Sonic’s Most Secret Sips

Catherine Hoffman, Staff Writer

January 8, 2015

Sonic is a popular off-campus lunch spot for many West students. If you are one of the numerous people who enjoy the “Ultimate Drink Stop,” here are a few different drink combinations to try during your next visit.   Blue Coconut Sprite with Mint This minty twist on the classic Blue...

Student Discounts Save Your Wallet

Janice Zhou, Senior Editor

January 8, 2015

Lack of money and being a student sometimes goes hand in hand. Here's a list of places that offer student discounts: Kimbell Art Museum – Special Exhibitions Students get $2 off the regular admission price ($18) if they present a student ID Location: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX ...

Do Not Flip Over Finals

McKenna Alexander, Associate Editor

January 8, 2015

It is that time of year again, when students are frantically hunting in their lockers and backpacks for notes they took the first week of school, regretting thinking that they would never need them again. Bring on the season of minimal sleep, over-consumption of coffee, and sweatpants becoming the new...

College Application Checklist

Catie Tsai, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2014

Jan. 1, the regular decision application deadline for many colleges, is fast approaching. With the exception of those who have already been accepted into a school, high school seniors everywhere are scrambling to finish their applications in hopes that an acceptance letter from one of their choice colleges...

Mums the Word: Texas Tradition

Mums the Word: Texas Tradition

McKenna Alexander, Associate Editor-in-Chief

October 13, 2014

It is that time of year again, when girls' thoughts are consumed with dresses, heels, manicures and potential hairstyles while boys panic over a creative proposal. Homecoming has arrived, and along with it comes the traditions that have been present since 1911, when the University of Missouri introduced...

Student Council Plans West’s First Operation Beautiful

Student Council Plans West’s First Operation Beautiful

Alison Tsai, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2014

Some say that it is not what is on the outside that counts, but what is on the inside. West is going one step further by launching its first Operation Beautiful, a campaign to celebrate inner beauty and raise self-image of girls. “One of the main goals of Operation Beautiful is to encourage girls...

PALs Plan Ahead For Prom

Mckenna Alexander, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014

PALs has recently been working to create West’s “Prom Closet,” a collection of donated prom dresses to be distributed to girls before prom takes place on May 17. “Suzanne Dowd initiated the Prom Closet several years ago,” senior Priyanka Parikh said. “This year PALs wanted to build upon...

WFGE Hosts Clothing Drive

Grace Noteboom, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014

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

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

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

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

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...

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