Hungry For More

Hungry For More

September 26, 2011


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Written by Jennifer Schein Death. Fighting. Despair. The sound of metal sparking against itself echoed in the arena. Sweat dripped off the young fighters battling to save their own lives. Finally, the match came to an end, resulting in death. These are a few of the common themes and events present in th...

Youtube Stars

Allison Stephens

April 25, 2011


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It is no secret that the little video screen on YouTube is actually the window to opportunity. Take singer/songwriter Sam Tsui for example. He caught the attention of millions of people with his a cappella versions of a Michael Jackson medley and “Don’t Stop Believing.” Tsui often gets help with...

Physics Bridge Project

Paige Solomon

January 6, 2011


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Many Physics students dread the time of the school year when they have to make their paper bridge.  In years past, both regulars and honors Physics students were required to take on the grueling task of building these bridges.  But this year, the project is only required for honors Physics students. ...

Humanities Censorship Causes Controversy

Humanities Censorship Causes Controversy

Anjali Gupta

January 6, 2011


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The students of Plano Independent School District have proved that they are truly a force to be reckoned with. On Nov. 15, the district withdrew its plans to remove a Humanities textbook from classrooms after various photos of ancient nude statues drew complaints from the parents of a Jasper High...

ER Nurse Presentation

November 10, 2010


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By: Katie Link On Nov. 8, emergency room nurse from Maine, Linda Dutil, arrived on campus to give a presentation on drug and alcohol education and prevention. Select fourth period classes gathered in the presentation room to learn of the dangers of these topics. Dutil shared her knowledge with students...

Evolution of Social Networking

November 9, 2010


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By: Kate Webb As two of the most popular current fads, Facebook and MySpace have truly created a name for themselves and an almighty presence in the technological world. However, these two sites were not the first to connect friends, family, strangers and even celebrities.  The real question is,...

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

November 9, 2010


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By: Iqra Hameed Everyone in the audience sees the production on stage, but no one really knows what goes on behind the curtain. The Technical Theatre Productions class, taught by Mr. Norval Sykes, makes the magic happen as they build the set, design the posters, put on lights and prepare the costumes...

Gay-Straight Alliance

Gay-Straight Alliance

Kathleen Gaskins

November 9, 2010


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The Gay-Straight Alliance or GSA is an up-and-coming club at school that is striving to create a safe environment for all students, regardless of their sexual orientation. This national organization’s goal is to stop abuse against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender or LGBT students and to promote...

Asian Festival

April 1, 2010


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On Saturday March 6, 2010, hundreds of students and their families gathered at Plano West for the annual Asian Festival hosted by the Plano West Orchestra. First Chinese BBQ provided food for the dinner. Matt Bardov, Andrew Weliver and Matthew Yenny, students from the West jazz band, entertained guests...

Apply For Success

Iqra Hameed

January 27, 2010


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A new school year has begun and many seniors are stressing over turning in their college applications on time. The stress over which school to choose and which school is right has officially begun. “Don’t wait until the last minute to get teacher recommendations or write the essay,” senior Christina...

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