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“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...

Golden boy

Golden Girls, Golden Smiles: Junior Charles Igbo laughs at something another drill team manager says Friday, Nov. 1. The managers gathered at the beginning of practice on the band pad to prepare for the football game against Plano West later that night. “Usually I ride with band to the games, but before halftime I go with [the Golden Girls] and I stand on the sidelines and do whatever I [need] to,” Igbo said. “It’s always exciting.”

by Makayla Herron, Copy and Online Editor

November 6, 2019

Junior Charles Igbo stands with the other managers, discussing the agenda for the practice and watching the dancers warm up, occasionally cheering them on. They meet the directors at the front to help gather supplies, which Igbo quickly jumps at the chance to do. His co-managers and the dancers all smile at hi...

How to thrive on your next thrift haul

Best of both worlds:
Thrifting a simple short sleeve top allows for versatility in outfits. Thrifting a yellow short sleeve top, adds a pop of fun color.

by Bree Johnson, Reporter

November 6, 2019

All of us are subject to binge-watching YouTube, whether it’s for tutorials, comedy, gaming or any other form of entertainment. If you’ve gone on YouTube at any time within the last year, then you’ve probably seen thrift hauls. Thrifting is one of the fastest growing subgenres on YouTube this year ...


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...

Juliette’s Declassified School Survival Guide: October

Juliette’s Declassified School Survival Guide: October

by Juliette Roberts, Copy Editor

November 3, 2019

With most college apps due Dec. 1 and the rest usually in early January, the pressure is on for seniors. I turned in my early decision application Nov. 1 and my mom was astounded when she saw how different the process is now compared to when she was in school, before everything was computerized. Imagine a wor...

Product production isn’t all it seems

The labels on Garnier® SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Waterproof Makeup Remover. “Ophthalmologist tested” refers to testing for eye irritation.

by Fatima Malik, Reporter

October 18, 2019

Walking down aisles in stores ranging from Sephora® to Walmart, products are full of different labels to convince you of the benefits of selecting their product—“natural,” “organic,” “fragrance-free” and “non-comedogenic”—but these claims aren’t always true. These labels don’t ...

Keeping up with Trumpdashians

The White House, home of the Leader of the Free World and his Twitter account.

by Andrew Cox, Advertising & PR Manager

October 9, 2019

The White House recently lost another performer in its circus—John Bolton, the now ex-national security advisor, is the latest victim of President Stable Genius’ Twitter account, “fired” via tweet after offering to resign earlier. Bolton was and is a warmonger responsible for some of the mor...

College is overrated

College is overrated

by Akie Kasai, Reporter

October 9, 2019

It’s that time of year again: college application season. To some, college can represent freedom and independence. To others, it poses a financial challenge to lower-income families. After high school, students should look toward post-secondary education, but that doesn’t necessarily mean going to a fou...

Artist’s adieu

Weide wraps students in a group hug after her surprise party. Senior IB HL art student Ismaeel Khan planned the event for Weide’s last day during her fifth period class, bringing cake and pizza for everyone to enjoy. “Ms. Weide has done so much for us,” Khan said. “This is the least we could do to repay her for all of her efforts.”

by Saifiyah Zaki, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2019

After seven years of teaching at the school, AP drawing and IB visual arts teacher Andrea Weide spent her last day on campus Tuesday, Oct. 1 before moving to Seattle, Wash. for her husband’s job.  “I’m going to miss the community here [and] the relationships I have with my students,” W...

Plano East vs. Prosper High

Driving down the field: Junior quarterback Dylan Hayden hands the football off to Senior running back Trey Scott-Jones during the Sep. 27 football game against Prosper High School. This run helped set up a missed field goal attempt in the first quarter. Photo by Morgan Brown.

by Ethan Johnson, Sports Reporter

September 30, 2019

Before the Sept. 27 game, SportsDayHS projected Plano East to lose to Prosper High School by 30 points, but when the clock read 0:00, the score was 42-0 Prosper.  Prosper came out hot, scoring a short passing touchdown on their first drive. The game was a defensive battle until halftime, with neither ...

Citizens demand climate justice

Signs and Skyline

by Joelle Tindal, Reporter

September 27, 2019

As part of a global climate strike on Sept. 20, roughly 500 protestors gathered on the Continental Avenue Bridge in Dallas between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Several speakers, including representatives from organizations such as Veterans for Peace and the Environmental Justice Committee, rallied the crowd be...

Posters promote discriminating dress code

Informative Posters: Students walk past a dress code poster on Sept. 13 in the hallway. The fashion design class created these posters from magazine cut-outs to advise others about the dress code policy. “I think the meaning was to set guidelines of how to express yourself through clothes/fashion appropriately while at school,” junior Kayla Queneau said. 

Photo Credit: Emily Ojeda

by Makayla Herron, Copy and Online Editor

September 18, 2019

A bright pink poster with a jagged magazine cut-out of a woman wearing a white, low-cut and see-through blouse accompanies another picture of a girl wearing a modest, striped shirt. While the white blouse receives a caption indicating the consequences for wearing similar clothes to school, the striped ...