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English classes use hashtag to connect students to “Walden”

English classes use hashtag to connect students to “Walden”

Erienne Terpak, Staff Writer
February 25, 2015
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A recent study of Henry David Thoreau's "Walden" in English classes has resulted in a new hashtag that has been tweeted by students over 50 times: #PSHSreadsThoreau. After reading "Walden," students were prompted to delve deeper and find Thoreau quotes that spoke to them. English teacher Kimburley... Read more »

Classes cancelled due to inclement weather

Classes cancelled due to inclement weather

Haley Samsel, Online Editor-in-Chief
February 23, 2015
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After cancelling classes Monday, Feb. 23 due to inclement weather, classes and after school activities for Tuesday, Feb. 24 have also been cancelled due to continued dangers of ice and snow, per the Plano ISD website and Facebook page. This news comes after several conflicting reports were released via... Read more »

StuCo to host leadership camp for elementary school students

StuCo to host leadership camp for elementary school students

Stephanee Smith, Staff Writer
February 22, 2015
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For the first time ever, Student Congress will host a leadership camp for students from third to fifth grade. The camp will be held on Feb. 22 from 9:30 am to 12 pm in the cafeteria. Although the chairpeople of the unity committee, junior Caroline Gaggini and senior Alex Kravchenko, were the main... Read more »

Seniors unfazed by upcoming GPA freeze

Seniors unfazed by upcoming GPA freeze

Anna Villano, Assistant Graphics Editor
February 20, 2015
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As the final six weeks gets closer and closer, seniors work to get their desired grade point average and rank. On April 17, seniors' grades will freeze, finalizing their academic standing. Despite the finalizing of GPA and rank, most other grading processes will remain routine for the last six weeks. "It... Read more »

Scientists named semifinalists in Intel Talent Search

Scientists named semifinalists in Intel Talent Search

Abigail Werner, Staff Writer
February 6, 2015
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The Intel Talent Search, a major research-based science competition for high school seniors, has named two seniors from Plano as semifinalists. Seniors Ria Chhabra and Ahneesh Mohanty are two of the eighteen students selected from Texas out of 300 semifinalists nationwide. 40 of those students will be... Read more »

PALS hold annual hygiene drive

PALS hold annual hygiene drive

Mari Brown, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist
February 3, 2015
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PALS have begun preparing for their annual Hygiene Drive this year to collect necessities for those who cannot afford them. From Feb. 3 through Feb. 13, the PALS will set up boxes in each classroom for students to donate hygiene supplies. "We're collecting bars of soap, deodorant, small bottles of sha... Read more »

Ongoing PAC renovations continue to cause problems for swim team

Ongoing PAC renovations continue to cause problems for swim team

Gabrielle Lammons, Staff Writer
January 29, 2015
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The Plano Aquatic Center has remained closed with ongoing repairs after a man fell through the grates in August. It was set to reopen at the beginning of January, but the reopening was canceled due to complications with parts for the pool. Evidence of the center being out of service is everywhere.... Read more »

HOSA members prepare for regional competition

HOSA members prepare for regional competition

Stephanee Smith, Staff Writer
January 23, 2015
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Each year, HOSA prepares students who plan to compete by having a showcase that allows them to present and receive feedback. This year's showcase was held on Jan. 21. The HOSA competition as well as the showcase contain several categories such as public service announcement, medical reading and medical... Read more »

Remembering Evan Johnson

Remembering Evan Johnson

MaryClare Colombo, Staff Writer
December 23, 2014
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Junior Evan Johnson was known for his contagious laugh amongst his friends and family. Evan was born on Thanksgiving Day on Nov. 27, 1997 and died in his sleep on Dec. 20, 2014. Evan was the baby of his family as well as the family clown. “We loved to joke and tease each other, especially our parents,”... Read more »

Senior petitions school to unlock gym doors for student convenience

Senior petitions school to unlock gym doors for student convenience

Nina Dillon, Staff Writer
December 14, 2014
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In response to recent weather conditions that forced students to walk across campus in high winds and extremely cold temperatures, senior Miko Canto has started a petition asking for the doors that surround the gym to be unlocked for students to walk through in the mornings and afternoons. The petition,... Read more »

Changing the recipe: Teachers revamp food science curriculum

Changing the recipe: Teachers revamp food science curriculum

Jameriya Owens, Staff Writer
December 1, 2014
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Among all of the science classes available, food science is one of the most unique, allowing students yet another scientific diverse experience to explore before graduating. In an effort to improve last year's curriculum used from a sister school, teachers at Plano decided to adjust the course's curriculum... Read more »

Thanksgiving break extended to nine days

Thanksgiving break extended to nine days

Stephanee Smith, Staff Writer
November 20, 2014
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There is one day of the year when all scales disappear and all health concerns are nonexistent. One day when people across the country sit at their crowded dinner tables awaiting the moment when they can stuff their faces with traditional foods such as turkey, yams and pie. This year, Thanksgiving break... Read more »

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