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...

Things to Do in the Dallas Area

Jiayi Zhu, Staff Writer

January 21, 2018


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Trevor Noah in Irving When: Nov. 11 at 10:00 p.m. Where: Toyota Music Factory Price: Tickets start at $55 Looking for a good laugh? The Daily Show host and comedian, Trevor Noah, will perform live at the open air pavilion of the Toyota Music Factory in Irving. Turtle Creek Fine Arts Fe...

Today in History: What Happened On Dec. 12

Avery Klatsky, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


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1787 - Pennsylvania becomes the second state to ratify the United States Constitution   Thanks to a 46 to 23 vote, Pennsylvania was the first large state to ratify the Constitution, as well as the first state to endure a heavy Anti-Federalist challenge to ratification. The Constitution is one of th...

Toys for Tots: A Holiday Dream

Avery Klatsky, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


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This holiday season, The Plano West Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE), is looking to help make children’s wishes come true. They are having their annual Holiday Dreams toy drive in order to help other Plano Independent  School District (PISD) students enjoy the winter. “TAFE gives th...

Meet the New Junior Class President

Malvika Mahendhra, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


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As the new school year kicks off, students begin to settle in their daily schedules of homework and extracurriculars slowly morphing into one united student body. However, every year there are a handful of students who strive to represent the individualism of each member of the class population and giv...

The Art of Modeling

Jiayi Zhu, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


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Metal easels and drawing boards clang. Sheets of paper rip as they are torn from their pads. Tables screech as students push them together towards the center of the room to form a platform under a yellow spotlight. A student climbs onto the platform and the noise slowly dies down while she stretches a...

Dress Code Petition

Ava O'Reilly, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


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Students have taken action against the school dress code by creating an online petition for individuals to sign to protest the current restrictions listed by Plano Independent School District (PISD). “Dress code is a freedom of expression and they are not letting us be ourselves,” senior Alexa...

Things To Do in Dallas

Ava O'Reilly, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


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Santa’s Village When:  Weekends starting Dec. 2 - Dec. 17 Where:  411 W. Arapaho Rd. (North side of City Hall) Price:  Free Visitors near and far can attend for Christmas spirit with 16 cottage attractions for families to enjoy. Live performances and hot chocolate are extra bonuses when e...

Red Ribbon Week

Ava O'Reilly, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


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Red Ribbon Week was held Oct. 23 to Oct. 27 and was dedicated to making students across the United States aware of the dangerous effects of drug and alcohol abuse. “The purpose of Red Ribbon Week is to raise awareness and promote a drug-free lifestyle,” Peer Assistance and Leadership member (PAL)...

Humanitarians Help Victims of Harvey Heal

Humanitarians Help Victims of Harvey Heal

Whitney Patterson, Associate Editor

October 5, 2017


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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


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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


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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...

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