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Childish Gambino

March 5, 2014

Because the Internet is the second album released by Childish Gambino. It’s the follow up to his first album Camp released back in 2011. The rapper not only shows his way with words on the 19 track album, but in his 72 page screenplay as well. The on-line www.becausetheinter.net screenplay combines writing and visual elements which shows his talents in writing and acting. Gambino teamed up with Jhene A...

Headphones Review

January 16, 2013

The quality of music is very important to people, and with large record sales from Monster’s ever popular Beats it’s obvious that consumers spend a lot on their headphones. Over hyped or over priced, new headphones try to compete every year trying to be the best. West Side Stories breaks down the best headphones for you. 1) Solo Beats By Dre (by monster) Description: The Solo Beats are solid, built, ...

Vans Warped Tour 2012

July 26, 2012

Even though West students act like it is always summer, it actually is summer!!! This means three words: SUMMER CONCERT SEASON! For some West students, this means Summerfest. Of course, there were a few acts that blew up the outdoor stages,, for example BUSH and the Foo Fighters. Others among us will be seeing indoor shows/tours in the Eagles Ballroom - Scream It Like You Mean It, with headliners We Came...

“Shooting Star” Review

July 19, 2012

As the one-man music project Owl City prepares to introduce its fourth album this August, the new four-song EP entitled “Shooting Star” has been released in anticipation. In diverging from his typical synth-pop artistry, mastermind Adam Young has thrown his audience a curveball: the new EP is laced with hints of alternative-rock sounds that appeal to a wider variety of listeners and create a different...

Book Review: Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest

May 10, 2012

The story Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest by Matt Haig is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. This book is a unique type of book for a different type of reader. This is the type of book that flat out warns you when to skip ahead if you are not fond of mushy scenes, and the type of book that provides marvelous sarcasm quite often. In the story, Samuel Blink must go to Norway with hi...

Top 10 Albums of 2011

December 16, 2011

Chalk Artist: Andy Hanson Photographer: Sarah Otto West Side Stories guest writer Anthony Clayton used his knowledge of 2011 music to determine which albums are the year's best. Here is the full list of his preferences. 1. Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes: 2011 was generally a bad year for music; not many albums that came out seemed satisfying. Fleet Foxes’ Helplessness Blues came along mid-way through the year, and it was much needed. With its lush...

Footloose: Movie or Musical?

November 24, 2011

Well, as you probably know, Wauwatosa West recently had another triumph in the theater department with their production of Footloose. This musical is based on an 80’s film in which a big city kid, Ren McCormick, moves to the country town of Beaumont and fights to repeal a law that bans dancing. Footloose was also was recently remade on the big screen. Clearly there’s only one thing to do: review...

Here’s the Scoop on Custard

July 10, 2011

With Culver’s and Oscar’s being so popular among high school students, it’s obvious that frozen custard is a favorite among high school students. But which one is the best one? I tested a single scoop of chocolate custard at four of the most popular frozen custard places around town, and this is what I came up with. My number one choice out of the four would probably be Leon’s Frozen Custard. Leon’s – 313...

Music Reviews

July 2, 2011

Pastor Troy Face Off Similar To: DMX If you like DMX and his hardcore attitude you will love Pastor Troy's and his fourth album Face Off.   Pastor Troy, a hardcore rapper from Georgia, gained popularity by appearing in tracks from artists like Ludacris and being featured in the soundtrack for xXx. After producing a few records, he released Face Off, a fantastic Hip Hop album that every hardcore...

Miss Saigon’s Thailand Flavors

March 27, 2011

The first time I had egg rolls, they were repulsive; but that was before I went to Miss Saigon's on the corner of 92nd and Center Street in Wauwatosa. Miss Saigon's opened early this March in the space formerly occupied by Smoothielicious. It is a Vietnamese restaurant that offers food for everyone. They have a variety of flavors of smoothies, spring rolls, entrees, such as a sautéed black pepper...

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