West Side Stories

Tosa West Holds Annual Art Show

Tosa West Holds Annual Art Show

Myela Cooper, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2018

Over 200 students presented artwork to the Wauwatosa community at the annual Wauwatosa West Art show. Students from introductory art classes to advanced placement classes pres...

Administration, Teachers Re-Enforce Dress Code and Cell Phone Rules

Administration, Teachers Re-Enforce Dress Code and Cell Phone Rules

Maddie Bishop and Katie McCabe

March 20, 2018

A recent spike in hoods, headphones, phones, and tardies at Tosa West have led to principal Frank Calarco and teachers to reinforce these rules.   On March 1st, an ...

Calling all West Students!

September 11, 2012

Students of Wauwatosa West: Are you looking for a way to amplify your voice? Do you want to be heard? Do you want to have a voice to express your opinions? The perfect way to do all these things is to join West Side Stories, the school paper. If you're interested, you've got options. One option is to fill out the application. If you'd rather talk to some of the current staff before you make a decision, we are holding a meeting in Room 216 -- Mr. Lazarski's room...

A New Year at West

September 10, 2012

September 4th is finally here and Tosa West's newest students are the first to don its halls. Feelings of excitement and anxiety are inevitable. Kelly Tucker, the parent of a freshman, admits her daughter "was both excited and nervous" for the first day but assures her "it will all be okay." The overwhelming feeling from the adults in the building today is that of support. Social Studies Teacher...

Leah Rogers-First at State

May 1, 2012

Saturday morning at Ripon College was not what one would expect from a state Forensics meet. Amidst the anxious rehearsal of speeches and performances, a surprisingly relaxed atmosphere penetrated the halls of the small college. This would prove to be short lived, however. As the events got under way, many participants became tense. However, junior Leah Rogers was oblivious from such tension. “The...

Challenge Students Visit Milwaukee Art Museum

April 23, 2012

On Friday, April 20th, seniors taking West's Challenge Seminar visited the Milwaukee Art Museum in conjunction with their current unit on art and the nature of aesthetics. In addition to the museum's permanent displays, students were able to view the pieces in the "Accidental Genius" exhibit, which featured works from many self-taught artists. Challenge teachers Andy Zietlow and Chad Mateske accompanied...

Cue Lights. Cue Sounds. Cue Big Tall Invisible Rabbit Only The Inebriated Man Can See.

February 19, 2012

Harvey centers itself around one man, Elwood P. Dowd, and his imaginary friend Harvey, an enormous rabbit, against the backdrop of 1950’s America. In my “expert” opinion, Harvey was one of Tosa West’s best performances in the last three years. The stage was difficult to work with since it was an alley stage, and the actors had to find a way to incorporate both sides of the audience. They did splendidly...

Expulsion Policies

January 21, 2012

According to the statistics at the Wisconsin Information Network for Successful Schools, in the 2009-10 school year 1,218 students were expelled in the entire state of Wisconsin. That year there were no expulsions at Wauwatosa West. The highest recorded number of students expelled at West in one year is five. Frank Calarco, principal of West, said, “All I can tell you is that there have been t...

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