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Rodgers and Hammersteins Cinderella - Tech Week!

Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella – Tech Week!

Jenna White and Olivia Watters March 9, 2023

The cast, tech crew and adult directors of the Tosa West Theater will spend over 24 hours after school this week fine tuning their production of Rodger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella so that they are ready...

Ten Things I Wish I Was Told As a Freshman

Ten Things I Wish I Was Told As a Freshman

Ella Jones March 3, 2023

I am a Senior this year and I have one semester left until I graduate. I look back on my highschool experience mostly with fondness. However, there are a few things that I wish I would have known, or done...

Cell Phone Policy Dispute At Tosa West

Jenna White and Olivia Watters January 23, 2023

Throughout the year, students and teachers have disagreed with the current cell phone policy at West. Many students do not follow the policy and staff members feel a stricter policy should be enforced.  As...

Prairie Club Builds Peer Connections While Supporting School Prairie

Prairie Club Builds Peer Connections While Supporting School Prairie

Makaya Strother January 10, 2023

Flowers, trees, bugs, leaves, and all things nature are topics being discussed in the Tosa West Prairie Club. Each member of the Prairie Club finds their own connection to the environmental focus of the...

Which is Better: Real or Fake Christmas Trees

Camille Socol December 17, 2022

At the beginning of the holiday season you are faced with a huge decision: to purchase a real or artificial tree, a daunting decision. You could hand select a tree from a farm because of its smell or buy...

Behind The Desk: Mr. Nelson

Behind The Desk: Mr. Nelson

Julian Contreras November 26, 2022

Do you feel welcome working and coaching in the Wauwatosa School District? Yes, the team is very welcoming and I was lucky to have last year as an assistant coach so I already know and have relationships...

College Costs & Concerns

College Costs & Concerns

Ella Jones November 24, 2022

For Tosa West students and parents, the choice of which college a student attends is heavily influenced by the cost of college.  Tosa West Senior Edie Eckblad finds that college costs prove to be very...

Behind the Scenes with Technical Theater

Behind the Scenes with Technical Theater

Camille Socol November 23, 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...

Tosa West Ceramics Sculpts Creative Minds

Tosa West Ceramics Sculpts Creative Minds

Sophia Steele November 11, 2022

Pinch pots, glazing, firing, coils, and air pockets are all terms you learn in Wauwatosa West popular 1 semester Ceramics class that is finally getting into full swing as the year advances quickly. Sophomore...

Behind The Desk: Ms. Bhagwat

Behind The Desk: Ms. Bhagwat

Skye Mai and Eun Tomlin November 10, 2022

What does your education background look like? So I kind of had a weird path to education. I went to UCLA for my undergrad. And I originally wasn't sure what I wanted to be. I thought I wanted to be...

Behind The Desk: Miss Tess

Behind The Desk: Miss Tess

Mya Wollert and Vanessa Henderson November 7, 2022

What led you into education? I actually didn't want to be a teacher for a long time because my mom was a teacher. And growing up, somebody had told me like, Oh, your mom's a teacher. That means you're...

Tosa West Celebrates German American Heritage Month

Tosa West Celebrates German American Heritage Month

Lauren Froggatt November 4, 2022

Wauwatosa West has concluded German American Heritage month. West has celebrated October with activities organized by German teacher Karin Awve. It was meant to highlight all the German-Americans who have...

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