Take it eatZi’s

Take it eatZi’s

Mckenna Alexander

October 17, 2013


Filed under Student Corner, Top Stories

Remember that huge construction project that took place off the Dallas Tollway last spring? How there was a huge plot of land dedicated to just one building? Many speculated what it was going to be until the day it was announced that eatZi’s Market and Bakery was going to be opening its fourth locati...

How Important is the PSAT?

Grace Noteboom

October 16, 2013


Filed under Student Corner

Tomorrow, all juniors nationwide will be taking a very important test, the PSAT. There are many rumors and misconceptions surrounding the test, but it is important that everyone knows the facts and tries to perform to their best ability. “This year, 1,500,000 students are expected to compete nationally,”...

Does the Early Bird Catch the Worm?

Alison Tsai

October 16, 2013


Filed under Student Corner

College application deadlines are looming closer, and they may be closer for some than for others. Many seniors choose to apply early rather than at the regular decision due date. In fact, there are four different ways to apply: early decision, early action, single-choice early action and regular decision....

Taking the PSAT?

Catie Tsai

October 15, 2013


Filed under Student Corner

How should you prepare for the big test day? The counselors share some tips: “The night before the test, you need to relax and get a good night’s sleep.” Taking a test when you are tired is not the best idea, as it can affect your concentration and lower your score. Studies show that by sho...

What Makes a First Date First Rate

December 14, 2012


Filed under GirlGossip, ManPage, Student Corner

First dates can be daunting for anyone.  There are countless articles detailing ways to have a successful first date, such as what to wear, what to say and how to act.  However, sometimes the most important detail can be overlooked: the location. The first thing that needs to be considered is the...

Changing Dynamics in the Music Department

Catherine Carroll

December 14, 2012


Filed under Featured Multimedia, Features, Music, Student Corner

The physical expansion of the Plano West campus is obvious, but it is the academic expansion that is really turning heads. The music department is one of the fastest growing fine arts departments in the district. The musical opportunities go much deeper than the traditional band, orchestra and choir,...

Their True Beauty

Their True Beauty

Zaynah Zafar

December 14, 2012


Filed under Featured A&E, Features, Student Corner

Rodeos, monster trucks and big hair. These are the things the state of Texas is most known for. Beauty pageants are also characteristic of the southern states. Over the years, as women have evolved to become more empowered and independent, beauty contests have earned a bad rap for degrading the female sp...

Education Without Borders

Savannah Borgsmiller

December 14, 2012


Filed under Opinions, Student Corner

Study abroad programs have grown in the past several years. College undergraduate and graduate programs have responded to this increasing interest by both advertising and producing more study abroad options for their students. This increase is notable not only in universities present in the United States...

Rewarding Responsibly

Caitlin O'Beirne

December 14, 2012


Filed under Opinions, Student Corner

Children all over America are being drowned in rewards and misplaced praise from a very early age. Who does not have an old box filled with trophies from second grade soccer, ribbons from a summer swim team or volleyball medals from a recreational team in elementary school? People may ask themselves...

Problematic Prescriptions

Problematic Prescriptions

Jessica Su

December 14, 2012


Filed under Opinions, Student Corner

Adderall and Vyvanse are the two most well-known types of drugs that are generally prescribed to children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. However, in the past decade, these drugs have been increasingly abused by students in order to help them study late into the night and stay focused d...

Early Bird vs Night Owl: Which one are you?

Early Bird vs Night Owl: Which one are you?

Savannah Borgsmiller

December 14, 2012


Filed under Features, Student Corner

Increased coffee intake, large bags under the eyes, sweat pants and the lovely chill in the air can mean only one thing: exams. The school is buzzing with stressed students carrying overstuffed backpacks. Everyone is cramming loads of information in their heads hoping to receive an A on their exam. The ...

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