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Ten things you forgot happened in the 2010s

Ten things you forgot happened in the 2010s

by Gracie Warhurst, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 24, 2019

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...

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...

Choir jazzes students, parents

Junior Sound Invention member Klarke Pipkin sings at the jazz show Dec. 6.

by Gracie Warhurst, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2019

The normal state of the fine arts auditorium sparkles with paper snowflakes as the anticipation for the band, Sound Invention and TrebleMakers members to join the stage built. Choir director Daniel Knight informs the audience this show isn’t, in fact, a normal performance; it is an interactive jazz show ...

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,...

Alternative gift ideas

Alternative gift ideas

by Akie Kasai

December 10, 2019

As the holiday season approaches, it’s important to take some time to appreciate loved ones: friends, family and teachers. However, gift-giving can often be overwhelming with the cost of all the presents. The frantic rush of going out to buy presents before the holiday season plagues many families. ...

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...

Openly transgender student faces issues with identity, policy

Junior Max Mosely works on an art project during B lunch Oct. 10. He recreated a photo of individually wrapped candies using Prismacolor colored pencils.

by Myh Seyoum, Reporter

December 4, 2019

Mid-last year, junior Max Mosely came out to his friends as genderfluid. He questioned his gender prior to coming out but wasn’t sure of exactly how he identified. He says it helped him emotionally to express how he felt to his friends about exploring his gender identity, though at first, he was afraid ...

How to make your VSCO feed glow

How to make your VSCO feed glow

by Isis Martin, Reporter

November 15, 2019

VSCO is a photo and video app that offers users the advantage of personalizing photos with one click. With over 50 million downloads and a 4.5 star rating in the app store for apply and google play, VSCO is one of today’s most popular picture-taking apps. The app has gained its recognition this pas...

Fresh start

Proud Coach: Rose smiles on Sept. 13 as she watches her new cheer team perform at the pep rally. This was their first performance of the year, so she felt excited to see her cheerleaders show the school what they’re capable of.

by Carrieona Moncure, Reporter

November 13, 2019

There’s been modest changes this school year, including the new cheer coach Cheyanne Rose. With a strong ambition to know her future, Rose has always wanted to be an English teacher and cheer coach. “I always wanted to do this; now I'm living my dream,” Rose said. “It doesn’t even feel like ...