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...

Hispanic Heritage Month

Whitney Patterson, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016


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The United States Hispanic population is the second fastest growing racial or ethnic group in the United States, with 57 million people of Latin American or Spanish origin. In 1988, as a celebration of Latino culture, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 was declared Hispanic Heritage Month. In 1968, President Lyndon...

West’s Success Not Up For Debate

Michael de Silva, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016


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With the school year being over a month underway, debate season has officially begun. The debate team has been working at each competition to qualify for advancement. “Debate has allowed me to be in a competitive environment and talk about issues that really matter,” senior Marghi Jani said. “We...

Students Make a Change Through Music

Students Make a Change Through Music

Fatima Bhaiwala, Senior Editor

September 30, 2016


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Three years ago a group of students united together to create change through music. They formed a club called Music Above All. Today, that club has turned into a official non-profit organization that has a mission to use music to make a difference in the community. “[Music Above All] is run by six...

The Cowboys: Moving On Up And In

Harrison Sites, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


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When the Dallas Cowboys started drafting a plan to build their new headquarters and training complex, few would have imagined that it would end up in Frisco after the team had spent most of their recent history training in Oxnard, California, near the bright lights of the City of Angels. When the City...

Student Creators of Egenda

Student Creators of Egenda

Sana Hameed, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2016


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Seniors Ritvik Annam and Ari Cohn released Egenda, an application for iOS and Android, on Aug. 26, 2016 to replace the traditional paper planner. They started by sketching the design out on legal pads. The idea was simple: allow students to manage their hectic daily schedules and organize homework, quizzes,...

Juniors Crown New JCP

Gina Quatrino, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


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With the start of a new school year came the annual Junior Class President (JCP) election, where Blessing Saungweme was crowned the leader of the junior student body. The JCP election allows one eleventh grade student to represent this year’s junior class. The winner would be someone who displays as...

JCP Sweeps SCP Title

JCP Sweeps SCP Title

Leo Rocha, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016


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The Senior Class President (SCP) elections have come to a close. After campaigning against seven other candidates, current Junior Class President (JCP) Zach Starr was re-elected as SCP for the 2016 - 2017 school year. Starr will be succeeding senior Julius Hubby, who is looking forward to passing down...

Summer Olympics

Chloe Oani, Staff Writer

April 8, 2016


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With the 2016 Summer Olympics less than six months away, competitors in more than 25 different sports are hard at work to qualify for their event. Meanwhile host city Rio de Janeiro finds itself struggling to prepare for their arrival against obstacles including citizen protests, a lack of proper sewage...

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