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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 taken us...

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...

Walking Out Not as Easy as it Seems for Students

Walking Out Not as Easy as it Seems for Students

Victoria Lopez and Izzy Jacobson

December 20, 2019

It may seem easy to "walk out" of school to protest school safety issues, all you have to do is take a few steps and you’re outside. But for some students deciding to participate in the recent student organized "walk out" to protest a rash of school safety issues in Wisconsin on December 13th it was a much harder and difficult choic...

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.

Teachers Thoughts Revealed Through Podcast ‘Class Dismissed’

Teachers Thoughts Revealed Through Podcast ‘Class Dismissed’

Victoria Lopez and Anyiah Chambers

December 9, 2019

"What's the biggest problem that you see facing society?" Nicolas Koepke asks. "I would have to say working with kids I think there is a big disconnect with communication, everything is online or texting or Instagram. I feel like kids don't know how to communicate, to solve issues or to celebrate."...

Enough is Enough: Wauwatosa West Students Speak Out About Gun Violence

Enough is Enough: Wauwatosa West Students Speak Out About Gun Violence

Anyiah Chambers, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2019

Wauwatosa West High School Senior Michael Orlowski is organizing a student walkout to end the recent acts of gun violence in schools around Wisconsin.  The communities of Waukesha and Oshkosh are spinning after an armed student was shot by police on a high school campus on Dec 3 in Oshkosh, and th...

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...

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...

Community Celebrates Lives of two Wauwatosa West Graduates

Community Celebrates Lives of two Wauwatosa West Graduates

Anyiah Chambers, Sara Stanislawski, and Maddie Bishop

November 18, 2019

Compassionate, genuine, positive and joyous are the words you hear repeated again and again to describe two of Wauwatosa West’s former students, Se’veon James, and Zahnya Hunter who tragically lost their lives to carbon monoxide poisoning on Milwaukee’s Northside the morning of November 8th. “Y...

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