Think Before You Ink

Think Before You Ink

September 26, 2011

Written by Carly Collett Turning eighteen means a lot of different things for the coming-of-age teens. A whole new sense of freedom and maturity is unlocked. Suddenly one feels an impulse to do something drastic to test the limits of this new-found freedom, and sadly it seems that many students are settlin...

Real Rap

Hanan Hassan

April 25, 2011

March 8 was the release of Lupe Fiasco’s third album, Lasers, which is an acronym for Love Always Shines, Everytime Remember to Smile. The album marked a celebration of socially conscious hip-hop in the midst of an industry which supports meaningless lyrics. Artists like Lupe Fiasco are part of the u...

Glenn Beck: Enthusiastic to an Extreme

Alex Schultz

April 25, 2011

TV host and radio personality Glenn Beck is no stranger to controversy. Since Jan. 2009, the often-polarizing Beck has broadcast his strong views on American politics to his millions of loyal followers on Fox News. Beck’s popularity has grown at an insurmountably fast rate—in Aug. 2010, just a year...

Fake College Mailings

Mary Martin

April 25, 2011

A college mailing sent to high school juniors across the nation from Tulane University in New Orleans reads, “And when you log on to the above website today, I’ll send you ‘Acceptance Starts Today: 7 Steps to Getting Into Any Great College.’ This free guide is designed to help motivated students...

Proud to be an American?

Kathleen Gaskins

April 25, 2011

What does it truly mean to be an American? Is it defined by saying the pledge every day or hanging a flag outside your front door? Maybe it is how active you are in politics or how long you served in the armed forces? Or perhaps it is simply being a citizen of the United States? In the past, patriotism...

CDs vs. MP3

Mary Martin

January 6, 2011

When looking back at past decades, it is easy to associate a time period with a specific way of listening to music. The Fifties listened to records, the Eighties had cassette-tapes and the Nineties rocked out to their boom boxes. Now, as the decade of the 2000s draws to a close, a question remains: was...

West Lacks Spirit?

November 9, 2010

By: Sarah Taylor Hollywood movies depict high school days with years full of lettermen jackets, club flyers and a sea of overwhelming school colors. This is what we have been led to believe high school should be like. But this is not necessarily the picture at Plano West. There is no better...

The Rise and Fall of Disney Channel

November 9, 2010

By: Allison Stephens The Disney Channel is a source of entertainment for kids and teens alike. However, in the past few years, Disney Channel Original Movies and Series have been declining in quality. Gone are the days of Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens and Boy Meets World, the early millennium shows...

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