Wildcat Tales

It’s not math, it’s me

Rachel Zhang, Staff Writer

December 28, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Student Life

 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


Filed under Student Life

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


Filed under Profile, Student Life

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


Filed under Featured Athlete, Profile

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


Filed under Student Life

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


Filed under Student Life, Video

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


Filed under Profile, Student Life

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...

Students react to racial controversy over Miss America

Students react to racial controversy over Miss America

Sonam Benakatti, Staff Writer

October 21, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Student Life

Miss New York, Nina Davuluri, was crowned the winner at the annual Miss America pageant on Sept. 15. She became the first Indian-American to win this title. However, many reacted to this issue with discontent through social media. The opinions posted regarding her victory, particularly on Twitter,...

Students meet with Superintendent

Students meet with Superintendent

Leslie Parker, Staff writer

October 17, 2013


Filed under Print Newspaper, Student Life

Once a month, right after the third period bell, four select students car pool to the PISD Administration Building on 15th Street to discuss ongoing updates and activities present within the school district. Seniors Avery Atterstrom and Taylor Chambers and juniors Jason Head and Hudson Kuykendall meet...

Going home: Carmel Gleason travels to native country

Going home: Carmel Gleason travels to native country

Madea Neyor

October 10, 2013


Filed under Profile, Student Life

Stepping foot outside of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport  into the Philippines was bittersweet for junior Carmel Gleason. When Gleason went to the Philippines two years ago, she did not know that it would be the last time she would see her “lola” – the Filipino word for grandmother. This...

Best Buddies/Caring Cats Club involves special education students on campus

Best Buddies/Caring Cats Club involves special education students on campus

Sonam Benakatti, Staff Writer

September 26, 2013


Filed under Student Life

It began when one student was inspired to make mums and garters for kids with special needs after she realized that they would not have their own. Eventually, it formed into Best Buddies/Caring Cats, an organization that has one goal – for special education students to break through the walls of social...

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