Rise and Shine: It is Time for the Turkey Trot

Matthew Conner, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015


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This Thanksgiving at 9 a.m., the Dallas Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) will be hosting its annual Turkey Trot. The Turkey Trot is mainly composed of two different races: the five kilometer (5K) Fun Run and the traditional eight mile run. “The 5K has the most participation,” YMCA business se...

Royales Take on the Macy’s Day Parade

Leo Rocha, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015


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For the past 63 years in late November, hundreds of families have tuned in to the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Royales have been given the opportunity to perform in this year’s 89th parade on Nov. 26. The girls will leave the Saturday before...

Teacher Awarded by Texas Instruments

Haley Pevsner, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2015


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Lauded as a genius by fellow teachers, the best teacher they have ever had by students and an outstanding Science department chair by administration, Advanced Placement (AP) Physics teacher David Carroll now has another accomplishment to strap onto his belt. On Sept. 3, Carroll was awarded the Innovat...

The Laramie Project In Lights

Leo Rocha, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015


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Set the stage, cue the lights and sit back to enjoy an hour of drama, thrill and emotion. The school put on its first play of the year, The Laramie Project, Oct. 22 through 24. The play is based on the controversial story of a teenager who was beat to death because of his sexual orientation in Laramie...

There Is No Debate About It

There Is No Debate About It

Marisa Pisterzi, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2015


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The 2015-2016 debate team has proven to be a group of young leaders who are not ones to shy away from controversial topics or awards. On June 20, the team was recognized as a School of Outstanding Distinction and as one of the Top 10 Schools in the Nation for speech and debate by the National Speech and Debate Associa...

Fossil Findings

Sriya Reddy, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015


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Evolution is the biological change present over successive generations. The biggest evidence to evolution is fossils. Holding a shark tooth that dates back to millions of years ago puts in perspective the history of Earth and all the living beings that inhabited it before humans. Advanced Placement (AP)...

A Day in the Life of a Drum Major

Tiffany Su, Associate Editor

November 12, 2015


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Friday morning. Alarm clock goes off at 6:30 a.m. Seniors Maya Rigley, Tiger You and Kiana Shirmanesh climb out of bed, ready to face the day. Tedious details await for them to attend to, but they are already too familiar with the weekly cycle for them to mind. It is game day, and the longest day of the...

Energy Event Adds Excitement to DFW Solar Tour

Matthew Conner, Staff Writer

September 29, 2015


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Oct. 3 will mark the beginning of the 6th annual DFW Solar Tour. This year’s tour, however, has added a significant change to the day’s schedule: at the end, an event will be held at Plano Senior High to spread awareness about energy usage and educate the public on renewable energy sources.  Originally,...

These Reactions Trump All

Catherine Hoffman, Staff Writer

September 29, 2015


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Donald Trump shocked America when he announced his plans to run for the Presidency in 2016. This former TV personality has been making a name for himself through a number of tweets and comments that have been labeled as untactful. In a poll of public opinion, a number of Plano West student and faculty...

2015 Summer News Rundown

Catherine Hoffman, Staff Writer

September 29, 2015


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Syria In the midst of a violent civil war, millions of Syrian refugees are attempting to flee their country and find safety in Europe. Since 1976, tensions have been rising in Syria until it came to a head in 1982 with the brutal massacre of members of the anti-government Muslim Brotherhood in Ham...

Juniors Elect Their President

Juniors Elect Their President

Fatima Bhaiwala, Staff Writer

September 29, 2015


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West is filled with leaders all around, and the junior class president (JCP) election is a suitable way for them to show who they are. The JCP must be a student who is dedicated to the school and has many strong leadership qualities. This year the candidates have many ideas to help improve our school...

Unmasked

Unmasked

May 19, 2015


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Change the way you look at mental health by learning more about tell-tale signs, facts, and Michelle Obama's campaign to spread awareness.

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