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AVID Spirit Night planned for October 22

AVID Spirit Night planned for October 22

Meron Mesfin, Writer October 19, 2021

AVID is hosting a spirit night On October 22, at the West vs Flower Mound football game.  AVID is an elective program that seeks to prepare students for rigorous courses through college readiness assignments,...

Students from Hope Squad wrote encouraging sticky notes for students to take.

Hope Squad Brings Awareness to Student Mental Health Issues

Avni Vallab, Writer October 15, 2021

Plano West launched Hope Squad, a new application-based class that functions as a peer-to-peer mental health awareness support group.  Hope Squad's uniqueness lies in its peer-to-peer format, allowing...

Plano West Theatre presents Peter and the Starcatcher

Plano West Theatre presents ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

Alyssa Royston, Writer October 14, 2021

Peter and The Starcatcher, the fall play, takes the stage October 14, 2021, and the Theatre Department has been hard at work to put this show together. The school’s first live production with a full...

Plano West Junior Already a Speech and Debate National Champ

Plano West Junior Already a Speech and Debate National Champ

Hadia Khatri, Writer October 8, 2021

Atharv Kulkarni, junior, won first place in Congressional Debate at the online 2021 National Speech and Debate Tournament on June 19th as a sophomore. Now, he continues speech and debate here at Plano...

Homecoming Celebrated with Parade, Door and Hallway Decor

Homecoming Celebrated with Parade, Door and Hallway Decor

Hadia Khatri, Writer October 8, 2021

Following the football game against Plano East on Friday, STUCO has planned the Homecoming dance to be held in the Plano West Courtyard on Saturday, October 9th. The dance will be held after a series of...

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...

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