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Open Those Doors and Let Us In!

Open Those Doors and Let Us In!

Brendan Ulmer, Writer

September 7, 2020

As an American, there are two things I know for sure. The first is that our version of “The Office” is WAY better than the UK version, and the second is that if you want something, like really badly, you deserve to get that thing. Never has that been more clear than in this day in age with the bra...

Things to Try While Quarantined

Things to Try While Quarantined

Caché Goracke, Editor in Chief

May 8, 2020

We’ve been in quarantine for a while now, and still, I have yet to experience total boredom. For the most part, I feel quite overwhelmed with all the projects and activities on my self-made to-do list, but I’ve heard the popular cries of boredom and so I'm here to offer my assistance. Below are ...

Two Takes on “Tiger King”

Two Takes on

May 5, 2020

During the coronavirus quarantine, many have turned to Netflix for entertainment. One of the most popular shows to capture viewers attention has been "Tiger King."

The Oxford Comma: Is it Relevant?

The Oxford Comma: Is it Relevant?

Tyler Burkett, Writer

May 4, 2020

You’ve most likely seen it or at least heard of it without even realizing it: the Oxford comma. An English teacher’s preferred piece of punctuation pertaining to the pellucid order of items and people.  “[The Oxford comma] is used in the series of commas when you are separating different item...

10 Cheap Activities For Spring Break

10 Cheap Activities For Spring Break

Matt Bice, Writer

March 11, 2020

If you are staying home for spring break, you may be lost on what to do with so much time and not enough money. Here is a list of interesting things to do around the area, all for less than $11. This way, you can enjoy your spring break on a budget.   1. Geocaching Cost: Free Geocaching...

An Argument for Birthdays

An Argument for Birthdays

Brendan Ulmer, Writer

February 27, 2020

Did you know that in the vast majority of tribal societies, they don’t keep track of birthdays? Do you know what that says? It says that Hallmark really needs to push their division in South America. I love birthdays, and I especially loved them when I was little. Don’t get me wrong, I resent Hallmark,...

What Is Art?

Tyler Burkett

February 6, 2020

Art can be seen by some as this grandiose feat where only especially talented people can create it. Others see it as a more relaxed and laid back process that isn’t fancy in the slightest. “It’s not something that I’m great at, but I enjoy it,” junior Ruth Pickens said when asked about her d...

Four New Courses Are Being Offered 2020-2021

Four New Courses Are Being Offered 2020-2021

Matt Bice

February 6, 2020

This upcoming school year, Olathe West will add four new courses to its roster. All four courses are social science courses. The new courses include Women’s Studies, Black American History, Human Geography, and Contemporary Issues. Keep reading to learn some more about these new classes.   ...

Top Artists to Watch out for in the 2020s

Brendan Ulmer, Writer

January 22, 2020

Clairo Clairo is an up-and-coming indie-pop artist out of Boston. She first rose to fame for her song and accompanying music video “Pretty Girl,” an earworm about the dangers of adjusting yourself to make your partner more comfortable. The music video featured a young Clairo exuberantly d...

Review: Frozen 2 Strikes Big in Box Office But Not in Quality

Review: Frozen 2 Strikes Big in Box Office But Not in Quality

Riley Keiter, Writer

January 8, 2020

WARNING: This movie review contains spoilers. The worst things about movie theaters are overpriced snacks, annoying teenagers, and watching a bad movie. Seeing Frozen 2 would include all of those. Frozen 2 cost $18 million to make according to the Wall Street Journal, but though the price of th...

Dear Olathe West: Letters from Alumni

Brendan Ulmer, staff writer

January 2, 2020

In May of 2019, we saw our first flock of Owls graduate and leave the nest. However, this doesn’t mean they have forgotten about us. Two alumni have graciously offered words of wisdom for the students who occupy the halls they used to roam.   Dear Olathe West, It is my privilege to be wr...

Is it Written in the Stars?

Astrology is all constructed around the placements and constellations of stars. Your sign is based on the constellation’s position when you are born.

Brett Bowers

December 10, 2019

Many years ago, back in 3000 B.C., a new culture was created in Babylon. This culture and scientific commonality is known as a subcategory in astrology. In easier terms, the zodiac. Long ago, a form of understanding was created, and still reigns today. Over 90% of adults in the world are aware of their...

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