Plano ISD Budget

Plano ISD Budget

April 4, 2011


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After severe budget cuts from the state, Plano Independent School District faces a daunting task. With vastly reduced state funding and a growing deficit, students, staff and administration are concerned about what the future holds. While changes are already being made to accommodate this, the district...

Physics Bridge Project

Paige Solomon

January 6, 2011


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Many Physics students dread the time of the school year when they have to make their paper bridge.  In years past, both regulars and honors Physics students were required to take on the grueling task of building these bridges.  But this year, the project is only required for honors Physics students. ...

Humanities Censorship Causes Controversy

Humanities Censorship Causes Controversy

Anjali Gupta

January 6, 2011


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The students of Plano Independent School District have proved that they are truly a force to be reckoned with. On Nov. 15, the district withdrew its plans to remove a Humanities textbook from classrooms after various photos of ancient nude statues drew complaints from the parents of a Jasper High...

Signing Day

Signing Day

November 10, 2010


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By: Katie Link On Nov. 10, three student-athletes gathered at Plano West along with family, coaches and teammates, to officially commit to college. Senior Sam Roberson signed to play baseball at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. Senior Trevor McInroe signed to play golf at Oral...

ER Nurse Presentation

November 10, 2010


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By: Katie Link On Nov. 8, emergency room nurse from Maine, Linda Dutil, arrived on campus to give a presentation on drug and alcohol education and prevention. Select fourth period classes gathered in the presentation room to learn of the dangers of these topics. Dutil shared her knowledge with students...

Education Nation

November 9, 2010


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By: Hanan Hassan Triggered by NBC’s three day summit, Education Nation, people are talking about the prolonged education crisis and America’s failing school systems. The media and popular figures, such as Oprah Winfrey, have decided to spread awareness, urging parents and activists to get invo...

Gay-Straight Alliance

Gay-Straight Alliance

Kathleen Gaskins

November 9, 2010


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The Gay-Straight Alliance or GSA is an up-and-coming club at school that is striving to create a safe environment for all students, regardless of their sexual orientation. This national organization’s goal is to stop abuse against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender or LGBT students and to promote...

Sing Your Heart Out

November 9, 2010


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By: Kate Webb The air is alive with the sound of music as choir students get ready to audition for All-Region Choir Oct. 5.  Students rehearsed far in advance to gain a competitive edge. “A lot of the students attended choir rehearsal camps during the summer,” junior Melinda Krebs said. ...

Case Closed At Crowley Court House

Anjali Gupta

February 24, 2010


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Four members of the debate team have recently qualified for the State tournament, which will be held from March 10-13 in El Paso. Students on the team participate in events such as extemporaneous speaking, Lincoln-Douglas debate, student congress and oratory. “There will be 12 tournaments in total...

Luxury Goods Hit The Web

January 15, 2010


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Contributed By Jenny Li Luxury goods companies, which have suffered from declining sales, are hoping a more contemporary appeal will attract new consumers. Many of these companies are moving to the Internet to attract a new, younger generation of customers. “The biggest thing that keeps me up...

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