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Meet The Leader of the Pack: Janis Williams

Meet The Leader of the Pack: Janis Williams

Malvika Mahendhra, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

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


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Features, Music, Top Stories

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


Filed under Features, Top Stories

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


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

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...

Twenty-Five Days: The Mackenzie Baldwin Story

Twenty-Five Days: The Mackenzie Baldwin Story

Elizabeth Price, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Every fall, tens of thousands of high school seniors across the country go back to school shopping, cheer at football games and attend prom with their friends. These are rites of passage nearly every student looks forward to. The memories made are ones that they will cherish forever, but alumni Mackenzie B...

Future Professionals Changing the World One Patient at a Time

Future Professionals Changing the World One Patient at a Time

Juliette Uncovsky, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


Filed under Features

The sky is still dark when the alarms go off at 5:30 a.m. Only a few cars roam the streets as students in Clinical Rotations put on their grey scrubs and white sneakers. They leave the quiet of their homes at 6:15 and head to the nursing home. Clinical Rotations is a challenging and selective program...

Preschoolers Paving the Way for Future Educators

Preschoolers Paving the Way for Future Educators

Juliette Uncovsky, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


Filed under Features

In the midst of a high school environment filled with tall students roaming the halls, taking hard classes and the stress of school in the air, there lies a special place at the heart of the school. The Early Learning Center is a preschool that serves to educate young children from the ages of three...

Students Tackle the Medical Field Head On in HOSA

Students Tackle the Medical Field Head On in HOSA

Malvika Mahendhra, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


Filed under Features

On an average school day, it is likely that one student will be wearing a blue shirt adorned with a medical pun. However, these shirts are more than a comical joke, but a symbol representing the members of Health Occupations of Students of America (HOSA) who want to spend their lives saving others. ...

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Covalt, Advanced Placement Science Teacher

Malvika Mahendhra, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


Filed under Features

What inspired you to teach chemistry and Advanced Placement Environmental Science? I've always loved science. I was a research scientist before I became a teacher, and if I can help encourage students to love science as much as I do then I can go home with a smile on my face every day. I want to ...

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