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Artist Feature of the Month - May Q & A with Nai Chalhoub

Artist Feature of the Month – May Q & A with Nai Chalhoub

Eve Lazarski May 6, 2021

Nai Chalhoub, a junior at Wauwatosa West, uses bright colors and alcohol markers to make cartoon style art. Even though she likes drawing things stylized, she is also very proficient in realism. Nai hopes...

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...

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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...

Tri-M Celebrates Music In Our Schools Month

Tri-M Celebrates Music In Our Schools Month

Ava Beisenstein April 13, 2021

Every March, schools across America celebrate Music In Our Schools Month, a program to promote student music by the National Association for Music Education. This year, Wauwatosa East’s new Tri-M Music...

Artist Feature of the Month – April Q & A with Anastazja Branski

Artist Feature of the Month – April Q & A with Anastazja Branski

Eve Lazarski April 9, 2021

Anastazja Branski, a senior at Wauwatosa West, enjoys making realistic paintings. While she makes many acrylic pieces, she likes other mediums as well. Anastazja mainly paints portraits because of the...

Spring Break Travel During a Pandemic

Spring Break Travel During a Pandemic

Annabelle Wooster March 25, 2021

When students have traveled for spring break in past years, they craved the crowded beaches, packed restaurants, and small souvenir shops. This year looks a little different. Instead, students are packing...

Despite the emphasis placed on equity and diversity by the Wauwatosa School District, courses highlighting these values are not included in the Wauwatosa School District's core curriculum.

Does the Wauwatosa School District’s curriculum reflect its contemporary and diverse student body?

Evelyn Skyberg Greer March 22, 2021

Wauwatosa West Junior and co-founder of the Wauwatosa West Feminist Student Union Elise Beaudoin has always been an advocate for change.  Beaudoin started the Wauwatosa West Feminist Student Union...

Two East Students Receive Herb Kohl Scholarships

Vivienne Andersen and Lucy Hildebrand March 21, 2021

Two Wauwatosa East students received scholarships from the Herb Kohl Education Foundation to help cover college-related expenses. Wauwatosa East seniors Ava Biesenstien and Arnold Ramos each won $10,000...

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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