Weitzman Group Brings West Plano Village

Weitzman Group Brings West Plano Village

Molly Shipper, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016


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In the beginning of 2012, The Weitzman Group teamed up with Cencor Realty Services to create The Weitzman West Plano Village. This development is located on Parker and The North Dallas Tollway. For many years, the property was a large vacant field owned by the Haggard family of Plano. The Execut...

Young Masters Finalists

Young Masters Finalists

Sana Hameed, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016


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The Young Masters Competition, a highly competitive fine arts contest hosted by the O’Donnell Foundation in partnership with the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA), selected a total of 15 West students as finalists for the 2015-2016 year. Students who were taking or who had previously taken Advanced Placement...

Senior Showcase

Senior Showcase

Sriya Reddy, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016


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Since art reflects an individual’s perception of the world around them, it differs from person to person and transforms over time. Advanced Placement (AP) Art seniors are exhibiting their metamorphosis through art from the last couple of years in their Senior Showcase. This year, the showcase takes...

HOSA Competition

HOSA Competition

Sriya Reddy, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016


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Twenty-four Future Health Professionals (HOSA) members are planning to compete in this year’s HOSA area competition on Feb. 19-20 at R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton. “HOSA competition is a way for HOSA members, who are future health care professionals, to express their strengths in a formal...

All-State Competition

All-State Competition

Tiffany Su, Associate Editor

February 23, 2016


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They say that everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes the All-State competition sponsored by Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA). This year, seven band students, eight choir students and 12 orchestra students were able to secure a coveted spot on their respective All-State groups, which...

Choir Visits Meyerson

Marisa Pisterzi, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 23, 2016


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Choir has been putting in many hours towards complete consonance for one of the biggest performances the choral program has done yet. On March 22 at 7:30 p.m. the choir will be performing at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in downtown Dallas with the esteemed Dallas Winds and world famous composer...

Pennies for Patients

Matthew Cooner, Staff Writer

December 10, 2015


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On Oct. 6, 2015, five teachers were asked to collect pennies for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Teachers Lauren Hodum, Ashley Thornhill, John Schmerker, Lynn Pettit and Ryan Ross teamed up with Student Congress (StuCo) for the three week annual charity event called Pennies for Patients. This...

The Truth About Truancy

The Truth About Truancy

Haley Pevsner, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2015


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The Texas Legislature’s decision to implement a new truancy policy has the rumor mill running amuck in all Texas public schools. After the United States Department of Justice announced it would be investigating the truancy policy of Dallas County, one of two counties in the state operating separate tr...

Humans of Plano West

Humans of Plano West

Catherine Hoffman, Staff Writer

December 10, 2015


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When Brandon Stanton started his book Humans of New York, his goal was to interview and photograph a few of the almost eight and a half million people in New York City. But what Stanton probably did not anticipate was that his project would spur people to start similar movements in their local communit...

The Carnegie Experience

The Carnegie Experience

Fatima Bhaiwala, Staff Writer

December 10, 2015


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Many people dream to perform on the stage of Carnegie Hall in New York City, where hundreds of famous artists, like the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jay Z and many more, have performed before. This dream has now become a reality for junior Ryan Marsh. “I think this will be an incredible experience,”...

Art Students Exhibit Talent

Molly Shipper, Staff Writer

December 10, 2015


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On Dec. 7, the Sockwell Center held Plano Independent School District’s Fall Art Exhibit. The exhibit contained artwork from various students all over PISD.  Senior Alexander Cruz, senior Josh Jordan and senior Ava Nazary are among the many students who represented the school. Having the chance t...

Tensions Intensify at Mizzou

Leo Rocha, Staff Writer

December 9, 2015


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Students at the University of Missouri (MU), commonly referred to as Mizzou, have been protesting against racial inequality on campus after multiple incidents had been unresolved by the administration. “For the past month, students of color, specifically black students, have been speaking to the...

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