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Juniors Starts Thinking of College Plans

Gabby Pippins May 25, 2021

While juniors at Plano West are beginning to think about college, the process, and their choices, AVID teachers can give some advice on what to expect and how to get an early start. Preparation is one...

Creative Problem Solving in HOSA

Gabby Pippins May 25, 2021

Several members of the HOSA club have competed and placed first in the Creative Problem Solving competition. Aside from being the best in the CPS division, many chose the club due to their interests in...

Leilani Hernandez, Wrestling Texas Wesleyan University

Leilani Hernandez, Wrestling Texas Wesleyan University

Gabby Pippins, Writer May 21, 2021

Leilani Hernandez, a wrestler on the Plano West Wrestling team, officially signed with Texas Wesleyan University this past month.   “I ended up ultimately choosing Texas Wesleyan University...

Robotics Balances Face-to-Face and Remote meetings

Robotics Balances Face-to-Face and Remote meetings

Elizabeth Secor, Editor May 21, 2021

Although there have been slight changes due to the recent pandemic, the robotics club still meets to build, design, and bring metallic pieces to life.   “We have a mix of members meeting remotely...

Two West Students Accepted to NYO Jazz Ensemble

Two West Students Accepted to NYO Jazz Ensemble

May 21, 2021

Colman Burks and Connor MacLeod auditioned and made their way into the New York Orchestra (NYO) Jazz ensemble. This prestigious ensemble group performs annually at Carnegie Hall and tours. Due to COVID...

Jazz Band Honored by Essentially Ellington

Jazz Band Honored by Essentially Ellington

Elizabeth Secor, Editor May 21, 2021

Since the school opened 20 years ago, the band has made it into the prestigious Essentially Ellington jazz competition finalist bracket three times. They made it a few years back in 2017, and both last...

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The ‘Capture the Flag’ of Cybersecurity

Elizabeth Secor, Editor May 21, 2021

Remember in Spiderman Homecoming when Ned Leeds proclaimed himself the ‘Guy in the Chair?’ Well, meet the ‘Guy in the Chair,’ or more accurately, guys in the chair of the school’s Cyber Quest...

Senior Sentiments on Revised Prom and Graduation

Reo Lee May 19, 2021

The Senior Prom will be held at the Tom Kimbrough Stadium on June 3, from 8 p.m till 11 p.m. Graduation will take place the following day on June 4 at Clark Stadium, from 8 p.m. Due to the current pandemic,...

All About Speech and Debate

Reo Lee May 19, 2021

The Speech and Debate team had seen many of their students place at recent State Competition: Renee Li and Lillian Ye were finalists of the Quarterfinals in Public Forum, Angela Wang (fourth place) and...

Psychology Club Uses Meetings and Instagram as  Peer-Tutoring Resource

Psychology Club Uses Meetings and Instagram as Peer-Tutoring Resource

Elizabeth Secor, Editor April 13, 2021

While COVID has put a halt to in-person meetings for many, the Psychology club has not let this deter them and has trekked through this year. Senior and club president Aashna Desai has helped the club...

Mental Matters Club Promotes Mental Health Initiatives

Mental Matters Club Promotes Mental Health Initiatives

Elizabeth Secor, Editor April 13, 2021

Since March of 2020, it has become imperative to keep up physical health through masks and use lots of hand sanitizer. What has become equally important, and what one specific club aims to help with,...

No Food? No Problem. International Club Moves Online with Crafts and Recipes.

No Food? No Problem. International Club Moves Online with Crafts and Recipes.

Elizabeth Secor, Editor April 13, 2021

With the recent pandemic leaving many students feeling lonely and disconnected, the International Club just might be the place to meet new people and learn about the unique diversity in the West Community.   “I...

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