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Tosa West Honor Flight Fundraiser

Tosa West Honor Flight Fundraiser

Vanessa Henderson, Writer December 7, 2022

The Tosa West Stars and Stripes Honor Flight Fundraiser concluded Friday, December 2. Tosa West students and staff raised exactly 2,000 dollars for Stars and Stripes Honor Flight Tosa West Social Studies...

Behind the Scenes with the Technical Theater

Behind the Scenes with the Technical Theater

Camille Socol, writer November 22, 2022

As the house lights dim and the Overture for Seussical begins, stage manager Kira Kirby sits in an unusual seat; on a balcony ten feet above the audience, with eyes on every aspect of the show. As stage...

Military Veterans Teaching at Tosa West

Military Veterans Teaching at Tosa West

Vanessa Henderson, writer November 10, 2022

If you need help in math at Tosa West, you can find it in a small room in the back of the library. Educational Assistant Robert Dusel helps many students learn math. Students may not know Dusel is also...

Students practice in pit.

Behind the Scenes with the Pit

Daisy Lehman March 4, 2022

“I do enjoy playing in the pit. It is one of my favorite parts about being involved with music at West. It allows me to grow as a musician because of the different music types and settings. Also,...

Wauwatosa East Orchestra Performs Fall Concert

Wauwatosa East Orchestra Performs Fall Concert

October 24, 2021

The Wauwatosa East Fall Orchestra Concert was held on the evening of October 20th in the Dale. K. Hidde Theatre. There were three different groups who performed- Concert Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra,...

Jessie Cannizzaro started her business Milestone Plumbing in 2011. 

Photo Credit // Milestone Plumbing

Women in Work: She’s a Plumber

Jackie Beck and Myla Seabrook June 9, 2021

When Jessie Cannizzaro was a high school student, the last thing she wanted to do was to become a plumber. Not many plumbers are female, and to add onto that her father worked in the business, which allowed...

“Protect Black Students” and other messages appear written in chalk on the sidewalk along Center Street outside Wauwatosa West on Sat. May 15, 2021, after a group of protesters met Friday evening, May 14, 2021, in response to videos that have been circulating among West students.

Wauwatosa School District Investigates “Racist, Hateful Video” Circulating Among West Students

Sara Stanislawski May 18, 2021

The Wauwatosa School District is investigating a “racist, hateful video” that has been circulating among Wauwatosa West students. The "student in question" is currently not attending classes in...

Solar panels are installed on top of the Wauwatosa City Hall and library buildings.

Solar Panels Installed on Wauwatosa City Hall and Library

Claire Guttormson and Allie Kratochvil May 6, 2021

The eleven members of the Wauwatosa Sustainability Committee meet at the fire station on the first Wednesday of every month with the goal of making the city a more environmentally friendly place. After...

Wauwatosa School District Superintendent Dr. Phillip Ertl will retire at the end of the 2020-2021 school year after serving as the superintendent of the district for the last 16 years.

Wauwatosa School District Superintendent to Retire After 16 Years in Position

Sara Stanislawski May 2, 2021

When Wauwatosa Superintendent Dr. Phillip Ertl started in his position, the community stood divided over the school board’s recent vote to close Wilson Elementary School. Now retiring after 16 years...


Black Student Union Aims to Recruit More Minority Teachers to Apply for District Positions

Taniya Dula April 30, 2021

Tosa West Junior Miles Coppage went to Eisenhower Elementary, Whitman Middle School and Wauwatosa West. In those 11 years, Coppage had just one minority teacher. “I think that it's been a real detriment...

Elizabeth Thompson

Community Remembers Life of Elizabeth Thompson

Energetic, strong, and impactful are the words often used to describe Wauwatosa West Junior Elizabeth Thompson, known to many as Lizzy. Lizzy unexpectedly passed on April 10, 2021. She was a member...

Wauwatosa West Graduate Olivia Keenan has worked for six months to write and publish her own book of poetry.

Face Me: A Declaration – Wauwatosa West Graduate Publishes Story of Identity, Empowerment, and Race

Annabelle Wooster March 4, 2021

For six months, between two states and never at a reasonable hour, Olivia Keenan poured her heart and soul into a book of poetry inspired by her experience as a female of mixed race living in modern America. Keenan...

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