West Side Stories

West Students Cover Obama Milwaukee Visit

February 14, 2012

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A Texas-Sized Blunder

October 24, 2011

When Texas Governor and current republican presidential candidate Rick Perry released an executive order that required 6th grade girls to be vaccinated against the Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, he could have hardly predicted the long term consequences its issuance would cause. Those consequences would be remarks decrying the order made by Republican presidential hopefuls, especially Michele Bachmann...

Another Program to Cut

February 23, 2011

To commemorate the centennial birthday of Ronald Reagan, Sarah Palin was one of several speakers to speak at a banquet in California. Among other things, Palin complained the government is “spending too much” and “controlling too much”. She was presumably unaware of the irony within her statement, because capital punishment does both. The traditional conservative position on the subject of c...

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Do Discriminate

February 4, 2011

A wretched manifestation of an old problem has come under the scrutiny of the United States. The subject is the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Besides the injustice it does to otherwise perfectly functional military personnel, this policy undercuts any moral arguments one might make to justify the wars. Soldiers are fighting for liberty and freedom while simultaneously being denied these Western...

We Need to Talk

January 15, 2011

Crumpled bits of paper flew through the air, littering the hallway with student opin­ions. It was nearing the end of homeroom, and Señor Espar­za’s class was just finishing an in-class activity on bullying. Heading back to the classroom, the students prepared to read each other’s papers. Each held an anonymous opinion about bullying at Wauwatosa West. Comments ranged from why kids are bullied,...

Federal Attorney Addresses Students

August 17, 2010

On Friday, May 21st, United States Attorney James Santelle met with American Public Policy: Special Emphasis and AP United States History students in the cafeteria to talk about his job and his previous career as a US Department of Justice Attorney in Iraq. Using maps, diagrams and photos, Santelle gave the assembled juniors and seniors an inside look at the country that the United States has occupied...

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