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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...

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...

Rain or Shine

Rain or Shine

by Briana Lao, Co-Editor in Chief of Content

May 6, 2018


Filed under Local News, Photos, Slider

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...

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.

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...

Leading Up to Walking Out

Leading Up to Walking Out

by Briana Lao, Co-Editor in Chief of Content

February 2, 2018


Filed under Info Graphics, Infographics, Local News, News, Slider

    https://www.canva.com/design/DACuQkMCXfU/view To read Mr. King's letter addressed to parents, click here.

Water Pipe Bursts, School Day Continues

Water Pipe Bursts, School Day Continues

by Briana Lao, Co-Editor in Chief of Content

September 21, 2017


Filed under Local News, News Briefs

A school water pipe burst at 11:30 a.m., briefly compromising school water and A/C systems. Water and A/C were available around 1 p.m.  in buildings 4 and A for student use. Operations continued as normal.

Poetry Society of Texas Poetry Contest Winners

by Maddie Badowski, PR & Advertising Director

April 4, 2017


Filed under Local News, Top Stories

The following awards were won by students enrolled the creative writing course in the 2016-2017 school year: The Poetry Society of Texas High School Award Toluwani Osibamowo, 2nd Place   The Whitney M. Montgomery Award Anna Richardson, 3rd Place   The Stodghill High School...