hands out stuff,” Enright said. “I talk to the students. If it’s a slow class, I will call someone up and say, ‘how you do...

A merry, merry Plano: Student’s New Year’s resolutions

A merry, merry Plano: Student’s New Year’s resolutions

Alexandria Oguntula, Business Manager

January 1, 2014


Filed under Student Life

“Communicate better with others” ~ Junior Misty White “Complete as many scholarships as possible” ~ Senior Bete Workye “Try not to procrastinate” ~ Junior Resan Panjabi “Stay positive” ~ Senior Alice Ye “Learn more dance moves for DFC” ~ Junior Esther Huang “Lose...

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