West Side Stories

Wauwatosa West Journalism Students Visit WISN

May 5, 2012

On Thursday, February 23rd, several West Side Stories reporters and Broadcast Journalists toured WISN 12’s television station facilities, guided by WISN reporter Kent Wainscott. During the tour, they were allowed a glimpse into the world of television news creation. One of the first lessons students learned about television reporting was that one of the keys to quality reporting is an amiabl...

The Story Behind the Story

February 23, 2012

They're off to see the President, the wonderful President of America, when he's in Milwaukee, of course. Four West Side Stories reporters, Seniors Ellyn Kirtley, Luke Salamone, and Zakiya Robinson, and Junior Kylie Hogrefe were given the opportunity to join professional reporters and writers covering President Obama's visit to Milwaukee on February 15. The President had come to speak to employees of Milwaukee's Masterlock plant. The ...

Awards Won at Convention

November 22, 2011

Wauwatosa West Journalism students received two best of show awards and one individual award at the Journalism Education Association (JEA) and National Scholastic Press Association’s (NSPA) National Convention this weekend. Over 4,000 students from around the country gathered at the convention which showcases classes and seminars about the growing world of journalism and to compete among their peers. The NSPA sp...

Glee at West?

August 18, 2010

What is this phenomenon that’s recently hit the public with so much force? A bird? A plane? No, it’s Glee, the Golden Globe® Award-winning TV show about a group of kids in show choir that, against the odds, begin to rise to the top of the high school hierarchy. They reach out to several generations with their voices in this comedy/musical/drama through music from Journey, Rihanna, Wicked, Neil...

The Revival Takes Flight

August 18, 2010

Woodstock + T-Dub = Westock. Westock + Rachel Lococo, Dylan Jenkins, Aaron Blazich, and Steve Watson = the Westock Revival. This year, Wauwatosa West hosted a band showcase commonly referred to as “Westock” by students, teachers, and T-Dub alumni. Only for this year’s Westock, the regular show was tweaked to fit a new generation of Trojans, making Westock 2.0 or “The Revival.” With all of...

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Kylie Hogrefe