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How Juniors Are Coping With Senior High

How Juniors Are Coping With Senior High

Reo Lee January 28, 2021

The jump from junior high to senior high is special, marking the beginning of a new adventure for juniors. There are more opportunities to meet a variety of new faces, the campus becomes noticeably larger,...

What AP Testing Will Look Like This Year

Reo Lee January 28, 2021

As the school year progresses, it is getting closer to the annual AP tests given out by the College Board. AP tests are optional exams taken towards the end of the year that tests students on the knowledge...

Homecoming Queen: Allison Harty

Homecoming Queen: Allison Harty

Reo Lee January 28, 2021

With homecoming week officially coming to an end, there was much excitement even with the absence of the annual homecoming dance. Although the Friday night game was a fun spectacle, a special part of it...

Club Feature: Words to Heart

Club Feature: Words to Heart

Reo Lee January 28, 2021

Sometimes, all that is needed are some warm and comforting words, even if they are from a stranger. Within the chaotic and at times cynical world, kindness is high in demand. Seeking to share the power...

What PSAT During COVID Looked Like

Gabby Pippins December 1, 2020

This nine weeks began with several students in Cohort B participating in the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) on October 14th. There were mixed feelings in the air as people began preparing...

Plano West Clinicals students pose beside one of their learning tools--a properly masked model skeleton.

Clinical rotations Continue Through COVID

Gabby Pippins, Writer November 5, 2020

Several academic classes and extracurricular activities are being altered due to COVID-19, and those alterations are having a major impact on classes that rely on human interactions. For junior Eliana...

Collin economics professor Daniel Sattizahn explains regressive and progressive taxes to students on Wednesday, November 4.

What Collin Courses Look Like Now

Elizabeth Secor, Editor November 5, 2020

In the past, Collin classes have always been different from other Plano West classes, meeting only three days a week instead of five. This year they are even more different. Some Collin courses are entirely...

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The Debate Team Goes Virtual for Competition Season

Elizabeth Secor, Editor November 5, 2020

This school year has been one filled with compromises due to COVID-19. Sports, clubs, school and more have all had to find other ways to complete activities. These changes include debate, which has a school...

The Fine Art of Staying Safe During Fine Arts

Gabby Pippins, Writer November 4, 2020

All classes have been looking a bit different due to COVID-19, but most have it easy compared to Fine Arts. Since these are performance classes, students have to find safe, socially distanced ways to perform...

Learning with Technology During the First Nine Weeks: Remote Versus Face-to-Face

Learning with Technology During the First Nine Weeks: Remote Versus Face-to-Face

Gabby Pippins October 9, 2020

Technology is playing a huge role in how schools teach students this year, even with them opened back up. Some students were excited to get back to school so that they could have a better learning experience.   “I...

Juniors Leap Into the New Year

Juniors Leap Into the New Year

Reo Lee October 9, 2020

The jump from junior high to senior high is special, marking the beginning of a new adventure for juniors. There are more opportunities to meet a variety of new faces, the campus becomes noticeably larger,...

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How teachers are affected by COVID

Reo Lee October 9, 2020

Although there were many concerns regarding the safety of students all over the world who are slowly integrating back into the standard face to face learning environment, the people who were arguably the...

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