Homecoming: The Enchanted Evening

Elizabeth Secor, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

On Oct. 26, the night that promised dancing and fun was upon West: homecoming. The night before at the football game, the homecoming king and queen were announced. Homecoming king was Deijon Jefferson representing football and the homecoming queen was Brooke Adams representing Student Council.  The Encha...

The State Fair of Texas is Back Up and Running

Elizabeth Secor, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

The smell of fried food, that old Ferris wheel turning once again, crowds upon crowds arriving greeted by the smiling face of Big Tex and his shiny new size 96 Lucchese boots. All signs that it is that time of year again: The State Fair. Grab your ticket and get ready to explore all the State Fair has...

Homecoming Mums: The Texas Tradition

Haley Derdiger, Associate Editor

October 2, 2019

Living in the Lone Star State, homecoming is a huge time for high school students. Everyone knows it is not just the football games and dance, but the homecoming mums, as they have broken through to the Texas culture.  The homecoming “mum” originated from chrysanthemums, after it became the unoffici...

Upcoming Senior Events to End The Year

Kyle Dixon, Senior Editor

May 17, 2019

With the school year drawing to a close in the next week, here is a brief look at the upcoming important events for the remainder of the 2018-2019 year.   May 17 Choir Syncopation/Rhapsody Garden Show 7:00-10:00 p.m. Location: Plano West Courtyard   May 21 Mandatory ...

Delicious Snacks and Treats to Eat This Season

Juliette Uncovsky, Associate Editor

December 13, 2018

Here are some holiday treats that you should make this winter.

The Top Five Ranked Animated Shows on Television

Talia Dave, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018

The entertainment world is dominated by television and movies, especially those that are animated. Children, teens and adults alike all, at some point in their life, enjoy animation. Here is a list of the top five best animated television shows of the 21st century. Family Guy is arguably the funniest...

“Crazy Rich Asians” Has Been Making Movie History

Isabelle Yuen, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018

The groundbreaking movie, Crazy Rich Asians, featuring an all Asian cast has already topped the box offices three weeks in a row. The new release has been life changing for many of the actors, and has influenced the lives of many Asian Americans. The movie follows the romance of Nick Young and Rachel C...

Stories of Your Life and Others: Book Review

Jiayi Zhu, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018

In November 2016 the mystery/science fiction movie Arrival received critical acclaim for, among other things, its masterful dramatic presentation of the exploration of communicating with alien life. While the film is considered one of best of the year, few moviegoers are aware that the plot originated ...

Foodsta, The Newest Social Media Sensation

Johanna Svensson, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

You’re with your friend for lunch and the meals come out to the table. You pick up your fork to begin eating but your friend pulls out their phone and takes a photo of the food. Noticing your confusion they simply state, “It’s for my Foodsta.” A Foodstagram, or Foodsta, is a secondary Instagram page solely ...

Spring Break 2018

Ava O'Reilly, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

Spring break is almost here which means the time to decide where to spend the week is ticking down. Whether staying close to home, venturing out into the states, or traveling even further with a passport, there are so many options to choose from. Here are some of the top contenders to choose from to...

Foodsta: Connecting the World with Food

Johanna Svensson, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

You’re with your friend for lunch and the meals come out to the table. You pick up your fork to begin eating but your friend pulls out their phone and takes a photo of the food. Noticing your confusion they simply state, “It’s for my Foodsta.” A Foodstagram, or Foodsta, is a secondary Instagram...

Five Things Only Introverts Would Understand

Jiayi Zhu, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

There is a distinct panic when introverts get a phone call because they are not mentally prepared to have a conversation so suddenly. What is worse is that it is more difficult to gauge the reactions of a person talking over a phone which makes socializing (an already tough activity for an intro...

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