Daniel Cox Named Secondary Teacher of the Year

Isabelle Yuen, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019


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Daniel Cox won secondary teacher of the year for the 2018-2019 school year. Cox was also beginning teacher of the year and and experienced teacher of the year for Plano West previously. “It was a total surprise,” Cox said.“I found out after I ran a marathon that I was a finalist. I was mind blo...

Fashion Design Students go to New York City

Malvika Mahendhra, Editor in Chief

May 17, 2019


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Students in fashion design class had the opportunity to travel to New York City. The trip to the northeast lasted from April 25 to 29. During the course of their trip, students participated in activities surrounding the fashion industry like visiting the tenement museums, Hat Shop, FIT museum and Museum...

Future Farmers of America Soar Ahead

Juliette Uncovsky, Associate Editor

May 17, 2019


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This semester in Future Farmers of America (FFA), students competed at the Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston Livestock Shows and Rodeos. The projects that were held during this show included two steers raised by seniors Paige Bruno and Claudia Dobrient, as well as pigs, lambs and goats. They also competed...

Student Musicians Perform in Windy City

Student Musicians Perform in Windy City

Kyle Dixon, Senior Editor

February 21, 2019


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Over the past couple of years, the members of the Chamber Orchestra have spread their music throughout the state of Texas. However, last December, they got the opportunity to bring their talents to Chicago for the 2018 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic and Conference, the largest music...

Royales of West: Meet the New 2018-2019 Drill Team

Royales of West: Meet the New 2018-2019 Drill Team

Camilla Peck, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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Animated voices fill the room as the Royales prepare for yet another gripping performance. With glitter and sparkling outfits, the drill team radiate excitement and energy, ready to take on their routine. Senior dancer Kate Davis had decided to try something new to satisfy her love of dance when she...

Spreading The Gift of Music to Everyone

Spreading The Gift of Music to Everyone

Juliette Uncovsky, Associate Editor

December 10, 2018


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Somewhere, where one would think it should be quiet, there is the sweet sound of music playing, from different instruments and voices. Sometimes there is an audience, and sometimes there are students. Whatever the situation may be, music is being played with the organization Music Above All. “What...

First Time National Champs For West Debate

First Time National Champs For West Debate

Isabelle Yuen, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


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Facing the large crowd of beaming students, senior Jacqueline Wei waits for the week long results in an echoing auditorium. The results were announced in descending order, making the first place winner endure the longest moment of their life. But after the second place winner was called, she knew she...

Let’s Get Down To Business: DECA Club Style

Noah Karesh, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018


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Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) is a business-oriented club that encompasses competition in specific categories and learning about the businesses within them. There are 3,500 chapters and 225,000 total members currently in it. At West, there are currently 32 members. The teacher supervisors...

Mental Health Awareness Week at West

Mental Health Awareness Week at West

Gina Quatrino, Production Editor

March 27, 2018


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April 30 through May 4, the school will be recognizing its first ever Mental Health Awareness week. Students across the campus can participate in activities that will promote different ways to understand and cope with mental illnesses. Alongside the school administration, the event was planned by Nurse...

2018 Winter Olympics

Dana Sung, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


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Hold on, winter isn’t over just yet.   The 2018 Winter Olympics is happening in Pyeongchang, South Korea. As their second time hosting the Olympics, after the 1988 summer, South Korea will join the list of countries that have hosted both the Winter and Summer Olympics.   Important Dates T...

Uniting the Plano District Through Song

Ava O'Reilly, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


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On Feb. 6, students from Plano Senior, Plano East and Plano West joined together to present the piece “Gloria,” composed by Rutter and “Missa Festiva” by Leavitt at the Eisemann Center for the Unity concert. “The concert was put on in order to unify the school district and present a wonderful...

Things To Do In Dallas

Johanna Svensson, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


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Dallas Blooms When: Feb. 24 - April 8, 2108 Where: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden Price: $15 This years theme is “A World of Flowers,” showcasing flowers from a different region of the world each week. With a variety of over 100 spring bulbs and 500,000 blooms, the gardens is a si...

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