Make Your Senior Year a Success

Meraal Hakeem, Staff Writer

May 15, 2015


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With junior year coming to a close, many students are experiencing a mixture of emotions: Anxiety. Excitement. Stress. Joy. Sadness. Anticipation. Regardless of what you may be feeling, it is of the utmost importance that you keep your eyes set on the future but still make sure to have tons of fun along...

Finding Your Niche in College

Maureen Maher, Staff Writer

May 15, 2015


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Go to freshman orientation. It may sound cheesy, but going to events designed for freshmen can be beneficial when trying to meet new people. These events get students affiliated with not only the school, but also other students at the university. Orientations introduce students to the clubs they can jo...

Must-Have Summer Beauty Products

Must-Have Summer Beauty Products

Talia Kussman, Staff Writer

May 15, 2015


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Hot weather means melting foundation and raccoon eyes. With summer approaching, it is time to switch up your fall and winter beauty products to summer-appropriate items. Looking fresh-faced for summer can be tricky since people forget to change up their products for different seasons. To fix this problem,...

Five Ways to Earn a Five On the Advanced Placement Exam

Five Ways to Earn a Five On the Advanced Placement Exam

Maureen Maher, Staff Writer

April 7, 2015


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With the Advanced Placement (AP) Exams approaching quickly, AP students will spend the next month stressing about how well they will do on the test. Students take the exams in order to get college credit, but many universities need students to do better than a three on the exam to get the credit. Some...

Your Prom Timeline

Taylor Watkins, Staff Writer

April 7, 2015


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Things to Do the Week Before Prom Day 7 - Break in your shoes. - Call and make any reservations for dinner, hair or nails. Day 6 -  Confirm that corsage/boutonniere arrangements will be ready the day of prom. Day 5 - Buy accessories that go well with your dress. - If you have not done so...

Cuddle With Something Cute at Cat Cafe

Tiffany Su, Staff Writer

April 7, 2015


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In culturally advanced cities such as Tokyo, New York City and San Francisco, cat cafes are already old news. However, there is a chance that one may open in Texas very soon. Young entrepreneur and University of Texas at Austin (UT) graduate Rebecca Gray has dreams to open a cafe called the Blue Cat Ca...

Imprints Featured in 2015 Jostens Look Book

Olivia Keomoungkhoun, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2015


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Plano West Senior High’s yearbook, Imprints, has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2015 Jostens Look Book, celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage. The Jostens Look Book is a collection of spreads and photos from outstanding yearbooks and their creative themes...

Simple Cupcake Recipes For This Spring

Tiffany Su, Staff Writer

April 7, 2015


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Funfetti Cupcakes (Vegan) Makes 12 cupcakes Total time: One hour What you will need: Cupcakes 1 cup non-dairy milk + 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup vegan butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp baking pow...

National Merit Finalists

Daniel Gooding, Staff Writer

April 7, 2015


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These students have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for their outstanding academic achievements. Only 15,000 students across the country are given this honor. Of this group, approximately 7,600 students will be chosen to receive various awards and scholarships. Netra...

Earth Day Story

Catie Tsai, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2015


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In a couple of weeks, thousands of people across the country will be celebrating the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Since its conception in April 22, 1970, this widespread campaign for environmental awareness has inspired and encouraged people all over the globe to become more mindful of their impact on ...

College Scholarship Tips

Catie Tsai, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2015


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College applications may be done, but many students still have scholarship applications to complete before their senioritis kicks in. For those who have yet to begin to apply for scholarships, here are a few tips to get started. 1. Research Finding scholarship opportunities can be a tedious process, but you can make...

Spring Trends Bloom into Fashion

Spring Trends Bloom into Fashion

McKenna Alexander, Associate Editor

February 13, 2015


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As flowers begin to bloom and warm breezes whistle their way into the air, spring brings not only a change in temperature, but also new trends. Keep your look updated this season with the newest styles for Spring 2015.   Backwards ball caps. This commonly known “fraternity look” branches out of its stereotype ...

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