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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...

NHS color Run Coming in March

Juliette Uncovsky, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


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Students are thrilled about the upcoming race hosted by the Plano senior high schools. National Honor Society (NHS) is hosting the 5K color run, as a fundraiser to benefit the Plano Independent School District (PISD) Education Foundation of Classroom Resources for Education (CORE) store. The CORE store’s...

The Future of Space X-ploration: Shooting for the Stars

Juliette Uncovsky, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


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    In 1969, America made its first steps on the moon commencing their journey into space exploration. Fifty years later America continues to succeed in its discovery of the vast Milky Way Galaxy. In 2002, Elon Musk, an investor, engineer inventor and CEO of Tesla, founded the company...

Senior Boys Compete to Win Mr. West

Senior Boys Compete to Win Mr. West

Gina Quatrino, Production Editor

February 20, 2018


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On Saturday, Feb. 10, Student Council (STUCO) held Mr. West, a pageant featuring seniors from multiple clubs and organizations around the school. “Mr. West is Plano West’s personal male pageant,” STUCO President and senior Gabby Dunn said. “The boys compete in a dance, talent, interview and...

Their Recent Success Is Not Up For Debate

Their Recent Success Is Not Up For Debate

Malvika Mahendhra, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


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Millions of thoughts swirl inside the debater’s head, and his palms feel sweaty as he quickly rubs them against his black suit and looks for reassurance from his team. However, after taking a deep breath, he dives into his speech captivating everyone in the room and fully immersing them in a world...

National Merit Semifinalists

January 23, 2018


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Congratulations to all the Plano West National Merit Semi-Finalists! This is the 63rd year that National Merit Scholarship Program offers the opportunity for high-school students to compete for over $32 million in scholarships by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Sadiya...

Royales in NYC

Royales in NYC

Johanna Svensson, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


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The Royales participated in the 91st annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City through Spirit of America Productions (SoA) and spent nearly all of Thanksgiving break rehearsing for the performance as well as the weeks prior to the parade. “The team was required to learn the parade...

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