Teacher Feature: Meet English Enthusiast Ms. Elliott

Teacher Feature: Meet English Enthusiast Ms. Elliott

Juliette Uncovsky, Associate Editor

March 1, 2019


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What do you teach? I teach Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature as well as AP Language and Composition. Why did you decide to teach? I chose to teach because school has always been a wondrous place for me. Because of the way I felt and still feel, I wanted to help kids feel the wonder of it...

Students Initiate Change in the Medical Community

Students Initiate Change in the Medical Community

Juliette Uncovsky, Associate Editor

March 1, 2019


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Excitement fills the air in G building after a long day for students who plan to pursue their passion in the medical field. Whether it be to become dentists, pediatricians or surgeons, these students have a strong determination to reach their dream through participation in a medically influenced organization. “Health...

The Best Pair of Buddies; A Lifelong Friendship

Haley Derdiger, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


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The term buddies for life really comes to reality when you hear about this club. It is a  place where everyone has a friend. There is always someone to rely on and you make memories that last a lifetime. Who would not want to be apart of it? The Best Buddies Program is a year-round club where many di...

Habitat Changing the Community for the Better

Isabelle Yuen, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


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In Habitat for Humanity, students are given the opportunity to participate in the construction of housing for less fortunate families. Club members are involved in every step of the process, from fundraising for materials to the actual construction of the homes. Students get to see a different side of ...

Choir Spreads Its Harmony Throughout The School

Juliette Uncovsky, Associate Editor

February 28, 2019


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Voices are heard, melodies are played and the choir sings all throughout the day in C building. The school choir, which consists of 150 people, attend their designated classes each day, making music and performing for events and competitions throughout the year. “I have always had a passion for singing a...

Students Create a Prototype to Help the Future

Noah Karesh, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


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Gun control is an issue people throughout the world are faced with every day. However, 10 students at Plano and Frisco high schools are looking to make an impact on keeping schools safe from potential school shootings now and in the future. To do this, these students have developed a prototype for what ...

Ethan Glanger: Student Videographer Impresses All

Talia Dave, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


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Inspired film creator Ethan Glanger is a talented junior that roams the hallways unseen and unheard, but his videos speak louder than words. With just a camera, GoPro and imagination Glanger is one of the few aspiring videographers who stand out. He creates a magical scene with his keen eye for beauty an...

Students Gain Work Experience Outside of Class

Malvika Mahendhra, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2019


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Tests. Quizzes. Essays. These are words that cram into a student’s planner with accompanying due dates. The frantic stress of getting assignments completed on time causes those sleepless nights and often zombie-like stares of students. While trying to maintain a busy schedule of academics and other...

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...

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