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West Alumni Give College Advice

West Alumni Give College Advice

Samuel Wade, Staff Reporter

July 18, 2018


Filed under Homegrown, Opinions, Uncategorized

With the summer half way over students are starting to think about next year. But before the summer comes to an end, here is some valuable advice and information about college students can all benefit with, especially graduating seniors, from some West alumni.    Stay in Classes and Study “Go to class, g...

An Inside Interview with a Track Athlete

Ja'Cey Simmons, Staff Reporter

July 13, 2018


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What’s your name? Kayla Crump What is it about track and field that interests you? Track makes her happy and she’s always excited about the season coming up and making memories all over again. She loves having the ability to run, like being able to pass people, hearing her coach  loud ...

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


Filed under Featured, Homegrown, Opinions

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...

African American Literature Class Becomes Possible Future Course

African American Literature Class Becomes Possible Future Course

Jalah Bates, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2018


Filed under Homegrown, News

An African American Literature class is one step closer to being a reality after the Black Student Union met with district administrators at two after school meetings in March. The district administration must first present and have the class approved by the school board before students can sign u...

Tosa West Holds Annual Art Show

Tosa West Holds Annual Art Show

Myela Cooper, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2018


Filed under Homegrown, School News

Over 200 students presented artwork to the Wauwatosa community at the annual Wauwatosa West Art show. Students from introductory art classes to advanced placement classes presented art. “Most of them are actually pretty good. I didn’t think that high schoolers would have this much talent. This is the...

Wauwatosa West Seniors Attend Senior Ball

Wauwatosa West Seniors Attend Senior Ball

Samuel Wade, Staff Reporter

June 4, 2018


Filed under Homegrown, News

Every year, Wauwatosa West hosts a dance for the graduating seniors called the Senior Ball. This year, the Senior Ball was hosted on Thursday, May 31st at the Milwaukee Public Museum. The dance was from 8:00pm - 10:00pm. Tickets were on sale for the dance on Tuesday, May 22nd and Wednesday, May 2...

West Math Teacher Retires After Teaching Over 3 Decades

West Math Teacher Retires After Teaching Over 3 Decades

Sara Stanislawski, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2018


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She’s standing at the front board of her classroom at Wauwatosa West High School. She models a math problem on the board with her chalk while she hears the pencils scribbling behind her in their straight rows. The board reads September 1987. Much has changed since math teacher Cathy Razner first star...

Random Chatting With Ms. Jones

Zakyia Webb, Staff Reporter

May 21, 2018


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Ms. Jones is an English teacher here at Tosa West. She answered the following random questions during an interview. 1)What do you think would be the hardest thing for you to give up on and why? My family- they are everything to me. Even though there are adversities, they will always be my family and I will find ...

Emergency Drill Done in 2012 Still Current Today

Sara Stanislawski, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2018


Filed under Archives, Homegrown, Opinions, Video

To better prepare for dangerous events in schools the Wauwatosa School District, Fire, and Police Departments teamed up to participate in a situation preparedness exercise. Although it occurred six years ago on May 19th in 2012, the preparedness for emergency situations is still a very important subject...

Associate Principal Garrison Brings Experience, Enthusiasm to Position

Associate Principal Garrison Brings Experience, Enthusiasm to Position

Megan Veit and Kelly Rampolla

April 20, 2018


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“We’re better together than we are apart” a key component to keep in mind when operating at a school, new associate principal, Willie E. Garrison II says. This past January, Wauwatosa West High School welcomed Willie Garrison into the building when Associate Principal Clint Grochowski was moved to f...

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...

West Reacts After A Threat To The School

March 9, 2016


Filed under Featured, Homegrown, Local News, Multimedia, School News, Uncategorized

by: Zoe Stack All Wauwatosa West High School students were ushered into the gym this morning while an investigation of the building was being held due to a threat the school had received earlier that morning.   Wednesday, March 9th, Wauwatosa West received what Principal Frank Calarco called in ...

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