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Choosing Globalism

Choosing Globalism

by Saifiyah Zaki and Abby Blasingame

May 22, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Slider, Top Stories

A ceiling decked with flags from all around the world, hallways lined with phrases in Mandarin and Spanish, and walls promoting worldly connections greet visitors as they walk into Huffman Elementary. This spirit of internationalism comes from the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) e...

Top Class

Top Class

by Mahi Patel, Advertising Manager

May 22, 2019


Filed under Features, Local News, Slider, Top Stories

One might think in order to be valedictorian they must sacrifice every aspect of their life and constantly have their nose in a book. However, valedictorian of the senior class of 2019, Alex Lin, exemplifies that this is not always the case. With a staggering GPA of 4.71 and acceptances to three Ivy Le...

Fishy Emails

Fishy Emails

by Aysia Lane, Reporter

May 16, 2019


Filed under Local News, News, Slider, Top Stories

Students and faculty have received numerous phishing emails, prompting them to give away their login information from an unknown source. Phishing emails are a type of social engineering attack used to steal data such as credit card information and login credentials, they are sent from hackers posing as...

Dressing Out Becomes Dressing Down

Dressing Out Becomes Dressing Down

by Gracie Warhurst, Reporter

April 30, 2019


Filed under News, Slider, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories

The male athletics dress code faced significant changes for the first time since Tom Gray, John Clark and Tom Kimbrough who played a key role as the forerunners of the athletics program in Plano high schools. The most notable changes include a lift on the ban of earrings, facial hair and long hair on bo...

Modeling World in Model United Nations

Modeling World in Model United Nations

by Mahi Patel, Advertising Manager

March 9, 2019


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The intensity in the room reaches a peak as the ambassadors of China make the final decision about whether to declare war on India. The ambassadors of India shake in their seats trying to come up with a threat, a deal, anything to stop the potentially catastrophic events that could destroy their countr...

Sparing is Caring

Sparing is Caring

by Juliette Roberts, Copy Editor

February 28, 2019


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The bowling team concluded their project, Panther Bowlers CARE, at the Plano Super Bowl on Feb. 18, spending a morning bowling with children from City House, a shelter and residential service. CARE stands for Connecting with local organizations, Acknowledging challenges in the community, and Represe...

PA System Installed

PA System Installed

by Hayden Schrauff, Reporter

January 25, 2019


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Senior high schools in the district completed installing a Public Announcement (PA) system over winter break in order to improve the campuses security. This system is part of a district-wide effort to increase the safety for both students and staff alike, especially in emergency situations. The P...

Black, Gold Going Green

Black, Gold Going Green

by Aysia Lane, Reporter

December 12, 2018


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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...

Sandy Lake: One Last Ride

Sandy Lake: One Last Ride

by Luke Miller, Reporter

November 22, 2018


Filed under Local News, News

Sandy Lake, an amusement park known locally as a place to picnic, go on rides and listen to live music, has closed its doors. The Rush family, who kept the place running for over 48 years, sold the Carrollton property on Oct. 18, reminding fine arts students of their fond memories while performing in th...

Veterans Day 2018

Veterans Day 2018

by Jonathan Savage, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under News, Photos

Metal Detectors Mark Second Wave of District Security Measures

Metal Detectors Mark Second Wave of District Security Measures

by Gracie Warhurst, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under News, Slider, Top Stories

Security team members and administrators will be conducting random metal detector searches in the coming weeks in response to requests from parents and community members for improved security measures. “[Teachers] are going comply, because it is a requirement of our jobs.” American studies teache...

ID Badges Implemented in New Wave of Security Measures

ID Badges Implemented in New Wave of Security Measures

by Abby Blasingame, Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, Slider, Top Stories

All students and staff are required to wear an ID badge, clearly visible on a lanyard, while on campus and using school transportation as of Thursday, Aug. 30. The badges are the first step in a number of new additions aimed at improving security in all Plano ISD senior high schools, including electro...