Proud to be an American?

Kathleen Gaskins

April 25, 2011

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What does it truly mean to be an American? Is it defined by saying the pledge every day or hanging a flag outside your front door? Maybe it is how active you are in politics or how long you served in the armed forces? Or perhaps it is simply being a citizen of the United States? In the past, patriotism...

CDs vs. MP3

Mary Martin

January 6, 2011

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When looking back at past decades, it is easy to associate a time period with a specific way of listening to music. The Fifties listened to records, the Eighties had cassette-tapes and the Nineties rocked out to their boom boxes. Now, as the decade of the 2000s draws to a close, a question remains: was...

West Lacks Spirit?

November 9, 2010

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By: Sarah Taylor Hollywood movies depict high school days with years full of lettermen jackets, club flyers and a sea of overwhelming school colors. This is what we have been led to believe high school should be like. But this is not necessarily the picture at Plano West. There is no better...

The Rise and Fall of Disney Channel

November 9, 2010

Filed under Opinions, TV

By: Allison Stephens The Disney Channel is a source of entertainment for kids and teens alike. However, in the past few years, Disney Channel Original Movies and Series have been declining in quality. Gone are the days of Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens and Boy Meets World, the early millennium shows...