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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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Showing Positivity Without Words

Showing Positivity Without Words

Logan Kraft, Writer February 1, 2023

Starting out your day with positivity can be difficult, but Junior Logan Bryant and Sophomore Lily Rsydam start their day for others. Bryant and Rsydam hold the door for their peers every day before...

Theatre Prepares for First Musical of the Year, Freaky Friday

Theatre Prepares for First Musical of the Year, “Freaky Friday”

Zach Darby, Miranda Elgin, and Logan Kraft October 9, 2022

A disastrous wedding, a wild scavenger hunt, body swaps, and a magic hourglass; all of this and more will be featured in theatre's next musical performance, “Freaky Friday.” With a cast of over...

Good Samaritans Fix Tire

Good Samaritans Fix Tire

Gracie Brown, Caleb Chacon, and Annie Self October 3, 2022

On Sept. 20, after watching an OW vs.ONW volleyball game, Rick Lees and his wife Linda encountered an issue after parking their car. On their way out, they backed into a piece of rebar used to the tire...

Titus Deilmann came to Olathe West from Emsing, Germany as a foreign exchange student.

4,822 Miles From Home: Titus Deilmann’s Transfer to America

Bryce Mallory and Addison Smith September 23, 2022

Traveling 4,882 miles from Germany to the U.S. is a big change for a high school student which is something Titus Deilmann experienced firsthand when he transferred to the U.S. from Rimsting, Germany. Deilmann...

Seniors Jackson Orrick and Cody Slifer compete in a practice round after school on Sept. 16.

Learning While Competing

Miranda Elgin, Logan Kraft, and Zach Darby September 16, 2022

Asking questions, smashing buttons and throwing answers are all what comes with joining Scholars Bowl.  Scholars Bowl is an extracurricular activity that revolves around a competition where contestants...

AP Classes: What to Expect in a Class Full of Expectations

AP Classes: What to Expect in a Class Full of Expectations

Addison Smith May 19, 2022

AP classes are an opportunity for students to gain college credit while taking classes in high school. However, the stress of these AP classes corresponds to the advancement of the curriculum.  At...

From Staff Seniors: High School Reflections

From Staff Seniors: High School Reflections

May 16, 2022

Dear Owls, We have had a blast being able to run this newspaper for you to read. As a staff we have bonded not only through writing and this paper but also  coming together from all different groups...

The process and results of Student Council elections.

STUCO Secretary Riley Cornell Discusses Election Process

Meredith McCalmon, Writer April 27, 2022

Last week, student council elections were in full swing, with campaign flyers and voting talk taking over the school. Junior Riley Cornell ran uncontested for Secretary, where she will do things such...

Weber posted this photo with the caption, Out for a Sunday drive.

KU’s Win Through the Eyes of Owls

Addison Smith, Writer April 21, 2022

  On April 4, the Kansas Jayhawks faced off in the NCAA Championship against the North Carolina Tar Heels to win the title of NCAA Champions. A chance they hadn’t had since 2008, when they...

Two years have passed since Covid halted our lives- what has changed?

Reminiscing on the Time When the World Shut Down

Meredith McCalmon, Writer April 5, 2022

All of Olathe West held their breath when the announcement was made. “Please bring your computers and all personal belongings home tonight.” This request seemed simple, but after the staggering...

18 Under 18

18 Under 18

Riley Cornell, Writer April 1, 2022

Inspired by "Forbes' 30 Under 30," 18 Under 18 highlights some of Olathe West’s most influential students.

How a young author found her passion for creating fantasy worlds.

Liora McCoy Hopes to Become an 18-Year-Old Novelist

Meredith McCalmon, Writer March 9, 2022

Many high school students, seniors especially, dread reading books and writing essays for their English classes, seeing it as just another item on a never-ending to-do list. However, to Olathe West senior...

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