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TW TODAY – April 10th, 2020

April 10, 2020

In this episode, journalists examine how West students experienced the controversial statewide election in Wisconsin Tuesday, April 7th.

College Board Changes AP Exams to be Open Note, Taken Online at Home

Info-graphic from College Board displaying key aspects of 2020 AP Exams

Sara Stanislawski and Maddie Bishop

April 3, 2020

In response to the millions of students not at school due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College Board has changed Advanced Placement (AP) exams normally completed in schools to be taken at home this year.  April 3rd, the College Board announced the dates and specific question types for each exam and that all tests will be open note. The exams will still allow some students to gain coll...

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...

Wauwatosa West Principal to Retire after Serving District for 29 Years

West Principal Frank Calarco stands in front of the inscription on the wall of his office after being first appointed as Principal. Calarco's friend painted the inscription in his office to stress this message to students.

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...

School Board Focuses on Mental Health at Meeting

Wauwatosa East Junior Sarah Gifford presents her slideshow at the school board 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...

West Journalism Students Work with TMJ4

Lucas Metzner voices over his team's story on paying for college at the TMJ4 studio.

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 5 members of the Hurricane's Swim and Dive Team (Left to Right): Eli Cruz, Dylan Hopkins, Keaton Begos, Chris Grieb, and Alex Gruel.

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...

Students Attend First Feminist Club Meeting

Shirts created by English teacher Amanda Frazier. Go see her in room 292 if you want to buy one!

Payton Mayer and Isabella Jacobson

January 22, 2020

110 Wauwatosa West students attended the new feminist club ran by multiple girls from the school after school January. The club is under faculty adviser Amanda Frazier.   “We just started but we had one kind of meeting to gather interest and we packed this room. I was so excited. 110 kids...

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

The 2019-2020 Wauwatosa West Boys Varsity Basketball team.

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 ...

Infinite Campus Brings Unwanted Problems to Student Grades

Senior Lucas Metzner checks his schedule and grades in Infinite Campus.

Gunner Sewell and Jovan Mendez

January 14, 2020

The Wauwatosa School District made the decision to switch from the Powerschool grading website to the Infinite Campus grading website for the 2019-2020 school year.  Infinite Campus has been giving Tosa West teachers many problems during the year. “I think Infinite Campus being new it's t...

7 Wauwatosa West Students Injured in Adam’s County Crash

Wauwatosa Boys Swim Team with Coach Hiedi Hegwood

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...

Students Participate in Hispanic Student Union

Students Participate in Hispanic Student Union

Payton Mayer, Isabella Jacobson, and Amirah Cornelius

December 28, 2019

Hispanic Student Union is a new club created at Wauwatosa West to invite all students to participate in learning more about the hispanic culture.  The club was fabricated in the 2018-2019 school year by senior Rachel Maria to find a way for all students no matter what culture or background they ...

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