The Plano West BluePrints

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 there are close to 1.6 million cases reported and the death tolls reached just above 100,000. With every...

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 quarantine measures efficiently and effectively and are helping citizens in multiple ways. Open...

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 activities that were taken for granted ceased to be the norm as schools, companies, restaurants and...

Everything You Need to Know About the Impeachment Inquiry

Shreya Mapadath, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

The past few months have been a political hailstorm, beginning with a whistleblower complaint against incumbent President Trump and quickly escalating to an impeachment inquiry. New developments surface by the day, but here is a brief timeline of the events that have transpired thus far.    Aug. 1...

The State Fair of Texas is Back Up and Running

Elizabeth Secor, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

The smell of fried food, that old Ferris wheel turning once again, crowds upon crowds arriving greeted by the smiling face of Big Tex and his shiny new size 96 Lucchese boots. All signs that it is that time of year again: The State Fair. Grab your ticket and get ready to explore all the State Fair has...

OPINION: Problems With Declaring a National Emergency

The border fence that separates a part of the United States and Mexico.

Avery Klatsky, Senior Editor

March 27, 2019

The Southern border has a bevy of problems, but declaring a National Emergency is not the way to fix them.

OPINION: Today’s Technology is Reducing Printed News

Juliette Uncovsky, Associate Editor

March 1, 2019

There was a time before the technological and internet age where a typical person would wake up in the mornings, walk outside to find the newspaper settled on the front lawn and read the latest news from all around the world with a steaming cup of coffee. The newspaper, a prominent tool back in the day,...

OPINION: The Media Should do a Better Job When Reporting on Tragedies

Malvika Mahendhra, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019

April 20, 1997. Sept. 11, 2001. Dec. 14, 2012. Feb. 14, 2018. These are only a few of the dates where the world stood in horror as they watched tragedy unfold on television in front of them. In the past decade, media coverage has risen with access to new technology, allowing the entire world to attain info...

Opinion: Importance of Planning

Talia Dave, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

All across the country, multiple Planned Parenthood’s have been shut down and defunded due to pro-life activists in the government and extremists- but this should not be happening and here is why: Planned Parenthood clinics provide advice, contraceptives and family planning to low income families and ...

OPINION: Big Corporations Need a Green Change

Malvika Mahendhra, Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2019

Climate change. Pollution. Water crisis. These are the environmental problems of the modern age that are causing effects that might be beyond repair. While local movements and the government are taking action to fix our environment like hosting clean-ups and banning plastic bags, significant action regarding...

OPINION: Free Markets Would Make Healthcare More Affordable

Avery Klatsky, Senior Editor

December 17, 2018

Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was created in 2010, privatizing the healthcare system can result in safer, cheaper, and better care for American consumers.

OPINION: A $15 Minimum Wage Would Have Dire Consequences

Avery Klatsky, Senior Editor

December 13, 2018

Implementing a higher federal minimum wage would have several negative impacts on the economy. Here's why.

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