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School Board Approves Canvas as New Learning Management System for 2020-21 School Year

School Board Approves Canvas as New Learning Management System for 2020-21 School Year

Eve Lazarski, Staff Reporter

June 26, 2020

Students, teachers, and parents will use the Canvas learning management system to organize their instruction and learning starting in the 2020-2021 school year. The school board approved a 3 year $213,500 contract to Instructure Inc., the manufacturers of Canvas at the school board meeting on Monday,...

Wauwatosa West Graduate Experiences COVID-19 Crisis During Semester Long Internship at the Center for Disease Control

Wauwatosa West Graduate Experiences COVID-19 Crisis During Semester Long Internship at the Center for Disease Control

Anyiah Chambers, Student Reporter

March 26, 2020

Although the Tosa West community has been consumed with the COVID-19 pandemic for the last week, 2017 graduate Micheal Green's daily life has been consumed with the COVID-19 pandemic since January. During Michael’s time at Wauwatosa West, he served as President of the Student Senate and National Honors...

Day in the Life of a Wauwatosa Police Dog

Canine unit Zev and his handler, Wauwatosa Police Officer Ben Ziegler

Bea Lazarski and Ava Beisenstein

March 26, 2020

“He’s a very good partner and I couldn’t see myself working without him,” explains Wauwatosa Police Officer Ben Ziegler about his partner, a dog named Zev. Last April the Wauwatosa Police Department welcomed its newest police service dog, K-9 Officer Zev, who became the department’s second canin...

Wauwatosa West Principal to Retire after Serving District for 29 Years

West Principal Frank Calarco stands in front of the inscription on the wall of his office after being first appointed as Principal. Calarco's friend painted the inscription in his office to stress this message to students.

Sara Stanislawski, Editor

February 21, 2020

Wauwatosa West Principal Frank Calarco will retire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year after serving as the West Principal for the last 10 years.  Calarco is no stranger to the Wauwatosa School District. Prior to his appointment as West’s Principal, Calarco served as Roosevelt Elementary School’s Princ...

West Journalism Students Work with TMJ4

Lucas Metzner voices over his team's story on paying for college at the TMJ4 studio.

January 29, 2020

Eight Wauwatosa West journalism students are helping produce two stories with TMJ4 as a part of the studio’s  initiative to work with students to participate in National News Literacy Week. For National News Literacy Week January 27th to the 31st, the News Literacy Project is coordinating with the EW Scripp...

Social Media’s Impact On Receiving News

Social Media's Impact On Receiving News

Jacob Burgardt, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2020

Ever since November 11th 2018, the Australian wildfires have killed hundreds of humans and animals. These fires have been a heavily talked about topic all around the world and here at Tosa West. What we wanted to know was how people found out. “So I interact with Facebook occasionally. I us...

The Road to Recovery for the 7 Boys Involved in the Adam’s County Crash

The 5 members of the Hurricane's Swim and Dive Team (Left to Right): Eli Cruz, Dylan Hopkins, Keaton Begos, Chris Grieb, and Alex Gruel.

Payton Mayer & Lucas Metzner

January 22, 2020

Chris Grieb never had to leave class 5 minutes early.  Now, the senior can be seen before the bell inching himself with his walker, and draw-string bag in the hallway. "I went through physical therapy. Basically I just to deal with it. I just really like realized how lucky I am and how much worse...

Fashion of Wauwatosa West Students

Fashion of Wauwatosa West Students

Payton Mayer, Isabella Jacobson, and Amirah Cornelius

January 21, 2020

Wauwatosa West senior Elijah Ferguson wakes up everyday with many ideas of what to wear that day. He paints his canvas with his clothes. Fashion is his life that he loves to explore everyday.  “Being in high school you get a chance to constantly be around a group of people your age who all have...

Wauwatosa West Hosts Wauwatosa East Boys Basketball on January 17th, 2020

The 2019-2020 Wauwatosa West Boys Varsity Basketball team.

Lucas Metzner, Editor

January 17, 2020

Wauwatosa East and Wauwatosa West, a rivalry that runs deep across all sports. Friday, January 17th, 2020 the rivalry will take to the hardwood. The rivalry is no stranger to a packed house with two student sections filled with hatred for the other. This will be the first of two regular season ...

Students Managing Cell Phone Usage

Students Managing Cell Phone Usage

Anyiah Chambers, Student Reporter

January 15, 2020

Technology is starting to rule the world in many different ways, being overly connected to your cell phone can be a definite distraction, a source of instant gratification and lead to mental health issues such as depression. Could it be possible that society is actually addicted to their smartphones...

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 t...

How to Prepare for Final Exams

How to Prepare for Final Exams

Victoria Lopez, Staff Reporter

January 14, 2020

Finals are right around the corner with less than a week before the end of the semester. The pressure for students to bring up their grades is on.  “I am pretty stressed, it’s a whole week before finals and I already spent all week doing homework in order to try to prepare," Junior Elizabeth ...

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