The Tosa Compass

Senior Sienna Daniels and Ellie Cady show off their haul.

Helping Communities One Bin At A Time

Ella Bartkowski February 4, 2021

This year has definitely been a crazy ride filled with tragedy due to the pandemic. As we are  all aware by now, this pandemic affects every part of our life, even hunger. Although things have been uncertain,...

Map of pipeline plans. Map via NPR

Line 3; How a Pipeline Impacts Our World

Lucy Hildebrand, Editor January 10, 2021

One company is threatening 15,000 years of tradition. Enbridge, a Canadian oil company, is trying to create a new pipeline going through 1,097 miles of North America with 364 miles in the United States....

Best Holiday Treats in MKE

Best Holiday Treats in MKE

Emerson Neldner December 22, 2020

1. Black Twig Bakery Black Twig Bakery, one of the more recent installations in the Tosa village, offers a wide variety of seasonal flavors perfect for this holiday season. From cupcakes to macarons,...

Covid Update

Lucy Hildebrand, Editor December 14, 2020

A little over 9 months since Coronavirus shut down the United States, the pandemic is still raging. Early re-openings and lack of wearing masks are the main reasons for the continuation of rising numbers. In...

Wauwatosa East Sophomore Henry Dizard preps a group of fellow youth activists before spending the day in the community rallying for racial and climate justice and supporting local candidates.

Getting Political – Tosa Youth Making their Voices Heard this Election

Vivienne Andersen, Wauwatosa East Staff Reporter November 3, 2020

Phone banking, text banking, writing postcards to voters and walking miles to hang doorhangers at their neighbors' houses are just a few of the activities Wauwatosa East Junior Lauren Wunderlich and Wauwatosa...

The Wauwatosa School District serves over 7,000 elementary, middle and high school students and employs nearly 500 teachers.

Wauwatosa School District Makes Progress in Hiring Minority Teachers but Teachers of Color Continue to be Scarce Locally, Statewide Compared to Students

Sara Stanislawski, Editor July 29, 2020

2020 Wauwatosa West High School Graduate Anyiah Chambers had her first and only teacher of color at West her senior year.  Chambers said she always struggled with math. She says she was willing to...

Before being hired as Wauwatosa West's principal for the 2020-2021 school year, Grice most recently served as principal of Atwater Elementary School in Shorewood.

Wauwatosa West to Welcome New Principal for 2020-21 School Year

Sara Stanislawski, Editor June 9, 2020

Ebony Grice will begin her new position as the Wauwatosa West Principal for the 2020-2021 school year following the retirement of West Principal Frank Calarco.  After attending professional learning...

Day in the Life of High School Student with a Disability

Myles Calhoun, Staff Reporter March 30, 2020

For many highschoolers, the same routine ensues… you wake up, jump out of bed and get going on your way to school. As your day starts, you run in stampedes in the hallways as the bell rushes you to get...

Canine unit Zev and his handler, Wauwatosa Police Officer Ben Ziegler

Day in the Life of a Wauwatosa Police Dog

Bea Lazarski and Ava Beisenstein March 26, 2020

“He’s a very good partner and I couldn’t see myself working without him,” explains Wauwatosa Police Officer Ben Ziegler about his partner, a dog named Zev. Last April the Wauwatosa Police Department...

Day in the Life of a Wauwatosa Firefighter

Bea Lazarski and Ava Beisenstien March 25, 2020

¨I truly believe it’s the best job in the world,¨ explains Wauwatosa firefighter Zak Ruggirello of his childhood dream job. Ruggirello first earned his Bachelor’s degree in Education, but after realizing...

Social Media's Impact On Receiving News

Social Media’s Impact On Receiving News

Jacob Burgardt, Staff Reporter January 24, 2020

Ever since November 11th 2018, the Australian wildfires have killed hundreds of humans and animals. These fires have been a heavily talked about topic all around the world and here at Tosa West. What...

The 5 members of the Hurricane's Swim and Dive Team (Left to Right): Eli Cruz, Dylan Hopkins, Keaton Begos, Chris Grieb, and Alex Gruel.

The Road to Recovery for the 7 Boys Involved in the Adam’s County Crash

Payton Mayer & Lucas Metzner January 22, 2020

Chris Grieb never had to leave class 5 minutes early.  Now, the senior can be seen before the bell inching himself with his walker, and draw-string bag in the hallway. "I went through physical therapy....

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