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Pursuing passion

Pursuing passion

by Riya George, Reporter

November 4, 2019

The district’s new policy for the graduating class of 2023 will calculate GPA based only on math, science, social studies and English classes. This completely separates the core class GPA and ranking system from electives. Currently, electives are weighted differently based on the class or difficul...

Ignorance is bliss: climate change dismissed

Ignorance is bliss: climate change dismissed

by Elena Hamlin, Video Editor

October 2, 2019

While more than 90,000  fires burn through the Amazon rainforest, President Donald Trump decided against attending the G-7 Summit discussion on climate change. Although his team attended, the United States President’s chair sat empty among the six other world leaders: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau o...

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...

PA System Installed

PA System Installed

by Hayden Schrauff, Reporter

January 25, 2019

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...