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The Student News Site of Olathe West High School

Owl Post

The Student News Site of Olathe West High School

Owl Post

Spongebob (Brandon Heflin) and Sandy (Annie Hennen) sing with the ensemble.

Olathe West Theater is Set to Have Its Most Successful Show Yet

Emily Harter, Writer November 12, 2021

Theater has put on numerous shows over the past five years, but their upcoming show, ‘SpongeBob the Musical,’ has sold more tickets and faster than any show yet.  “This show is so recognizable,”...

Freshman Mason Coates moves to West, gets involved though football and finds his passion and friends.

Mason Coates Finds Family Through Football

Nola Miller, Writer November 5, 2021

Switching from middle school to high school is a big step, especially when attending a high school that is with all new people. However, freshman Mason Coates, who attended Chisholm Trail Middle School,...

Newspaper Staffs Favorite Books

Newspaper Staff’s Favorite Books

Riley Cornell October 25, 2021

The Olathe West Owl Post newspaper staff shares their favorite books.

As the varsity football team plays against Shawnee Mission North, Griffin cheers on the team on the sidelines.

Nolan Griffin: Brightening Olathe West One Cheer at a Time

Emily Harter, Writer October 22, 2021

It’s Friday night and the lights of the stadium are shining down on the grassy field as students begin filing into the rows of bleachers. You see a student running across the field chanting, “O-W,...

Senior David Morones, finds his passion in theatre and the viola. He takes part in the Hispanic Leadership Club and works to bring Hispanic culture into the arts.

David Morones: Shedding Light On Performing Arts In the Hispanic Community

Diamonique Naert-Jimenez, Writer October 18, 2021

Morones is involved in theatre at West and is also a member of the chamber orchestra, playing the viola. He has also been admitted to Fort Hays State University and plans on studying classical performance...

How one student is adjusting after moving from school in an island to school in America.

A New School Year in a New Country

Meredith McCalmon, Writer October 11, 2021

Junior Raven Stiede spent the first 16 years of her life going to school in St. Lucia, at a high school which starkly contrasts her experience at Olathe West.  “At my [former] school, the classrooms...

Students at West share their tattoos and the stories behind them.

Ink Painted On Students At Olathe West

Nola Miller, Writer October 5, 2021

Brandon Roupsouay Q: What meaning does your tattoo have? A: I have two roses, one of the roses is for my grandpa. Before he passed away, he would always take me and my cousins to his flower garden....

Junior Max Valdez has found a business in buying, selling, and flipping various items.

Teen Entrepreneur: Hustling to Break the Status Quo

Emily Harter, Writer September 16, 2021

While some teenagers choose to go the traditional route of applying to a fast food joint or maybe a retail store for their first job, junior Max Valdez has chosen a different path in order to make some...

Getting back into the school year, more and more ACT dates are being offered, heres how some students prep.

A Test Takers Guide to ACT Preparation

Riley Cornell, Writer September 10, 2021

ACT testing season is now upon students; testing started Saturday and goes through July 16, 2022. Every college-bound high school student takes this grueling 215 question test to show their readiness for...

Students try to juggle advanced classes, extra curricular activities, and a social life.

Finding the Balance for School and Social Success

Riley Cornell, Writer September 7, 2021

Elementary and middle school students dream of the days they can be in high school, going to football games, finding their best friends, driving, and gaining more freedom to do all the things they want...

Cross Country is getting ready for this season, starting training in summer.

Cross Country: Back and Better Than Ever

Emily Harter, Writer August 27, 2021

During the 2020 fall season, the girl's cross country team won the State Competition despite the setback of COVID. For the 2021 season, the team is looking to accomplish even more than last year. The team...

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