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

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

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

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...

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...

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...

Students Attend First Feminist Club Meeting

Students Attend First Feminist Club Meeting

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

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 ...

Infinite Campus Brings Unwanted Problems to Student Grades

Infinite Campus Brings Unwanted Problems to Student Grades

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

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...

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 ...

Students Take Black Literature Class

Students Take Black Literature Class

Payton Mayer, Isabella Jacobson, and Amirah Cornelius

December 27, 2019

High school students often face some struggle trying to learn about their history and themselves. For senior Nadia Roberts the black literature class allows her to reflect on her own identity and what it means to be an African American.  “I do feel that there should be more classes only because ther...

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