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The House Passed A Possible TikTok Ban in the United States
The House Passed A Possible TikTok Ban in the United States
Maya Gee, Writer • March 26, 2024

A very popular social media app is one step closer to getting banned in the United States. The House of Representatives recently passed a bill that could ban TikTok in America unless it is sold within the next six months.  Since...

Kansas City Chiefs fans gather around Union Station in Kansas City, MO for the rally.
Kansas City Chiefs Parade Experiences Mass Shooting
Reece Young, Writer • March 5, 2024

On Wednesday, Feb. 14 a mass shooting occurred at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade. Around one million people attended this parade in downtown Kansas City, MO, including several students and teachers. Business teacher...

Flags sit outside of the Public Safety Academy classroom in honor of fallen law enforcement members in 2023.
Public Safety Academy Honors Fallen Officers with Projects
Addison Smith, Online Editor • March 5, 2024

The Public Safety Academy classes are currently doing service projects around fallen officers in 2023. Each class chose their activity, ranging from putting flags outside the school, a bake sale, making banners and selling...

Dance team prepares for nationals at practice on March 4.
Dedicated to Dance: Dance goes to Nationals
Logan Kraft, Writer • March 4, 2024

Wake up at 6 a.m., put on your workout clothes, tie your hair back and set out to go to the gym. Not the gym with weights and machinery, but rather the West gymnasium that is used every day, sometimes for nearly three hours...

Senior Sven Stroemsten is an exchange student from Stockholm, Sweden.
Goodbye Sweden, Hallå Kansas
Logan Kraft, Writer • February 26, 2024

  Life is different from country to country, especially when coming from a bigger city built...

Aubrey May performs on stage at Spinning Tree theatre. (Nicole McCroskey)
Disabled, Not Unable
Addison Smith, Online Editor • January 17, 2024

  The stage is a place for people to shine, to perform and showcase talent. But it’s also one...

Senior Theodore Borge from Norway, comes to Kansas to explore life in America.
Goodbye Norway, Hallo America
Logan Kraft, Writer • November 27, 2023

  The opportunities of living abroad are never-ending. Joining a new family, learning a new language,...

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Junior Jasmine Stiede gets set on her block before her race starts.
Off to the Races: The Beginning of Track and Field Season
Reece Young, Writer • March 26, 2024

Track and field kicked off their season on March 22. Varsity track and field is attended the Varsity...

Sophomores Avery Cogdil and Kaiya Finazzio receive the Owls warrior belt award for who played best that night.
JV Girls Basketball 2024 Season Comes to an End
Maya Gee, Writer • March 7, 2024

The JV girl's basketball team had a 15-1 season, one of the best JV seasons in the district. Basketball...

Freshman Colton Nichols lining up a shot during a varsity game against Shawnee Mission West.
Freshman on Varsity: Colton Nichols
Avery Mathieu, Writer • March 4, 2024

Not everyone gets to play on varsity as a freshman. Only four students in Olathe West’s seven years...

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Some of the best bookstores in KC are the ones you may not think of.
Buying Books In KC
Bryce Mallory, Editor-in-Chief • March 25, 2024

For book lovers like myself, it can be hard to find good bookstores around the city. I would classify...

Many students visit local salons to get their nails done.
Love For Local Nails
Reece Young, Writer • March 22, 2024
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Assassins is a game played by upperclassmen during the spring semester where students have targets to eliminate using water guns.
Assassins: A Fun Game or Insane?
Addison Smith, Online Editor • March 4, 2024

A fun, competitive and spirited game for upperclassmen. That’s how the popular game “assassins” is described. While that’s how it's intended to be, some people can...

Christmas is the perfect time to make some delicious and festive holiday treats.
The Top 10 Best Christmas Treats
Maya Gee, Writer • December 17, 2023
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