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Homecoming: The Enchanted Evening

Elizabeth Secor, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

On Oct. 26, the night that promised dancing and fun was upon West: homecoming. The night before at the football game, the homecoming king and queen were announced. Homecoming king was Deijon Jefferson representing football and the homecoming queen was Brooke Adams representing Student Council.  The Encha...

Students Are Getting Psyched For Psych Club

Talia Dave, Editor in Chief

September 24, 2019

With the year starting again, new members of the psychology club are beginning to join. The officers this year have some changes in mind and are ready for a successful year to help the incoming students be more prepared for the AP exam. “This year, we made a website, tinyurl.com/pwshpsychclub, to serve...

Band Marches Into Their First Performance of the Season

Elizabeth Secor, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

After working for weeks, day and night in 100 degree heat, the Mighty Wolves Band got to shine at their halftime show Night Shadows on Aug. 29 at the Toyota Stadium. “I continue to stay in band because to me, there is nothing more amazing than making music with others,” Rachel Ball said. “It is...

New Changes Coming to West

Talia Dave, Editor in Chief

August 23, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year is revving up and students new and old are embracing some of the new changes. The PISD school board has made certain changes involving the security of the school. Students are required to wear their ID badges at all times to ensure the safety of all students and teachers and all...

Daniel Cox Named Secondary Teacher of the Year

Isabelle Yuen, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

Daniel Cox won secondary teacher of the year for the 2018-2019 school year. Cox was also beginning teacher of the year and and experienced teacher of the year for Plano West previously. “It was a total surprise,” Cox said.“I found out after I ran a marathon that I was a finalist. I was mind blo...

Upcoming Senior Events to End The Year

Kyle Dixon, Senior Editor

May 17, 2019

With the school year drawing to a close in the next week, here is a brief look at the upcoming important events for the remainder of the 2018-2019 year.   May 17 Choir Syncopation/Rhapsody Garden Show 7:00-10:00 p.m. Location: Plano West Courtyard   May 21 Mandatory ...

Fashion Design Students go to New York City

Malvika Mahendhra, Editor in Chief

May 17, 2019

Students in fashion design class had the opportunity to travel to New York City. The trip to the northeast lasted from April 25 to 29. During the course of their trip, students participated in activities surrounding the fashion industry like visiting the tenement museums, Hat Shop, FIT museum and Museum...

Future Farmers of America Soar Ahead

Juliette Uncovsky, Associate Editor

May 17, 2019

This semester in Future Farmers of America (FFA), students competed at the Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston Livestock Shows and Rodeos. The projects that were held during this show included two steers raised by seniors Paige Bruno and Claudia Dobrient, as well as pigs, lambs and goats. They also competed...

New Senior Class President Samuel Starr Looking Forward to 2020

Newly elected SCP Samuel Starr poses for a picture.

Haley Derdiger, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

With the 2018-19 school year coming to an end, the class of 2020 welcomes newly elected senior class president, Samuel Starr. He plans to make a change for the student body and is eagerly awaiting for an effective year ahead. “One of the main reasons I decided to run for senior class president was...

OPINION: The Relevancy of Standardized Testing is Declining

Talia Dave, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

Through high school, students stress and worry over numbers and grades that will mean next to nothing in the years to come. With Advanced Placement exams, ACTs and SATs, students worry too much and complicate their lives to prove that they are worthy of college because of numbers. Standardized testing...

Teacher Feature: Meet English Enthusiast Ms. Elliott

Teacher Feature: Meet English Enthusiast Ms. Elliott

Juliette Uncovsky, Associate Editor

March 1, 2019

What do you teach? I teach Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature as well as AP Language and Composition. Why did you decide to teach? I chose to teach because school has always been a wondrous place for me. Because of the way I felt and still feel, I wanted to help kids feel the wonder of it...

Students Initiate Change in the Medical Community

Students Initiate Change in the Medical Community

Juliette Uncovsky, Associate Editor

March 1, 2019

Excitement fills the air in G building after a long day for students who plan to pursue their passion in the medical field. Whether it be to become dentists, pediatricians or surgeons, these students have a strong determination to reach their dream through participation in a medically influenced organization. “Health...

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