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

Tackling Midterms: Tips to Prepare and Stay Organized During Exam Season

Tackling Midterms: Tips to Prepare and Stay Organized During Exam Season

Alyssa Royston, Co Editor in Chief December 5, 2022

As the 2022 Fall semester comes to a close, students are scrambling to relearn course curriculum in preparation for midterms, and without structure, this can feel incredibly overwhelming. Luckily, there...

First Year Debate Student at Yale Tournament

November 8, 2022

Students participated in the prestigious Speech and Debate Yale Tournament on September 30 to October 2, winning Sweepstakes and several individual awards. One student in particular, Caleb Wright, a junior,...

Band performing during the halftime show

Homecoming at a Glance

Alyssa Royston, Co Editor in Chief October 26, 2022

Homecoming weekend wrapped up with the football game on Friday, Oct. 21 where the Wolves took home a win against the East Panthers with a final score of 31-28. The Homecoming Queen, Sara Salazar, and...

Taylor Dawson poses for a snapshot

Sister of former Senior Class President elected to the Position of Junior Class President

Alyssa Royston, Co Editor in Chief October 26, 2022

After running head-to-head against Sepehr Khavari, Taylor Dawson won the Junior Class President election after campaigning from Oct. 1 through Oct. 9. As the younger sister of Ava Dawson, last year’s...

Mr. Kay Joins The CTE Department

Mr. Kay Joins The CTE Department

Ian Pauken, Staff Writer October 24, 2022

Mr. Kay is a new teacher in the CTE department, teaching forensic science. This is his first year teaching high school, but he has taught at the collegiate level for four years previously.  “I always...

Plano West Royales and Cheerleaders perform during the Black Out Pep Rally

Homecoming Week Activities Continue

Ansley Denison, Staff Writer October 19, 2022

Homecoming festivities are back at Plano West as everyone prepares for the annual Homecoming game and dance on Oct. 21 & 22. Here's everything you need to know to take advantage of this exciting week. On...

AV Pack Pod Host, Kylan Harlan poses for a thumbnail picture.

Q&A With The Host of AV Pack Pod

Alyssa Royston, Co Editor in Chief October 13, 2022

New to West this year is the “AV Pack Pod”, an Audio/Visual student-run podcast, hosted by Kylan Harlan, senior, which serves as a way for filmmakers in the Advanced AV Productions class to digest...

Plano West Teachers Art Show Explores Identity and Unity In Modern Age

Plano West Teacher’s Art Show Explores Identity and Unity In Modern Age

Katie Chou, Staff Writer October 5, 2022

Douglas Darracott, fine arts teacher, debuted two of his recent painting series at the Eiseman center this past Friday, Sept. 23. His beautiful acrylic artworks showcased the essence of American unity...

Refugee Children Adjusting to Plano, Greater Dallas

Refugee Children Adjusting to Plano, Greater Dallas

Hadia Khatri, Editor-in-chief October 5, 2022

Due to the US withdrawing from Afghanistan, and the persecution and poverty occurring world-wide, particularly in China, Latin America, and the Middle East, thousands of refugees have fled to DFW this...

Specialist Council discuss current events to prepare for Conference

Model UN Hosts Mock Conference to Prepare Prospective Students

Wilmal Stewart, Staff Writer October 4, 2022

Plano West hosted a Model United Nations Mock Conference on Sunday, September 25 in the presentation room to prepare students for the competition year. Model United Nations, also known as Model UN,...

The Becoming of Big Fish

The Becoming of Big Fish

Izzy Nielsen, Writer October 4, 2022

The annual school musical “Big Fish” takes the stage Oct. 27th. The show could not take place without hard work and dedication from Plano West theater’s tech crew and, of course, the departments’...

Mr. Summers Joins The Special Education Department

Mr. Summers Joins The Special Education Department

Hadia Khatri, Co-Editor-in-Chief September 29, 2022

After teaching for 11 years, David Summers joins West’s Special Education department. He graduated from Texas Women's University and loves watching college football.  He chose to teach special education...

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