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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...

Chemistry Teacher Transitions from Part to Full Time

Chemistry Teacher Transitions from Part to Full Time

Hailey Pitcher and Sara Stanislawski

November 4, 2018

After teaching part-time in the Wauwatosa School District for the 2017-18 school year current chemistry teacher Kelly Haskell is now a full time teacher at West. Haskell is entering her fifteenth year of teaching after attending UW- Milwaukee and teaching her first years at Milwaukee Madison. She t...

Singers Heard Around the World

Singers Heard Around the World

Erin Scholtus and Serena Stern

October 23, 2018

When you think of the biggest names in American music, you probably think of Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, or Shawn Mendes. But travel halfway around the world you’ll hear many different styles of music. Every country has its own unique sound and version of the Top 40 hits....

Biology Teacher Starts First Year at West

Biology Teacher Starts First Year at West

Sara Stanislawski and Ali Smith

October 4, 2018

Christian Tiling is a freshman biology teacher at Wauwatosa West for the 2018-19 school year. He’s been a teacher for 12 years, teaching previously at the Milwaukee Academy of Science. Currently he teaches three sections of advanced biology and two sections of regular biology.  How would you des...

Turning the Tables at Tosa West- The New Cell Phone Policy

September 10, 2018

“I think the cell phone policy is better than it was last year”

Generations are Constantly Changing; Q&A of a Mother and Her Daughter

Generations are Constantly Changing; Q&A of a Mother and Her Daughter

Zene Hollman-Fowler, Staff Reporter

June 19, 2018

The cultural differences in the different generations of people have always set people apart considering the fact that things are constantly changing. But one change that can be noted is the progress women have made over the years in regards to expressive freedoms and women’s rights in general. Du...

West Students Balance School, Activities, Jobs

West Students Balance School, Activities, Jobs

Jessiemae Peters and Katie Herring

June 4, 2018

High school students balance school and their jobs to be able to help provide financial and personal needs. According to Urban Alliance, having a job while in high school has proven to improve academic performance. Urban Alliance did a research that states - in 2011, the rate of unemployment was the...

Issue Fair Challenges Students To Become Active Citizens

Issue Fair Challenges Students To Become Active Citizens

Brayden Korman, Staff Writer

May 31, 2018

The 6th annual Wauwatosa West Issue Fair will take place at Wauwatosa West High School on Thursday, May 31st from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.  Approximately, 150 juniors enrolled in the required American Public Policy will present their research to over 50 community adult judges.   “We want students to le...

West Senior to Travel to Bootcamp for Marine Corps

West Senior to Travel to Bootcamp for Marine Corps

Jessiemae Peters, Staff Reporter

May 28, 2018

Wauwatosa West senior Cheenu Moua will travel to bootcamp June 18, to train for the Marine Corps. This decision was inspired by family members, his own interests, and the motivation of others. The decision wasn’t easy, he had to think about what his family wanted, what he wanted, and how to make...

Cheese Fry Journey

Cheese Fry Journey

Megan Veit, Staff Reporter

May 24, 2018

Cheese fries. Arguably the greatest food of all time. I, along with my colleague, Megan Krummel intend to answer the frequently asked question: Where can I find the best cheese fries? Over the past few months, Megan and I have traveled to different restaurants around the Milwaukee area to find th...

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