Naruto Comes to a Close

Kaid Walters, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014


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On Nov. 10, we said goodbye to the third best-selling manga series of all time, Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto. The series depicts Naruto Uzumaki, a ninja dressed in orange, working to achieve his dream of becoming Hokage, the strongest ninja of his village. As a child without any parents and with an unfortunate...

The Hobbit Hits the Big Screen for its Finale

The Hobbit Hits the Big Screen for its Finale

Daniel Gooding, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014


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For decades, novelist J.R.R. Tolkien’s work has captivated readers and audiences with stories of brave heroes, enormous battles and several determined hobbits. On Dec. 17, a chapter of that story is coming to a close. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the third and final installment of The...

Restaurants on the Rise in Plano

Restaurants on the Rise in Plano

Jake Plotkin, Staff Writer

April 24, 2014


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West Plano continues to cement its reputation as a growing, thriving suburb by constructing new restaurants in the area. The food industry has moved to the West Plano area and set up restaurants for people to enjoy. Eatzi’s Eatery was one of the latest restaurants to open in September of last year...

Dallas Brings Music to Town

Kiera Geils, Staff Writer

April 22, 2014


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This weekend the 24th Edgefest, hosted by 102.1 the Edge, will be held at Toyota Stadium in Frisco. It will feature bands such as BECK, Cage the Elephant, Bastille, Grouplove and the Neighbourhood. “It’s cool to see people all around Dallas/Fort Worth that are into the same music you listen to ...

You Will Remember the Alamo

Jessica Su, Copy Editor

April 22, 2014


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North Texas may already have plenty of eat-in movie theatre chains, but the eight-month-old Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson will blow your favorite Studio Movie Grill out of the water. Founded in Austin, the Alamo Drafthouse chain is famous around the country for the different genres of movies shown,...

Sofar, So Good

Jessica Su, Copy Editor

March 19, 2014


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What do bands do when they want to tour but cannot afford to book established venues across the country? Some keep their tours local, waiting to get their big break, some turn to crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and ask fans to donate, and some search for ways to go off the beaten path of “corporate”...

Getting Inside Minds

Getting Inside Minds

Jake Plotkin, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014


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The brain is one of the most important parts of the body and is subject to the most attention whenever the nervous system is being studied. The creators of the National Geographic’s new program, Brain Games, recognize this fact and have created a TV show that will not only amaze you but allow you to...

Apple’s iWatch to Debut Later in 2014

Olivia Keomoungkhoun, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014


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Rumors circulating of a new Apple product called “iWatch” have become the talk of the town. Apple will live up to its name for keeping its customers in suspense as someone has yet to see the iWatch. Mass speculation has indicated that it will be released in 2014, but so far nothing has been officially...

Dallas International Film Festival to Return in April

Kiera Geils, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014


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The Dallas Film Society will be hosting the eighth annual Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) on April 3-13. “I’m really excited for this film festival because I feel that film and the whole culture associated with it isn’t very accessible in Dallas,” senior Catherine Khamnouane said....

The Oscars Throughout the Years

Danny Rozen, Staff Writer

February 5, 2014


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On May 16, 1929, 270 people were in attendance at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel for the first Academy Awards. The ceremony, which lasted only 15 minutes, marked the most glamorous day for movies was born. Eighty-five years later, the Academy Awards have expanded from the original 15 awards to 24. The...

Live Music Around Plano

Jessica Su, Copy Editor

February 5, 2014


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Sometimes the students of West need to relax after a long week of homework, tests and stress. A great way to wind down is to sit back and enjoy a live music show—but who has the time to take the 30-minute drive all the way down to Dallas? H­­ere are a few of the live music venues right in Plano. Taverna...

Harry Potter Makes a Comeback

Harry Potter Makes a Comeback

Olivia Keomoungkhoun

December 19, 2013


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After seven books, eight movies, a theme park and billions of dollars in success, the Harry Potter world is coming back after its last movie premiere in 2011. The mastermind behind the franchise, J.K. Rowling, is in the process of producing another movie with Warner Brothers to satisfy Harry Potter fans y...

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