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New IOS Update for Apple Devices

Jovan Mendez & Henry Frey, Contributors

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.  &nbs...

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...

Wauwatosa Students Raise Money for Honor Flight

Wauwatosa Students Raise Money for Honor Flight

Serena Stern and Erin Scholtus

November 21, 2019

Wauwatosa West is honoring veterans by organizing a fundraiser for the program Honor Flight in honor of Veteran’s day. Teacher Chad Mateske has organized this not only at Wauwatosa West but also Wauwatosa East. Honor Flight is a non-profit organization that provides the elderly veterans with clos...

Wauwatosa West’s 10th Annual Multi-Cultural Fair

Wauwatosa West’s 10th Annual Multi-Cultural Fair

Erin Scholtus and Serena Stern

November 20, 2019

The 10th annual Multi-Cultural Fair will be held on November 20th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Wauwatosa West.  The fair will be a celebration of different cultures from around the world.  “We’ve been planning different cultures to represent at our fair, especially ones that have a bigger population at W...

Community Celebrates Lives of two Wauwatosa West Graduates

Community Celebrates Lives of two Wauwatosa West Graduates

Anyiah Chambers, Sara Stanislawski, and Maddie Bishop

November 18, 2019

Compassionate, genuine, positive and joyous are the words you hear repeated again and again to describe two of Wauwatosa West’s former students, Se’veon James, and Zahnya Hunter who tragically lost their lives to carbon monoxide poisoning on Milwaukee’s Northside the morning of November 8th. “Y...

First Semester of District LAUNCH Program Provides Students With Real World Learning Experiences

First Semester of District LAUNCH Program Provides Students With Real World Learning Experiences

Izzy Jacobson and Amirah Cornelius

November 12, 2019

Thirty One Wauwatosa West students are spending 2 hours of their day getting a taste of the working world. The LAUNCH program is a collaboration between Wauwatosa and Brookfield School Districts and allows students to choose and explore a career or interest "tract" through a combination of in-classroom work, collaborations with local businesses and field t...

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...

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