West Side Stories

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 ...

Wauwatosa West Student Broadcast News First Day of School Edition

September 1, 2011

Join Senior anchors Zakiya Robinson and Star Donaldson as they host Wauwatosa West Student Broadcast News First Day of School Edition.  In this episode, we interview students at registration on August 16th and 17th,  learn about the new rules from Senior Waj Ali and Genesha Robinson and everyone's favorite mascot - Tommy Trojan - reminds us how to follow the Trojan Way.  Have a great year everyo...

West’s First Issue Fair

June 11, 2011

Is this the most pressing issue facing our community? What can we do to fix this problem? How much will your solution cost the government? Why did you choose this topic? Where is your research that backs up your claim? These questions and others faced students at their first annual Issue Fair during the evening of June 2nd, 2011 at Wauwatosa West. As part of their final exam, 11th grade American...

New Student Council Initiative

May 25, 2011

In past years, class elections have been nasty, brutish, and short. Students would be given slips of paper in one of their classes and were told to put down the names of people who they thought fit to be class officers. In a few days, they would get another slip of paper with the top choices for officers and the students were then told to choose out of that list. The person with the most votes became...

West Crime Rate Drops

January 13, 2011

Posters admonishing students to lock up their belongings or put them at risk of being stolen are prevalent throughout Wauwatosa West, with the majority being located in, or near, gym hallways and locker rooms. Surprisingly, out of the 16 thefts this year, 12 occurred in the locker rooms because items were left in un­locked lockers or laying around out­side, despite signs telling students to keep track o...

Ban a Burqa, Ban a Muslim

August 17, 2010

In 2004, France banned Muslim headscarves, Jewish caps, Sikh turbans, and Christian crosses in its private schools. Now, it and several other countries, including Belgium and Sweden, are attempting to ban burqas, coverings for Muslim women that cover the entire body, including the face. The governments of these countries believe that burqas do not allow Muslim women to freely express themselves. Not only th...

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