Mr. West Helps Local Charities

Fatima Bhaiwala, Senior Editor

February 10, 2017


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On Feb 11., Mr. West, the school’s annual male pageant show, will be held in order to raise money for various charities. Ten seniors will perform different acts and entertain the crowd to achieve the title of “Mr. West” and win money for the charity of their choosing. “The whole reason of...

Rare Shark Tooth Found on Dig

Rare Shark Tooth Found on Dig

Leah Martineau, Senior Editor

February 9, 2017


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The remains of a possible 18-foot-long shark that used to roam the campus 85 million years ago was found by junior Lillia Blasius during a fossil dig for her Advanced Placement (AP) Biology class on Jan. 24. “We started digging where no students were and literally just stumbled upon the tooth,”...

BPA Qualifies For State

BPA Qualifies For State

Chloe Oani, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


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From March 2-4 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, members of West’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter will compete at the State Leadership Conference (SLC). Individuals of the school’s organization earned invitations to the State competition by qualifying at the Regional Leadership Conference...

A Knight To Remember

A Knight To Remember

Mellica Askari, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


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On Feb. 2, 3 and 4, the school musical, “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” took the stage in the auditorium. Unlike last semester’s show, “You Can’t Take It With You,” this show is infused with musical numbers and medieval vibes. Stemming from the 1975 film, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,”...

Model United Nation Attends First Conference

Fatima Bhaiwala, Senior Editor

December 8, 2016


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On Nov. 12, the Model United Nations (MUN) club attended the Dallas Area Model United Nations conference at North Hills Preparatory. This was their first conference of the year and for many of the students their first conference overall. Seniors Mindy Dai and Chloe Oani and junior Kamran Kazmi all won...

District Builds New Performing Arts Center

Whitney Patterson, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016


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On May 7, 2016, $94,305 of a multi-million dollar bond was allocated to build a new Plano Independent School District (PISD) arts center, which will provide space for University Interscholastic League (UIL) competitions, school theatre, choir, and art showcases, as well as regional performances. The...

Changes in the DFW Area

Changes in the DFW Area

Sana Hameed and Mellica Askari

December 8, 2016


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With time the DFW area has evolved to encompass more than just the implied cityscape of Dallas and Fort Worth. Plano, formerly regarded as a little known suburb, an outlier of Dallas, has grown in prominence recently as it has become the headquarters for renowned businesses like Toyota, Liberty Mutual...

You Can’t Take It With You

You Can’t Take It With You

Violet Krause, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


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Oct. 27-29, the theatre program put on their first production of the year, “You Can’t Take It With You.” Comparing this production to the show that will be entered in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) competition, the students were given a lot of leeway with deciding factors involving...

Drumming to Victory, the Drumline Preps for the Lone Star Drumline Competition

Drumming to Victory, the Drumline Preps for the Lone Star Drumline Competition

Violet Krause, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


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In the first week of November, the drumline will be traveling to Marcus High School to compete in the annual LoneStar Classic Drumline competition. Last year, the group took home 4th place in what is considered one of the biggest drumline competitions in Texas. “The competition is hosted by Marcus...

Everything is Bigger and Better at the Texas State Fair

Everything is Bigger and Better at the Texas State Fair

Whitney Patterson, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


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The Texas State Fair, an annual celebration of Texas food and culture festivities, was open from Sept. 30 to Oct. 23. The State Fair is the largest in the country, and this year, some new and exciting attractions, as well as inventive fried foods, helped attract a whopping 3.5 million people, according...

Choir All-Region

Choir All-Region

Gina Quatrino, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


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Auditions for All-Region choir were held on October 1, 2016. All-Region choir is a group of the top 160 choral singers in the Plano and Frisco area. “All-Region is the first step to the All-State process,” junior Ananya Desai said. “Those who make it into the top 15 for each voice part get put...

National Merit Semi-Finalists

November 3, 2016


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These are the Semi-finalists for National Merit Scholarship for the class of 2017. National Merit Scholarship Semi-finalists have met a specific Selection Index score and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) program requirements. Syra G. Abraham Nathan P. Bennett Ankur S. Bhagwath Raymond...

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