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How are Students Paying for College?

Victoria Lopez and Aniyah Chambers

November 8, 2019

When Jacob Burghardt first started applying to colleges he was convinced he would be able to go to his dream school Iowa State. But when the harsh reality of finances and student loans kicked in, he came to the realization he would have to stay in the state. ¨I don't have the money to go out of state and ...

Snow Complicates School Commute, Causes Boys Soccer Game to be Rescheduled

Snow Complicates School Commute, Causes Boys Soccer Game to be Rescheduled

October 31, 2019

Over two inches of snow fell during the school day on Thursday, October 31st making the commute to and from school difficult and causing the Boys Sectional Semifinal Soccer match to be rescheduled.  Numerous students arrived late due to the snow. Others were able to make it to class on time. “T...

Wauwatosa West Boys Varsity Soccer Moves on to Sectional Semi-Finals

Wauwatosa West Boys Varsity Soccer Moves on to Sectional Semi-Finals

Lucas Metzner and Michael Glaser

October 31, 2019

  The Wauwatosa West Boys Soccer team was supposed to take on Brookfield Central on Thursday, October 31st at 7:00pm. However, due to the heavy snow the match was postponed until Friday, November 1st at 4:00pm. This Sectional Semifinal matchup will take place at Whitman Field. Junior Forwar...

AP Art Students Present Portfolios to Colleges

AP Art Students Present Portfolios to Colleges

Victoria Lopez, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

Over 70 AP Art students received feedback on their artwork portfolios after presenting them to college representatives and previous Wauwatosa West students during Portfolio Day on October 17th.  With tables set up throughout the room students lined up to present their body of work they have built t...

Andy Grammer to Play In Milwaukee

Andy Grammer to Play In Milwaukee

Serena Stern and Erin Scholtus

October 19, 2019

Andy Grammer will play at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee on Monday, October 21st. He is stopping in Milwaukee as part of his “Don’t Give Up on Me” tour promoting his new album Naive. Naive is his fourth studio album. He released it on July 26, 2019. He is stopping in Milwaukee half way ...

Recent Shooting at Wauwatosa Strip Mall Raises Safety Concerns for Nearby Schools

Recent Shooting at Wauwatosa Strip Mall Raises Safety Concerns for Nearby Schools

Payton Mayer and Erin Scholtus

October 1, 2019

An altercation between two customers leading to a shooting at Ly Ly Nails in Wauwatosa raised safety concerns at local schools. The shooting caused the owner of Ly Ly Nails to get shot in the toe. The discharge of the weapon at the owner's toe was explained to be accidental. The fight involved 3...

Wauwatosa West Students Participate in “Man Poms”

Wauwatosa West Students Participate in “Man Poms”

Tiffany Kincaid and Jacob Burgardt 

September 27, 2019

This Friday afternoon pep rally concludes the week long spirit week celebration. “Man Poms” is one of the highlights of the pep rally and is a unique and long running Tosa West tradition.  Man Poms is organized by the Tosa West Dance Team. “Each TDT girl or guy gets to pick a member, we...

Wauwatosa West Students Participate in Milwaukee Global Climate Strike

Wauwatosa West Students Participate in Milwaukee Global Climate Strike

Victoria Lopez, Aniyah Chambers, and Sara Stanislawski

September 20, 2019

A small number of Wauwatosa West students attended the “Global Climate Strike” in downtown Milwaukee on Friday, September 20th.  The Global Climate Strike is an internationally coordinated 7 day strike to end Climate Change. The strikes span from September 20th to 27th and is meant to coordinat...

Artists Paint New Murals in East Tosa

Artists Paint New Murals in East Tosa

Sara Stanislawski, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

Artists painted seven murals across local businesses in the East Towne Tosa neighborhood along North Avenue from mid to late July.  The Wauwatosa Tourism Commission hired Wallpapered City, a local company experienced with murals, to organize the project. The corridor of murals was done at no cost to...

Wauwatosa West Student Continues to Curl

Wauwatosa West Student Continues to Curl

Hailey Pitcher, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2019

Wisconsin has the largest amount of curlers in the country. Curling is a sport in which players slide stones with handles across the ice to reach a target. Connor Hipke, a student at Wauwatosa West, plays for the Wauwatosa Curling Club.  Curlers like Hipke sweep the ice in front of the stones giving t...

Breitlow Shooting Still Relevant

Serena Stern and Erin Scholtus

December 9, 2018

In the wake of yet another shooting, America mourns the loss of those who were killed. As some advocate for change, a problematic mindset has people thinking, “That could never happen here.” As a matter of fact, it has. In the year 1993, assistant principal Dale Breitlow was shot in the hallway of Wauw...

Students Work Extra Hours on Thanksgiving & Black Friday Holiday Break

Students Work Extra Hours on Thanksgiving & Black Friday Holiday Break

Isaiah Hughes, Reporter

November 21, 2018

For some Wauwatosa West students the five day Thanksgiving break is not a time to relax but a time to work more hours at their part time job.   Almost half of Wauwatosa West students have a part time job.  This is according to a 2018 survey conducted by Wauwatosa West students enrolled in the Eng...

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