Wildcat Tales

Academic addiction

Academic addiction

Alexis Harris, Print Editor

February 21, 2014

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

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

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

“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...

It’s not math, it’s me

Rachel Zhang, Staff Writer

December 28, 2013

 I see them every day at my lunch table with endless worksheets, ambiguous concepts and intricate calculations. Calculus BC students often have the same expressions on their faces – the struggle is real. As a student currently in Calculus AB, I have found out that my BC buddies are always moving a...

Digital design class spreads holiday spirit to special needs students

Digital design class spreads holiday spirit to special needs students

Haley Samsel, Featured Columnist

December 19, 2013

From Secret Santa gift exchanges to bell ringing for the Salvation Army, students are looking for ways to spread the holiday cheer. Digital Design and Media Production (DDMP) students are doing their part by working with special needs students. The DDMP class created festive cards for the students,...

Baking Club: What’s in the oven

Baking Club: What’s in the oven

Brianne Kankel, Staff Writer

December 18, 2013

The smell of fresh baked cookies wafts out the door of the Food Science room where students begin baking a variety of treats. This sets the picture for the newest club to hit the scene, Baking Club, led by President senior Celeste Boduch and Vice President senior Namrata Ahuja. “Baking Club is where...

Basketball Coach reflects on new job

Ashley Stuber, Staff Writer

December 15, 2013

Nearly six years ago, Nathan Christian went with the basketball team to state championships. In the 2013-2014 school year, his father Nathanial ‘Dean’ Christian became head coach for the same team. “It was the first job I wanted,” Christian said. “Because of Plano’s age, there is a real...

More than a summer job: Students start their own businesses

More than a summer job: Students start their own businesses

Fabiola Cedeno, Staff Writer

December 5, 2013

Starting small, juniors Maggie Harvey, Jacob Hillman and senior Carlyn Hinojosa, took advantage of their summer vacations to turn their hobbies into their businesses. Harvey started up her own day care. She would take care of five kids at once, Monday to Friday, from eight a.m.to six p.m. “It...

My view from Dealey Plaza on November 22, 2013

Gabe LaBounty, Staff Writer

November 24, 2013

The weather certainly did not reflect the mood that day on Dealey Plaza. It was a bright, sunny day when Kennedy came by in his motorcade. However, fifty years later it seems nature finally got the mood right—frigid and drizzling. People from across the world came to Dallas to commemorate the fiftieth...

Periodic Performances

Periodic Performances

Ashley Stuber

November 1, 2013

Every morning, senior Joshua Fox wakes up at 6:45 and skips breakfast in order to arrive at school by 8:20, sometimes with his hair still wet. He climbs up the stairs next to the cafeteria and plugs his amp in, preparing to play his music for the entire student body – whether or not they want to h...