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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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Seniors Liam McKinley and Alex Stone pose next to their presentation on Exhibition Night in Green Tech.

Exhibition Night Returns to Olathe West

Reece Young, Writer May 13, 2024

Almost every spring, classes around the school gather to present what they have been doing throughout the year. Exhibition night is a project based learning event for the public. This event gives parents,...

Math teacher Jacob Johnson and senior Tristen Carrin share a love of fishing.

Fishing for a Connection

Logan Kraft, Writer May 9, 2024

The new fishing club meets twice every month during A.I. to talk about tackle, knots, strategies and the type of fish they are currently searching for. The club had their first outing on April 17, at...

The StuCo 2023-24 staff poses for a group photo in the hallway.

2024-2025 New Stuco Staff

Maya Gee, Writer May 6, 2024

 After many weeks of campaigning and a student vote on Friday, March 29, a new StuCo executive board was elected. The new board consists of Hannah Rahe as president, Fatima Khalid as vice president, and...

Senior Lydia Fink dives off the block during the Olathe City Meet on March 21.

Swimming to Success

Addison Smith, Online Editor April 22, 2024

Senior swimmer Lydia Fink has had numerous accomplishments during her time on the swim team, allowing her to break records and even be featured in an article about the top 25 Class 6A  swimmers to watch...

Maddie Hirvnak during a photoshoot for Harpers Bazaar China

A Model Student

Avery Mathieu, Writer March 29, 2024

Imagine shopping for your homecoming dress at the mall when someone comes up to you and asks if you want to be in a fashion show.  This was a reality for senior Madison Hrivnak. When shopping for her...

Senior Sven Stroemsten is an exchange student from Stockholm, Sweden.

Goodbye Sweden, Hallå Kansas

Logan Kraft, Writer February 26, 2024

  Life is different from country to country, especially when coming from a bigger city built around water with 975,551 people, 14 islands and more boats than people, to Kansas, which is stereotyped...

Aubrey May performs on stage at Spinning Tree theatre. (Nicole McCroskey)

Disabled, Not Unable

Addison Smith, Online Editor January 17, 2024

  The stage is a place for people to shine, to perform and showcase talent. But it’s also one of the many ways senior Aubrey May spreads a message. The message of inclusivity.  “I have...

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...

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