West Side Stories

APPSE Wins State

January 18, 2016

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The excitement in the room was palpable as the Wauwatosa West APPSE students all sat on the edge of their seats, waiting for the final results to be called. On Saturday, January 10th, the Wauwatosa West APPSE (American Public Policy Special Emphasis) class took first place at the state We The P...

In Remembrance

December 2, 2015

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Yesterday, Monday December 1st, marked the 22nd anniversary of the day Assistant Principal Dale Breitlow was shot and killed by a former Wauwatosa West student. After school yesterday, current Principal, Frank Calarco made an announcement in remembrance of this particular day and also to inform students abou...


December 1, 2015

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By: Zoe Stack   The sign was bright, way too bright for the time of the day. I am not one, while on summer vacation, to awaken when the time is still in single digits. Yet here I was at 4:30 a.m on my way to Washington D.C for the Al Neuharth Free Spirit Conference. The conference was created ...

Freshmen Goals

September 17, 2015

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Article by Jason Flynn Groundbreaking interviews with new West freshmen reveal that many of their goals relate to grades as well as much more. This past week several freshmen were interviewed about what their goals and hopes for West were. Many had different things to say. Toto Hunt said he was...

West Adds New Security Doors, Hopes to Improve School Safety

September 8, 2015

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Article by Rick Sear The first three things a Wauwatosa West student does before they get to class are open doors. Over the 2015 summer break, Wauwatosa Schools installed additional security measures around the district as part of a larger plan to strengthen the safety of the learning environment. ...

Back to School

September 3, 2015

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Article by Zoe Stack For the first time in months, the halls of Wauwatosa West were flooded with students, the sound of slamming lockers and yelled greetings. September 1st brought the first day of the 2015-16 school year at Wauwatosa West. There were very mixed feelings about the first day. When asked...

Chromebooks to Go

August 28, 2015

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Article by Teresa Toohill On Monday, August 24th and Tuesday, 25th between 8AM - 3PM, around 1,000 students flocked to school to get their own Chromebooks. For the first time ever, the Wauwatosa School District has handed out personal Chromebooks, all in an effort to make work for students more acces...

Be the Match

May 29, 2015

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// Written by Mark Salamone [divider] Wauwatosa West hosted a donor sign up drive for blood marrow on Thursday, May 28.  The event, held in the Trojan Room, was organized by Be the Match and senior Sara Steybe. Several dozen students, staff, and community members added their DNA to the international bl...

Students Protest Dress Code

May 22, 2014

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Students staged a sit-in in the Learning Center in Wauwatosa West before and during the beginning of first hour Thursday. Beginning at about 7:45, approximately 25 students gathered at the tables in the Learning Center to protest the school’s dress code. They specifically objected to the adminis...

Multicultural Fair

April 3, 2014

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Photos by Lilly Church West hosted the fourth annual Multicultural Fair on Wednesday. The Multicultural Fair is a community event where students show off their diverse cultural backgrounds and interests. The fair is open to all who would like to come and is a night of food, fun and education. Students...

Trojans Reflect on First Semester’s Finals Experience

January 24, 2014

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Finals week, a time of self-reflection for all students in one way or another, is drawing to a close. “Finals are definitely important because they help you remember stuff that you learned earlier in the year,” said junior Michelle Franke. Franke said that semester exams were especially impor...

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