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The Challenges of Finding a Perfect Homecoming Dress

The Challenges of Finding a Perfect Homecoming Dress

Jenna White and Olivia Watters October 10, 2021

Finding a homecoming dress can be hard, this year especially. It is the first homecoming since 2019, and the girls of Tosa are struggling to find the perfect dress. Finding the perfect dress is a difficult...

Jami Timmons and Shannon Damuth stand in front of a sign reading We love our queens during the Homecoming Football Game on October 1st.

Wauwatosa West Homecoming Queens Make History

Eve Lazarski October 3, 2021

The Wauwatosa West Senior class elected Seniors Jami Timmons and Shannon Damuth as Homecoming Queens for the 2021 homecoming court. This is the first time at West when a same-sex couple has led the court.   While...

Students in Mr. Ferschinger’s third hour flag is decorated their flag with colorful rainbow loom and markers

Students Participate in Homecoming Spirit Flag Challenge with Their Third Hour Class

Claire Guttormson and Alexandra Kratochvill October 1, 2021

Despite waving a white flag in her tiring hands, Tosa West junior and YES abroad exchange student from Lebanon, Sara Makarem is doing everything she can to avoid surrendering.  She is the keeper...

Mr. Mateske poses with the homecoming trophy that has been proudly displayed in his room for the last three years in  a row.

Mr. Mateske’s Third Hour Looks to Maintain Room 215’s Homecoming Legacy

Annabelle Wooster October 1, 2021

Spirit runs deep in room 215, or at least it did in past years. Chad Mateske’s advisory class is known for winning the homecoming spirit trophy every year. This year, however, is different. With advisory...

This picture was taken eleven years ago during the homecoming week of 2010. During that year, juniors were red and had to distribute as much red tape as they possibly could.

Hot Homecoming Takes: Color Wars Should Make a Comeback!

Annabelle Wooster September 27, 2021

This is the third year that students at Wauwatosa West have been without Color Wars, the iconic battle between grades involving colored tape assigned to each class. Due to safety concerns and undisclosed...

This Friday afternoon pep rally concludes the week long spirit week celebration. “Man Poms” is one of the highlights of the pep rally and is a unique and long running Tosa West tradition. 

Wauwatosa West Students Participate in “Man Poms”

Tiffany Kincaid and Jacob Burgardt  September 27, 2019

This Friday afternoon pep rally concludes the week long spirit week celebration. “Man Poms” is one of the highlights of the pep rally and is a unique and long running Tosa West tradition.  Man...

Juniors Alec White, left, and Simon Doyle, right, wear togas on toga day.

Wauwatosa West Students Participate in Homecoming Week

Michael Glaser and Isaiah Hughes September 24, 2019

Wauwatosa West Homecoming Spirit Week starts on Monday, September 23rd and concludes with the dance on Saturday, September 28th. Each school day features a “spirit” dress up day as well as activities...

Animal Day: Spirit Day 1

September 29, 2015

Article by Teresa Toohill   On Monday, September 28th, Wauwatosa West turned into a jungle. Lions, tigers, bears, cats, bunnies, and even gorillas, lined the hallway with a miraculous array. As...

Homecoming, chapter 2: Destination Day

October 7, 2014

The second day of Homecoming spirit week was Destination Day, the theme for Tuesday. According to the theme, freshmen and sophomores were supposed to dress as if they were going somewhere warm, and juniors...

Homecoming 2014 Day #1: Denim Day

October 6, 2014

Tosa West kicked off its homecoming spirit week with Monday's Denim Day. Junior Ruth Niles said she enjoyed the theme. "I thought it was fun," said Niles.  "I saw lots of people wearing denim, so there...

Quidditch players were announced today

October 6, 2014

Here are the players for each grade:

Homecoming Spirit Days

September 30, 2014

Here is the schedule for homecoming spirit days:

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