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Q&A With Mr. Hughes

Q&A With Mr. Hughes

January 13, 2022

What is your favorite food? I would say breakfast tacos from Crankies (Cranky Al's). Bacon breakfast tacos. Phenomenal. What is your favorite condiment? Ketchup all day. On top of French fries....

Wauwatosa East Principal, Nick Hughes, sits at his new desk at Wauwatosa West. Hughes will be the acting principal until March to account for West Principal, Ebony Grices, medical leave.

Cross Town Principal Switch

January 12, 2022

As students, teachers and staff came back from break on January 3rd, they were met with an email in their inbox indicating a substantial change that would impact principal administration at both Wauwatosa...

Wauwatosa West Staff Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipies

Wauwatosa West Staff Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipies

Annabelle Wooster December 22, 2021

Gingersnaps (Ms. Chang) Ms. Chang’s parents are from Taiwan and their culture does not utilize conventional ovens. She grew up eating cakes and buns steamed on a stove so cookies were never a part of...

A portrait replicating this famous photo hangs in the language hallway, with the word Revolución.

Opinion; Che Guevara in Tosa East

Malik Boyd December 20, 2021

On the second floor of Tosa East, down the hall from the library a painting of Che Guevara hangs with the word Revolución. His portrait needs to be removed from Tosa East. The rationale behind painting...

Editorial: School Board Decision Threatens Students Safety

Editorial: School Board Decision Threatens Students’ Safety

The Editorial Staff December 17, 2021

The Wauwatosa School Board voted 5-1 on Monday, December 13th to move secondary schools from Level 3 mitigation to Level 2. Beginning on January 3rd, 2022, masks will be optional for both vaccinated and...

10 Questions With Tosa West Art Teacher Selena Marris

10 Questions With Tosa West Art Teacher Selena Marris

Daisy Lehman and Claire Guttormson December 17, 2021

Lehman: Hi! Good morning! Marris: Morning! Lehman: Would it be ok if we asked you some questions? Marris: Sure. Lehman: Who is your style icon? Marris: Hmmmm, that’s a tough one. Uh...

Custodian, Ana Rangel, stands by her cleaning cart during the school day.

The Custodial Staff: The Unsung Heroes of Wauwatosa West

Olivia Watters and Jenna White December 14, 2021

From cats to bats, Wauwatosa West Building Supervisor Ryan Anderson has seen many different things in his six and a half years at Tosa West. “We had a cat in the building once. It bit Mr. Schneider...

Girls in STEM members take a look at the new welding equipment

“Girls in STEM” Club Looks To Bridge the Gender Gap in STEM Related Careers

Claire Guttormson December 10, 2021

Daisy Lehman is the only girl in her AP Computer Science class. “I walked in on the first day of school, and I was waiting for another girl, at least one other girl to come in and she didn't come,”...

The Wauwatosa City Crest on top of community feedback regarding how the American Rescue Plan Act funds should be spent.

City of Wauwatosa Receives Community Input Regarding the Spending of “American Rescue Plan Act” Funds

Claire Guttormson December 9, 2021

On Thursday December 2nd, the city of Wauwatosa held the last of it's community input meetings regarding the funds received from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).  The recipient of 24 million dollars...

AP Government Holds Mock Election

AP Government Holds Mock Election

Jackson Crowley December 7, 2021

The Wauwatosa East AP Government class held a mock election on Tuesday, December 7th. Students took on roles as candidates, campaign managers, pollsters, members of the media and members of super political...

A Culturally Sensitive Thanksgiving with Millisa Hamley

A Culturally Sensitive Thanksgiving with Millisa Hamley

Maureen Arnold, East Staff Writer November 25, 2021

Approaching the topic of Native American Heritage Month can be difficult when you lack knowledge of the experience of Native Americans on a personal level. When it comes to Thanksgiving, non-Native American...

Pictured left to right: Maddie Weber, Savannah Williams, Natalia Byrne, Bella Meyer, and Elise Schneider.

Members of TDT to Perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Annabelle Wooster November 24, 2021

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City airs on TV every Thanksgiving day at 8:00am central time. Over 50 million viewers will tune in to watch almost 8,000 performers, 5 of which will be...

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