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Plano East to Strengthen Safety on Campus

Plano East to Strengthen Safety on Campus

by Pantea Jamshidi Nouri, Digital Media Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Local News, News

The district plans to implement security measures the upcoming school year to strengthen safety on campus via a public announcement system, automated locked doors and student ID badges. Although these measures have been planned for some time, principal George King released an email disclosing these forth...

Ashes After “Fire and Fury”

Ashes After “Fire and Fury”

by Briana Lao, Co-Editor in Chief of Content

February 12, 2018


Filed under News, U.S. News

“Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” was published on Jan. 5 by Michael Wolff, an author and journalist. Because the book faced backlash and President Donald Trump tried to stop the publication of the book altogether, the book was released four days earlier than its previously scheduled d...

Prescription Drug Use Rising

Prescription Drug Use Rising

by Reid McEowen, Co-Editor in Chief of Content

February 8, 2018


Filed under News, U.S. News

Prescription drugs are advertised for a variety of different conditions, but a largely overlooked part of each commercial is the slew of symptoms rattled off at the end. Each drug, whether for anxiety or back pain, has the ability to throw off the body’s chemical balance and worsen one’s mental state...

Flu Hospitalizes Children, Elderly Across Nation

Flu Hospitalizes Children, Elderly Across Nation

by Pantea Jamshidi Nouri, Digital Media Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

At least 37 children across the nation died of the flu this season so far as schools in at least 11 states closed due to the virus. The dominant strain, called H3N2, mainly hospitalizes children and the elderly. Schools across the nation have closed to prevent the virus from spreading and disinfect bu...

Leading Up to Walking Out

Leading Up to Walking Out

by Briana Lao, Co-Editor in Chief of Content

February 2, 2018


Filed under Info Graphics, Infographics, Local News, News, Slider

    https://www.canva.com/design/DACuQkMCXfU/view To read Mr. King's letter addressed to parents, click here.

North Korea Holds First Diplomatic Talks in Years

North Korea Holds First Diplomatic Talks in Years

by Abby Blasingame, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under News, World News

North Korea agreed to send a delegation of athletes, cheerleaders and journalists to the 2018 Winter Olympics on Jan. 9, following the first diplomatic talks with South Korea in over two years. In addition, the two countries agreed to march under one flag and send a combined women’s hockey team in what m...

Scientists Find Way to Reverse Aging

Scientists Find Way to Reverse Aging

by Pantea Jamshidi Nouri, Digital Media Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under News Briefs

Researchers at the Universities of Exeter and Brighton in November found a way to reverse the aging process in human cells using chemicals similar to resveratrol, which is found in red wine and dark chocolate. As humans age, a type of protein, called splicing factors, gradually becomes inactive. According to the study, scientists added chemicals synonymous to resv...

FDA Approves Personalized Gene Therapy as New Cancer Treatment

FDA Approves Personalized Gene Therapy as New Cancer Treatment

by Pantea Jamshidi Nouri, Digital Media Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under News, News Briefs, U.S. News

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved a personalized gene therapy called CAR-T on Aug. 30, 2017 to treat children and young adults with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. With the approval of Kymriah, a genetically modified T-cell immunotherapy, cancer patients up to the age of 25 will gain access to t...

Rocket Man

Rocket Man

by Reid McEowen, Co-Editor in Chief of Content

September 25, 2017


Filed under News, News Briefs, U.S. News, World News

Donald Trump makes headlines once again by calling North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong- Un, “rocket man.” The name-calling came from his speech to the UN. He called on the UN to take more drastic actions and vowed to protect the United States and their allies from North Korea. Trump signed an executive order on ...

Water Pipe Bursts, School Day Continues

Water Pipe Bursts, School Day Continues

by Briana Lao, Co-Editor in Chief of Content

September 21, 2017


Filed under Local News, News Briefs

A school water pipe burst at 11:30 a.m., briefly compromising school water and A/C systems. Water and A/C were available around 1 p.m.  in buildings 4 and A for student use. Operations continued as normal.

Poetry Society of Texas Poetry Contest Winners

by Maddie Badowski, PR & Advertising Director

April 4, 2017


Filed under Local News, Top Stories

The following awards were won by students enrolled the creative writing course in the 2016-2017 school year: The Poetry Society of Texas High School Award Toluwani Osibamowo, 2nd Place   The Whitney M. Montgomery Award Anna Richardson, 3rd Place   The Stodghill High School...

Prom Spirit Week

Prom Spirit Week

by Maddie Badowski, PR & Advertising Director

April 4, 2017


Filed under Local News, News, Photos

Multiplicity Monday   Take Me Back Tuesday                                             Warm and Cozy Wednesday Tacky Thursday Prom Shirt Friday    ...

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