West Side Stories

Behind the Ink – Student Tattoos in Wauwatosa

West Senior Isabella Jacobson receives a tattoo on her arm at a tattoo parlor.

Victoria Lopez, Staff Reporter

January 13, 2020

Tattoos. They are everywhere, on people's arms, legs, and necks. If you look around the halls of Wauwatosa West you don’t have to look hard to see a tattoo.  Despite the ...

APPSE Wins State

January 18, 2016

The excitement in the room was palpable as the Wauwatosa West APPSE students all sat on the edge of their seats, waiting for the final results to be called. On Saturday, January 10th, the Wauwatosa West APPSE (American Public Policy Special Emphasis) class took first place at the state We The People competition. As a result, in April, they will be advancing to the national competition held in ...

Which Witch is Which: Spirit Day 3

September 30, 2015

Article by Rick Sear It’s day three of homecoming, and school spirit is at an all-time high. Each grade level had its own clothing scheme, and the long Wednesday Advisory period featured a dodgeball tournament (with teams representing all four grades). Freshmen dressed as nerds, sophomores as jocks, juniors as preps, seniors as goths, and faculty as hipsters. Participation was very strong, part...

High School Baby

September 29, 2015

High School Baby: Wauwatosa West students wore many fun and colorful costumes for today’s second homecoming day, switch up. Seniors and juniors were dressed as babies while sophomores and freshman dressed as senior citizens. “I get a lot of funny looks, but in my opinion go hard or go home. It’s homecoming week. It’s the one chance you have all year to try to beat your other class, well no...

Multicultural Fair

April 3, 2014

Photos by Lilly Church West hosted the fourth annual Multicultural Fair on Wednesday. The Multicultural Fair is a community event where students show off their diverse cultural backgrounds and interests. The fair is open to all who would like to come and is a night of food, fun and education. Students of various cultures set up booths and exhibits to display their heritage. In the cafeteria different g...

Wauwatosa West loses to Brown Deer

February 3, 2014

The Brown Deer Falcons invaded Trojan Territory this Friday, and left a bitter taste in the Trojan Basketball Team’s mouth with a 63-81 Tosa loss. It was a game that was expected to be riddled with challenges, and for good reason. Brown Deer is one of the conference front runners this year, and is a team with ample skills and physical gifts. The Trojans, though, were up to the task. Dont let the...

West Basketball Beats New Berlin High School

January 15, 2014

The weather may have been frightful this Friday night, but the sixth man arrived in full force, and the Trojan Boys Basketball team pulled out a win in miraculous fashion in front of an eager home crowd. From tip off, the Trojans began putting up points, and doing their best to stop New Berlin from doing the same. The points initially came in bunches, as senior Reggie Cason and Junior Steffan Bro...

Tosa Wrestlers Snap Pewaukee’s 46-0 Streak

January 10, 2013

Wauwatosa West and East wrestling team defeated Pewaukee 32-16 snapping their six year, 46 match winning streak Wednesday night. "Confidence was the key," West senior and spectator, Austin Budge said. "We were the underdogs and we were determined." Over 500 people attended the match held at Wauwatosa West High School gymnasium. "It was my first wrestling match and it was very exciting; the crowd...

Largest Snowfall of the Year in Tosa

February 24, 2012

Without the typical winter weather that we’re used to in Wisconsin, people haven’t had to deal with the hassle of snowed-in sidewalks and slippery roads. The average snow accumulation in the Milwaukee area is typically between 40-50 inches every year, and so far this winter we have had less than 20. The sudden snowfall came as a shock, and brought mixed emotions among the students here at West...

Dr. Means Discusses Race Relations at West [Photos]

February 24, 2012

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Locks of Love at West

February 2, 2012

Locks of Love is an organization through which students can donate hair to children with long-term hair loss. Here at West, we have our own group, led by students Jenna Engel and Taylor Keaton. Last Friday, January 27th, at 8 A. M., they held an event for people to donate hair. The hair was donated to those with alopecia, or a loss of hair. Engel explained, “last year, a boy from our school ...

Wisconsin Latin Convention

January 28, 2012

"Veni vidi vici," "Et tu, Brute," and "Salve" are all phrases that were heard at this year's Wisconsin Junior Classical League state convention in Madison. If you are even passingly familiar with Latin, you might know what some of these phrases mean. But to say that this matters at all to any of the over 500 Latin scholars-in-making present is to deceive you. In reality, while the focus of the ...

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