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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."...

Wauwatosa West Holds Annual Blood Drive

Wauwatosa West Holds Annual Blood Drive

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...

Seniors Admitted to UWM

Henry Frey and Jovan Mendez

November 13, 2019

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee admissions staff came to Tosa West on October 17th, looking to admit future students early.    This was the beginning of a series of early admissions interviews that spanned the entirety of the school day, the staff picking out applicants who had filled out...

Tosa West’s Fall Production of INTO THE WOODS

Tosa West’s Fall Production of INTO THE WOODS

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....

How are Students Paying for College?

Victoria Lopez and Aniyah Chambers

November 8, 2019

When Jacob Burghardt first started applying to colleges he was convinced he would be able to go to his dream school Iowa State. But when the harsh reality of finances and student loans kicked in, he came to the realization he would have to stay in the state. ¨I don't have the money to go out of state and ...

Wauwatosa West Students Take the PSAT

Wauwatosa West Students Take the PSAT

Payton Mayer and Gunner Sewell

November 4, 2019

Although 115 Wauwatosa West Sophomores and Juniors took the Preliminary SAT or PSAT the morning of Wednesday, October 16th, some students were not able to register and take the test due to a lack of available tests.  The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test or PSAT/NMSQT test give...

AP Art Students Present Portfolios to Colleges

AP Art Students Present Portfolios to Colleges

Victoria Lopez, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

Over 70 AP Art students received feedback on their artwork portfolios after presenting them to college representatives and previous Wauwatosa West students during Portfolio Day on October 17th.  With tables set up throughout the room students lined up to present their body of work they have built t...

Turning the Tables at Tosa West- The New Cell Phone Policy

September 10, 2018

“I think the cell phone policy is better than it was last year”

2018-19 Tosa West Musical Selection

August 30, 2018

For the upcoming 2018-19 school year, the Trojan Players have chosen to do a musical in both the fall and spring.The musical in the fall of 2018 is going to Mamma Mia. The spring show is set to be the Little Mermaid. Both shows hope to bring a lot of traffic and success to the theater department. ...

Screaming in the Cul de Sac

Screaming in the Cul de Sac

Devyn Martin, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2018

Wauwatosa West students Kyle Cvecko, James Lynch and their band “Screaming in the Cul-de-sac” is one of 12 bands to compete in the 14th annual Rockonsin competition during Summerfest on June 29th, 2018.  The band will play at Summerfest again on June 30th. “It will take a lot of practice to win Roc...

Tosa West Holds Annual Art Show

Tosa West Holds Annual Art Show

Myela Cooper, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2018

Over 200 students presented artwork to the Wauwatosa community at the annual Wauwatosa West Art show. Students from introductory art classes to advanced placement classes presented art. “Most of them are actually pretty good. I didn’t think that high schoolers would have this much talent. This is the...

Wauwatosa West Virtual Academy

Wauwatosa West Virtual Academy

Katie Herring, Student Reporter

May 30, 2018

Online schooling can have many benefits. It can be utilized for many different reasons and is unique to every student. The Wauwatosa Virtual Academy allows students to take classes online and receive local support. According to Wauwatosa Virtual Academy Principal, Dean Heus, there is currently aro...

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