West Side Stories

Day in the Life of a Disabled High School Student

Myles Calhoun, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2020

For many highschoolers, the same routine ensues… you wake up, jump out of bed and get going on your way to school. As your day starts, you run in stampedes in the hallways as the bell rushes you to get to your class and repeat but for some, this repetitive and typical day isn’t the same.  Eliz...

Day in the Life of a Wauwatosa Police Dog

Day in the Life of a Wauwatosa Police Dog

Bea Lazarski and Ava Beisenstein

March 26, 2020

“He’s a very good partner and I couldn’t see myself working without him,” explains Wauwatosa Police Officer Ben Ziegler about his partner, a dog named Zev. Last April the Wauwatosa Police Department welcomed its newest police service dog, K-9 Officer Zev, who became the department’s second canin...

Day in the Life of a Wauwatosa Firefighter

Bea Lazarski and Ava Beisenstien

March 25, 2020

¨I truly believe it’s the best job in the world,¨ explains Wauwatosa firefighter Zak Ruggirello of his childhood dream job. Ruggirello first earned his Bachelor’s degree in Education, but after realizing teaching wasn’t for him, he started working on completing his Fire and EMS Certifications...

Social Media’s Impact On Receiving News

Social Media’s Impact On Receiving News

Jacob Burgardt, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2020

Ever since November 11th 2018, the Australian wildfires have killed hundreds of humans and animals. These fires have been a heavily talked about topic all around the world and here at Tosa West. What we wanted to know was how people found out. “So I interact with Facebook occasionally. I us...

The Road to Recovery for the 7 Boys Involved in the Adam’s County Crash

The Road to Recovery for the 7 Boys Involved in the Adam’s County Crash

Payton Mayer & Lucas Metzner

January 22, 2020

Chris Grieb never had to leave class 5 minutes early.  Now, the senior can be seen before the bell inching himself with his walker, and draw-string bag in the hallway. "I went through physical therapy. Basically I just to deal with it. I just really like realized how lucky I am and how much worse...

Fashion of Wauwatosa West Students

Fashion of Wauwatosa West Students

Payton Mayer, Isabella Jacobson, and Amirah Cornelius

January 21, 2020

Wauwatosa West senior Elijah Ferguson wakes up everyday with many ideas of what to wear that day. He paints his canvas with his clothes. Fashion is his life that he loves to explore everyday.  “Being in high school you get a chance to constantly be around a group of people your age who all have...

New IOS Update for Apple Devices

New IOS Update for Apple Devices

Jovan Mendez and Henry Frey

January 15, 2020

The new IOS 13 update that came out June 3rd was supposed to be an evolutionary update for Apple with tons of new features. Does the update still live up to that potential? Most of Apple’s updates are known to make user’s phones slower so people have to buy the newest Iphone.  “Surprisi...

Students Managing Cell Phone Usage

Students Managing Cell Phone Usage

Anyiah Chambers, Student Reporter

January 15, 2020

Technology is starting to rule the world in many different ways, being overly connected to your cell phone can be a definite distraction, a source of instant gratification and lead to mental health issues such as depression. Could it be possible that society is actually addicted to their smartphones...

Vaping Prevention Presentation for Wauwatosa West Parents

Vaping Prevention Presentation for Wauwatosa West Parents

James Gentil, Ethan Peplinski

January 14, 2020

Wauwatosa West High School will be hosting a “Wake Up Call” for juuling event from 6:30 to 8:30pm in the Wauwatosa West auditorium Tuesday, January 14th, 2020. To attend the presentation, you must be of the age 21 years or older.  The “Wake Up Call” presentation is meant to inform parents a...

How to Prepare for Final Exams

How to Prepare for Final Exams

Victoria Lopez, Staff Reporter

January 14, 2020

Finals are right around the corner with less than a week before the end of the semester. The pressure for students to bring up their grades is on.  “I am pretty stressed, it’s a whole week before finals and I already spent all week doing homework in order to try to prepare," Junior Elizabeth ...

Behind the Ink – Student Tattoos in Wauwatosa

Behind the Ink – Student Tattoos in Wauwatosa

Victoria Lopez, Staff Reporter

January 13, 2020

Tattoos. They are everywhere, on people's arms, legs, and necks. If you look around the halls of Wauwatosa West you don’t have to look hard to see a tattoo.  Despite the law in Wisconsin banning minors from getting tattoos many students find a way around it. Others wait until they are 18.  “...

Walking Out Not as Easy as it Seems for Students

Walking Out Not as Easy as it Seems for Students

Victoria Lopez and Izzy Jacobson

December 20, 2019

It may seem easy to "walk out" of school to protest school safety issues, all you have to do is take a few steps and you’re outside. But for some students deciding to participate in the recent student organized "walk out" to protest a rash of school safety issues in Wisconsin on December 13th it was a much harder and difficult choic...

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