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Wauwatosa West to Welcome New Principal for 2020-21 School Year

Wauwatosa West to Welcome New Principal for 2020-21 School Year

Sara Stanislawski, Editor

June 9, 2020

Ebony Grice will begin her new position as the Wauwatosa West Principal for the 2020-2021 school year following the retirement of West Principal Frank Calarco.  After attending professional learning development opportunities offered by the Wauwatosa School District in previous years, Grice decided to a...

Wauwatosa West Graduate Experiences COVID-19 Crisis During Semester Long Internship at the Center for Disease Control

Wauwatosa West Graduate Experiences COVID-19 Crisis During Semester Long Internship at the Center for Disease Control

Anyiah Chambers, Student Reporter

March 26, 2020

Although the Tosa West community has been consumed with the COVID-19 pandemic for the last week, 2017 graduate Micheal Green's daily life has been consumed with the COVID-19 pandemic since January. During Michael’s time at Wauwatosa West, he served as President of the Student Senate and National Honors...

West Journalism Students Work with TMJ4

Lucas Metzner voices over his team's story on paying for college at the TMJ4 studio.

January 29, 2020

Eight Wauwatosa West journalism students are helping produce two stories with TMJ4 as a part of the studio’s  initiative to work with students to participate in National News Literacy Week. For National News Literacy Week January 27th to the 31st, the News Literacy Project is coordinating with the EW Scripp...

Students Attend First Feminist Club Meeting

Shirts created by English teacher Amanda Frazier. Go see her in room 292 if you want to buy one!

Payton Mayer and Isabella Jacobson

January 22, 2020

110 Wauwatosa West students attended the new feminist club ran by multiple girls from the school after school January. The club is under faculty adviser Amanda Frazier.   “We just started but we had one kind of meeting to gather interest and we packed this room. I was so excited. 110 kids...

Fashion of Wauwatosa West Students

Fashion of Wauwatosa West Students

Payton Mayer, Isabella Jacobson, and Amirah Cornelius

January 21, 2020

Wauwatosa West senior Elijah Ferguson wakes up everyday with many ideas of what to wear that day. He paints his canvas with his clothes. Fashion is his life that he loves to explore everyday.  “Being in high school you get a chance to constantly be around a group of people your age who all have...

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

Your Choice is an organization whose mission is to prevent youth alcohol and drug consumption by informing parents and school communities about the risks of substance use. Your Choice is available for guidance and resources for families struggling with a member with addiction.

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...

Infinite Campus Brings Unwanted Problems to Student Grades

Infinite Campus Brings Unwanted Problems to Student Grades

Gunner Sewell and Jovan Mendez

January 14, 2020

The Wauwatosa School District made the decision to switch from the Powerschool grading website to the Infinite Campus grading website for the 2019-2020 school year.  Infinite Campus has been giving Tosa West teachers many problems during the year. “I think Infinite Campus being new it's t...

Holiday Traditions in the Wauwatosa West Community

Wauwatosa West classroom door decorated for the holiday season.

Anyiah Chambers, Staff Reporter

January 14, 2020

From the middle of November to the beginning of the New Year one can hear Christmas music filling one’s ears in every direction. Walking into the malls one notices almost every store has a sign that marks prices down by 50 %. People dress as Santa Clause on street corners. The hardest part is scrolling t...

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

West Senior Isabella Jacobson receives a tattoo on her arm at a tattoo parlor.

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.  “...

West Staff Balance Teaching and Coaching

Wauwatosa West Math Teacher Andrew Kolstad coaches the Varsity Football team during a game.

Payton Mayer, Izzy Jacobson, and Amirah Cornelius

January 8, 2020

Starting in March, Wauwatosa West Teacher Erin Coogan wakes up every morning with multiple things on her mind. She gets ready to start teaching by 8:00 and by 3:10 is ready to put her feet up and take a breather. However, she is out on the soccer field coaching the JV girls soccer team Monday throug...

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