Panther Prints

Disney Classics Come to Life

Disney Classics Come to Life

by Aysia Lane, Reporter

December 13, 2018

Walt Disney’s works are, for some people, a staple of their childhood. From their princesses and fairy-tale worlds to their animated creatures, Walt Disney Studios has produced music, movies and stage plays for over 90 years. With a reputation for creating classics, some of Disney’s films are hitting ...

Black, Gold Going Green

Black, Gold Going Green

by Aysia Lane, Reporter

December 12, 2018

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns the world that the year 2030 will yield catastrophic impacts of global warming. If the Earth surpasses 1.5 degrees Celsius global warming, the planet is at risk for rising sea levels due to melting glaciers and ice caps, wildfires, food sho...

Let Teachers Talk

Richard Sklar delivers a lesson to his IB History of the Americas class.

by Andrew Cox, Reporter

December 11, 2018

At its core, school is a place for learning, growth, and the development of critical thinking. According to the PISD student/parent policy guide, teachers have the responsibility to maintain a classroom that is conducive to learning. If we want to foster discussions that lead to learning in our classroom...

Juliette’s Declassified School Survival Guide: November

Juliette’s Declassified School Survival Guide: November

by Juliette Roberts, Copy Editor

November 30, 2018

While taking a P.E. class over the summer—of course, it was mandatory—my teacher gave the class some advice that stuck with me: it’s harder to force yourself to begin a routine than it is to keep it. He meant this in the context of exercise, but it applies to all areas of life, especially to study...

Testing Boundaries Episode One: PSAT

Testing Boundaries Episode One: PSAT

by Abby Blasingame, Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2018

The PSAT/NMSQT is given on only one day, each year. Find out what National Merit and Commended Students think of the test in the first episode of Testing Boundaries, Editor-in-Chief Abby Blasingame's exploration of standardized testing.

In the Kitchen with Lana Vong

by Baysia Herron, Creative Director

November 17, 2018

Sporting Positive Mindsets

The JV tennis team holds a team meeting dring practice on Sept. 20.

by Emma Trussell, Photo Editor

November 15, 2018

Most serious athletes push themselves to do their best by practicing consistently and thinking of new ways to improve—all with the goal of winning in mind, but a big role in how they play is tied into the mentality they carry. Leading a team to victory can be influenced by encouraging team members to ...

Metal Detectors Mark Second Wave of District Security Measures

Metal Detectors Mark Second Wave of District Security Measures

by Gracie Warhurst, Reporter

November 14, 2018

Security team members and administrators will be conducting random metal detector searches in the coming weeks in response to requests from parents and community members for improved security measures. “[Teachers] are going comply, because it is a requirement of our jobs.” American studies teache...

Teachers in Training

Teachers in Training

by Evanna Momtaj, Reporter

November 8, 2018

The northern corner of the school holds what most people know as the old lunch detention room and the Panther Preschool, but it is so much more than that. These rooms serve as instructional centers for those enrolled in the Instructional Practices-Intro to Teaching course. This class, which has been a pa...

In Defense of Self-Defense

Marilyn Kirby shows young girls self-defense tactics on a dummy target in Plano, Texas on Mar. 26, 2011.

by Hayden Schrauff, Reporter

November 5, 2018

Violent crimes make up a large portion of the overall crimes committed at schools, which may include anything from physical attacks without a weapon to sexual assault and robbery. During stressful times such as high school, students should not have to worry about being helpless if they are put in these...

23 Questions with Hayden Flabiano

by Gracie Warhurst, Reporter

October 16, 2018

Part two of 23 Questions series with Gracie Warhust

Juliette’s Declassified School Survival Guide: October

Juliette’s Declassified School Survival Guide: October

by Juliette Roberts, Copy Editor

October 15, 2018

Despite all the jokes and memes surrounding the experience, it’s still all too common for students to close their books at the end of the day, turn off their phone, climb into bed and shut their eyes only to realize that they still have more homework. And then, many of them close their eyes again,...