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  • Humanitarians Help Victims of Harvey Heal

    Humanitarians Help Victims of Harvey Heal

    Whitney Patterson, Associate Editor

    October 5, 2017

    Drooping palm trees, trunks broken and leaves filled with water are now commonplace in Corpus Christi. Piles of debris haphazardly strewn along the roadside decorate the streets of Houston. Battered houses, yards flooded with sand from nearby beaches, adorn the coastal town of Rockport. The entirety of the Texas coast lay in ruins, decimated by Hurricane Harvey. Harvey, a category four major hurricane, hit the Texas coast on Aug. 25, with winds re...

  • Banding Together: Director Sees Life In Full Color

    Banding Together: Director Sees Life In Full Color

    Gina Quatrino, Staff Writer

    May 18, 2017

    Red. Pink. Green. Brown. These were the colors that band director Preston Pierce could never fully differentiate on his own. On Friday, April 21, the band students eagerly waited outside in the band field, with an array of brightly colored balloons floating high above their heads. The colors danced in the wind in all hues of the rainbow. Senior Nicole Levy stood apart from the crowd, carrying a polkadot box in her hands. Inside the box were color...

    Levy with Mr.Pierce, after giving him the glasses

  • Jazzing Up New York

    Jazzing Up New York

    Lizzi Price, Staff Writer

    March 31, 2017

    On Feb. 15, the Jazz Band discovered they were one of 15 finalists in the Essentially Ellington jazz competition and will perform at Lincoln Center in New York City from May 11-13 amongst some of the most famous jazz musicians in the world. “We got the music in August and we have been working on it since,” senior Annalee Hixon said. “We went to a recording studio and recorded our pieces and then sent them off.” The 22 members of jazz band...

  • Respect All, Fear None

    Respect All, Fear None

    Chloe Oani, Staff Writer

    March 30, 2017

    There are many different aspects that define the girls varsity soccer team: long sleeve, dri fit game-day shirts, pregame meals at Jason’s Deli and early 2000s “throwback” rap music blasting from a portable stereo on away game bus trips. However, nothing exemplifies the team as well as the tight-knit camaraderie between the players. “We’re amazing friends and good teammates,” senior captain Emily Sample said. “I think that correlates...

    Before the home game at Clark Stadium, the girls soccer team shouts "Wolves" as part of their pregame tradition.

    Natasha Rahman

News

Humanitarians Help Victims of Harvey Heal

Humanitarians Help Victims of Harvey Heal

Whitney Patterson, Associate Editor

Drooping palm trees, trunks broken and leaves filled with water are now commonplace in Corpus Christi. Piles of debris haphazardly strewn along the roadside decorate the stree...

October 5, 2017No Comments

Plano West Theatre Joins Together to Form ‘Company’

Plano West Theatre Joins Together to Form ‘Company’

Allison Eisenberg, Staff Writer

Wednesday, Aug. 30. was the first meeting of the the new theatre club, Company, built to bring West theatre into one group. Almost 50 students were in attendance playing improv...

September 29, 2017No Comments

Banding Together: Director Sees Life In Full Color

Banding Together: Director Sees Life In Full Color

Gina Quatrino, Staff Writer

Red. Pink. Green. Brown. These were the colors that band director Preston Pierce could never fully differentiate on his own. On Friday, April 21, the band students eagerly...

May 18, 2017No Comments

Lights, Camera, Fashion

Lights, Camera, Fashion

Gina Quatrino

On April 18, nine fashion design students participated in the school fashion show titled, “The Art of Fashion.” “We’ve been developing the concept for the fashion ...

May 18, 2017No Comments

There’s a New SCP in Town

There’s a New SCP in Town

Shriya Senguttuvan, Staff Writer

On April 14, junior Ashan Ranmuthu was elected by the student body as the new Senior Class President (SCP) for the class of 2018. “Initially it didn’t really sink in,”...

May 18, 2017No Comments

Jazzing Up New York

Jazzing Up New York

Lizzi Price, Staff Writer

On Feb. 15, the Jazz Band discovered they were one of 15 finalists in the Essentially Ellington jazz competition and will perform at Lincoln Center in New York City from May...

March 31, 2017No Comments

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Sports

Fantasy Football is Back for the Fall

Bryce Jones, Senior Editor

As the temperature drops and the leaves begin to change, everybody in Texas knows what is on the horizon: football is back. Since the majority of ...

September 29, 2017No Comments

Dancin’ With Drill

September 29, 2017

Bright lights. Smiling faces. Cheering crowds. The Royales begin their routine supported by the student sectio...

Beach Volleyball Provides Fun In The Summer Sun

May 18, 2017

The Lady Wolves have just celebrated their sixth annual co-ed beach volleyball tournament held on May 6 at...

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Student Corner

Songs to Get Ready to

Shriya Senguttuvan, Co-Editor-in-Chief

For all my ladies out there, here are some jams to make getting ready for any occasion a little less stressful, and a little more glamorous. Whether you are going on a date...

September 29, 2017No Comments

What Baking Can Do: After School Fall Treats

September 29, 2017

Plano West in Polaroids

Plano West in Polaroids

May 18, 2017

Teacher Advice

Teacher Advice

May 18, 2017

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A&E

13 More Reasons Why

Violet Krause, Staff Writer

For those who had been fans of the best-selling young adult novel “13 Reasons Why” by Jay Asher, the miniseries that hit Netflix, March 31 was an exciting chance to see some of the story’s memorable characters come to life. The series has collected...

May 18, 2017No Comments

Bill Nye Saves the World

March 30, 2017

Things to Do

March 29, 2017

Fashion Week Rocks New York

March 29, 2017

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Archives

Features

Humanitarians Help Victims of Harvey Heal

Humanitarians Help Victims of Harvey Heal

Whitney Patterson, Associate Editor

Drooping palm trees, trunks broken and leaves filled with water are now commonplace in Corpus Christi. Piles of debris haphazardly strewn along the roadside decor...

October 5, 2017No Comments

The Art of Making Best Buddies for a Lifetime

September 29, 2017

Smiles galore, flowing through the door. The room fills with laughter and chatter as everyone gathers for the first meeting of the year. Members of Best Buddies were eager to start a new year of activities. This club pairs students together so they c...

Students Changing the Lives of Families Brick by Brick

September 29, 2017

Habitat for Humanity is an organization that gives hands-on experience and a personal touch for the volunteer and the recipients. And everyone in this school is offered this chance through the school’s chapter. “Habitat for Humanity is a service organ...

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Opinions

Education Opens a Door Filled with New Opportunities

Education Opens a Door Filled with New Opportunities

Malvika Mahendhra, Staff Writer

As the new school year kicks off, students begin to settle in their daily schedules of homework and extracurriculars slowly morphing into one united student body. However, every year there are a handful ...

September 29, 2017No Comments

Affirmative Action: Discrimination

Avery Klatsky, Staff Writer

Affirmative action is discriminatory; plain and simple. It is illogical that people get accepted in public colleges based off of factors such as race or ethnicity, as opposed to grades and academic achievements....

September 29, 2017No Comments

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This Land is Our Land: Why National Parks Matter

This Land is Our Land: Why National Parks Matter

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Speak Out, Speak Now

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