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Walk Out for Change

Senior Jacob Browning hugs a friend at the walk out for the Columbine High School Shooting.

by Saifiyah Zaki, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

  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

The schedule for the Plano ISD 2018-19 school year.

by Abby Blasingame, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

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

Active shooter training in Columbia, S.C.

by Saifiyah Zaki, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018

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

Left, Rithvik; Right, former East physics teacher, Mr. Michael Adams.

by Keara Barron, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018

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

The gym before the pep rally begins.

by Pantea Jamshidi Nouri, Digital Media Editor

April 3, 2018

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

Austin Bomber Comes to Explosive End

On March 21 officials remove the car of the suspect linked to a series of bombing attacks in Austin from the scene where [the bomber] blew himself up.

by Travis Humphrey, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

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

Actress Kadian Noble sues Harvey Weinstein for sexual harassment in a conference in New York on Nov. 28, 2017.

by Juliette Roberts, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018

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

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...

Ashes After “Fire and Fury”

“Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by author Michael Wolff.

by Briana Lao, Co-Editor in Chief of Content

February 12, 2018

“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...

Leading Up to Walking Out

Leading Up to Walking Out

by Briana Lao, Co-Editor in Chief of Content

February 2, 2018 To read Mr. King's letter addressed to parents, click here.

North Korea Holds First Diplomatic Talks in Years

President Donald Trump's tweet about the nuclear button.

by Abby Blasingame, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018

North Korea agreed to send a delegation of athletes, cheerleaders and journalists to the 2018 Winter Olympics on Jan. 9, following the first diplomatic talks with South Korea in over two years. In addition, the two countries agreed to march under one flag and send a combined women’s hockey team in what m...

FDA Approves Personalized Gene Therapy as New Cancer Treatment

A patient (right) greets his doctor after receiving the CAR-T treatment.

by Pantea Jamshidi Nouri, Digital Media Editor

October 24, 2017

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved a personalized gene therapy called CAR-T on Aug. 30, 2017 to treat children and young adults with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. With the approval of Kymriah, a genetically modified T-cell immunotherapy, cancer patients up to the age of 25 will gain access to t...