Fantasy Football

Jake Plotkin

December 14, 2012


Filed under Sports, Student Corner

This is a game that many men look forward to playing each football season. This is one of the only times that having knowledge of their favorite sport can pay off in something so manly. This fun and entertaining activity is Fantasy Football. Fantasy Football started in 1962 at the Milford Plaza Hotel...

WESTern Equestrains

WESTern Equestrains

Caitlin O'Beirne

December 14, 2012


Filed under Features, Sports, Student Corner

Equestrian sports are full of time-honored traditions and have been an element of society since ancient times. Modern ideas of horseback riding competition include English and Western style riding, rodeos and polo. In America, the sport has earned a reputation for agility, grace and fearlessness. ...

Broaden Your Horizons

Catherine Carroll

November 20, 2012


Filed under Student Corner

On campus, there are over 40 curricular clubs and countless extracurricular clubs that students can join. However, many students find that those clubs are not enough. In addition to their participation in school clubs, these students actively participate in clubs and organizations outside of school....

Signing Day

Signing Day

November 14, 2012


Filed under Sports, Student Corner, Top Stories

At 8:00 A.M. on Nov. 14, nine students celebrated Signing Day surrounded by their friends, family, teammates and coaches. This event involves graduating athletes who gather to sign a letter of intent to play their respective sport at the college they chose. From the top left, left to right: Marc J...

Crackdown On Campus

Kori Bennett

October 2, 2012


Filed under News, Student Corner

Recently the rules have begun to play a more prominent role in the everyday lives of students. The reigns have been shortened on dress codes, the possession of electronic devices in the classroom, and all around behavior. “I definitely think they should be dress coding, but I don’t think they...

Cheerleading: The Spirit or the Pack

Caitlin O'Beirne

October 1, 2012


Filed under Sports, Student Corner

The strength of the pack is the wolf. And the spirit of the pack is the Plano West cheerleading squad. Behind the big bows and bigger smiles, the girls practice every day during sixth and seventh periods to perfect their cheers, dances, jumps and stunts. Junior varsity co-captain Brooke Johnson has been...

Homecoming: Football, Dresses, and Dancing Galore

Homecoming: Football, Dresses, and Dancing Galore

Kori Bennett

September 28, 2012


Filed under Features, Student Corner, Top Stories

A fortune cookie, a pep rally, a lawn and car paint. All of these objects have somehow played a part in the creative ways that guys have asked girls to homecoming. Car paint is the most notorious way for guys to ask and recently pep rallies have become trendy as well. It is the time of year in senior...

Battle of the Classes

Caitlin O'Beirne

September 28, 2012


Filed under Features, Student Corner

Every year, the course list at Plano West changes and grows. Three new classes have been introduced for the 2012-2013 year. These include Photojournalism, Floral Design II, and Pharmacy Tech. Photojournalism is a course designed to teach students the techniques of taking effective photographs for...

Blue Nation Legacy

Catherine Carroll

September 28, 2012


Filed under Features, Student Corner

Having been in operation for 14 years, it is not hard to see why West is bursting with traditions, celebrated by both the students and the faculty. “It is important for everyone to know and to understand our traditions and beliefs,” Principal Kathy King said. Some well-known traditions include...

Madden 2012

Caitlin O'Beirne

September 28, 2012


Filed under Features, Student Corner

Students of the junior class placed their vote for Connor Madden as junior class president (JCP).  Madden attended Shepton High School and served on the President’s Council during his freshman and sophomore years. Madden has also participated on the Plano West varsity swim team since his freshman...

JROTC

JROTC

Jennifer Schein

March 21, 2012


Filed under Student Corner

The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps is an organization for high school students that is dedicated to “motivating young people to be better citizens”, not to recruit for the military services. The Plano West Wolf Battalion was established on July 1, 2000, and is in the top 10 percent of the...

Symposium Club

Evelyn Moreno

March 21, 2012


Filed under Student Corner

The Symposium Club is a new club that focuses on aspiring authors. It was started by president of the club Chandler Werthmann and co-founder of the club Jessica Yung. The club is an organization for people who have a passion for writing and who would like to further their literary prowess. Club members...

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