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The News Source of Plano East Senior High School

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Civic education week participants in front of the US Capitol building in Washington DC

Breaking Stereotypes: Exchange Students Promote Cultural Understanding

by Abdullah Farid, Reporter Mar 25, 2024

Friday night football, Prom and yellow school buses are some of the aspects often portrayed as the dream American high school life. Every year, the Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program,...

Marching Band Creates Opportunities For Success

Marching Band Creates Opportunities For Success

by Shar Kiefer, Reporter Nov 13, 2023

At the strike of the after-school bell, students rush into the hallway to end their days. However, not all students end their days at the bell. With only two hours to practice, they set aside their schoolwork...

TOTS: Connecting on Another Level

TOTS: Connecting on Another Level

by Celine Tan, Reporter Oct 6, 2023

Knowledge circulates the community, seeping into the minds of little kids as teenagers teach them in accessible, online tutoring sessions. Co-founders Natalie Tan and Siri Mokkala created Teaching Others...

American Studies teacher Janessa Bower explains how she finds inspiration  in literature.

Stained Paint in Education

by Megan Glass, Photo Editor Oct 6, 2023

The influence of art carries deep within every individual, even if it is not apparent to said person. As people go through their lives, they slowly take in new forms of art that influence who they later...

Connecting Through Culture: Student Cultural Organizations Provide Safe Spaces

Connecting Through Culture: Student Cultural Organizations Provide Safe Spaces

by Camille Wright, Reporter Oct 1, 2023

As the school year continues, students anticipate the return of student cultural associations. A student cultural organization is a group within school that is centered around a specific race, culture,...

Senior Shriya Bhat points at finding big ideas sign at the International Science and Engineering fair in Dallas on May 18.

Conquering Goals: Class of 2023 Valedictorian Heads to Harvard

by Sumayya Ali, Reporter Jun 3, 2023

An application packed with four years of academic programs, scientific research and various other accomplishments light up the screen as senior Shriya Bhat prepares to add in her newest achievement: the...

Senior Victoria Jackson-Sears hits the ball during a softball game.

Committed: Life Of Student Athletes

by Michelle Mendez, Reporter May 1, 2023

On average, a high school athlete has roughly a 2% chance of playing their sport at the Division-I (D1) level. Overall, a little over 7% of high school athletes go on to play a varsity sport in college,...

Sound Intervention performs In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry during after school rehearsals on April 25.

Performing with Pizzazz: Show Choir Presents “That ‘70s Show”

by Kayla Vu, Co-Editor in Chief Apr 27, 2023

In the pitch-black auditorium, a group of individuals stand scattered across the stage when suddenly a voice cuts through the silence, singing with an effortlessly vibrant sound. After the note finished,...

Players on the Boys Volleyball team huddle during a game in Rockwell on Feb. 16

New Club Closes Gender Gap in Volleyball

by Varsha Jhanak, Social Media Editor Mar 24, 2023

This year, a new club emerged allowing boys to participate in volleyball games. Male students can now participate in and compete in volleyball competitions thanks to the establishment of the Plano East...

Glimpse Behind Stay Day

Glimpse Behind Stay Day

by Varsha Jhanak, Social Media Editor Nov 18, 2022

To wait in line for their meals, students line up in front of the food trucks. Students sitting at tables along the walkway leading to the school eat their lunches. The skies may be gray, but the students...

Masks sculpted and painted in-house for Dark Hours Halloween show.

Dark Hour: From Haunts to Heroes

by Aveesa Bhayani, Reporter Nov 1, 2022

The wolf-man stands in a dark corner of the Dark Hour Haunted House. Amidst the silence, he can hear the trigger of the animatronic in the next room. As he prepares for his haunt, he visualizes his prey;...

Progression of SOAR

Progression of SOAR

by Sumayya Ali, Reporter Oct 18, 2022

Muffled voices piling together and brightly lit laptop screens, one of these voices belongs to junior Kyarah Vargas as she converses with her fellow SOAR representatives and officers via Discord. Tiny...

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