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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 Emsing, 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...

International college options for seniors: what does college out of the country look like?

College Outside the US

Ellie Pogorek, Writer February 9, 2022

  With college just around the corner for many seniors, here’s an option that’s not too late to think about: going out of the country. Many submission deadlines aren’t until the end of the...

When siblings are together in the same school, some love it, and some dont.

Sibling or schoolmate: What is it like to share a school with your sibling?

Addison Smith, Writer February 8, 2022

While walking through the halls of your school, you may see familiar faces of friends and classmates. But what is it like to see a familiar face you don’t only see at school, someone you also see at...

The OW Black Student Union board attended the Diversity Conference at KU in November.

Students form Olathe West’s First Black Student Union

Diamon Naert-Jimenez, Writer February 1, 2022

A new club here at Olathe West, Black Student Union, welcomes minority students and surrounds them with a safe and positive environment. Social studies teacher and coach Dee Bell is the sponsor, Allana...

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