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Black, Gold Going Green

Black, Gold Going Green

by Aysia Lane, Reporter

December 12, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Slider, Top Stories

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns the world that the year 2030 will yield catastrophic impacts of global warming. If the Earth surpasses 1.5 degrees Celsius global warming, the planet is at risk for rising sea levels due to melting glaciers and ice caps, wildfires, food sho...

23 Questions with Justin Lee

by Gracie Warhurst, Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Videos

In the Kitchen with Lana Vong

by Baysia Herron, Creative Director

November 17, 2018


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Sporting Positive Mindsets

Sporting Positive Mindsets

by Emma Trussell, Photo Editor

November 15, 2018


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Most serious athletes push themselves to do their best by practicing consistently and thinking of new ways to improve—all with the goal of winning in mind, but a big role in how they play is tied into the mentality they carry. Leading a team to victory can be influenced by encouraging team members to ...

Teachers in Training

Teachers in Training

by Evanna Momtaj, Reporter

November 8, 2018


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The northern corner of the school holds what most people know as the old lunch detention room and the Panther Preschool, but it is so much more than that. These rooms serve as instructional centers for those enrolled in the Instructional Practices-Intro to Teaching course. This class, which has been a pa...

Training Tomorrow’s TV Crews

Training Tomorrow’s TV Crews

by Andrew Cox, Reporter

October 25, 2018


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Behind every video feed, there’s an entire team—operators, editors, producers—and each member contributes a unique set of skills and training. The audiovisual production class aims to give students the skills they’ll need to succeed in the video industry and its new teacher, Jesus-Octavio Oropez...

Band Director by Day, Ping Pong Champion by Night

Band Director by Day, Ping Pong Champion by Night

by Elena Hamlin, Reporter

September 24, 2018


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Q: How long have you been a band director? A: “This is my 5th year, so four years at McMillen and then start of the 5th year now.”   Q: What made you want to become a band director in the first place? A: “When I was in high school, I thought I wanted to do architecture or culinary art...

Salutatorian Named for 2017-2018 School Year

Salutatorian Named for 2017-2018 School Year

by Juliette Roberts, Staff Writer

May 31, 2018


Filed under Features

Senior Mohit Gupta received the title of salutatorian for the 2017 2018 school year. Salutatorian is given to the student with the second highest grade point average, the highest going to the valedictorian. In a graduating class cut from a school body of around 3000 students, the decimal separating...

Three Students, Three Athletes, One Family

Three Students, Three Athletes, One Family

by Reid McEowen, Co-Editor in Chief of Content

May 30, 2018


Filed under Features

The dedication and talent it takes to be an IB student or play varsity sports is no doubt impressive, but for one family, both accomplishments don’t seem to be a problem. Twin seniors, Mason and Jasmine Reiter, and their younger cousin, freshmen Connor Johnson, are all enrolled in IB and play at the ...

New Path

New Path

by Jacob Murphy, Co-Sports Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports, Sports Top Stories

Varsity basketball coach Jeff Clarkson will not be returning next year as he has accepted the head coaching position at Prestonwood Christian Academy. Clarkson has been head coach of the Panthers since 2012, when he moved away from Naaman Forest.   “I hope to stay connected to the program even though I’m not a coac...

Sweeping at State

Sweeping at State

by Keara Barron, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Local News, News, Slider

After at least five hours of judging at the Texas Science and Engineering Fair in San Antonio on March 24, students found out if their project placed and if they would be advancing to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), set to take place this May in Pittsburgh. Twenty four Plano E...

Tumbling Towards College

Tumbling Towards College

by Pantea Jamshidi Nouri, Digital Media Editor

February 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

The Friday night lights blare with brightness as the crowd watches the cheer team perform flips, handsprings and tucks on the sea of green covering the football field. The student section screams with pride as the cheerleaders successfully garner excitement and enthusiasm amongst the student body. This ...