Future Doctors Learn The Basics of Medicine in Clinicals

Haley Derdiger, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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The clinical rotation class has been one of the largest assets to future doctors and medical graduates in all of Plano Independent School District. With the first semester coming to a close, some students are sharing their experiences and the most interesting things they have learned so far in this life-changing...

The West Band Marches Into Their New Season

The West Band Marches Into Their New Season

Malvika Mahendhra, Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2018


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The benches are packed with high schoolers and parents with eyes watching intently on the football field ahead. The air is buzzing with excitement over the next plays of the football team and the upcoming halftime show by the Royales. However, this exhilarating energy is largely made up not by the i...

Black Student Union Expresses School Diversity

Black Student Union Expresses School Diversity

Noah Karesh, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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For many students, the school is a place where they are able to be around diverse people of all different races, religions and beliefs. Clubs such as the Jewish Student Union and the Gay Straight Alliance have helped students with similar as well as different characteristics come together to hang out and c...

Students’ Stories From All Around The World

Students’ Stories From All Around The World

Malvika Mahendhra, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2018


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For most students at West, America has been their home for their entire life. However, for others America is a brand, new place and their “home” is thousands of miles away. A senior high environment can be filled with new adventures, but to these individuals simple moments like the Texas State Fair...

“Let Me Be Your Voice” – Michael Lam, New Junior Class President

“Let Me Be Your Voice” – Michael Lam, New Junior Class President

Haley Derdiger, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


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A new school year means new leaders. Read about Plano West's 2018-19 Junior Class President, Michael Lam.

Meet The Leader of the Pack: Janis Williams

Meet The Leader of the Pack: Janis Williams

Malvika Mahendhra, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2018


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The halls are bustling with activity and the chatter of old friends reuniting and new friendships beginning to form fill the air. The first day of school is like the nervous excitement before a rollercoaster, and whether you are a new junior or a returning senior, the prospect of the school year ahead...

Audio Visual Production is a Sight to See

Whitney Patterson, Associate Editor

March 27, 2018


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Towards the back of room G130, a giant green screen stands situated between a cluster of tripods and microphone equipment. Just as the bell rings, students flood the room and take their places behind large Apple computers, focusing intently on piecing clips of video together. This is the Audio Visual Produc...

Original Singer-Songwriter Continues Family Legacy

Gina Quatrino, Production Editor

March 27, 2018


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It is the early 2000’s, and famous rock band, Foreigner, is performing for the night. The music is loud, the lights are flashing but all eyes are on the two year old little girl who danced her way to the main stage of the rock show. Fast forward 16 years and that dancing queen grew into the one and...

Teacher Feature: Mr. Wolfe

Teacher Feature: Mr. Wolfe

Juliette Uncovsky, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


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Where were you born? I was born in San Antonio, and that is where I grew up. What college did you attend? I attended the University of Texas A&M. My high school grades were so bad that universities wouldn’t accept me. I attended community colleges until my grades were good enough to be ...

The Cold Winter Weather Brings Warm Feelings

The Cold Winter Weather Brings Warm Feelings

Jiayi Zhu, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


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With this season’s ruthless winds and below freezing temperatures, it is hard to believe that the warmth can return, but not all is cold and gray this winter. This month is a hearty, happy time for physics teacher and head volleyball coach Brittany Bridge because it marks the beginning of the next...

Nicole Poon: Aspiring Student Artist on the Rise

Nicole Poon: Aspiring Student Artist on the Rise

Malvika Mahendhra, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


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Art rooms offer a place for escape, and upon entrance it feels like an entirely new world.  Art rooms are no ordinary classrooms, but instead a space where individuals explore the depths of their own creativity. Sketchbooks replace textbooks and drawings replace worksheets. For senior Nicole Poon, the...

Senior Boys Compete to Win Mr. West

Senior Boys Compete to Win Mr. West

Gina Quatrino, Production Editor

February 20, 2018


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On Saturday, Feb. 10, Student Council (STUCO) held Mr. West, a pageant featuring seniors from multiple clubs and organizations around the school. “Mr. West is Plano West’s personal male pageant,” STUCO President and senior Gabby Dunn said. “The boys compete in a dance, talent, interview and...

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