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Humanitarians Help Victims of Harvey Heal

Humanitarians Help Victims of Harvey Heal

Whitney Patterson, Associate Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

Drooping palm trees, trunks broken and leaves filled with water are now commonplace in Corpus Christi. Piles of debris haphazardly strewn along the roadside decorate the streets of Houston. Battered houses, yards flooded with sand from nearby beaches, adorn the coastal town of Rockport. The entirety ...

Plano West Theatre Joins Together to Form ‘Company’

Plano West Theatre Joins Together to Form ‘Company’

Allison Eisenberg, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under News

Wednesday, Aug. 30. was the first meeting of the the new theatre club, Company, built to bring West theatre into one group. Almost 50 students were in attendance playing improv games in the auditorium. “I sparked the idea for it and I said that it would be student driven but I would sponsor it,”...

Banding Together: Director Sees Life In Full Color

Banding Together: Director Sees Life In Full Color

Gina Quatrino, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

Red. Pink. Green. Brown. These were the colors that band director Preston Pierce could never fully differentiate on his own. On Friday, April 21, the band students eagerly waited outside in the band field, with an array of brightly colored balloons floating high above their heads. The colors danced in...

Lights, Camera, Fashion

Lights, Camera, Fashion

Gina Quatrino

May 18, 2017


Filed under News

On April 18, nine fashion design students participated in the school fashion show titled, “The Art of Fashion.” “We’ve been developing the concept for the fashion show since November,” senior Breck Sunlin said. “We started the actual construction of the garments in January.” The fash...

There’s a New SCP in Town

There’s a New SCP in Town

Shriya Senguttuvan, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017


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On April 14, junior Ashan Ranmuthu was elected by the student body as the new Senior Class President (SCP) for the class of 2018. “Initially it didn’t really sink in,” Ranmuthu said.  “I was really happy I was able to connect with so many people.” With past experience at hand, Ranmuthu...

Jazzing Up New York

Jazzing Up New York

Lizzi Price, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

On Feb. 15, the Jazz Band discovered they were one of 15 finalists in the Essentially Ellington jazz competition and will perform at Lincoln Center in New York City from May 11-13 amongst some of the most famous jazz musicians in the world. “We got the music in August and we have been working on...

West Hosts State Debate

Whitney Patterson, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


Filed under News

Over the weekend of March 10-12, Plano West hosted the Texas Forensics Association (TFA) State debate tournament, where students from across Texas competed in events such as Extemporaneous Informative Speaking, Prose Interpretation and Congressional Debate. West’s debate team put in weeks of preparati...

One Team, One-Act

One Team, One-Act

Violet Krause, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


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The actors presented their version of Shakespeare's “Much Ado About Nothing” to compete in this year’s University Interscholastic League (UIL) District One-Act Competition after performing it publicly for other students. Students rehearsed the weekend before spring break ended to get ready for th...

Blood Drive, Saving Lives

Sriya Reddy, Associate Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under News

The annual Carter BloodCare Blood Drive, hosted by the National Honors Society (NHS), is taking place in the gymnasium on Tuesday, April 11 to benefit patients who have illnesses that require a transplant or have suffered from tremendous blood loss. “Donating blood is a whole new experience and...

Today in History

Fatima Bhaiwala, Senior Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under News

1549  - The first capital of Brazil, The City of Salvador da Bahia was founded. It was established by the Portuguese and is one of the oldest colonial cities in South America. Salvador embodies Reconcavo, with its maritime industry and rich agriculture still continues to be a major port in Brazil.   1795...

PALs Put on Annual Prom Fashion Show

Sana Hameed, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2017


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Peer Assistance and Leadership (PALs) held their annual Prom Fashion Show in the foyer on March 3 during both lunches to advertise for the prom closet at West as well as a few local dress and suit vendors. “Everyone knows that prom is super important to a student’s final year in high school,”...

HOSA Goes to Competition

Harrison Sites, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under News

The Future Health Professionals (HOSA) members competed in this year’s Area 3 Competition on Feb. 17-18 at Frisco Centennial High School in Frisco with four members coming away with awards. “The HOSA competitions are a way for all HOSA members, who aspire to be future health care professionals,...

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