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Senior Sara Stanislawski has been recognized as the Wisconsin Journalism Education Association Student Journalist of the Year.

Wauwatosa West Student Named 2021 Wisconsin Journalism Education Association Student Journalist of the Year

Claire Guttormson February 17, 2021

Wauwatosa West senior, and editor for the Tosa Compass, Sara Stanislawski, has been named 2021 Wisconsin Journalism Education Association Student Journalist of the Year. The Journalism Education Association...

Student Views on the Wauwatosa School Board Decision

Lucy Hildebrand and Vivienne Andersen January 28, 2021

STUDENT BODY DIVIDED - A unique and unusually hostile discourse developed among students on social media on Monday in anticipation of the School Board Decision to return to the 5 day a week instruction...

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....

East Orchestra Produces Unconventional Concert

Maeve Kaufman and Audrey Catlin December 21, 2020

The Wauwatosa East winter orchestra concert is an annual tradition that parents, staff and students look forward to every year. Sitting together in the auditorium, singing along with a medley of holiday...

Wauwatosa Public Library Operates During COVID-19

Wauwatosa Public Library Operates During COVID-19

Claire Guttormson, Wauwatosa West Reporter December 2, 2020

Libraries were far from exempt from the services in communities restricted by COVID-19, however, the Wauwatosa Public Library got creative to continue to serve patrons. “We had to find a way to get...

Wauwatosa West freshman Keira Di Castri works on her Chromebook during her lunchperiod.

Freshmen Adjust to High School During COVID-19

Jackie Beck and Myla Seabrook November 30, 2020

It is always hard for freshmen to get used to high school, but this year has been especially challenging for students starting high school in the middle of a global pandemic. It's hard to only be able...

Volunteers at Father Gene's Help Center sort through donated clothing items.

Father Gene’s Provides Jeans to the People

Shannon Damuth, Wauwatosa West Staff Reporter November 26, 2020

Women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing in all shapes and sizes donated to Father Gene’s Help Center not only serve as free clothing to those in need in the Greater Milwaukee area, but they also...

The Tosa Turkeys - Thanksgiving Gone Wild

The Tosa Turkeys – Thanksgiving Gone Wild

Mya Hansen, Wauwatosa East Staff Reporter November 25, 2020

A common Thanksgiving tradition for many Americans is having a hot apple pie and roasted turkey for dinner. In the Wauwatosa community, however, turkeys are just as well known for their mischievous behavior. “One...

Wauwatosa East Freshman Olivia Small swims in a meet against DSHA on September 10.

Tosa East Girls Swim Team Sends Freshman to State

Maeve Kaufman November 24, 2020

The Tosa East Girls Swim team has an extremely successful season despite setbacks this year due to COVID and the renovations of the swimming pool at East. On Saturday, November 7th, the girls Varsity team...

Some Wauwatosa families plan to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday over Zoom due to safety concerns with COVID-19 cases surging.

Thanksgiving With a Side of COVID

Daisy Lehman and Lillian Kiracofe November 23, 2020

Tupperware on doorsteps, zoom meetings, outdoor dinners, and COVID-19 tests are all new additions to Thanksgiving 2020. The recent surge in coronavirus cases has forced everyone to rethink how they are...

Girls Volleyball During COVID19

West Athletes Experience a Fall Season during COVID-19

Annabelle Wooster, Wauwatosa West Reporter November 23, 2020

Geared with face masks and hand sanitizer in addition to their typical equipment, Wauwatosa West atheltes followed numerous policies to encourage social distancing and cleanliness during the fall season....

The geese dressed up in their Halloween costumes.

Taking a Gander at the Geese

Beatrice Lazarski and Ava Beisenstein November 20, 2020

“Geese will be geese,” says Carolyn Edwards, owner and caretaker of the stone geese family on the corner of 74th and Hillcrest. Twenty-five years ago, Ms. Edwards received a sixty pound cement goose...

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