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War on Halloween

War on Halloween

Brendan Ulmer

October 30, 2019

**Everything written in this piece is satirical and nonsensical and meant to poke fun at the recent petition going around and/or certain students who may take Halloween a little too seriously**   If I’m to believe what the national system and their propagandists have told me, Halloween is not...

I Tried Meditation For a Week

I Tried Meditation For a Week

Tyler Burkett

September 25, 2019

This past week, I tried to meditate for 30 minutes every day, emphasis on the word tried.  Before last week, I had never tried meditating. I always imagined it as a sacred practice that had many intricate steps to reach a peak state of mindfulness.  As I started to look into it, I found that ...

The Revival of Minecraft

The Revival of Minecraft

Brett Bowers, Writer

September 13, 2019

Not often does society see games from independent developers surpass one million sold copies, yet somehow Minecraft has multiplied that number by 176. That’s right; one hundred and seventy-six MILLION copies of the indie game “Minecraft” have been sold as of now. Minecraft is by far the most downloaded indi...

Sexism in the Student Section?

Sexism in the Student Section?

Caché Goracke

March 18, 2019

In 1972, Title IX was established in schools to make certain that girls sports would receive the same government funding as boys. According to www.womensfoundation.org before Title IX, one in 27 girls played sports. Today that number is two in five. While that is a drastic and positive change in norms since the 70s...

Five Weird College Scholarships that You’ve Never Heard of

Five Weird College Scholarships that You’ve Never Heard of

Peyton Carley

January 29, 2019

 The average cost for college tuition at an in-state university in the U.S. adds up to be a very expensive $9,970. That number climbs even higher when out-of-state colleges are thrown into the mix at $25,620. Regardless of where students are financially, it is in their best interest to apply for as m...

Top 10 Christmas Wish List

Top 10 Christmas Wish List

Riley Keiter and Abi Cantu

December 23, 2018

  Over the course of about a month, interviews of 100 people were taken at Olathe West. There were 25 randomly selected individuals each grade who each gave answers to the following question: “If you could have anything, anything, for Christmas, what would it be?”. The answers were writte...

Social Media Cleanse

Social Media Cleanse

December 21, 2018

The whole point of Social Media used to be to share parts of our lives and stay more connected with one another. But lately, it has morphed into something uglier. Studies have shown that it decreases your self-confidence and makes you envious of other peoples lives. Social Media is also really good at ...

How to Start Winter Break off on the Right Foot

How to Start Winter Break off on the Right Foot

December 19, 2018

We all know and love finals. The most stressful week of our semester. After so many hours studying and preparing for finals we are definitely ready for winter break. Winter break is time to hang out with your friends and family, especially after that stressful few days of finals. Here are five things...

Top 10 Places to Buy Your Next Homecoming Dress

Top 10 Places to Buy Your Next Homecoming Dress

Caché Goracke, Writer

October 7, 2018

As you know, Homecoming is now in the past, and all the work and effort people put into getting ready is over. Now, the pictures of girls in their elegant dresses are all over Instagram and you’ve probably seen more than a few. That’s why 100 people were asked where they chose to buy their perfect...

Homecoming Alternatives

Homecoming Alternatives

Paige Snider

September 25, 2018

Final Feels

Final Feels

Jacob Keenan

May 21, 2018

With finals right around the corner, many students are very stressed out. We decided to ask students of Olathe West how they felt about finals and these are the results we found. As you can see, most students are concerned for their math final, and many said it is because they struggle to retain...

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