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Spirit Week Monday: Ugly Sweater/Jersey Day

October 11, 2010
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“More people dressed up than I thought,” said Jessie Suson, a sophomore referring to the first spirit day of homecoming week.  On October 11th, students had the choice of wearing a sports jersey or the ugliest sweater they could find.  Seniors chose to wear their craziest Jersey Shore attire. Many peop...

Summer Journalism Excursion

September 2, 2010
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After a five hour car ride, an impromptu lunch at Mt. Horeb, a walk down a red brick road, making their way through a line of student out the door, getting their keys, and finding their rooms, six members of the newspaper and their advisor, Mr. Lazarski, packed into a crowded auditorium for their introduction...

Thomas Steiner Technology Center

September 2, 2010
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From listening to people talk at school registration, it became obvious that a lot of changes are being made throughout West this year. Some of these are new locker arrangements, new homerooms, and of course, a new principal. One new addition that not everyone may know much about is the Thomas Steiner...

West Students Discuss Supreme Court

August 28, 2010
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Andy O'Leary In the roughly one-and-a-third year’s worth of time that has passed since Barack Obama took his oath as the 44th President of the United States, I’ve established myself among my politically active friends as one of his more persistent liberal critics. From certain parts of the stimulus ...

Toyota Taking Heat

August 17, 2010
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In January of 2010, Toyota sent out a massive recall on various models that date from 2005-2010. The vehicles involved with the recall include the 2009-2010 models of the RAV4, Corolla and Matrix as well as the 2010 Highlander, any 2007-2010 models of the Tundra and Camry, and any 2008-2010 models of...

Ban a Burqa, Ban a Muslim

August 17, 2010
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In 2004, France banned Muslim headscarves, Jewish caps, Sikh turbans, and Christian crosses in its private schools. Now, it and several other countries, including Belgium and Sweden, are attempting to ban burqas, coverings for Muslim women that cover the entire body, including the face. The governments of these countries believe that burqa...

Synchronized Skating

August 17, 2010
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Twenty-four blades slice through the ice in near perfect synchronization as the Wisconsin Edge Open Juvenile team practices their routine at the Pettit National Ice Center. Twelve girls link arms and arrange themselves to resemble three spokes of a wheel, rotating in time to the music. Sophomore Ruth...

A Rocket to the Moon

August 17, 2010
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Formed by Massachusetts-native, Nick Santino (vocals/guitar), A Rocket to the Moon has proven to fans that the word “predictable” is not in their vocabulary. From crashing weddings to having songs range from pop to country, Nick, Eric (bass), Justin (guitar), and Andrew (drums) show that they have...

A helping Hand

August 17, 2010
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First hour, Monday through Thursday, Freshman Matthew VanEerden pushes a cart filled with office supplies down the hallways of Wauwatosa West. He hardly seems to take ten steps before he is greeted by a friend. As he passes classrooms filled with students, many of them looking less than eager to be...

The Revival Takes Flight

August 17, 2010
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Woodstock + T-Dub = Westock. Westock + Rachel Lococo, Dylan Jenkins, Aaron Blazich, and Steve Watson = the Westock Revival. This year, Wauwatosa West hosted a band showcase commonly referred to as “Westock” by students, teachers, and T-Dub alumni. Only for this year’s Westock, the regular show...