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Two students place in art contest honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Two students place in art contest honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

by Makayla Herron, Copy and Online Editor

January 23, 2020

Plano ISD’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. tribute art contest took place Thursday, Jan. 23 and displayed juniors Omar Uzun and Tristan Talkington’s artworks at Williams High School from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. The contest is designed to illustrate students’ talent as well as diversity in Plano, with thi...

ESL teacher crowned Teacher of the Year

ESL teacher crowned Teacher of the Year

by Saifiyah Zaki, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2019

ESL teacher Jamie Zellner was crowned Teacher of the Year Dec. 10. Zellner was one of six teachers nominated for the award.  “All the other names were very good teachers that I have a lot of respect for,” Zellner said. “When I saw them, I really thought I didn’t stand a chance.” The facu...

Four for All-State

Four for All-State

by Fatima Malik, Reporter

December 16, 2019

Months of practice led to four students’ placement in the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State competition — the highest achievement a Texas music student can attain. After their auditions late October, juniors Tiffany Doan, Jacob Roy, Atulya Palacharla and senior Noah Henson place...

Artist’s adieu

Artist’s adieu

by Saifiyah Zaki, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2019

After seven years of teaching at the school, AP drawing and IB visual arts teacher Andrea Weide spent her last day on campus Tuesday, Oct. 1 before moving to Seattle, Wash. for her husband’s job.  “I’m going to miss the community here [and] the relationships I have with my students,” W...

Citizens demand climate justice

Citizens demand climate justice

by Joelle Tindal, Reporter

September 27, 2019

As part of a global climate strike on Sept. 20, roughly 500 protestors gathered on the Continental Avenue Bridge in Dallas between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Several speakers, including representatives from organizations such as Veterans for Peace and the Environmental Justice Committee, rallied the crowd be...

NHS changes policies

NHS changes policies

by Gracie Warhurst, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2019

Following last year’s digitization of NHS, the officers and sponsors want to continue the check-in changes as well as improve upon the logistics of the club to become a more legitimate chapter of the national organization. Instead of using a location tracker on a shortened link for members to check-i...

Choosing Globalism

Choosing Globalism

by Saifiyah Zaki and Abby Blasingame

May 22, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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...