HOSA Goes to Competition

Harrison Sites, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


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The Future Health Professionals (HOSA) members competed in this year’s Area 3 Competition on Feb. 17-18 at Frisco Centennial High School in Frisco with four members coming away with awards. “The HOSA competitions are a way for all HOSA members, who aspire to be future health care professionals,...

Visual Arts Competition

Michael de Silva, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


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On April 28, qualified students will be traveling to San Antonio to compete in the 2017 State Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE). VASE is a prestigious Texas art competition that begins with Regional level events and culminates in a large-scale state event. “It’s a competition where you can bring...

Science Fair Wins

Gina Quatrino, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


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On Dec. 8, the school science fair took place and awarded six people the privilege to progress to the next stage in the project competition. The annual competition of the science fair takes place across the country. During this process, students with a talent for science and technology come together...

Volunteer Organization Old School Band Makes a Difference for Senior Citizens

Elizabeth Price, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017


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Every Saturday in the foyer of a run-down nursing home, several bright faces bring joy to an eccentric group of senior citizens. These bright faces belong to a volunteer organization started by three juniors, a group called Old School Band. Kaitlynn Li, the founder of the group, started the band freshman...

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...

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