West Side Stories

The Road to Recovery for the 7 Boys Involved in the Adam’s County Crash

The Road to Recovery for the 7 Boys Involved in the Adam’s County Crash

Payton Mayer & Lucas Metzner

January 22, 2020

Chris Grieb never had to leave class 5 minutes early.  Now, the senior can be seen before the bell inching himself with his walker, and draw-string bag in the hallway. "I went through physical therapy. Basically I just to deal with it. I just really like realized how lucky I am and how much worse...

Wauwatosa West Hosts Wauwatosa East Boys Basketball on January 17th, 2020

Wauwatosa West Hosts Wauwatosa East Boys Basketball on January 17th, 2020

Lucas Metzner, Editor

January 17, 2020

Wauwatosa East and Wauwatosa West, a rivalry that runs deep across all sports. Friday, January 17th, 2020 the rivalry will take to the hardwood. The rivalry is no stranger to a packed house with two student sections filled with hatred for the other. This will be the first of two regular season ...

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...

7 Wauwatosa West Students Injured in Adam’s County Crash

7 Wauwatosa West Students Injured in Adam’s County Crash

Lucas Metzner, Editor

January 5, 2020

Seven Wauwatosa West seniors were seriously injured in a collision with a semi-truck in rural Adams County the evening of December 22nd, 2019. According to a statement released from the Adams County sheriff, injuries ranged from minor to severe.   Five students were airlifted to the nearest hospital, and two students were transported by ground ambulance.  Acco...

Man on the Street – School Safety

Lucas Metzner, Editor

December 13, 2019

What do students at Tosa West think about school safety? Reporters interviewed multiple students opinions on the recent school shootings around Wisconsin.

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...

Bowling Team Returns to Wauwatosa

Bowling Team Returns to Wauwatosa

Ethan Peplinski and James Gentil

December 6, 2019

Over 2,000 high school students compete across the state in varsity and junior varsity bowling. Student Kyle Muth has brought back the Wauwatosa West bowling team. The team consists of students from Wauwatosa West, Wauwatosa East, and Martin Luther King (MLK) High School. After many years of not h...

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...

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...

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