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Juniors raise awareness for doctors ‘sans frontiers’

Juniors raise awareness for doctors 'sans frontiers'
September 20, 2013

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]As the classroom lights dimmed, the SmartBoard screen lit up to life. The young man showing the presentation spoke with conviction and passion about different...

Picture Perfect: Camera integration aids art curriculum

April 19, 2013

Among the sounds of chattering students, a respected voice can be heard from down the hallway. Inside the classroom, the teacher tries to explain photography with images from the Internet instead of cameras,...

Latin students ‘Rome’ through Italy

April 19, 2013

Over 2,000 years ago the Roman Empire reigned over a massive expanse of land across the European peninsula. For nearly two centuries, the rich Roman culture affected the terrain, and although nature has...

Tale of Two Schools: Athlete plays lacrosse for Plano West

April 19, 2013

He makes his way down the field in full gear, raindrops bouncing up against the turf. In one hand he holds a titanium stick, in the other his helmet. Eye black covers his face. He passes by a group of...

Baby steps, long strides

Abortion was never an option for sophomore Madie Mckasson and junior Brandon Van Kuilenburg. Their daughter, Skylar Ainsley, was born at 10:12 a.m. on April 5 at the Medical Center of Plano.
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Physics teacher Jim Stockton teaches his students how to use dimensional analysis.
February 23, 2011

Every morning before school, physics teacher Jim Stockton waits patiently in line at the local Whataburger. Nearly every time he orders, it's a Whataburger with cheese, no onions, extra tomatoes and a...

Former peace corps volunteer changes focus to classroom

Former peace corps volunteer changes focus to classroom
November 20, 2010

The alarm was set early, the coffee on auto-brew. Waking up near dawn to give a student before-school tutorials is just another part of the job. But starting out the day being stood up by a student did...

Baking is more than recipes for aspiring chef

September 28, 2010

Things started off smoothly. The room smelled of rasberry filling and freshly baked chocolate cake as she smeared homemade frosting on the layered creation and sang along to her favorite Taylor Swift tune....

Cambodian genocide survivor learns to cope with memories of terror

Sodany Lam points out her old classmates to her daughter, senior Melody Lam.
April 20, 2010

It was 1975. The cities of Cambodia were empty. The rice fields were filled with workers, sweat gleaming on their skin. The heat triggered sore throats and thirst as they worked with weapons pointed at...

Muslim girls express faith through hijabs, face judgment for beliefs in western world

Reading the Qu'ran is a typical part of junior Salwa Mohamedaman's routine at the mosque and at home. Salwa, who reads the Qu'ran for ten minutes a day, finished the entire book during her freshman year and ha memorized certain sections. She looks at the Arabic text alongside the English translation, the jumbled scribbles turning into understandable words.
November 20, 2009

It must be the sun that is stifling her. Bullets of light pierce through the fabric of her baggy sweatpants and long-sleeved jacket. The 96 degree heat piles up on her dark clothes, and the perspiration...

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