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Backstage on High School Musical Jr.

Backstage on High School Musical Jr.

Madelyn Ullsperger, Writer May 12, 2023

From a silent stage enters a single boy, clad in Tosa West marching apparel, a drum strapped to his back, shouting a battle cry sure to strike fear in the hearts of all divisional highschool sports teams:...

Meet Paige Wrecke: Wauwatosa Wests First Dean of Students

Meet Paige Wrecke: Wauwatosa West’s First Dean of Students

Eve Lazarski and Daisy Lehman April 13, 2023

What is the Dean of Students? The Dean of Students is similar to a school counselor, but without administrative duties, such as class planning. The lack of administrative duties enables them to focus...

Freshmen Looking Forward to New Semester

Freshmen Looking Forward to New Semester

Makaya Strother January 24, 2023

The new semester started on Tuesday, January 23rd. 9th graders adjusted to high school during 1st semester, and look forward to making changes or keeping things the same for 2nd semester. “I’ve...

Wauwatosa West Boys 22-23 Varsity Basketball

Wauwatosa West Boy’s 22-23 Varsity Basketball

Jadin Whitehead and Cooper Whale December 2, 2022

Wauwatosa West Boys Basketball continues their 2022-2023 season with a Non-Conference game against Milton High School RedHawks on Saturday, December 3rd .  Tip off is at 6:00 PM  and tickets are $5 each....

Tosa West Seniors Submit Early Applications for College By Deadline

Tosa West Seniors Submit Early Applications for College By Deadline

Brady Metzner November 2, 2022

During the last week of October, many Wauwatosa West seniors can be found throughout the school frantically completing and finalizing all of the parts of the college applications by the November 1st college...

Chloe Ellery with the display she and librarian Derek DeVinney created in the library

Wauwatosa West Library Celebrates Banned Books Week With Display in Library

Claire Guttormson September 30, 2021

Beginning September 28th, libraries across the country proudly displayed their copies of Speak and All American Boys, celebrating the freedom to read by recognizing books that have been banned in schools...

Tosa West Beirut Sticker Fundraiser with Nai Chalhoub

Eve Lazarski April 18, 2021

Wauwatosa West junior Nai Chalhoub is holding a sticker sale from Friday 4/9 to Friday 4/23 in the West cafeteria. There are 8 types of stickers, with most being just one dollar. Chalhoub, who is Lebanese,...

Trojan Players Announce Spring Musical and Audition Schedule

Trojan Players Announce Spring Musical and Audition Schedule

Eve Lazarski January 21, 2021

The Trojan Player’s spring musical will be Showtune, a one act musical celebrating the life and music of Jerry Herman. Herman was an influential composer known for broadway musical theater, and composed...

73% of Athletes of the Week were male athletes and 27% were female athletes during the 2019-20 school year.

Athlete of the Week Award Prompts Conversation on Gender Equity

Evelyn Skyberg Greer, Reporter December 7, 2020

Wauwatosa West senior Janessa Runyan has been a dedicated and involved athlete since she was five.  “I wanted to find a sport that I like to do, so I tried tap, ballet, volleyball, softball, and...

Day in the Life of High School Student with a Disability

Myles Calhoun, Staff Reporter March 30, 2020

For many highschoolers, the same routine ensues… you wake up, jump out of bed and get going on your way to school. As your day starts, you run in stampedes in the hallways as the bell rushes you to get...

West Principal Frank Calarco stands in front of the inscription on the wall of his office after being first appointed as Principal. Calarcos friend painted the inscription in his office to stress this message to students.

Wauwatosa West Principal to Retire after Serving District for 29 Years

Sara Stanislawski, Editor February 21, 2020

Wauwatosa West Principal Frank Calarco will retire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year after serving as the West Principal for the last 10 years.  Calarco is no stranger to the Wauwatosa School...

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