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FREE SPIRIT DAY 5: Machinations, Graduations, and Congratulations

Filed in Featured, Rick Sear's Blog by on June 23, 2016 0 Comments • views: 116

Well, this is it. The end. The time for people to begin leaving with tears in their eyes and fond recollections of the Free Spirit experience. It hearkens back to a certain APPSE class I once had…but I digress. Though it was our final day, we certainly weren’t going to waste it sitting around doing […]


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FREE SPIRIT DAY 4: Rights, Courts, and Sports

Filed in Featured, Rick Sear's Blog by on June 22, 2016 0 Comments • views: 96

It seems like only yesterday that we were just getting to know each other and laughing over our mediocre Newsmania abilities. Now it’s Day 4, and we only have one more full day together. Such is life. Our first session today was at the Newseum’s memorial area to those journalists who lost their lives doing […]


FREE SPIRIT DAY 3: News Pros, the Future, and a Little Bit of Politics

Filed in Featured, Rick Sear's Blog by on June 21, 2016 0 Comments • views: 132

BOOM! Day 3 already! This conference is going by faster than a free eagle flies majestically into the sunset.  Today was chop full of good stuff, so I’ll try to keep it brief. We begin our narrative on Floor 7 of the Newseum. Our first presentation was with 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Sara Ganim. She […]


FREE SPIRIT DAY 2: News, Neuharth, and Never Stopping

Filed in Featured, Rick Sear's Blog by on June 20, 2016 0 Comments • views: 93

Day 2 began early, with a hotel breakfast and a 7:30 departure for NBC studios. We were off to Meet the Press. Everyone was excited for the interviews with Paul Ryan and Loretta Lynch, as well as just seeing the filming of the news show. Cut to twenty minutes later as everyone (crammed onto a […]


FREE SPIRIT DAY 1: Introductions and Newsmania

Filed in Featured, Rick Sear's Blog by on June 18, 2016 0 Comments • views: 100

It’s Free Spirit time! I arrived today in DC with high hopes and an even higher level of nervous. When one loses one’s itinerary before the trip, it’s difficult for one to know what’s going to happen. Luckily for me, however, I was supplied with everything I could possibly need to be a good little […]


Test Post Please Ignore

Filed in Uncategorized by on June 15, 2016 0 Comments • views: 105

This is a test post for Rick’s formatting reference. You can find more information about the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference on their website: Tune in soon for more coverage! Test Caption from Blogger


Students Rally In the Aftermath of Controversial Comments

Filed in Featured, School News by on April 26, 2016 0 Comments • views: 281

Controversial racial comments made by West Principal, Frank Calarco last week Friday April 22nd, lead to a student demonstration held earlier today in the West Learning Center.   Senior Thomas Leonard says that last Friday, Calarco came into his second hour class and asked that, “Someone tell this kid that it’s not the 1960s anymore […]


West Reacts After A Threat To The School

West Reacts After A Threat To The School

Filed in Featured, Homegrown, Local News, Multimedia, School News, Uncategorized by on March 9, 2016 0 Comments • views: 326

by: Zoe Stack All Wauwatosa West High School students were ushered into the gym this morning while an investigation of the building was being held due to a threat the school had received earlier that morning.   Wednesday, March 9th, Wauwatosa West received what Principal Frank Calarco called in a statement sent out to parents […]


Center Street Bridge Reconstruction

Center Street Bridge Reconstruction

Filed in Featured, Local News, Multimedia, School News by on January 30, 2016 0 Comments • views: 397

By Jade Grippe and Zoe Stack Photo by Rachel Haynes   Getting to school is almost nobody’s favorite part of the day, and recent events have made the commute just a little bit harder.   Early Monday January 25th, the Center Street bridge, which runs over 1-94, was closed to all traffic, cycles, and pedestrians. […]


Club Picture Day Schedule 

Club Picture Day Schedule 

Filed in Featured, School News by on January 27, 2016 0 Comments • views: 345

7:40 AM – Key Club 7:50 AM – NHS 8:00 AM – Link Crew 8:10 AM – Stage Crew / Trojan Players 8:20 AM – Best Buddies 8:25 AM – HOSA 8:30 AM – BSU 8:35 AM – Forensics 8:40 AM – Student Senate 8:45 AM – Ping Pong 8:50 AM – Bible Talk 8:55 […]


January Edition Available Online views: 316

We know nothing beats a good old-fashioned paper in your hands, but here’s the next best thing. Recent editions of West Side Stories are available on our ISSUU page: Thanks for reading!

APPSE Wins State views: 420

The excitement in the room was palpable as the Wauwatosa West APPSE students all sat on the edge of their seats, waiting for the final results to be called. On Saturday, January 10th, the Wauwatosa West APPSE (American Public Policy Special Emphasis) class took first place at the state We The People competition. As a […]

Officer Griffin’s Top 5 Driving Safety Tips views: 395

Always wear your seatbelt – Seatbelts reduce serious crash-related injuries by about half ( Limit your distractions – This ranges from music to having a lot of friends in the car. Be patient and pay attention – “Do not speed to save time. Getting pulled over will cost you a lot more time than being […]

Shop Local views: 381

Article by Kenna Gallegos-Roll With the holiday season well under way, shoppers are looking for the best deals they can find. Many people don’t seem to realize the deals that local shops offer. “I think shopping local is a great way to find unique and personal gifts for friends and family”   Colectivo Coffee Address: […]