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Out-of-State Pursuit

Out-of-State Pursuit

Allysa Moore, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2019

Friday nights in Kansas oftentimes consist of attending a varsity game and then wandering around Walmart until being asked to leave. That's why senior Ellie Steere cannot wait to get out of Kansas. Along with many other kids, Steere believes that Kansas is boring. “There’s nothing really to do...

Band Concludes Marching Season with Many Achievements

Band Concludes Marching Season with Many Achievements

Brendan Ulmer, Writer

October 30, 2019

There’s a team of students here at Olathe West that a group of nationally certified judges believe to be perfect at their activity. A group of students who perform with such gusto, their presence can be felt half a mile down the road. A group of students who often practice before, during, and after schoo...

Volleyball Seniors Share Reflections

Volleyball Seniors Share Reflections

Olivia Eisenhauer, Writer

October 15, 2019

Just before the night of Oct. 10, senior night, the five seniors being honored reflected on their years as an Owl. The seniors honored included Ellie Wiltanger, Bethany Allison, Katie O’Keefe, Olivia Goebel and Dominique Loveless, each one ranging in two to three years of commitment to the program si...

2019 Homecoming Royalty Profiles

2019 Homecoming Royalty Profiles

Riley Keiter and Brett Bowers

October 14, 2019

Voting is done, royalty has been chosen, and the dance has happened. The homecoming court represents the people whom each grade feels represents Olathe West the best. Each member of the court shared a little bit about themselves.

Carrying the Colors

Carrying the Colors

Caché Goracke, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2019

When Athletic Director Pat Butler, approached Detective Brent Groves about getting a group of students together to present the flags at the boys state tennis conference last spring, Groves decided to take it a step further.  “I’ve been in the military,” Groves said. “I went to military school as ...

Roid Rage

Roid Rage

Brendan Ulmer

September 11, 2019

For any given high school sport, practices are daily and are expected to go two or more hours after school. This might seem like enough of an opportunity to improve strength and performance, but there are high school athletes who find that just practicing isn’t enough and go about strengthening them...

Trafficking Right Under Our Noses

Trafficking Right Under Our Noses

Sydney Brown

September 11, 2019

Human trafficking: a term that is heard more often recently. An industry that is quite a mystery to most people. There is so much more beneath the surface than meets the eye.  As recent as March, 2019, Fox 4 KC inteviewed a woman sharing her surviving story from human trafficking. Loni Kuriakose had...

Woman Leadership in Olathe West

Woman Leadership in Olathe West

Riley Keiter

April 23, 2019

As they say, boys come from Mars, girls come from Venus, but the question still remains on how they work together on Earth. At West, the battle of the genders is just as prevalent as anywhere else. But in terms of participation and giving back to the school, girls seem to be winning. The stereotyp...

15 Minutes Alone

15 Minutes Alone

Matt Bice

April 22, 2019

“What’s happening?” she thought but could not say. “What’s happening?” The breathing tube implanted in her mouth restricted her vocal chords from begging for answers. Where was she? Why did she have an I.V. pricking her arm? From birth, junior Olivia Eisenhauer had Restrictive Cardiomyopa...

The Powerlifting Club: A Family of Hard Work

The Powerlifting Club: A Family of Hard Work

McKenzie Gordan

March 29, 2019

Students in the powerlifting club have performed impressively in their first season, but despite their success, not many people have even heard of them. The powerlifting club has been hard at work in the past couple of months, with many of the members medaling on multiple occasions. Even after su...

Starting Fresh(men)

Starting Fresh(men)

Riley Keiter and Abi Cantu

February 22, 2019

Leading up to and also at the recent Eighth Grade Transition Day, several questions about moving on to new schools and opportunities were asked to both the seniors leaving West this year and the eighth graders coming in as new freshman next year. The questions were nearly identical, but mirrored to see ...

The Freshmen – Class of 2023

Riley Keiter

February 21, 2019

What are you most looking to about High School? Zahra Andela from Mission Trail- “I wanna get better at art mostly, and soccer, so I have more things to look forward to. Things that I actually like in the future, so I don’t have to get stuck at a McDonalds working there. I wanna maybe do ...

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