West Side Stories

The Story Behind the Story

February 23, 2012

They're off to see the President, the wonderful President of America, when he's in Milwaukee, of course. Four West Side Stories reporters, Seniors Ellyn Kirtley, Luke Salamone, and Zakiya Robinson, and Junior Kylie Hogrefe were given the opportunity to join professional reporters and writers covering P...

Pres. Obama Addresses Master Lock Employees

February 15, 2012

On January 24, President Obama highlighted Master Lock in his State of the Union address as a prime example of an American business that has invested in returning jobs to American soil. Master Lock, a company whose headquarters can be found in Oak Creek, WI, has "insourced" around 100 union jobs from...

West Students Cover Obama Milwaukee Visit

February 14, 2012

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50 People One Question: Chinese Zodiac

January 27, 2012

People at Wauwatosa West were asked one simple question: Which zodiac animal are you? Here are their responses...

Predictions for a New Semester

January 21, 2012

Well, it’s that time again, the time where a majority of the West's students feel ready to go insane. Teachers are giggling while handing out exams they think will stump us and most students are studying there brains out to prove them wrong. But this time is can also be looked at as ending a great s...

Athletic Recognition Pep Assembly

January 19, 2012

In years past Tosa West held a school-wide assembly in order to recognize students’ athletic achievements. Last year, however, students found that no such assembly would take place. “Those assemblies were so long, it was hard to keep students’ attention, and we still want to recognize all our ...

Top 10 Films of 2011

January 18, 2012

Love watching movies? Take a look at this compilation of the ten best films from this past year. The Tree Of Life: Terrence Malick has always reinvented cinema in some aspect with every film he has made. The Tree Of Life, however, is his finest film to date, even surpassing 1978’s Days Of Heaven. ...

Respite Day: Annual Day of Service

January 16, 2012

All students at Wauwatosa West High School have off Monday, January 16th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but many are still coming to school anyway. Why? For Respite Day. Respite day is a service day when parents drop off their special-needs kids at West and members of Key Club, along with other volunte...

APPSE Team to DC Again!

January 16, 2012

On Saturday morning of January 14, 2012, Wauwatosa West’s We the People Team participated in the state We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution competition at Marquette University. Despite fears that the competition would not take place this year due to budget cuts on a national level, this year...

First Snowfall of the Year

January 13, 2012

Within the last 24 hours, five inches of snow has fallen over Wauwatosa and the rest of southeastern Wisconsin. The snow has been long overdue, and several records were also broken, some dating back to the 1980’s. The snow has had a mixed response from the student body, ranging from elation to mild re...

West Orchestra Performance

January 8, 2012

On December 22nd, Wauwatosa West's Orchestra, conducted by David Topolovec, performed several seasonal pieces during homeroom for the whole school. He was accompanied by West's chorus, led by Jason Meissner, and several members of the band, led by Guy Kammerer. ...

Top 10 Albums of 2011

December 16, 2011

Chalk Artist: Andy Hanson Photographer: Sarah Otto West Side Stories guest writer Anthony Clayton used his knowledge of 2011 music to determine which albums are the year's best. Here is the full list of his preferences. 1. Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes: 2011 was generally a bad year for music; not many albums that came out seemed satisfying...

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