Wildcat Tales

Bursting the Plano bubble

Haley Samsel, Featured Columnist

March 20, 2014

The “Plano bubble” – we've all heard the term used to describe the mindset of many students and adults in our city who do not seem to recognize the larger issues outside of our suburban, affluent community. We like to think...

A whole new world

Fabiola Cedeno, Featured Columnist

February 7, 2014

One of my first few memories from my childhood was when I had to take a picture for our family Christmas card. The year was 2000. The world was big and frightening. I had bangs that just barely reached the top of my eyebrows and...

For Bon, Forever Ago

Fabiola Cedeno, Feautured Columnist

February 4, 2014

Since I could remember, music was always a big part of my life. It was an incredible escape from the little things that frightened me when I was younger. Days like when my mom’s eyes swelled up when she found out that my gra...

Something to be thankful for

Leslie Parker, Featured Columnist

May 10, 2013

My dad brings me my lunch when I forget it. He tutored me in math when I needed it. He taught me how to drive a stick even though it took a whole month. He has spent countless hours helping me write speeches for every Student...

Live and learn

Leslie Parker, Featured Columnist

March 26, 2013

When I was a little girl, I was overly anxious and fearful. In every experience I would find something to fret about that would nag me for days, until I found the next thing to replace it. I believed every misfortune I was exposed...

Spreading the Good Deeds

Leslie Parker, Featured Columinst

November 5, 2012

There is a place on Harvest Hill that is home to many. They live in a brown brick building with many windows. It stands next to a neighborhood and looks as if it could just be any home. Inside there’s one long hallway with doors...

My Second Home

Haley Bunnell, Staff Writer

April 20, 2012

     The two story house is quiet at 9 a.m. on Sunday. I open my door and tip toe downstairs to make sure I don’t wake anyone up and pop some potato bread in the toaster. I scavenge the pantry finding 10 Gatorade bottles...

I Remember

Haley Bunnell, Featured columnist

April 5, 2012

Sitting on a stool holding his guitar, he looked at me. His golden skin glimmered in the light. Shouts of encouragement and praise rang from behind me. The level of anticipation was at its highest for everyone in the audience,...

Oh, sorry, did I scare you?

Danielle Deraleau, Featured Columnist

October 27, 2011

     In honor of Halloween, what scares you? My physics class, some people might say. Or clowns. I don’t understand this, seeing as I never felt traumatized or threatened by the giant red nose they wear. Granted, those creepy...

A day I will never forget

Haley Bunnell, Staff Writer

October 12, 2011

     If only I had listened to my gut from the very beginning, I wouldn’t have ended up with a smashed windshield, a curse and a scary experience.      The worst day ever began when I asked my father what the dent...

Missoni for Target: going, going, gone

Danielle Deraleau, Featured columnist

October 11, 2011

   Seriously, did anyone get anything?        Today marks the thirteenth day Target was supposed to be selling the huge and much anticipated Missoni for Target line. Notice the "supposed." Sure, they're still selling the ...

A Price to Pay

Kathy Santiago, Featured Columnist

September 21, 2011

     I did something so stupid; it took me two years to make up for what I did. The memory lingers on in my mind like a VCR tape on rewind.  I’ll never forget the look that my father gave me. I’ll never forget the tears...

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