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...

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...

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