Panther Prints

Outdoor learning takes place as students return to campus

Junior Montserrat Barbosa learns how to take photos with varying angles during 3rd period, Sept. 17.

September 23, 2020

Students returned to campus Sept. 9 in a hybrid model, rotating synchronous and asynchronous days. By the second week with in person students, classes took the opportunity to learn outdoors. This allowed classes a change of scenery while on campus. On Sept. 17, floral design students utilized the campus...

Math Club places fourth internationally in online competition

Math Club places fourth internationally in online competition

by Akie Kasai, Reporter

May 13, 2020

The Math Club placed fourth in an international online math competition on May 4. Despite online schooling, the club continues to meet digitally and participates in online competitions to continue refining their skills and stay connected with each other. Prior to the school closing, senior and pres...

Coronavirus: pandemic or political tool

Coronavirus: pandemic or political tool

by Elena Hamlin, Video Editor

April 17, 2020

As COVID-19 entered the United States, it largely entered the world of politics as well. Politicians’ responses to the virus imitated their political views and were analyzed and judged by the public in the midst of an election year. Partisan politics handled and spoke on the virus drastically differ...

Grace over grades

Grace over grades

by Makayla Herron, Copy and Online Editor

April 10, 2020

After announcing that schools would remain closed through May 1, Superintendent Sara Bonser gave further details regarding Phase III of the district’s remote learning plan following a video conference board meeting April 7.  While the first two phases offered a slow transition from traditional ...

SKI Plano hits slopes

by Riya George, Reporter

February 8, 2020

The Plano ISD Education Foundation will host the 24th annual Supporting Kids in Plano (SKI Plano) fundraiser at the Plano Marriott Legacy Town Center Saturday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. SKI Plano is the largest fundraiser held by the Plano ISD Education Foundation (PISDEF), a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizati...

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

Prideful Pair: Plano ISD students view artwork at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Event  Thursday, Jan. 23. The event celebrated the school district's diversity by honoring students' creative talents.

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

Associate Principal of Curriculum Sheela Daniels crowns ESL teacher Jamie Zellner as Teacher of the Year at a faculty meeting Dec. 10.

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

Junior Tiffany Doan practices on her violin. She is one of the four who placed in the top 3% of auditions for Texas Music Educators Association 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

Weide wraps students in a group hug after her surprise party. Senior IB HL art student Ismaeel Khan planned the event for Weide’s last day during her fifth period class, bringing cake and pizza for everyone to enjoy. “Ms. Weide has done so much for us,” Khan said. “This is the least we could do to repay her for all of her efforts.”

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

Signs and Skyline

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

Flags line the ceiling of the Huffman Elementary lobby on April 30.

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...