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

Environmental Club Celebrates Earth Day, Challenges Students To Be More Sustainable

Environmental Club Celebrates Earth Day, Challenges Students To Be More Sustainable

Hadia Khatri, Staff Writer April 21, 2022

Earth Day is around the corner on April 22nd, with Green Schools applications due that week as well. Green Schools is a measure of how a school and its students are doing in terms of being environmentally...

Q&A With the 2022-2023 Senior Class President

Q&A With the 2022-2023 Senior Class President

April 20, 2022

With the end of the 2021-2022 school year approaching rapidly, elected officer positions for next year have been up for grabs. Current Student Council member Anna Norris campaigned and won the Senior Class...

Emmy Award-Winning Television Film Editor guides a workshop with Audio/Visual Students

Emmy Award-Winning Television Film Editor guides a workshop with Audio/Visual Students

Alyssa Royston April 1, 2022

Emmy Award-Winning television film editor, Mary DeChambres, ACE, led a 3-day workshop with the Audio/Visual students from February 15-17. DeChambres has worked on several shows students might recognize,...

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...

Are You Ready, Kids?

Are You Ready, Kids?

Alyssa Royston February 7, 2022

‘Spongebob the Musical’, the annual school musical based on the hit Nickelodeon animated television series, was in production for the past several months, and the cast and crew prepared diligently...

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 Clubs Return for the New School Year

Avni Vallab February 7, 2022

Plano West clubs came back stronger than ever with a wide variety of organizations for students to join.  The pandemic created an online school year marking a unique time when many clubs were forced...

QuizBowl Buzzes Into New School Year

QuizBowl Buzzes Into New School Year

Avni Vallab, Writer February 7, 2022

Plano West Quiz Bowl starts the year off strong inviting students back to compete with a variety of topics with a fun community.  It is conducted through a series of questions asked by a moderator,...

Kaila Garnett, Volleyball, University of Arkansas Monticello

Kaila Garnett, Volleyball, University of Arkansas Monticello

Avni Vallab, Writer January 6, 2022

Volleyball Player, Kaila Garnett signed with Angelo State University on November 10th. As soon as Garnett saw Angelo State University, she knew it was where she wanted to continue her volleyball career.  “There...

Snowflake Bazaar Turns Out To Be Most Successful Band Fundraiser

Snowflake Bazaar Turns Out To Be ‘Most Successful’ Band Fundraiser

George Chen January 6, 2022

The band hosted the Snowflake Bazaar, their annual fundraising event, in the cafeteria on Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, from 12 pm to 5 pm.  The Snowflake Bazaar is an event where local...

The Royales Perform in The Big Apple

The Royales Perform in The Big Apple

Mollie Walsh December 15, 2021

The Royales participated in the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City alongside Spirit of America Productions. The team spent the majority of Thanksgiving break in the city. “Leading...

Musical Theater Showcase Brings Broadway Songs to West

Musical Theater Showcase Brings Broadway Songs to West

Tejal Mathew December 9, 2021

The Plano West theatre program presented its musical theatre showcase, titled All Together Now!, on November 12, 2021. The show, consisting of various musical numbers in one performance, was performed...

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