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Top Artists to Watch out for in the 2020s

Top Artists to Watch out for in the 2020s

Brendan Ulmer, Writer

January 21, 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

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?

Is it Written in the Stars?

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...

Thanksgiving is a Make Believe Holiday

Thanksgiving is a Make Believe Holiday

Brendan Ulmer, Writer

November 19, 2019

I’ve never believed in Thanksgiving. What kind of holiday is literally just a large meal? Meals are not holidays. They’re a requirement to maintain custody of your children. I’d get it if we all still harvested our own crops, and we’d been surviving on fistfuls of flour since July, but nowada...

War on Halloween

War on Halloween

Brendan Ulmer, Writer

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 ...

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