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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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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, and attending a new school are all part of this experience. This is the current life of senior...

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. From going to American schools to traveling around downtown Kansas City, German students flew to...

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 tourist is what a lot of people dream of, and that dream is becoming a reality for senior Lior Poupin. Traveling...

Senior Ella Stewart holds up two of her handmade masks used in the production A Love For Three Oranges.

The Face Behind the Masks: Ella Stewart

Addison Smith, Online Editor October 11, 2023

In the new show performed by the Repertory Theatre, “The Love For Three Oranges,” a form of Commedia Dell’Arte, a style of theater that involves acting with expressive masks. Who many don’t...

The royalty court poses together before the Monday pep assembly.

Meet the 2023 Homecoming Royalty Candidates

Addison Smith, Online Editor September 20, 2023

Meet the 2023 Homecoming Royalty Candidates. Freshman, sophomore and junior winners will be announced at the Thursday Pep Assembly and Senior winners will be announced at the Homecoming football game on...

Seniors Lauren Swearingen and Makenzie Wyatt prep their vet club table in the gymnasium before the activity fair starts.
(Photo provided by Lauren Swearingen)

Student Aspirations in Veterinary Care Gives Inspiration for a New Club

Logan Kraft, Writer September 14, 2023

The new Pre Vet club was created two days before the activity fair by senior Lauren Swearingen with the sponsorship of Student Naturalist teacher Darcie Badger with a plan to allow students to get more...

Junior dance team member Anita Reyna holds up the necklace at the end of the field show “The Heist”.

Dance Performs New Field Show “The Heist”

Addison Smith, Online Editor September 12, 2023

The dance team has a new field show for the year called “The Heist,” in which dancers maneuver around band members to steal a necklace placed upon a podium. “Every year we find out the next season's...

ASL teacher, Colby Mnich, has a conversation with a student in sign language.

From Childhood to Teaching: Mr. Mnich and ASL

Caleb Chacon, Writer May 25, 2023

Across the world, there are over 300 sign languages and 72 million people who speak them. Those languages aren’t just limited as language counterparts either. For English, there is both Australian, British,...

What Yearbook Distribution Was Actually Like

What Yearbook Distribution Was Actually Like

Riley Cornell, Editor-in-Chief May 17, 2023

Yearbook distribution took place Friday, May 5 in the main gym. The yearbook staff has put many hours into the book and senior Audrey Snider is no exception. Snider, Co-Editor in Chief of the yearbook,...

Staff Spotlight

Staff Spotlight

Belle Wayman, Contributing Writer May 9, 2023

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week this week, we are spotlighting six teachers. Learn more about these Owl teachers!

An Owl Overseas

An Owl Overseas

Gracie Brown, Writer May 9, 2023

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live internationally? Travel and study around the world? This is about to become reality for senior, Kylie Krause. The 2022-23 school year is wrapping up,...

APUSH Students Advance to Nationals for Their History Projects

APUSH Students Advance to Nationals for Their History Projects

Bryce Mallory, Writer May 2, 2023

Each year, students in advanced placement U.S. History, also known as APUSH, work on projects for an event called National History Day. These projects can be exhibits, documentaries, creating a website,...

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