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Wauwatosa West Graduate Experiences COVID-19 Crisis During Semester Long Internship at the Center for Disease Control

Wauwatosa West Graduate Experiences COVID-19 Crisis During Semester Long Internship at the Center for Disease Control

Anyiah Chambers, Student Reporter

March 26, 2020

Although the Tosa West community has been consumed with the COVID-19 pandemic for the last week, 2017 graduate Micheal Green's daily life has been consumed with the COVID-19 pandemic since January. During Michael’s time at Wauwatosa West, he served as President of the Student Senate and National Honors...

Day in the Life of a Wauwatosa Police Dog

Day in the Life of a Wauwatosa Police Dog

Bea Lazarski and Ava Beisenstein

March 26, 2020

“He’s a very good partner and I couldn’t see myself working without him,” explains Wauwatosa Police Officer Ben Ziegler about his partner, a dog named Zev. Last April the Wauwatosa Police Department welcomed its newest police service dog, K-9 Officer Zev, who became the department’s second canin...

Day in the Life of a Wauwatosa Firefighter

Bea Lazarski and Ava Beisenstien

March 25, 2020

¨I truly believe it’s the best job in the world,¨ explains Wauwatosa firefighter Zak Ruggirello of his childhood dream job. Ruggirello first earned his Bachelor’s degree in Education, but after realizing teaching wasn’t for him, he started working on completing his Fire and EMS Certifications...

Boys Basketball to Play in Sectional Semi-Final For The First Time Since 2011

Lucas Metzner, Editor

March 12, 2020

The 3rd Seeded Wauwatosa West Boys Basketball Team has battled their way to a regional Championship and a Sectional Semi-Final game against the 1st Seeded Milwaukee Lutheran Red Knights at Whitefish Bay High School on March 12th, 2020 at 7pm. Previously, Milwaukee Lutheran was supposed to host the...

Wauwatosa West Principal to Retire after Serving District for 29 Years

Wauwatosa West Principal to Retire after Serving District for 29 Years

Sara Stanislawski, Editor

February 21, 2020

Wauwatosa West Principal Frank Calarco will retire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year after serving as the West Principal for the last 10 years.  Calarco is no stranger to the Wauwatosa School District. Prior to his appointment as West’s Principal, Calarco served as Roosevelt Elementary School’s Princ...

Wauwatosa West Visits Wauwatosa East in Final Regular Season Meeting

February 14, 2020

The Wauwatosa West Trojans Boys Varsity Basketball team will visit the Wauwatosa East Red Raiders on February 14th, 2020. This will be their final meeting during the regular season. Wauwatosa West versus Wauwatosa East basketball is no stranger to a heated rivalry. Both teams desire to beat the other just a little...

School Board Focuses on Mental Health at Meeting

School Board Focuses on Mental Health at Meeting

Sara Stanislawski, Maddie Bishop, and Katie McCabe

January 31, 2020

Wauwatosa East Junior Sarah Gifford presented a slideshow on school shootings and mental health at the Wauwatosa School Board meeting on January 27th.  The presentation by Gifford was a part of a larger focus on mental health in the district at the meeting. Another presentation was given as a re...

Behind The Desk with Chris Benes

Lucas Metzner, Editor

January 30, 2020

This video is part of a news series called Behind the Desk. The new series focuses more in depth on the people around Wauwatosa West. This inaugural video features Wauwatosa West Social Studies teacher, Chris Benes. This video was shot and edited by Kaylee Axelson.

West Journalism Students Work with TMJ4

West Journalism Students Work with TMJ4

January 29, 2020

Eight Wauwatosa West journalism students are helping produce two stories with TMJ4 as a part of the studio’s  initiative to work with students to participate in National News Literacy Week. For National News Literacy Week January 27th to the 31st, the News Literacy Project is coordinating with the EW Scripp...

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 ...

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