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HOSA Survey Reveals Trends in Dangerous Activities

February 23, 2011
Filed under School News

It’s a common fact that some of the most risky individuals in the world are teenagers. They just are; they do what they want, when they want, and often, they rarely think about the consequences. Now as normal as this behavior has come to be, parents and members of the community are still concerned a...

Silly Bandz

January 16, 2011
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Standing in the hallways at Wauwatosa West, one might notice a strange ac­cessory appearing on the wrists of many students. At first glance one might think they are florescent rubber bands, but no, these increas­ingly popular bracelets are Silly Bandz and their popu­larity has exploded over the past...

Senior Directed Play

January 14, 2011
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The Trojan Players are preparing for their next production. It’s the annual Senior Directed Play. This year, the Se­nior Directors are Tay­lor Peterson-Burke and Alec Kartz. They are presenting Neil Simon’s first play, “Come Blow Your Horn.” The cast has been decided and practices have begun. The Senior ...

New Tardy Policy

January 13, 2011
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It’s become a huge problem, interrupts learning, and can now get you in some seri­ous trouble… tardiness. “It’s a disturbance,” says Vice-Principal Leah Pat­ton, “Students don’t re­alize, but it takes time to catch kids up and give them their work when they come in late.” That’s...

West Crime Rate Drops

January 13, 2011
Filed under Featured, School News

Posters admonishing students to lock up their belongings or put them at risk of being stolen are prevalent throughout Wauwatosa West, with the majority being located in, or near, gym hallways and locker rooms. Surprisingly, out of the 16 thefts this year, 12 occurred in the locker rooms because items ...

English 9 Spreads the Word

November 23, 2010
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Ginormous, swipeout, and staycation, these are examples of new words that have been added to the English language in 2010. Do you know what they mean?  English 9, hours 1 and 5, decided to have a little fun and make up their own new words.  They wanted to see what they would need to do to make up ...

Spirit Week Friday: Green and White Day

October 22, 2010
Filed under Featured, School News

Friday wrapped up Homecoming week with its annual high-energy pep rally.  Featuring performances by the cheerleaders, the Poms team, the ever popular Man-Poms, and a dodge ball game played by members from each homeroom, the pep rally was a climactic end to a boisterous week. The new homeroom program was a b...

Behind the Game

October 15, 2010
Filed under School News, Sports

As the various sports teams of Wauwatosa West prepare for their respective seasons, one may wonder who makes all these sports possible. Who schedules the games, manages the games, and does all the behind the scenes work? That would be Nathan Delaney, West’s new athletic director. At first glance,...

Interviewing Process Investigated

October 15, 2010
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At the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year, there were twelve new teachers among those entering the building.  While new students simply have to enroll at Tosa West to become members of the school community, the process for becoming a teacher here is a bit more difficult.  “It takes a lot of perseverance,”...

West Prepares for 2010

October 15, 2010
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Wauwatosa West High School is made up of students, teachers, custodians, and ad­ministrators. As the school year begins it means different things for each group of people, but there is an effect on every­one no matter who you are. For approximately one thousand and twenty students it means early mornings,...

Spirit Week Thursday: Color Wars

October 15, 2010
Filed under Featured, Multimedia, School News

Thursday was the annual homecoming week color war. Each class was garbed in a different color, with many people going all out, sporting leggings, face paint, and in the case of one sophomore: a banana suit. Freshmen wore brown; sophomores yellow; juniors red; and seniors blue. The halls were filled wit...

Behavior Solution

October 14, 2010
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The Trojan Conference Room becomes increasingly noisy as the nine teachers part of the PBIS team assemble in the room. “I hate buying donuts, with a passion” says English teacher Julie Manders. Each has a story to tell about their early morning starts, some good, some bad, but none have anything...