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The Student News Site of Olathe West High School

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The Student News Site of Olathe West High School

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Students pose while making fleece tie blankets in the library for the community on the give-a-hoot day.
Olathe West Holds First “Give a Hoot Day”
Addison Smith, Online Editor • December 5, 2023

On Nov 17, Olathe West held the first full day of service, “Give a Hoot Day,” which differed from the regular Give a Hoot projects each advisory class would participate in individually.  The new plan was to offer...

Sophomore Ashlyn Robertson and senior Dominic Hull perform the “acceptance song” on stage.
Prom The Musical
Reece Young, Writer • November 27, 2023

On Nov. 16-18, theatre will be performing their musical, “The Prom.” This musical has a meaningful message behind it showing acceptance, no matter the person.  “The Prom” musical is about a group of actors from...

The new Esports club held a Super Smash Bros. Tournament during lunch time on Nov. 7 and Nov. 9 to determine the four finalists.
Esports Holds First Tournament Featuring Super Smash Bros
Logan Kraft, Writer • November 10, 2023

The new esports club led by sponsor Dr. Kurt Parker held its first in-school tournament in the library on Nov. 7 featuring Super Smash Bros. which allowed the students who signed up to participate in what is considered “pool...

Flags were placed in each classroom a week prior to the start of the statute West will be following requiring the school to recite the pledge of allegiance daily.
Olathe West to Start Reciting Pledge of Allegiance Daily
Addison Smith, Online Editor • November 9, 2023

Starting Friday Nov. 10, Olathe schools will begin reciting the pledge of allegiance daily during A.I. in accordance with the state law requiring a program of “patriotic observation” in every school district. In accordance...

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,...

German foreign exchange students visit Mahaffie Farmstead accompanied by Mayor of Olathe, John Bacon.
From Germany to America
Bryce Mallory, Editor-in-Chief • November 9, 2023

Studying abroad, no matter where you go, provides a unique learning experience for many people involved....

Senior Lior Poupin describes her school life as well as her extra curricular activities in France compared to America.
Goodbye France, Bonjour United States
Logan Kraft, Writer • October 23, 2023

Packing all the essential items, saying goodbye and boarding onto the airplane. Becoming a year-long...

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The unified bowling team poses holding their runners up plaque after the regional championship.
Unified Bowling Places Third at State
Addison Smith, Online Editor • November 17, 2023

The Unified Bowling team finished third at KSHSAA State Unified Bowling Tournament after placing as regional...

February 2023 Emma sales plays varsity against Olathe east High school.
Basketball Tryouts Begin This Week
Maya Gee, Writer • November 13, 2023

Boys and girls basketball tryouts start Monday, Nov. 13. Many student athletes have been using the previous...

Savannah Cagle teeing off at Emporia Golf Course.
Sophomore Savannah Cagle Breaks Golf Records
Maya Gee, Writer • November 6, 2023

The Olathe West golf team had a successful season. One player that stood out was varsity team member,...

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Superstitions: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Superstitions: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Avery Mathieu, Writer • October 13, 2023

FRIDAY THE 13TH The origin of Friday the 13th isn’t completely clear, but it is commonly believed...

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Choosing between colleges, applying for different schools, figuring out where life will take you after high school and many more are some of the things me and my fellow seniors have had to think about this year.
Senior Year: How Personal Expectations Can Ruin the Time
Bryce Mallory, Editor-in-Chief • December 1, 2023

As a 17-year-old senior in high school, I am finally at the age I’ve always wanted to be. When I was little, I thought being a senior meant that you go out every night,...

Illustration of fall leaves blowing around a Christmas tree decorated with fall colored ornaments.
Ho Ho No
Avery Mathieu, Writer • November 13, 2023
 The Summer I Turned Pretty is a book series by Jenny Han, adapted into a popular tv show currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
The Summer I Turned Problematic
Addison Smith, Online Editor • September 6, 2023
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