• Stick It to ‘Em

    Stick It to ‘Em

    Haley Pevsner, Co-Editor-in-Chief

    November 12, 2015

    For the lacrosse team, the 2015-2016 school year means fresh players, an altered team dynamic and a new senior class stepping up to take charge and lead the team to victory. Together, the boys are prepared to adjust to the tempo of the upcoming season and meet their competition with unfaltering determination. “This year, our team dynamic has definitely shifted as we have a smaller senior class leading the team,” senior Andrew Brown said. ... READ MORE »»

    Rejoicing after scoring a goal, junior Jacob Carter and senior Andrew Brown celebrate on the field.

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  • Just Keep Swimming

    Just Keep Swimming

    Sophia Gonzalez, Staff Writer

    September 30, 2015

    The swim team is making a big splash this year. From school work to extracurriculars, members of the swim team are expected to balance their swim schedule along with their academics.While juggling sports and school is difficult for some, others claim it can be manageable. “Balancing out school and swimming is not an easy task, but it is very important to always put school first,” junior Melika Dalaki said. “With that being said, if you take... READ MORE »»

    Beaming proudly for the camera, swim team members sport their team T-shirts.

    Melika Delaki

  • Wolves Acing Tennis Season

    Wolves Acing Tennis Season

    Fatima Bhaiwala, Staff Writer

    September 30, 2015

    Tennis is much more than hitting a ball over a netted fence back and forth. It consists of a close group of students who support and encourage each other. They have been working to make this their best season yet. “I consider my team to be my second family,” senior Julia Chung said. “Everyone takes care of each other and looks out for one another both on and off the court.” The team has been practicing non-stop for their fall season... READ MORE »»

    Tennis ball sits on West's practice field.

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  • Singing Sister Act

    Singing Sister Act

    Leo Rocha, Staff Writer

    September 30, 2015

    For many, singing is a hobby. For juniors Ariana and Alyssa Braddom, singing is a passion. It can be nerve wracking to post videos online for the public to view, but that is how the Braddom twins showcase their talent. Together, they have posted many covers of pop songs on Vine and YouTube. In addition, they have also hosted live streams on YouNow. “I’ve been singing for forever,” Ariana said. “I officially started taking lessons when I wa... READ MORE »»

    Alyssa (left) and Ariana (right).

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  • Student Pilot Reaches for the Sky

    Student Pilot Reaches for the Sky

    Haley Pevsner, Co-Editor-in-Chief

    September 29, 2015

    Surrounded by the world of aviation since the day he was born, it is no wonder why senior Caden Mazzu constantly has his head in the clouds. Just one step into his family’s home gives evidence to their passion for flying: airplane figurines line the shelves, framed pictures of planes in flight decorate the walls and a storage space unique to their property holds a Cessna 120 aircraft. All of this was left behind, however, when Caden chose to spend... READ MORE »»

    Preparing for take off with his flight instructor, senior Caden Mazzu (right) savors his time in the air.

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Pennies for Patients

Matthew Cooner, Staff Writer

On Oct. 6, 2015, five teachers were asked to collect pennies for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Teachers Lauren Hodum, Ashley Thornhill, John Schmerker, Lynn Pettit and Ryan Ross teamed up with Student Congress (StuCo) for the three week annual charity event called Pennies for Patients. This charity event encourages students from more than 10 million schools...  Read More »

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The Truth About Truancy

The Truth About Truancy

Haley Pevsner, Co-Editor-in-Chief

The Texas Legislature’s decision to implement a new truancy policy has the rumor mill running amuck in all Texas public schools. After the United States Department of Justi...  Read More »

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Humans of Plano West

Humans of Plano West

Catherine Hoffman, Staff Writer

When Brandon Stanton started his book Humans of New York, his goal was to interview and photograph a few of the almost eight and a half million people in New York City. Bu...  Read More »

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The Carnegie Experience

The Carnegie Experience

Fatima Bhaiwala, Staff Writer

Many people dream to perform on the stage of Carnegie Hall in New York City, where hundreds of famous artists, like the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jay Z and many more, have performed...  Read More »

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Art Students Exhibit Talent

Molly Shipper, Staff Writer

On Dec. 7, the Sockwell Center held Plano Independent School District’s Fall Art Exhibit. The exhibit contained artwork from various students all over PISD.  Senior Alexander Cruz, senior Josh Jordan and senior Ava Nazary are among the many students who represented the school. Having the chance to present artwork in a gallery is a rare opportunity. This made Jordan’s...  Read More »

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Tensions Intensify at Mizzou

Leo Rocha, Staff Writer

Students at the University of Missouri (MU), commonly referred to as Mizzou, have been protesting against racial inequality on campus after multiple incidents had been unresolved by the administration. “For the past month, students of color, specifically black students, have been speaking to the administration about the discrimination they face structurally and interpersonally,”...  Read More »

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Sports

Wonderful World of Wrestling

Wonderful World of Wrestling

Bianca Javery, Staff Writer

Wrestling season has officially begun and with the help of new coach Clay Goodloe, the journey to the State tournament has too. Even though State...  Read More »

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Running Across Wolf Country

December 10, 2015

Kai Zen, the motto of the boy’s cross country team, is Japanese for “continuous improvement.” This constant...  Read More »

Students Using Their Passion for Dancing to Raise Money for Local Charities

December 10, 2015

Dancing for a Cause (DFC) is an organization that gives students a chance to use their passion for dance to...  Read More »

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From Stress to Success

Talia Kussman, Senior Editor

With final exams rapidly approaching, it is easy to become stressed out and disregard precious studying time. This may lead to bad decisions, such as pulling all nighters,...  Read More »

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Tunes for the Holidays

December 10, 2015

Shows to Binge Watch

December 10, 2015

Spread Love, Spare Your Wallet

December 10, 2015

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A&E

Hamilton Makes History Exciting

Catherine Hoffman, Staff Writer

At the ripe age of 35, playwright Lin Manuel-Miranda has turned Broadway on its head with the production Hamilton-- an unorthodox musical that tells the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton using hip-hop, rap and a cast of almost all minorities. Miranda shattere...  Read More »

December 10, 2015 • 0 comments

Star Wars Saga Returns To Movie Theatres

December 10, 2015

Adele Comes Out Of Her Hiatus

December 10, 2015

Things to Do Around Dallas

September 30, 2015

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Features

Tech Savvy Teens

Sana Hameed, Staff Writer

While some people might be gifted with a metaphorical “green thumb,” a bevy of students are blessed with an aptitude to preside over not plants, but...  Read More »

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Teacher Feature: Celine Gomez

December 10, 2015

What is your favorite part about teaching? I love to see how students grow and mature throughout the year as they expand their academic knowledge, but I especially enjoy the daily interaction with unique, at times eccentric, personalities. What is something that inspir...  Read More »

The technology used to create EDM.

Evolution of EDM

December 10, 2015

Electronic Dance Music (EDM) is a relatively new genre of music that is growing in popularity. Starting around the 80’s, EDM is still commonly heard in clubs and festivals. Its creation involves the combination of different ideas and knowledge of technology,...  Read More »

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