Learning to Study More Effectively

Lauren Roytberg

February 14, 2012


Filed under Features, Student Corner

Studying is a key essential to a student’s high school life. With all the modern technology surrounding everyone’s lives, it can be hard to avoid surfing the net instead of preparing for the next test.  Sometimes students just do not know where or how to study and stay focused. “Most video...

Looking Back At The Year That Was

Looking Back At The Year That Was

November 21, 2011


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Written by Evelyn Moreno As 2012 approaches, looking back is a good way to see all that happened in just one year. From getting snowed in to a royal wedding and the Mavericks winning the NBA championship, believe it or not but this year has been pretty eventful. Many are worried about the rumors about 2012, but ...

Chicken Noodle Soup for the Plano West Soul

November 2, 2011


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Written by Jennifer Schein  A big part of what many people remember from their childhoods is being sick. The getting special treatment, staying home from school, and making any siblings jealous is a big deal to a little kid. Another element of childhood illness is the home remedies people swear by....

New Restaurants

November 2, 2011


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Written by Jade Ford Many new restaurants of many different food types have recently opened here in Plano such as Stan’s Grill on the Parkway, Nico’s Cantina and Whiskey Cake Kitchen Bar. Stan’s Grill is located at 3645 Dallas Parkway. “Stan’s Grill is awesome” senior Lindsey Busch sa...

The Glitz and Glamour of Homecoming

The Glitz and Glamour of Homecoming

November 2, 2011


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Written by Ali Lister Homecoming. It is the most anticipated rite of passage for high school students. Nonexistent in junior high, it is one of the most extravagant celebrations to take place among upperclassmen. Texas is the only state to boast the elaborate accessories for this ‘pre-prom.’ Between the mums and garters...

A Star Among Us

A Star Among Us

November 2, 2011


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Written by Lauren Roytberg As bright lights hit the podium, true beauty is recognized. Thousands of people gather around to support the inner and outer qualities of the shining contestants. Their hearts beating so hard and fast, you can almost feel the vibrations flowing through the ground beneath their fe...

Kids That Drink Coffee

November 2, 2011


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Written by Ali Lister Throughout history, society has always conformed to the latest fads. From MySpace to duck-face pictures to Twitter, these things seem to catch on like wildfire and take off. One day, no one will be doing it, the next day you are no one if you are not doing it. A recent fad tha...

Show Me The Money

November 2, 2011


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Written by Jade Ford Relaxing on the couch and playing video games is the everyday routine for many teenagers on campus. But not all students have that kind of leisure or time on their hands. While some students can do whatever they want after school, some only have one option: going to work. Teenage...

The History of Halloween

November 1, 2011


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Written by Lauren Roytberg The winds are picking up and the shadows are stepping in. Halloween is here, but what exactly does the holiday mean? “Halloween is the day our inner toddlers crave,” junior Nick Shultz said. “It is an excuse for us guys to dress like superheroes, and for girls to...

The Happiest Place On Earth

The Happiest Place On Earth

September 26, 2011


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Written by Humera Nayeb One of the greatest vacation spots for teenagers just got more interesting. Walt Disney Company has created a new beachside resort in Aulani, Hawaii. The resort, which opened Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, focuses more on the culture, history and natural beauty of Hawaii, than Disney characte...

The Social Networking Obsession

The Social Networking Obsession

September 26, 2011


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Written by Lauren Tsai Millions of people, especially teens, are heavily involved with Facebook and social networking. However, the consequences may not be as familiar. Recent research presented at the 119th annual convention of the American Psychological Association linked Facebook and technolog...

West’s Many Languages

September 26, 2011


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Written by Lauren Roytberg An abundant percent of students in every high school are bilingual. Some people call it talent, but to the ones that speak more than one language it is just natural. In the 1900s and onward, immigration from many countries in Europe and Asia stretched, bringing many different c...

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