West Side Stories

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

Over 200 Wauwatosa West students participated in a student led

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

Walkout organizers pose in front of the Wauwatosa West sign.

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

Wauwatosa West Orchestra Sophomore student Keeler Hick teaches a child how to play a cello at Wauwatosa West’s 21st annual Kinderkonzert on December 7th.

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

Se’veon James and Zahnya Hunter together during homecoming and following the East vs West Wauwatosa Basketball game.

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...

Wauwatosa West Holds Annual Blood Drive

Wauwatosa West student donates blood at last year's blood drive in the Upper Gym.

Victoria Lopez

November 18, 2019

Wauwatosa West partners with the Blood Center of Wisconsin to hold its tenth annual blood drive on Friday November 22nd in the upper gym.    "I’m donating plasma because I have sickle cell anemia so I can't donate blood," Senior Aniyah Chambers explained.  Chambers is someone who is pas...

TW TODAY – November 15th, 2019

Lucas Metzner, Editor

November 15, 2019

Wauwatosa West student anchors Aniyah Chambers and Lucas Metzner deliver the news and announcements for the week of November 15th, 2019. With announcements including a preview video on Wauwatosa West's fall production of Into the Woods Jr. Other announcements include senior photos, a freshman fundraising...

Tosa West’s Fall Production of INTO THE WOODS

Photographer Phatanoune Douangvilay

Jacob Burgardt and Tiffany Kincaid

November 12, 2019

INTO THE WOODS will be performed by the award winning Trojan Players on November 15th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd.  Student tickets are $12. Adult tickets are $15 and children are $8. The performances will be “in the round” where the audience will be seated on the stage, encircling the actors....

First Semester of District LAUNCH Program Provides Students With Real World Learning Experiences

Wauwatosa East senior Theresa Bueckers finalizing a project for the Engineering Foundations strand at Wauwatosa West.

Izzy Jacobson and Amirah Cornelius

November 12, 2019

Thirty One Wauwatosa West students are spending 2 hours of their day getting a taste of the working world. The LAUNCH program is a collaboration between Wauwatosa and Brookfield School Districts and allows students to choose and explore a career or interest "tract" through a combination of in-classroom work, collaborations with local businesses and field t...

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