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Graphic created by Eve Lazarski for the opinion piece, A Letter to Christopher Columbus.

A Letter to Christopher Columbus

Aryana Street and Ella Jones October 11, 2021

Dear Christopher Columbus,  We heard you are famous for “discovering” America… but how did you discover something that wasn’t lost? Genuine question. It is puzzling because according to The...

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...

We call for universal change now! 
Graphic by Evelyn Skyberg Greer

We Won’t Stand For This: The Voice of the Youth Condemns The Hate Prevalent in Our Community

Evelyn Skyberg Greer June 8, 2021

As the Wauwatosa School District continues to investigate a "racist, hateful video" circulating among West students, The Tosa Compass presents this illustrated and printable editorial created by Evelyn...

Wauwatosa School District Follows Startling Superintendent Trend

Wauwatosa School District Follows Startling Superintendent Trend

Ava Beisenstein April 22, 2021

On Friday, April 16, the Wauwatosa School District officially announced three final candidates for the Superintendent position in an email and press release to the school community.    This...

Review of Loup

Review of Loup

Emerson Neldner March 18, 2021

The newest installment in the village, Loup, is worth the trip. This charming new restaurant has a variety of handcrafted soups and sandwiches on hand and offers both dine in and carry out.  Owned...

Reading Classic Novels Provides an Important Element of Education for High School Students

Reading Classic Novels Provides an Important Element of Education for High School Students

Claire Guttormson March 15, 2021

Sofia Farwell has been making her way through The Color Purple by Alice Walker for her 9th grade Advanced English class. “I am enjoying it very much” said Farwell. “The style of writing is not...

Women are still not included in the American Constitution.

Women are still being excluded from the American Constitution – Opinion Editorial

Evelyn Skyberg Greer March 9, 2021

A 2016 poll done by the ERA Coalition/Fund for Women’s Equality showed that 80% of Americans believe that men and women are guaranteed equal rights in the U.S. Constitution. They’re wrong. Women...

Editorial: Concurrent Learning Undermines Student Wellbeing

Editorial: Concurrent Learning Undermines Student Wellbeing

The Editorial Staff January 13, 2021

Wauwatosa high school students were made aware, on Wednesday, January 13, of the switch to concurrent hybrid learning to begin at second semester. Although the Tosa Compass supports the Wauwatosa School...

Skip the Mall: Shop these Small Stores Instead

Skip the Mall: Shop these Small Stores Instead

Serena Stern and Shannon Damuth December 24, 2020

Looking to support local small businesses this holiday season? Here are some of our suggestions: The Flower Lady is a great small business to check out if you are looking for any sort of plants,...

How to Watch a Hallmark Movie: A Visual Representation

Why Hallmark Movies?

Claire Guttormson, Wauwatosa West Columnist December 19, 2020

Picture it now. You’re walking down the steps of a grand palace wearing a beautiful gown, maybe it's hand sewn by the shy maid you formed a friendship with. At the bottom of the stairs a prince...

The Tosa Compass Statement of Purpose

The Tosa Compass Statement of Purpose

November 20, 2020

THE TOSA COMPASS: A STATEMENT OF PURPOSE WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE TOSA COMPASS? WHY DOES IT EXIST? The Tosa Compass is a student run community news organization that seeks to cover stories of collective...

The CATS Movie Review: Is It Worth Watching?

The CATS Movie Review: Is It Worth Watching?

Erin Scholtus and Serena Stern January 16, 2020

If you had been on any sort of social media when the Cats trailer came out, you undoubtedly saw the memes poking fun at the overall look of the picture. But the question everyone seems to be asking is,...

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