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Walk Out for Change

Walk Out for Change

by Saifiyah Zaki, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, Slider

  Students participating in the National School Walkout on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting began gathering around the pond at 10 a.m. today. Students observed a 10-minute moment of silence to pay respects to shooting victims in the 25-minute- long protest. “I j...

New Calendar Produces Changes, Balances Semesters

New Calendar Produces Changes, Balances Semesters

by Abby Blasingame, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, Slider

The calendar for the Plano Independent School District 2018-19 school year introduces a number of changes to the current schedule, most notably earlier start and release dates, Aug. 13 and May 31 respectively, which will balance the two semesters. “The fact that the semesters are more balanced is reall...

Danger in Caution

Danger in Caution

by Saifiyah Zaki, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under News, U.S. News

Lights, locks, out of sight. As teachers rush to doors, students huddle in corners, a sudden pulse of adrenaline filling them with fearful energy. Unsure whether in the middle of a drill or under an actual active shooter threat, each student’s mind floods with images and scenarios as they question ...

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...

Boys’ Soccer to Playoffs

Boys’ Soccer to Playoffs

by Pantea Jamshidi Nouri, Digital Media Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, Slider

The school held a small pep rally for the boys soccer team before they headed to playoffs.

Austin Bomber Comes to Explosive End

Austin Bomber Comes to Explosive End

by Travis Humphrey, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

Four blasts from packages in Austin, Texas killed Texas Quarries project manager Anthony Stephan (39) and student Draylen Mason (17) as well as injured three others in the past 20 days. These packages were delivered to people’s doorsteps and blown up upon being handled. Another suspicious package w...

Time’s Up For Lies

Time’s Up For Lies

by Juliette Roberts, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018


Filed under News, U.S. News

Celebrities attending the 75th annual Golden Globes shook up both support and criticism after wearing black in support of the Time’s Up movement, a call to raise awareness for and end sexual assault. The protest was majorly in response to the trending sexual violence allegations in 2017 and continuin...

Upcoming County, State Elections

Upcoming County, State Elections

by Keara Barron, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, U.S. News

Along with the midterm elections for the United States Senate and House of Representatives, eight Collin County and two state legislative elections will take place on Nov. 6, 2018. “I think everybody overlooks local politics and it’s unfortunate because local politics are realistically what a...

Plano East to Strengthen Safety on Campus

Plano East to Strengthen Safety on Campus

by Pantea Jamshidi Nouri, Digital Media Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Local News, News

The district plans to implement security measures the upcoming school year to strengthen safety on campus via a public announcement system, automated locked doors and student ID badges. Although these measures have been planned for some time, principal George King released an email disclosing these forth...

Ashes After “Fire and Fury”

Ashes After “Fire and Fury”

by Briana Lao, Co-Editor in Chief of Content

February 12, 2018


Filed under News, U.S. News

“Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” was published on Jan. 5 by Michael Wolff, an author and journalist. Because the book faced backlash and President Donald Trump tried to stop the publication of the book altogether, the book was released four days earlier than its previously scheduled d...

Prescription Drug Use Rising

Prescription Drug Use Rising

by Reid McEowen, Co-Editor in Chief of Content

February 8, 2018


Filed under News, U.S. News

Prescription drugs are advertised for a variety of different conditions, but a largely overlooked part of each commercial is the slew of symptoms rattled off at the end. Each drug, whether for anxiety or back pain, has the ability to throw off the body’s chemical balance and worsen one’s mental state...

Flu Hospitalizes Children, Elderly Across Nation

Flu Hospitalizes Children, Elderly Across Nation

by Pantea Jamshidi Nouri, Digital Media Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

At least 37 children across the nation died of the flu this season so far as schools in at least 11 states closed due to the virus. The dominant strain, called H3N2, mainly hospitalizes children and the elderly. Schools across the nation have closed to prevent the virus from spreading and disinfect bu...

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