The Student Newspaper of Plano West Senior High School

The Plano West BluePrints

The Student Newspaper of Plano West Senior High School

The Plano West BluePrints

The Student Newspaper of Plano West Senior High School

The Plano West BluePrints

Staff Book Recommendations: September Edition

Staff Book Recommendations: September Edition

Ansley Denison September 15, 2022

If We Were Villains (Alyssa’s Pick) “Actors are by nature volatile—alchemic creatures composed of incendiary elements, emotion and ego and envy. Heat them up, stir them together, and sometimes...

Uswah Alpial and Mina Bilal  create Breaking Barriers Organization

Uswah Alpial and Mina Bilal create Breaking Barriers Organization

Meron Mesfin, Writer April 22, 2022

Underprivileged kids in Pakistan can learn English through the non-profit organization Breaking Barriers Through Education created by Uswah Alpial, a junior at Plano West.  In January of 2020, Alpial...

CODA Movie Poster

The Impact of CODA’s Best Picture Win at the Oscars

Alyssa Royston April 20, 2022

Apple TV+’s CODA took home three Oscars at the 94th Annual Academy Awards this past March, becoming the first film distributed by a streaming service to win, as well as the first film starring predominantly...

A Comprehensive Guide to Tackling College Applications

A Comprehensive Guide to Tackling College Applications

Avni Vallab February 7, 2022

Starting the college applications process is no easy feat; with simple planning and clear goals, you can tackle college apps withease.    Where to start? The first step to organizing y our...

Plano West Crowns Homecoming Door Decorating Winners

Plano West Crowns Homecoming Door Decorating Winners

Avni Vallab, Writer December 9, 2021

Plano West held its first door decorating contest to prepare students for the festivities of homecoming week.  Teachers and clubs all over Plano west decorated doors and hallways to mark the start...

Humans of Plano West: Bob Molyet

Gabby Pippins May 25, 2021

Business Law teacher and Track/Cross Country Coach Bob Molyet tells about who motivated him to become a teacher. “This is an interesting question for me. When I was in the 8th grade, the teacher ‘Sister...

Humans of Plano West; Christine Kinard

Gabby Pippins, Writer May 21, 2021

When you walk into US History teacher Christine Kinard‘s classroom, it is hard to miss the large cardboard “ribbon” hanging from the ceiling.  On one side, the cardboard is pink, with Mrs. Kinard’s...

Humans of Plano West: Robert Croman

Elizabeth Secor, Editor May 21, 2021

“I spent the majority of my life as a student. 1st through 12th grade was 12 years and 12 years to get a doctorate, and I was a student for 24 years. You never stop being a student, really. Specifically...

Humans of Plano West: Robin Bailey

Reo Lee May 19, 2021

Robin Bailey, a computer science teacher who has recently been named a 2021 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Dallas/Fort Worth Affiliate Winner, looks back on her career and all the other things she has...

Dating in Quarantine

Dating in Quarantine

Elizabeth Secor, Editor March 3, 2021

Valentine's Day is approaching, but the high school dating scene has had to deal with significant challenges this year.  With social distancing, weeks without face-to-face contact, masks, and other protective...

Student Owned Businesses To Support in the Wolfpack Community

Student Owned Businesses To Support in the Wolfpack Community

Reo Lee January 28, 2021

Owning and running a functioning business comes with a lot of responsibilities, requiring endless amounts of research, planning ahead, and unknown risk. While the term entrepreneur usually gets associated...

Binge Worthy Shows for School Breaks

Binge Worthy Shows for School Breaks

Elizabeth Secor, Editor January 28, 2021

A survey was taken by 11 Plano West and Allen students on what and how to binge-watch shows. Questions like ‘How Many Seasons Does a Show need to Be Binge-able’ and ‘What is Your Favorite Show’...

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