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Life Beyond Earth: Asteroid Bennu

Life Beyond Earth: Asteroid Bennu
December 16, 2020

Four and a half billion years ago, our solar system was born from clouds of gas, dust and debris. Amidst the chaos of colliding rocks, our home planet was born, and with it, life. Details on how this cosmic...

College applications during pandemic

December 16, 2020

College application season has arrived; the time of the year filled with thousands of stressed kids embarking on the journey of taking the step from high school to college. Typically, during the college...

Uyghur forced labor in Xinjiang and what you can do

November 19, 2020

Roughly 1 million Uighurs (also spelled Uyghur) along with two other Muslim minorities called the Uzbeks and Kazakhs have been put into Chinese re-education camps for associating or practicing Islam. Though...

Great American Retreat

 President Trump meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Nov. 14.
Trump’s unstable actions undermine America’s global standing
December 18, 2019

A recording emerged of France’s Emmanuel Macron, Canada’s Justin Trudeau and the United Kingdom’s Boris Johnson mocking President Trump at a Buckingham Palace reception following a Dec. 4 NATO summit...

ESL teacher crowned Teacher of the Year

Associate Principal of Curriculum Sheela Daniels crowns ESL teacher Jamie Zellner as Teacher of the Year at a faculty meeting Dec. 10.
December 18, 2019

ESL teacher Jamie Zellner was crowned Teacher of the Year Dec. 10. Zellner was one of six teachers nominated for the award.  “All the other names were very good teachers that I have a lot of respect...

Four for All-State

Junior Tiffany Doan practices on her violin. She is one of the four who placed in the top 3% of auditions for Texas Music Educators Association All-State.
Orchestra students plan to attend All-State convention after placement
December 16, 2019

Months of practice led to four students’ placement in the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State competition — the highest achievement a Texas music student can attain. After their auditions...

Choir jazzes students, parents

Junior Sound Invention member Klarke Pipkin sings at the jazz show Dec. 6.
December 11, 2019

The normal state of the fine arts auditorium sparkles with paper snowflakes as the anticipation for the band, Sound Invention and TrebleMakers members to join the stage built. Choir director Daniel Knight...

Senior wishes he was peasant for college applications (Satire)

Senior wishes he was peasant for college applications (Satire)
December 11, 2019

Satire Typing away on his MacBook Pro, senior Brad Abbot struggles with his college applications in a search for ways to make his life sound miserable and make admissions officers feel bad for him. “I...

Alternative gift ideas

Alternative gift ideas
December 10, 2019

As the holiday season approaches, it’s important to take some time to appreciate loved ones: friends, family and teachers. However, gift-giving can often be overwhelming with the cost of all the presents....

Pop culture or cultural appropriation

Pop culture or cultural appropriation
Culture-the customs, arts and values of a person or a specific group of individuals.
December 10, 2019

Parents and students call Plano ISD home and describe it as one of the most diverse and inclusive school districts within the state. However, for many minorities and culturally ethnic groups on campus,...

Happy health

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My top seven comfort foods
December 5, 2019

Exhaustion completely overtakes you after coming home from school as you collapse on the couch, lacking the strength to finish all your schoolwork. Sure, you can push through and ignore the fatigue, but...

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