Panther Prints

Floral Design Class

Floral design students gather greenery from the campus grounds Sept. 17.

September 23, 2020

Teens speak up

Teens speak up

by Carrieona Moncure, Reporter

May 27, 2020

Vice President of the student council and founder of Black Culture Club senior Tremaine Chappell released the documentary “An Adolescent’s State of Mind” May 22.  “He pours his blood, sweat and tears into every piece of work he does,” senior Ava McLeod said. In his junior year English...

Student projects serve front-line workers, elderly

Student projects serve front-line workers, elderly

by Saifiyah Zaki, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, students are repurposing their resources and skills to protect, appreciate and comfort front-line workers as well as those most affected by the pandemic.  Healing headbands  After seeing her mother, a Dallas area hospital nurse, come home with pain around her ears f...

Unity in diversity

Freshman Mehreen Syed helps senior Lizzie Mortel tie a headscarf. Mortel wore the hijab along with her friends throughout the day. “I thought that it was very eye-opening and involving,” Mortel said. “I felt like I was a part of a family.”

by Riya George and Mustafa Syed

February 12, 2020

The Muslim Student Association hosted the annual World Hijab Day event Friday, Feb. 7 in the cafeteria by handing out free headscarves to students. Event organizers want to dispel common misconceptions about Muslim women by having students experience firsthand what it is like to wear a hijab.  ...

Learning for life

 U.S. history teacher Dean Malabanan writes notes on the Civil War in class Dec. 13. Malabanan balances teaching with pursuing additional education.

by Riya George, Reporter

January 30, 2020

As the semester resumes in a blur of assignments, one teacher has double the workload. Dean Malabanan balances both teaching U.S. history and working toward a Masters of Liberal Studies from Southern Methodist University. After three years of AVID tutoring and teaching world history, American stud...

Furry friends

While held by IB coordinator Karen Stanton, Gus peers into the camera. Gus drank medicine for his mild respiratory infection from a syringe. “I’ll sometimes go out [to the cage] and hold them or take a little break,” Stanton said.

by Joelle Tindal, Reporter

December 21, 2019

The IB World School received two new pets over the summer, courtesy of IB coordinator Karen Stanton: “Teddy” Slimfire and “Gus” Brick C. Port. The rats’ unconventional last names come from acronyms for two well-known acronyms within IB. “I think [the rats] kind of give the IB office more ...

Racing to success

Senior Grant Wilcox poses in Oklahoma State University gear.

by Jad Baajour, Sports Editor

December 5, 2019

Senior Grant Wilcox committed to a Division I college for cross-country on Oct. 21 after receiving an athletic scholarship from Oklahoma State University. “His goal has been to run at a Division I school,” mother Lauri Wilcox said. “I think he’s thrilled that he’s good enough that some amazing program...

Openly transgender student faces issues with identity, policy

Junior Max Mosely works on an art project during B lunch Oct. 10. He recreated a photo of individually wrapped candies using Prismacolor colored pencils.

by Myh Seyoum, Reporter

December 4, 2019

Mid-last year, junior Max Mosely came out to his friends as genderfluid. He questioned his gender prior to coming out but wasn’t sure of exactly how he identified. He says it helped him emotionally to express how he felt to his friends about exploring his gender identity, though at first, he was afraid ...

Freshman published author reflects on writing progress

Freshman Maryam Ahmed writes a poem in the library during lunch Nov. 14.

by Saifiyah Zaki, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2019

Four open notebooks sprawl across a long desk, circling around a laptop open to a fresh new document. Freshman Maryam Ahmed faces the scattered ideas, her mind racing while the computer cursor blinks slowly. As she looks across the smattering of papers, her mind begins to connect the dots and a story...

Fresh start

Proud Coach: Rose smiles on Sept. 13 as she watches her new cheer team perform at the pep rally. This was their first performance of the year, so she felt excited to see her cheerleaders show the school what they’re capable of.

by Carrieona Moncure, Reporter

November 13, 2019

There’s been modest changes this school year, including the new cheer coach Cheyanne Rose. With a strong ambition to know her future, Rose has always wanted to be an English teacher and cheer coach. “I always wanted to do this; now I'm living my dream,” Rose said. “It doesn’t even feel like ...

Golden boy

Golden Girls, Golden Smiles: Junior Charles Igbo laughs at something another drill team manager says Friday, Nov. 1. The managers gathered at the beginning of practice on the band pad to prepare for the football game against Plano West later that night. “Usually I ride with band to the games, but before halftime I go with [the Golden Girls] and I stand on the sidelines and do whatever I [need] to,” Igbo said. “It’s always exciting.”

by Makayla Herron, Copy and Online Editor

November 6, 2019

Junior Charles Igbo stands with the other managers, discussing the agenda for the practice and watching the dancers warm up, occasionally cheering them on. They meet the directors at the front to help gather supplies, which Igbo quickly jumps at the chance to do. His co-managers and the dancers all smile at hi...

Drill team lieutenant, Pom Squad

Senior lieutenant Kaytie Cooke standing front-center at the pep rally on Sept. 13, 2019.

by Isis Martin, Reporter

October 24, 2019

Golden Girl and Senior Lieutenant Kaytie Cooke may look like an average dancer at pep rallies and football games, but beyond the field Cooke is preparing for a spot on Texas Tech University’s Pom Squad. “It was really intimidating being next to the Pom Squad,” Cooke said.  In early September, C...