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Juliette’s Declassified School Survival Guide: December

Juliette’s Declassified School Survival Guide: December

by Juliette Roberts, Copy Editor

December 20, 2019

With increasingly chilly days and post-finals exhaustion setting in like the recent overcast weather, motivation is slipping for many students. Since most don’t have a major project to complete over winter break, once school starts up again in the new year, it’s normally an uphill climb to get back int...

Shades of Purple: Guide to understanding domestic abuse

Shades of Purple: Guide to understanding domestic abuse

by Makayla Herron, Copy and Online Editor

December 19, 2019

There’s a quote by musician Kevin Michael McKeehan that goes: "A lack of boundaries often invites a lack of respect." This statement can apply to various areas of your life, but especially to relationships. If you expect to be treated with respect and regarded as your partner’s equal, then you a...

Great American Retreat

 President Trump meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Nov. 14.

by Andrew Cox, Advertisement & PR Manager

December 18, 2019

A recording emerged of France’s Emmanuel Macron, Canada’s Justin Trudeau and the United Kingdom’s Boris Johnson mocking President Trump at a Buckingham Palace reception following a Dec. 4 NATO summit for having an unscheduled press conference outside the event, which caused delays. On the sur...

Senior wishes he was peasant for college applications (Satire)

Senior wishes he was peasant for college applications (Satire)

by Andrew Cox, Advertising & PR Manager

December 11, 2019

Satire Typing away on his MacBook Pro, senior Brad Abbot struggles with his college applications in a search for ways to make his life sound miserable and make admissions officers feel bad for him. “I can’t help but feel like all of these disadvantaged students have a massive advantage over me,...

Pop culture or cultural appropriation

Pop culture or cultural appropriation

by Isis Martin, Reporter

December 10, 2019

Parents and students call Plano ISD home and describe it as one of the most diverse and inclusive school districts within the state. However, for many minorities and culturally ethnic groups on campus, this doesn’t feel true. In the hallway about two weeks ago,  a conversation between a female stu...

Happy health

Photo courtesy of pixabay

by Fatima Malik, Reporter

December 5, 2019

Exhaustion completely overtakes you after coming home from school as you collapse on the couch, lacking the strength to finish all your schoolwork. Sure, you can push through and ignore the fatigue, but you’ll probably fall asleep on your notes, so the best thing you can do is muster up all the str...

Shades of Purple: Guide to understanding domestic abuse

Shades of Purple: Guide to understanding domestic abuse

by Makayla Herron, Copy and Online Editor

November 22, 2019

I was watching “The Aviator” the other night, which chronicles the life of Howard Hughes, a reclusive, eccentric man who sparked a relationship with a young woman and shortly thereafter grew increasingly controlling. He hired a driver to follow her around wherever she went, claiming it was becau...

“Joker” is no joke

Joaquin Phoenix delivering his stellar performance as Arthur Fleck

by Sonali Menon, Online Editor

November 13, 2019

In April, hype began to stir over the new Joker movie trailer, which depicts the backstory of the beloved, evil jokester of the Batman franchise. Since its release on October 4th, it has earned more than a quarter of a billion dollars, making it an instant box office hit.  However, F.B.I warnings over the risk o...

Pursuing passion

Balancing Act: Senior Fatima Malik works on several assignments at once. Students struggle with taking both high-level classes and electives and the new GPA system aims to fix the imbalance.

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...

Kim Petras: “TURN OFF THE LIGHT”

The album cover for “TURN OFF THE LIGHT” is the same zombie-like hand as the one on the “Vol. 1” EP cover, but with Petras’ nails painted green instead of purple.

by Myh Seyoum, Reporter

November 4, 2019

It is officially spooky season: Halloween enthusiasts decorate their lawns with skulls and cobwebs, buy overpriced candy, and change their Twitter usernames in anticipation of the sinister holiday. But whereas December is characterized by classic winter holiday songs, few songs—besides Michael Jac...

Shades of purple: Guide to understanding domestic abuse

Shades of purple: Guide to understanding domestic abuse

by Makayla Herron, Copy and Online Editor

October 25, 2019

Every year, over 10 million people experience some form of domestic abuse, which encompasses sexual, mental, verbal, financial and physical. These relationships can be married or unmarried, homosexual or heterosexual, and old or young. For the younger group, which embodies high school students, it can be ...

Speak up, please

Speak up, please

by Sonali Menon, Online Editor

October 24, 2019

At the end of the eighth grade, I was organizing my freshman year schedule and realized that I had no space to fulfill the communications course credit required by PISD for graduation. Desperate to maintain the format of my schedule, I opted to take professional communications during summer school, one of th...