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Wauwatosa West Students React to College Admissions Scandal

Wauwatosa West Students React to College Admissions Scandal

Sara Stanislawski, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019

A recent scandal charges some of the nation's top colleges for accepting bribery from wealthy parents hoping to ensure their children’s admissions into elite schools. Through the bribery of their parents some of the select group were able to cheat on ACT or SAT tests to receive better scores and be...

School District to Switch to Infinite Campus by 2019-2020 School Year

School District to Switch to Infinite Campus by 2019-2020 School Year

Serena Stern, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2019

Having to go back and forth between Google Classroom for schoolwork, Powerschool for grades, and various websites for other homework can be annoying. The Wauwatosa School District is implementing a new system called Infinite Campus before the 2019-2020 school year to replace the current system, Powerschool...

New Dress Code In Place for 2018-19 School Year

New Dress Code In Place for 2018-19 School Year

Sara Stanislawski and Maddie Bishop

September 9, 2018

West’s dress code policy significantly changed for the 2018-2019 school year after the Wauwatosa School District worked last year to create an equitable learning experience designed to ensure all students can reach their fullest potential. The policy was officially published July 31 after being su...

4 Things to do as a Freshmen to be Successful Applying for College

4 Things to do as a Freshmen to be Successful Applying for College

Jalah Bates, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2018

As many enter their freshman year, they are met with challenges of trying to adjust to a new school along with false guidelines on when to truly start their focus on college. As the school year approches, whats better than to take the many false things that incoming freshman have been or haven't been told ...

West Alumni Give College Advice

West Alumni Give College Advice

Samuel Wade, Staff Reporter

July 18, 2018

With the summer half way over students are starting to think about next year. But before the summer comes to an end, here is some valuable advice and information about college students can all benefit with, especially graduating seniors, from some West alumni.    Stay in Classes and Study “Go to class, g...

Generations are Constantly Changing; Q&A of a Mother and Her Daughter

Generations are Constantly Changing; Q&A of a Mother and Her Daughter

Zene Hollman-Fowler, Staff Reporter

June 19, 2018

The cultural differences in the different generations of people have always set people apart considering the fact that things are constantly changing. But one change that can be noted is the progress women have made over the years in regards to expressive freedoms and women’s rights in general. Du...

West Students Balance School, Activities, Jobs

West Students Balance School, Activities, Jobs

Jessiemae Peters and Katie Herring

June 4, 2018

High school students balance school and their jobs to be able to help provide financial and personal needs. According to Urban Alliance, having a job while in high school has proven to improve academic performance. Urban Alliance did a research that states - in 2011, the rate of unemployment was the...

Facing Fears

Facing Fears

LaRon Perine, Staff Reporter

June 1, 2018

Everyone is afraid of something. Fear is a utterly unavoidable emotion that affects our lives everyday, and can sometimes change people’s aspects on life. Our lives can be profoundly shaped by these conscious and unconscious fears, as well as our efforts to avoid them. People that possess extreme ...

The Next Step High School Graduates Take

The Next Step High School Graduates Take

LaRon Perine, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018

Currently going to college is essential when it comes to getting a career and securing your future, so most students tend to go to college after graduating, but it wasn’t always like that. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 1960 the percentage of high school graduates ...

The Importance of Art Class

The Importance of Art Class

Jessiemae Peters, Student Reporter

May 24, 2018

Research consistently shows that students in schools that provide art classes throughout their school careers, are more open to bigger experiences, open mindedness, creativity, and self motivated goals. “Art is a common experience, no matter what language you speak or where you were born, we all...

School Safety According To West Students

School Safety According To West Students

Nathaniel Schultz, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2018

Another school shooting occurred on Friday, May 18th at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. 9 students and 1 teacher were killed.  In 2018, there have been 68 shootings in schools in the United States. Four of those shootings are considered mass shootings. According to the FBI, a mass shooting is ...

Emergency Drill Done in 2012 Still Current Today

Sara Stanislawski, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2018

To better prepare for dangerous events in schools the Wauwatosa School District, Fire, and Police Departments teamed up to participate in a situation preparedness exercise. Although it occurred six years ago on May 19th in 2012, the preparedness for emergency situations is still a very important subject...

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