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Walking Out Not as Easy as it Seems for Students

Walking Out Not as Easy as it Seems for Students

Victoria Lopez and Izzy Jacobson

December 20, 2019

It may seem easy to "walk out" of school to protest school safety issues, all you have to do is take a few steps and you’re outside. But for some students deciding to participate in the recent student organized "walk out" to protest a rash of school safety issues in Wisconsin on December 13th it was a much harder and difficult choic...

West Orchestra Holds 2019 Kinderkonzert

West Orchestra Holds 2019 Kinderkonzert

Katherine Meyer, Staff Reporter

December 8, 2019

On Saturday December 7th Wauwatosa West Orchestra held it’s 21st annual Kinderkonzert.  “Overall it was a very successful event. Each concert has its own feel and vibe to them and it’s interesting to adjust to. The first concert had fewer people at it, it was a little more quieter. The seco...

Key Club Holds Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

Key Club Holds Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

Anyiah Chambers and Michael Glaser

November 26, 2019

For the 20th year, the Wauwatosa West Key Club collected non-perishable food items for the Tosa Cares food pantry in Wauwatosa.  Students who donate receive a ballot to vote for teachers to wear a turkey costume. This year Band teacher Alexander Hunt wore the costume on November 26th, after the driv...

Students Take Black Literature Class

Students Take Black Literature Class

Amirah Cornelius and Payton Meyer

November 26, 2019

High school students are all 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 there are so many thing...

Non Teaching Staff Members Play Big Role in School

Non Teaching Staff Members Play Big Role in School

Jacob Burgardt and Tiffany Kincaid

November 21, 2019

Out of the one hundred thirteen staff members at Wauwatosa West only eighteen of them are non teaching staff members but still are a big part of how our school runs.  The different non teaching staff members do a lot for the school. They’re here when students are and sometimes when students aren’t....

Wauwatosa Students Raise Money for Honor Flight

Wauwatosa Students Raise Money for Honor Flight

Serena Stern and Erin Scholtus

November 21, 2019

Wauwatosa West is honoring veterans by organizing a fundraiser for the program Honor Flight in honor of Veteran’s day. Teacher Chad Mateske has organized this not only at Wauwatosa West but also Wauwatosa East. Honor Flight is a non-profit organization that provides the elderly veterans with clos...

Wauwatosa West’s 10th Annual Multi-Cultural Fair

Wauwatosa West’s 10th Annual Multi-Cultural Fair

Erin Scholtus and Serena Stern

November 20, 2019

The 10th annual Multi-Cultural Fair will be held on November 20th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Wauwatosa West.  The fair will be a celebration of different cultures from around the world.  “We’ve been planning different cultures to represent at our fair, especially ones that have a bigger population at W...

Community Celebrates Lives of two Wauwatosa West Graduates

Community Celebrates Lives of two Wauwatosa West Graduates

Anyiah Chambers, Sara Stanislawski, and Maddie Bishop

November 18, 2019

Compassionate, genuine, positive and joyous are the words you hear repeated again and again to describe two of Wauwatosa West’s former students, Se’veon James, and Zahnya Hunter who tragically lost their lives to carbon monoxide poisoning on Milwaukee’s Northside the morning of November 8th. “Y...

Electric Scooters in Wauwatosa

Electric Scooters in Wauwatosa

Isabella Jacobson and Amirah Cornelius

November 14, 2019

Students are riding through the streets of Milwaukee and Wauwatosa on the new, popular electric scooter. Electric scooters are stand up powered scooters with a small engine. There are many pop up stands where customers can use a scooter. To use one, people must download the app Lime, and scan the...

New Library Podcast Studio at Wauwatosa West

New Library Podcast Studio at Wauwatosa West

Ethan Garder and Vincent Olsen

November 6, 2019

Guitars, Microphones, MIDI instruments, and a podcasting mixer and recorder are now ready for student and staff use in the southeast corner of the library. The equipment can be used by anyone with the permission of the school librarian, Derek DeVinny.  According to DeVinny, the equipment and spac...

Best Buddies

Best Buddies

Savannah Turner and Isaiah Hughes

October 30, 2019

Best Buddies, a club at Wauwatosa West, makes students with disabilities feel welcome in the high school environment.  The club allows the opportunity for students to make friends. The President of the club, Abby Chossek is a junior at Wauwatosa West. “Best Buddies is a club where you help ...

AP Art Students Present Portfolios to Colleges

AP Art Students Present Portfolios to Colleges

Victoria Lopez, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

Over 70 AP Art students received feedback on their artwork portfolios after presenting them to college representatives and previous Wauwatosa West students during Portfolio Day on October 17th.  With tables set up throughout the room students lined up to present their body of work they have built t...

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