Training to be a Black Belt

Training to be a Black Belt

Sana Hameed, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016

While Hollywood perpetuates its own violent and gory image of action sequences involving  “kung fu” masters executing perfect stunts to defeat cackling and overconfident villains, it often forgets the more pragmatic purpose of training in martial arts. Junior Anura Khond is one of the many students...

Exploring Future Careers

Exploring Future Careers

Meraal Hakeem, Senior Editor

February 23, 2016

Slowly, junior Gauri Ketkar opens the employee door for the first time. The scents of antiseptics waft around her. Her fingers tingle with excitement as she prepares to see advanced medical procedures take place. She, along with several others in Practicum in Health Science (Clinical Rotations), g...

Mastering the Art of Glass-Blowing

Mastering the Art of Glass-Blowing

McKenna Alexander, Associate Editor

May 15, 2015

Ask any teenager what their hobbies are, and you are likely to hear something along the lines of of sports, Netflix, volunteering, hanging out with friends or scrolling through their phone for hours on end. However, this is not the case for senior Johnny Richard. Beginning about a year ago, the soon-to-be...

Putting in Work for State

Putting in Work for State

Bianca Javery, Staff Writer

May 15, 2015

The golf team competed in the State tournament April 27-28 at the Legacy Hills Golf Course in Georgetown where they won third place overall. “After the Regional tournament, we took the rest of the week off to catch up on school work,” junior Bryson Scott said. “But we also practiced on our own...

Food, Fun and Friends

Food, Fun and Friends

Jennifer Cotter, Senior Editor

April 7, 2015

On March 21, Orchestra held their annual Asian Food and Music Festival, also known as Asian Fest, in the cafeteria and auditorium. The event is held as a fundraiser that provides food, music, and entertainment for anybody that chooses to go. “The Asian Festival is a really good time for students...

The Royales Compete at Nationals

The Royales Compete at Nationals

Talia Kussman, Staff Writer

April 7, 2015

The Royales prepared for Nationals for months and competed at the Fort Worth Convention Center on March 21. Competing against other schools from Allen, Austin, South Lake and more, the whole team worked consistently every day to perfect their routines. “The Royales prepared for nationals by practicing...

Student is Bikin’ Dirty

Student is Bikin’ Dirty

Catherine Hoffman, Staff Writer

April 7, 2015

While football, soccer, baseball, tennis and basketball remain popular high school sports, many students choose to participate in other activities- even extreme sports. Senior Emil Kyhnel’s sport of choice is motocross, which involves driving a dirt bike around a track at dangerously high speeds. “Dirt...

Making of a Freemason

Making of a Freemason

McKenna Alexander, Associate Editor

April 7, 2015

In a dimly lit room with a lamp that is continuously flickering on and off, Brian Robinson sits at his desk. A government teacher and member of the National Guard, he has yet another part to him that not many people know of: he is a Freemason. “It’s a fraternity,” Robinson said while grinning....

Online Exclusive: Boys Basketball Comes From Behind to Win State

Online Exclusive: Boys Basketball Comes From Behind to Win State

Daniel Gooding, Staff Writer

March 19, 2015

With 2.2 seconds left in the Class 6A Championship game, senior D.J. Hogg let fly the most important shot in the history of Plano West Basketball. West went into the final game of the playoffs with plenty of momentum, having won all of their previous 17 games. However, Houston Clear Lake was no ordinary...

Senior Artist Places in YoungArts

Senior Artist Places in YoungArts

Nicki Edwards, Staff Writer

February 11, 2015

The new year marks the arrival of many opportunities. For the fine arts department, the beginning of 2015 came the end of the National YoungArts Competition. This event emphasized the advanced works of many interdisciplinary categories such as photography, dance, music, theatre and visual arts. Out of...

Find New Munches at Lunch

Find New Munches at Lunch

Tiffany Su, Staff Writer

February 11, 2015

Students are always looking for different places to go for lunch that are cheap, nearby and that serve appetizing food. Look no further than the southeast corner of Plano Parkway and Dallas North Tollway. For two dollars, students can go to St. Andrews Methodist Church every Wednesday with their friends f...

Slam-Dunking Their Way to Victory

Slam-Dunking Their Way to Victory

Tiffany Su, Staff Writer

January 27, 2015

The Lady Wolves basketball team is composed of a confident group of girls who plan to take home the championship title in early March. The team is expected to head back to the State Championships in San Antonio, where they lost the title last year to Manvel High School. “Our biggest goal is to defin...

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