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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...

Senior Sienna Daniels and Ellie Cady show off their haul.

Helping Communities One Bin At A Time

Ella Bartkowski February 4, 2021

This year has definitely been a crazy ride filled with tragedy due to the pandemic. As we are  all aware by now, this pandemic affects every part of our life, even hunger. Although things have been uncertain,...

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...

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,...

Best Holiday Treats in MKE

Best Holiday Treats in MKE

Emerson Neldner December 22, 2020

1. Black Twig Bakery Black Twig Bakery, one of the more recent installations in the Tosa village, offers a wide variety of seasonal flavors perfect for this holiday season. From cupcakes to macarons,...

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...

The tree that would later become the stump.

The Tree that Became the Stump and other Historic Tosa Memories

Grace Hudson-Mairet November 22, 2020

Nearly all Tosa East students have heard of the Rock at Tosa West- they paint it green, we paint it red… the struggle has gone on for decades. But much about the origins and history of the Rock are unknown,...

Canine unit Zev and his handler, Wauwatosa Police Officer Ben Ziegler

Day in the Life of a Wauwatosa Police Dog

Bea Lazarski and Ava Beisenstein March 26, 2020

“He’s a very good partner and I couldn’t see myself working without him,” explains Wauwatosa Police Officer Ben Ziegler about his partner, a dog named Zev. Last April the Wauwatosa Police Department...

Day in the Life of a Wauwatosa Firefighter

Bea Lazarski and Ava Beisenstein March 25, 2020

¨I truly believe it’s the best job in the world,¨ explains Wauwatosa firefighter Zak Ruggirello of his childhood dream job. Ruggirello first earned his Bachelor’s degree in Education, but after realizing...

New Tosa West Associate Principal Clint Grochowski Begins Thursday

December 18, 2012

Photographer: Molly Fritsch Clint Grochowski will be starting as the new associate principal Thursday, December 20th after being approved by the School Board Monday, December 10th. As part of the selection...

Wauwatosa West Students and Staff Get Into the Holiday Spirit

December 18, 2012

Photo: Cailyn Rosene Make no mistake- the holidays have arrived. The twinkling lights on trees, music playing throughout stores adds to the hustle and bustle of people stirring up “Holiday Spirit”...

Largest Snowfall of the Year in Tosa

February 24, 2012

Without the typical winter weather that we’re used to in Wisconsin, people haven’t had to deal with the hassle of snowed-in sidewalks and slippery roads. The average snow accumulation in the Milwaukee...

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