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Locks of Love 2017

Locks of Love 2017

Rick Sear, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2017

On Friday, February 24, students at Wauwatosa West donated their hair to Locks of Love, a charity organization which makes wigs for children suffering from hair loss. Tosa West's students have donated to this charity for the past 9 years. "The impact of Locks of Love extends beyond hair donation," said...

West Reacts After A Threat To The School

March 9, 2016

by: Zoe Stack All Wauwatosa West High School students were ushered into the gym this morning while an investigation of the building was being held due to a threat the school had received earlier that morning.   Wednesday, March 9th, Wauwatosa West received what Principal Frank Calarco called in ...

Center Street Bridge Reconstruction

Center Street Bridge Reconstruction

Jade Grippe and Zoe Stack

January 30, 2016

Getting to school is almost nobody’s favorite part of the day, and recent events have made the commute just a little bit harder. Early Monday January 25th, the Center Street bridge, which runs over 1-94, was closed to all traffic, cycles, and pedestrians. Since Monday, preparations have been underway...

APPSE Wins State

January 18, 2016

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...


December 1, 2015

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 and Color Wars: Bad Combination?

October 1, 2015

By Anna Baish As homecoming week begins, freshmen grow worried in anticipation as the dreaded Color Wars day approaches. Color Wars is a day in homecoming week where each grade wears a specific color, and grades can tag other grades with tape of their color. It is not unusual for freshmen to get tag...

Color Wars: Homecoming Day 4

October 1, 2015

Article by Zoe Stack Shouts, accompanied by the sounds of ripping tape, reverberated around the halls of Tosa West today. Spirit hit an all time high for students at Wauwatosa West on Thursday October 1st: Color Wars. Day Four has always consisted of students ‘tagging’ fellow students with duct...

Which Witch is Which: Spirit Day 3

September 30, 2015

Article by Rick Sear It’s day three of homecoming, and school spirit is at an all-time high. Each grade level had its own clothing scheme, and the long Wednesday Advisory period featured a dodgeball tournament (with teams representing all four grades). Freshmen dressed as nerds, sophomores as jocks, j...

Twister Day: Spirit Day 2

September 29, 2015

Article by Melissa Wittig and Lyzi Torres This Homecoming Week has shown Tosa West's school spirit. Today’s theme was Twister Tuesday. The freshman and sophomores  were told to dress as the elderly, the juniors and seniors as babies, and the faculty as teenagers. There were many comical costumes tha...

High School Baby

September 29, 2015

High School Baby: Wauwatosa West students wore many fun and colorful costumes for today’s second homecoming day, switch up. Seniors and juniors were dressed as babies while sophomores and freshman dressed as senior citizens. “I get a lot of funny looks, but in my opinion go hard or go home. It...

Woodworth Retires After 45 Years at Wauwatosa West

June 11, 2013

After forty-five years of teaching students at Wauwatosa West High School, Tom Woodworth is finally hanging up his hat. "I have been in this school eight thousand one hundred days," said Woodworth, who is, in his own words, "leaving with the senior class." http://youtu.be/XzKbEuPT7Jk

Top Ten Albums 2012

January 17, 2013

1. good kid, m.A.A.d. city- Kendrick Lamar: The last time a rap debut was crowned as an instant classic on this scale was Nas’ 1994 masterpiece Illmatic. This year’s good kid, m.A.A.d. city, in my opinion, doesn’t deserve the title because it hasn’t stood the test of time. Kanye West’s 2010 My...

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