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Top 10 Albums of 2011

December 16
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Chalk Artist: Andy Hanson Photographer: Sarah Otto West Side Stories guest writer Anthony Clayton used his knowledge of 2011 music to determine which albums are the year's best. Here is the full list of his preferences. 1. Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes: 2011 was generally a bad year for music; not many albums that came out seemed satisfying...

Kinderkonzert

December 1
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The Wauwatosa West Orchestra will host its annual Kinderkonzert this Saturday, December 3rd from 1 pm to 4 pm in the West auditorium at 11400 W Center Street in Wauwatosa. The Kinderkonzert features family friendly holiday songs, arts and crafts, cookies and treats and, of course, a visit by Santa. Tosa...

More than Just Pumpkin Pie

November 23
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Along with Christmas, many would describe Thanksgiving as one of their favorite holidays. And really, what's not to like? In most cases, students get off of school and get to feast with their family and friends. On top of that, the arrival of Thanksgiving means that Christmas and New Years are right...

Thanksgiving at West!

November 22
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Join Tosa West Journalism students - Zaynab Hassan, Alexsandra Zielonka and Zakiya Robinson as they interview students about their holiday plans! ...

Awards Won at Convention

November 22
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Wauwatosa West Journalism students received two best of show awards and one individual award at the Journalism Education Association (JEA) and National Scholastic Press Association’s (NSPA) National Convention this weekend. Over 4,000 students from around the country gathered at the convention which...

Key Club

November 15
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Most students at Wauwatosa West know about the Trojan Way, which calls for them to “be responsible, respectful, and connected and engaged.” Of course, these rules apply to all the people at West, but the members of Key Club go above and beyond what the Trojan Way asks of students. Those in Key ...

Maxfield’s Pancake House

November 10
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By Jennifer Flynn, Sarah Otto and Caylin Rosene Juniors Jennifer Flynn, Sarah Otto and Caylin Rosene tried out Maxfield’s Pancake House, a newly opened breakfast and sandwich restaurant located in One Mayfair Place (near Chipotle), adjacent to Whitman Middle School. The girls separately reviewed...

Play Preview: Footloose

November 4
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Whatever the circumstances, people love a good story. Whether it be about rebellion, love, gossip, or anything else, tales and stories draw people in, and now Tosa West is putting on the famous story of Footloose. This production demands from the actors up to two hours of sometimes nonstop singing in...

National Novel Writing Month

November 1
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Sabrina Black Who would be so insane as to attempt to write a complete novel in merely thirty days? Actually, many people would be, and are, myself included. November is designated as National Novel Writing Month, abbreviated as NaNoWriMo. The official website for the event may be found here: http:/...

Nearby Offbeat Stores

November 1
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It seems like all the stores in the mall are the same: fashionable clothes on the rack, trendy music playing in the background and overeager sales people swarming around you. However, not all stores are like that. There are several area stores that are very different, and are sure to offer you a unique...

Easy Halloween Toffee Bars

October 28
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Reporter: Sabrina Black Photographer: Natalee DeBruin These toffee bars are made up of three basic layers: chocolate on top, then a toffee layer, then saltine crackers. They all complement each other and combine to make around thirty of the scrumptious treats. I was pleasantly surprised upon using this ...

Back to Back with the Sauters

October 25
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To illustrate the differences and similarities of the West experience over the decades, West reporter Katherine Janiszewski interviewed senior Ellen Sauter and her father, Doug Sauter, a Wauwatosa West alumnus. 1) What was (is) the grossest in the school lunch? Ellen: [The grossest thing is] the yogurt, the fruit an...