WFGE Hosts Clothing Drive

Grace Noteboom, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014


Filed under Student Corner

Next week, March 24-28, one of the newest clubs on campus, the Wolves for Gender Equality (WFGE), will be hosting a clothing drive for abused women. WFGE is a student-run club which works to improve the school and surrounding community by raising awareness of feminist issues. “One of WFGE's goals...

Mavericks Ballkid

Danny Rozen

December 19, 2013


Filed under Features, Student Corner

As a seven year old child, junior Travis Ralstin went to the Dallas Mavericks Hoop Camp one summer because of his love of basketball and to learn some new basketball techniques. There he learned about the Mavericks Ballkid program. “I applied when I was 13,” Travis said. “Ballkids are ages 13...

All-Region Goes All Out

McKenna Alexander

December 19, 2013


Filed under Music, Student Corner

All-Region Choir has been regarded as one of the most competitive competitions in music for many years. With auditions coming to an end for the final choir and the grand performance arriving, choir students involved are all very ready. “All-Region Choir, a very competitive process put on by the...

All Packed In

Jake Plotkin

December 19, 2013


Filed under News, Student Corner

The Plano Independent School District School Board has had a series of redistricting changes since 2009. In December, 2009 a plan to redistrict was brought up for consideration and in 2011, they brought back the discussion. “The first of these two realignments occurred in 2009, when the district...

Students by Day, Employees by Night

Olivia Keomoungkhoun

December 19, 2013


Filed under Features, Student Corner

While some students go home after school, others head straight to work. These students sacrifice their time, homework and social life in order to make money and be independent. “I work at Jumpstreet in Allen,” junior Brenna Weaver said. “I decided to apply there because I knew that I was going...

West Takes a Stand Against Drugs and Bullying

Grace Noteboom

December 19, 2013


Filed under News, Student Corner

In the twenty-first century, a new wave of problems has become prevalent in high schools. These dangers, which include bullying and the increased use of drugs, have become a problem for teenagers nationwide. At West, the staff and students have banded together to take a stand against these problems....

West Thinks Differently

Catie Tsai

December 19, 2013


Filed under News, Student Corner

Students have always had the option to get extra help from their teachers, but what about from their peers? This year, West implemented a new peer-tutoring program called Think Differently. “I had a meeting with [Principal Kathy] King before the school year started and she brought up that there...

Yo-Yoers Prepare to Perform

Marzia Mariwala

December 19, 2013


Filed under Features, Student Corner

The Chinese yo-yoers at West have talent, skill and dedication—the only thing they lack, in fact, is a club sponsor. Originally created by seniors Arnold Wey and Vincent Ho at Shepton High School during their freshmen year, this unofficial group now has around eight people. “I just saw it as something...

Dual Credit Professors Give Students Taste of College

Marzia Mariwala

December 19, 2013


Filed under Features, Student Corner

Dual credit classes at school are perfect for students who do not want to settle for regular courses and do not want to take rigorous courses. Collin College classes at West follow a traditional college routine. Classes are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday. “I enjoy teaching high school students,”...

Getting Scholarships

Alison Tsai

December 19, 2013


Filed under Student Corner

Many seniors are not only worrying about the college application process, but also about being able to pay the tuition once admitted. Luckily, there are a multitude of scholarship options for those with high academic potential but low financial resources. Scholarships come in as wide a variety as...

The Spirit of Giving

Catie Tsai

December 19, 2013


Filed under Student Corner

For many people, the holidays represent a mix of family gatherings, religious celebrations and festive foods. It is also a time when people come together and share their blessings by volunteering and making the holidays special for those who are not as privileged. “Giving back to the community shows...

Plano West After Hours

Jake Plotkin

December 19, 2013


Filed under Student Corner

4:15—this is the time every student looks forward to. But while some people go home and go on with their daily lives, many stay after school for other activities. So the question on many people’s minds is, what do students and faculty do after hours? “Unless students are at school for a club...

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