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

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...

Mask-Wearing up to the Individual’s Comfort Level

Meron Mesfin, Writer February 18, 2022

With no more district wide mask mandate, the majority of the students at Plano West do not wear face masks, but some students still choose to wear masks.  PISD held a mask mandate up until September...

Plano ArtCenter’s Black History Month Tribute

Reo Lee April 13, 2021

In honor of Black History month, the Plano ArtCenter had featured local artists Jas Mardis and Evita Tezeno to do an exhibition that will last from Feb. 6 all the way till Mar. 27. The exhibition, titled...

First Time Voting for Seniors

First Time Voting for Seniors

Reo Lee January 28, 2021

The 2020 elections took place Tuesday, November 3, marking the 59th quadrennial presidential election. Although the act of voting is sacred and special to all American citizens, it is the first time some...

The News is the News–Good or Bad, We Need It

Elizabeth Secor December 2, 2020

With a few button clicks of a phone, a screen can be filled with the news headlines, and as of late, those headlines seem to be blaring only crises with a few feel-good stories thrown in. These headlines...

News Media Does More Harm Than Good

Reo Lee, Editor December 2, 2020

The presence of news media is overwhelmingly large, with gripping headlines being churned out by the hour. In the midst of the current pandemic, the media has been a great help in providing constant updates...

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Is News Media Good or Bad?

Reo Lee and Elizabeth Secor December 2, 2020

Over the past several years there has been a debate over if the news media's involvement in society is good or bad. The debate has revved up again amidst the pandemic and election. Editors Reo Lee and...

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What The NFL Looks Like During COVID

Gabby Pippins, Writer November 5, 2020

It is currently Week 5 of the NFL, and things have not been too bad for the league. They test their players regularly, social distance when possible, and have several safety precautions in place. However,...

West Coast Still Ablaze as Fire Season Begins

West Coast Still Ablaze as Fire Season Begins

Elizabeth Secor, Editor October 9, 2020

“It looks like the first scene in Blade Runner 2049," Whitney Secor, a Seattle resident, said. "All I need is the ominous soundtrack to complete the movie vibe."    While in most cases, California,...

How Different Governments are Handling the Pandemic

Reo Lee, Staff Writer April 20, 2020

The sudden halt in everyday activities was as unexpected as the spread of the COVID-19, but citizens around the world are pitching in to help their community by practicing social distancing. Currently...

Businesses Giving Back To The Community

Elizabeth Secor, Staff Writer April 20, 2020

Quarantine has led to many places closing and many places rising to the challenge. One large group of businesses that have risen to the challenge are restaurants. Many businesses have adjusted to the new...

A Look At Life In Quarantine

Reo Lee, Staff Writer April 20, 2020

The days of carefree laughing, friendly interactions and casual outings abruptly came to a halt without any clear warning. With the fast progressing COVID-19 virus on a rampage around the world, daily...

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