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The CATS Movie Review: Is It Worth Watching?

The CATS Movie Review: Is It Worth Watching?

Erin Scholtus and Serena Stern

January 16, 2020

If you had been on any sort of social media when the Cats trailer came out, you undoubtedly saw the memes poking fun at the overall look of the picture. But the question everyone seems to be asking is, “Is Cats really that bad?”  We found ourselves asking the same question, so we travelled to ...

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...

Students, Staff Anticipate Winter Break

Students, Staff Anticipate Winter Break

Sara Stanislawski, Editor

December 30, 2019

Wauwatosa West students and staff have various plans and traditions for Winter Break before returning to school on January 2nd.  The break lasts from December 23rd through January 1st. Some students simply look forward to the days off from school. Other students enjoy celebrating various holiday...

Thanksgiving Break Approaches for Students and Staff

Thanksgiving Break Approaches for Students and Staff

Savannah Turner and Michael Glaser

November 25, 2019

Thanksgiving is coming quickly. One of the only holidays when you get to eat so much food you pop a button on your pants and you can not eat anymore food. “My favorite food for thanksgiving is yams,” Amirah Cornelius said, a senior at Wauwatosa West. Thanksgiving is a holiday where people ...

Wauwatosa West Alumna Gabby Bree Gives Advice to the Student Body

Gabby Bree, Alumna

November 25, 2019

Dear Wauwatosa West Students, Getting good grades in school is something that is very important to students so that they can be successful, but not every student is naturally gifted in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related classes, which is something that many people value over the...

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...

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