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“The Click (Deluxe Edition)”

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by Elena Hamlin, Reporter

October 5, 2018

In AJR’s most recent album, “The Click (Deluxe Edition)” the band takes an honest tone in their music, emphasizing their personal, but relatable, insecurities and the not-so-aesthetic parts of their lives. While their most recent songs may not be as popular as their hits, such as “Weak” and ...

Picturing Autumn

Seniors Sophia Donaghy, Evanna Momtaj and Gabrielle Collins enjoy an Autumn day at the pumpkin patch on Oct. 22, 2017.

by Emma Trussell, Photo Editor

October 3, 2018

As leaves begin to fall and temperatures begin to drop, the season of autumn arrives. Nature’s rich colors bring out the beauty of the season, making it a perfect time of year for outdoor photography. The friendly weather incites adventure and holds plenty of opportunities for great, seasonal p...

Plano East Traditions

by Aysia Lane, Reporter

September 27, 2018

Time-honored traditions at the school.

IDs Make Students Safer, Just Slightly

IDs Make Students Safer, Just Slightly

by Staff Editorial

September 25, 2018

All students and staff are now required to wear an ID while on campus and utilizing district transportation to increase campus security and prevent outside threats. Although there are flaws in this new system, the ID badges still make the school safer. The role of the IDs extends beyond a simple ...

23 Questions with Imaad Shah

by Gracie Warhurst, Reporter

September 25, 2018

Part one of 23 Questions series with Gracie Warhust

Lanyard Dress Code Policy Provides Opportunities for Self-Expression

Lanyard Dress Code Policy Provides Opportunities for Self-Expression

by Juliette Roberts, Copy Editor

September 24, 2018

  Love them or hate them, the new security policies are definitely not empty promises. Not all of them are in operation yet—the PA system has yet to be installed—but students’ daily lives have already been impacted by the new rules, most notably and controversially the addition of lan...

Band Director by Day, Ping Pong Champion by Night

Mr. Albert directs the flutes during marching practice after school on Sept. 13.

by Elena Hamlin, Reporter

September 24, 2018

Q: How long have you been a band director? A: “This is my 5th year, so four years at McMillen and then start of the 5th year now.”   Q: What made you want to become a band director in the first place? A: “When I was in high school, I thought I wanted to do architecture or culinary art...

Reserved Parking Spots

Reserved Parking Spots

by Baysia Herron, Creative Director

September 21, 2018

The number of senior reserved parking spaces increased this year from 93 to 253, allowing more seniors to purchase and paint a spot in one of the three student lots. The new tradition to decorate the campus began last year and provides scholarships for seniors. Although senior parking spots can be a fun t...

Sexualization Through Dress Code

Sexualization Through Dress Code

by Sarah Dolder, Copy Editor

September 18, 2018

On Aug. 17, Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas released a video explaining their dress code guidelines. This video was meant to educate the student body on their dress code policy and how to avoid violating it. Instead, it directly sexualized the teenage girls in the video and appeared extremely sexis...

Juliette’s Declassified School Survival Guide: September

Juliette’s Declassified School Survival Guide: September

by Juliette Roberts, Copy Editor

September 10, 2018

When parents or teachers remind their kids “Don’t forget to get some sleep tonight” the students roll their eyes and think “Yeah, right.” In both sarcasm and in practice, health comes second to school. “Healthy studying” sounds like an oxymoron, but, contrary to popular opinion, it doesn’...

Expression, not Oppression

Expression, not Oppression

by Saifiyah Zaki, Digital Media Editor

September 7, 2018

To most people, clothes are a fashion statement. To me, they are a statement of my beliefs. Means of expression varies from person to person. In December 2016, I decided to start wearing a rida—the traditional dress of my religion—because that is how I choose to express myself and fight for my beliefs. While...

Tackling the NFL Season

Running back LeSean McCoy (25) warms up prior to preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 26.

by Travis Humphrey, Sports Editor

September 6, 2018

With the NFL season a little over four weeks away, I will be giving my opinions on what I believe will happen in each division. Although some divisions seem to be foregone conclusions, this year may be remembered as one of the most competitive seasons in past few decades. As teams that struggled last ye...