Government Club Educates About People And Politics

Sana Hameed, Staff Writer

April 8, 2016


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With the controversial antics of Donald Trump dominating the media, students shift their attention from schoolwork to the upcoming presidential elections. On Tuesday afternoons, the members of the government club, a group of individuals dedicated to developing a comprehensive understanding of general...

Feminist Club Unites

Feminist Club Unites

Sriya Reddy, Staff Writer

April 8, 2016


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The Third Wave of Feminism began in the 90s and focuses on issues that are commonly disregarded by the general public, such as reproductive rights and derogatory terms. It is a revival of the Second Wave of Feminism, which began in the 70s, and seeks to accomplish anything that was not achieved earlier....

Volunteer and Help Stand Up to Cancer

Fatima Bhaiwala, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016


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Stand Up To Cancer is a national organization that helps raise money for cancer research. Students at the school decided to create a club of their own based off of the organization. The Stand Up To Cancer club enables members  to help those in the battle with cancer. Students are given the opportun...

International Students Move to West

Chloe Oani, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016


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It’s a small world according to the famous Disney song, and this is most evident within the student body. The school is made up of a unique group of international students from regions around the globe, including Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Northern Europe. “There are international students at West ...

Teacher Feature: Galina Tabanian

Haley Pevsner, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 23, 2016


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What is your favorite part about teaching? Encouraging students to think outside boundaries and helping them understand what career path they want to consider when in college. Do you have any advice for students? Always put in 100% effort in anything you do. Do your best to keep learning ev...

Bibliophiles Unite at PWSH Reads

Sana Hameed, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016


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The library is well-equipped with an abundance of books littering the wooden shelves, but they all would be rendered useless without the devout readership of local bibliophiles. One might ask what makes a bibliophile? Is it the self-indulgent desire to become lost in the beauty of the written word? Is ...

Get to Know Officer Williams

James Geibler, BluePrints Contributor

February 23, 2016


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A Resource Officer’s job is to provide protection or advice to their students. While it may seem like a dull job to some, the experiences officers receive on duty are beyond unusual. Plano West Senior High School Officer Greg Williams, an officer for more than 14 years, shared his experiences and has...

Jewish Students Create Unity

Jewish Students Create Unity

Leo Rocha, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016


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Many Jewish students feel a lack of community on campus, but Jewish Student Union (JSU) is aiding in establishing a tight-knit network of these juniors and seniors. This is a place for students to come together to discuss topics about Judaism, enjoy some food and have a good time. “Previously, there...

Open Mic Under the Spotlight

Sriya Reddy, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016


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Numerous young and upcoming artists participate in “open mic” nights, engaging in late night coffeehouse adventures with nothing but a guitar. Open mic nights provide a welcoming platform for all types of performers to showcase their talents. From spoken word poetry to acoustic music, this atmosphere...

Training to be a Black Belt

Training to be a Black Belt

Sana Hameed, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016


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While Hollywood perpetuates its own violent and gory image of action sequences involving  “kung fu” masters executing perfect stunts to defeat cackling and overconfident villains, it often forgets the more pragmatic purpose of training in martial arts. Junior Anura Khond is one of the many students...

Exploring Future Careers

Exploring Future Careers

Meraal Hakeem, Senior Editor

February 23, 2016


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Slowly, junior Gauri Ketkar opens the employee door for the first time. The scents of antiseptics waft around her. Her fingers tingle with excitement as she prepares to see advanced medical procedures take place. She, along with several others in Practicum in Health Science (Clinical Rotations), g...

Tech Savvy Teens

Sana Hameed, Staff Writer

December 11, 2015


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While some people might be gifted with a metaphorical “green thumb,” a bevy of students are blessed with an aptitude to preside over not plants, but computers using their unique abilities. These students excel in the realm of programming and coding and strive to harness and cultivate their respective...

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