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Students Attend First Feminist Club Meeting

Students Attend First Feminist Club Meeting

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

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...

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

Holiday Traditions in the Wauwatosa West Community

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

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.  “...

West Staff Balance Teaching and Coaching

West Staff Balance Teaching and Coaching

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...

Students, Staff Anticipate Winter Break

Students, Staff Anticipate Winter Break

Sara Stanislawski, Editor

December 30, 2019

Wauwatosa West students and staff have various plans and traditions for Winter Break before returning to school on January 2nd.  The break lasts from December 23rd through January 1st. Some students simply look forward to the days off from school. Other students enjoy celebrating various holiday...

Students Participate in Hispanic Student Union

Students Participate in Hispanic Student Union

Payton Mayer, Isabella Jacobson, and Amirah Cornelius

December 28, 2019

Hispanic Student Union is a new club created at Wauwatosa West to invite all students to participate in learning more about the hispanic culture.  The club was fabricated in the 2018-2019 school year by senior Rachel Maria to find a way for all students no matter what culture or background they ...

Students Take Black Literature Class

Students Take Black Literature Class

Payton Mayer, Isabella Jacobson, and Amirah Cornelius

December 27, 2019

High school students often face some struggle trying to learn about their history and themselves. For senior Nadia Roberts the black literature class allows her to reflect on her own identity and what it means to be an African American.  “I do feel that there should be more classes only because ther...

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