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Tech Crew Makes Musical Sing

Tech Crew Makes Musical Sing

Katherine McCabe, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2018


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The Spring Musical ¨Anything Goes¨ will hit the Wauwatosa West stage on April 20 but what many people do not know or see is the tech crew behind the scenes. Over 30 students from all grades participate in tech crew students provide a wide range of support for the show. New tech crew members do props. ...

Jazz Band Takes First at Conservatory Jazz Festival Competition

Jazz Band Takes First at Conservatory Jazz Festival Competition

Mikhail Schaefer, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2018


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The Wauwatosa West Jazz Band took first at the 4th annual Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Jazz Festival in downtown Milwaukee for Outstanding High School Ensemble and Outstanding Rhythm Section against 12 other schools on Friday, March 16th, 2018. As a group, the Jazz band performed and were give...

Tips to Getting In Shape for Summer

Tips to Getting In Shape for Summer

Caleb Vollmer, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2018


Filed under Featured, Homegrown, Sports

According to the National Youth Physical Activity and Nutrition Study only 12% of high school students getting enough exercise to be in shape. And with all the summer activities like canoeing, volleyball, and swimming kids are wondering what to do to get in shape and look feel their best. With summer...

PBS News Hour Creates Lesson Plan Using Wauwatosa West Student Video

PBS News Hour Creates Lesson Plan Using Wauwatosa West Student Video

Nathaniel Schultz, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2018


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The national nightly news program, PBS News Hour Extra has used a 5 minute long broadcast video created by Wauwatosa West students to create a lesson plan about trail building.   During the 2016-2017 school year, Wauwatosa West students enrolled in the one semester Media Communication class worked with PBS Student Reporting Labs to produce a story abou...

Art Classes Develop Interpersonal Skills

Art Classes Develop Interpersonal Skills

Jessiemae Peters, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2018


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Research consistently shows that students in schools that provide art classes throughout their school careers, are more open to bigger experiences, open mindedness, creativity, and self motivated goals. “Art is a common experience, no matter what language you speak or where you were born, we all use d...

FBLA Run Trojan Corner Store Succeeds First Year In Business

FBLA Run Trojan Corner Store Succeeds First Year In Business

Sara Stanislawski, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018


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The Trojan Corner Store selling supplies, food, and beverages is prospering its first year in business and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) is benefiting greatly from it. The FBLA school store is open mornings 7:30 to 7:50 a.m and after school 3:15 to 3:45 p.m or 2:15 to 2:45 p.m Wednes...

Competitive Video Gaming “eSports” Team Starts at Tosa West

Competitive Video Gaming “eSports” Team Starts at Tosa West

Sam Wade, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Featured, School News, Sports

Wauwatosa West students now have the opportunity to compete with other schools in the new eSports club founded this year. eSports is the term used to describe competitive gaming. Some of the most popular eSport games at the moment are Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), League of Legends (Leagu...

Controversy of Hoodies

Controversy of Hoodies

Jessiemae Peters, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2018


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Throughout the years and generations, hoodies have been given a negative outlook because of the events that are paired with the clothing. Some believe that hoodies are what define someone’s character. Older generations have started to characterize young adults as thugs or gang bangers for wear...

Tosa West Students March for their Lives

Tosa West Students March for their Lives

Madeline Bishop, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2018


Filed under Featured, Local News, News

Approximately a dozen West students and a teacher attended one of the ‘March for Our Lives’ demonstrations on Saturday March 24th.  The main march was scheduled to take place in Washington D.C. but led to an estimated 800 “sibling” events across the country including in Milwaukee.   ‘M...

Multicultural Fair Offers Tosa West Community Opportunities to Explore Cultures

Multicultural Fair Offers Tosa West Community Opportunities to Explore Cultures

Molly Dorley

March 27, 2018


Filed under Featured, Local News, School News

Wauwatosa Wests annual multicultural fair will take place Wednesday March 28th from 6:00 until 8:30 to honor the diverse culture within the school. Wauwatosa West Spanish Language teacher Catherine Munoz and a group of dedicated students are gearing up to showcase the multiple cultures within Wauwat...

Students Participate in Nationwide School Walkout

Students Participate in Nationwide School Walkout

Molly Dorley, Reporter

March 25, 2018


Filed under Featured, News, School News, Uncategorized

A school wide student walkout took place at Wauwatosa West High School on March 14th to recognize the on going issue of gun violence in America and to support the national walkout scheduled by the survivors at the Stoneman Douglas School shooting.

Tosa West Dance Team Wins Nationals

Tosa West Dance Team Wins Nationals
https://youtu.be/iJB5MITsV6A

Caleb Vollmers

March 23, 2018


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Tosa West Dance Team or "TDT" competed at the national dance competition in Ocoee, Florida and won the Contest of Champions medium size Hip Hop dance competition on March 1st   “It was ecstatic, all the work I did payed off. It was a wonderful moment full of screaming and crying". said Co-Leader...

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