Original Singer-Songwriter Continues Family Legacy

Gina Quatrino, Production Editor

March 27, 2018

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...

The Controversy Behind Coachella

Harrison Sites, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

When the artist lineup for the 2017 Coachella festival was released on January 3, 2017 the major story surrounding the festival were the headlining acts including Beyoncé, Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar. In less than 24 hours following the announcement of the artist lineup it was released that Phil Ans...

This is Halloween, Halloween, Halloween

Sriya Reddy and Sophia Gonzalez

October 28, 2016

With Halloween just around the corner, it is a necessity for everyone to have music that matches the mood. From classics like the Monster Mash to creepy melodies like Everybody’s Watching Me, these songs will surely create chills down to the bone. Here are thirteen spooky hits for this Halloween season....

Falling Into New Music

Sriya Reddy and Sophia Gonzalez

October 11, 2016

Fall brings a whole new feeling of crisp air and oversized hoodies. With this comes new music to fit the mood. From Frank Ocean to Neutral Milk Hotel, fall music is one-of-a-kind. Here is a playlist of the best songs fall can bring. Secret Door by Arctic Monkeys Pulaski at Night by Andrew Bird Dull Boy ...

All-Region Goes All Out

McKenna Alexander

December 19, 2013

All-Region Choir has been regarded as one of the most competitive competitions in music for many years. With auditions coming to an end for the final choir and the grand performance arriving, choir students involved are all very ready. “All-Region Choir, a very competitive process put on by the...

Acoustic is the New Black

Humera Nayeb

February 12, 2013

Throughout the last five years, music has evolved from superstars with hit pop songs and a set “image” to artists who place their focus on lyrics and songwriting. Artists like Adele and Ed Sheeran have played a major role in this transition, as have the likes of Mumford & Sons, Snow Patrol and...

West Choir Members Make It to All-State

Jordan Berger

January 16, 2013

Area band auditions were held Saturday, January 12, at Berkner High School. Four West students were selected as All-State members: Daniel Tian, Chris Liu, Spencer Reese, and Cameron Abtahi. These students will represent West at the Texas Music Educators Association’s Convention mid-February in San...

Changing Dynamics in the Music Department

Catherine Carroll

December 14, 2012

The physical expansion of the Plano West campus is obvious, but it is the academic expansion that is really turning heads. The music department is one of the fastest growing fine arts departments in the district. The musical opportunities go much deeper than the traditional band, orchestra and choir,...

Gangnam Style is Becoming Everyone’s Style

Jake Plotkin

November 9, 2012

Everyone has a genre of music that they listen to, whether it is country, rap or blues. Teenagers are trying to find the best music to “fit in.” Over the past few months, Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” was branded the summer anthem; radio stations were saying it was the song of the summer....

Plano West’s Third Annual West Idol

September 27, 2012

The Plano West Choir is sponsoring the third annual West Idol. It is an exciting time to showcase the talent from Plano West, Jasper and Shepton. You won’t want to miss this outstanding event. You can sing with a CD accompaniment or with guitars or piano. Choose something you think will win the...

Headed In The Right Direction

Headed In The Right Direction

Evelyn Moreno

March 19, 2012

One Direction is a popular new boy band that consists of five guys: Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. These guys were first seen on The X Factor UK where they finished third on the seventh series of the show. However, they were not One Direction; in the beginn...

Mainstream Flow

Mainstream Flow

November 2, 2011

Written by Kori Bennett The radio today is filled with more and more of the same beats, base, and sound all around. Every genre of music has morphed into pop culture; rap-pop, country-pop, and many others. People love to turn up the volume and dance to the popular music. But what has happened to origi...