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

2023 Staff TBR List

2023 Staff TBR List

Ansley Denison, Staff Writer January 18, 2023

With January kicking off the start of the New Year, the Plano West Blueprints Staff compiled a short list of their projected 2023 reads to give you a glimpse of the novels they'll be enjoying in their...

Winter Activities in DFW

Izzy Nielsen, Writer December 12, 2022

Winter is a busy time for most families. Whether you’re busy holiday shopping, decorating, going to parties, and cherishing these precious moments with your family, you may be in need of local activities...

The Plano West Blueprints Newspaper Staffs book picks for the month of December.

December Staff Book Recommendations

Ansley Denison, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Hadia's Book Pic)  "…yet love can move people to act in unexpected ways and move them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with startling heroism." "A...

Staff Book Recommendations: October Edition

Staff Book Recommendations: October Edition

Ansley Denison, Staff Writer October 13, 2022

The Authenticity Project (Alyssa’s Pick) “Everyone lies about their lives. What would happen if you shared the truth instead? The one thing that defines you, that makes everything else about...

October Film Releases

October Film Releases

Ansley Denison, Staff Writer October 4, 2022

Don't Worry Darling Don't Worry Darling premiered in late September and debuted #1 in its US Box Office opening weekend. The film follows Jack, played by Harry Styles, and Alice, played by Florence...

Autumn at the Arboretum

Fun Fall Activities in DFW

Blaire Bayless, Writer October 4, 2022

With the first day of Fall arriving , there are many Autumn and Halloween themed experiences opening up around the Dallas Fort Worth area. Here are five fun Fall activities to try out with friends and...

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...

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