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Trojan players crew member walks through curtains on opening day.

Behind the Scenes of Beauty and the Beast with the Cast, Crew, and Pit

It takes well over 100 students to put on a Trojan Players production. Students preform on the stage, play music in the pit, build complex sets, and so much more. Go behind the scenes to find out how the cast, crew, and pit put together an award-winning production.
New athletic assistant, Keegan Schrems, sits at his desk in his office. Schrems comes to West after Kari Churchs departure in December of 2021.

New Athletic Assistant at Wauwatosa West

Brian Johnson February 2, 2022

Wauwatosa West High School has a new athletic assistant in the school activities office that started this January. Keegan Schrems is no stranger to Tosa West. He graduated from Tosa West in 2016 and...

AP Government Holds Mock Election

AP Government Holds Mock Election

Jackson Crowley December 7, 2021

The Wauwatosa East AP Government class held a mock election on Tuesday, December 7th. Students took on roles as candidates, campaign managers, pollsters, members of the media and members of super political...

Music and Crafts for Children of All Ages at 1 and 2:30 pm on Saturday, December 4th, by the Tosa West Orchestra

Henna Kingdom December 3, 2021

Tosa West Orchestra will hold its 23rd annual Kinderkonzert on Saturday, December 4th. The Wauwatosa West Orchestra will perform short lively holiday music for an audience of children under 10 and their...

Tosa West Students Wear Baseball Jerseys for Jerseys for Jackson Movement Honoring 8 year-old Waukesha Parade Victim, Jackson Sparks, on Friday, December 3

Tosa West Students Wear Baseball Jerseys for “Jerseys for Jackson” Movement Honoring 8 year-old Waukesha Parade Victim, Jackson Sparks, on Friday, December 3

Daisy Lehman and Eve Lazarski December 3, 2021

West students wore baseball jerseys this Friday for Jerseys for Jackson, a movement to honor eight year old Jackson Sparks, the youngest victim of the Waukesha parade tragedy. Sparks loved baseball and...

Pictured left to right: Maddie Weber, Savannah Williams, Natalia Byrne, Bella Meyer, and Elise Schneider.

Members of TDT to Perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Annabelle Wooster November 24, 2021

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City airs on TV every Thanksgiving day at 8:00am central time. Over 50 million viewers will tune in to watch almost 8,000 performers, 5 of which will be...

Annabelle Wooster, student referee, stands on the field while working a recreational game at Nash Park in Milwaukee.

Student Referees Face Harassment While on the Job

Scarlet Oneill November 18, 2021

Tosa West Junior Sarah Cape has worked as an umpire for Tosa Baseball for over 3 years. Though she’s officiated many games, there is one she won’t forget.  “After the call, there was a disagreement...

Graphic created by Evelyn Skyburg Greer displays the ability to zoom into class when forced to stay at home due to positive COVID test/exposure.

There Is More to the District Zoom Policy Than What Students Think They Know

Annabelle Wooster November 16, 2021

There is a common misconception among the student body at Wauwatosa West regarding the district zoom policy, but the information floating around is not the whole truth.  Currently many students are...

An aisle at Swan Pharmacy located on the corner of North Avenue and Swan Boulevard.

This Student Counts Drugs

Annabelle Wooster November 14, 2021

Wauwatosa West high school students have a variety of jobs; working for the recreation department, operating the deep fry station at fast food restaurants, and restocking the shelves at Sendiks. For junior,...

Red Raiders Boys Volleyball at State Tournament

Lucy Hildebrand and Mason King November 4, 2021

Last Saturday, October 30th, the Tosa East Boys Volleyball Team swept the Tosa West Trojans, leading them to state for the first time since 2016. At 10 a.m. this morning, the Red Raiders played the...

Evan standing with the peanut butter that was collected for the Tosa Cares Pantry. “It was more than I expected.” he said.

Community Service and Food Go Together Like Peanut Butter and Jelly

Aaron Silva October 26, 2021

The Wauwatosa Key Club collected over 70 peanut butter jars over a two week period. The drive was started by Evan Olson, a member of Students Honor Society. The jars that were collected will be donated...

Edred Utomi, who plays the role of Alexander Hamilton in the Angelica Tours version of the show Hamilton, visited Wauwatosa West to answer student questions.

“Hamilton” Touring Company Actor Visits Wauwatosa West

Annabelle Wooster October 21, 2021

Hamilton Touring Company Actor Visits Wauwatosa West From acting during the pandemic, his most idolized figures, gender identity within the professional theatre community, his pre-show ritual, and even...

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