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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,...

Infinite Campus Brings Unwanted Problems to Student Grades

Infinite Campus Brings Unwanted Problems to Student Grades

Gunner Sewell and Jovan Mendez January 14, 2020

The Wauwatosa School District made the decision to switch from the Powerschool grading website to the Infinite Campus grading website for the 2019-2020 school year.  Infinite Campus has been giving...

Students, Staff Anticipate Winter Break

Students, Staff Anticipate Winter Break

Sara Stanislawski, Editor December 30, 2019

Wauwatosa West students and staff have various plans and traditions for Winter Break before returning to school on January 2nd.  The break lasts from December 23rd through January 1st. Some students...

Thanksgiving Break Approaches for Students and Staff

Thanksgiving Break Approaches for Students and Staff

Savannah Turner and Michael Glaser November 25, 2019

Thanksgiving is coming quickly. One of the only holidays when you get to eat so much food you pop a button on your pants and you can not eat anymore food. “My favorite food for thanksgiving is yams,”...

Wauwatosa West Alumna Gabby Bree Gives Advice to the Student Body

Gabby Bree, Alumna November 25, 2019

Dear Wauwatosa West Students, Getting good grades in school is something that is very important to students so that they can be successful, but not every student is naturally gifted in STEM (Science,...

Junior Aral Nen talking about the scandal

Wauwatosa West Students React to College Admissions Scandal

Sara Stanislawski , Staff Reporter April 2, 2019

A recent scandal charges some of the nation's top colleges for accepting bribery from wealthy parents hoping to ensure their children’s admissions into elite schools. Through the bribery of their...

School District to Switch to Infinite Campus by 2019-2020 School Year

School District to Switch to Infinite Campus by 2019-2020 School Year

Serena Stern, Staff Reporter March 28, 2019

Having to go back and forth between Google Classroom for schoolwork, Powerschool for grades, and various websites for other homework can be annoying. The Wauwatosa School District is implementing a new...

New Dress Code In Place for 2018-19 School Year

New Dress Code In Place for 2018-19 School Year

Sara Stanislawski and Maddie Bishop September 9, 2018

West’s dress code policy significantly changed for the 2018-2019 school year after the Wauwatosa School District worked last year to create an equitable learning experience designed to ensure all students...

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