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Olathe Student Selected To Speak at KC Storytellers Exhibition

Olathe Student Selected To Speak at KC Storytellers Exhibition

Tyler Burkett, Writer

March 10, 2020

Junior Ashleigh Strom was recently chosen to be one of 30 teens to tell her story at the KC Storytellers Exhibition on April 4 at the Plaza Library in downtown Kansas City. “KC Storytellers is 30 people around the Kansas City area who are selected to tell their stories,” Strom said. “They ge...

Both Varsity Teams Claim Sunflower League Titles on Senior Night

Both Varsity Teams Claim Sunflower League Titles on Senior Night

Caché Goracke, Editor in Chief

March 9, 2020

Both our boys and girls varsity basketball teams claimed titles of Sunflower League Champions on their senior night, Friday, Feb. 28, and moved on into substate games. While the boys beat Olathe North in a comeback game 66-62, the girls actually lost their game to North. Their record, however,  was en...

What Is Art?

What Is Art?

Tyler Burkett

February 6, 2020

Art can be seen by some as this grandiose feat where only especially talented people can create it. Others see it as a more relaxed and laid back process that isn’t fancy in the slightest. “It’s not something that I’m great at, but I enjoy it,” junior Ruth Pickens said when asked about her d...

Four New Courses Are Being Offered 2020-2021

Four New Courses Are Being Offered 2020-2021

Matt Bice

February 6, 2020

This upcoming school year, Olathe West will add four new courses to its roster. All four courses are social science courses. The new courses include Women’s Studies, Black American History, Human Geography, and Contemporary Issues. Keep reading to learn some more about these new classes.   ...

Top Artists to Watch out for in the 2020s

Top Artists to Watch out for in the 2020s

Brendan Ulmer, Writer

January 22, 2020

Clairo Clairo is an up-and-coming indie-pop artist out of Boston. She first rose to fame for her song and accompanying music video “Pretty Girl,” an earworm about the dangers of adjusting yourself to make your partner more comfortable. The music video featured a young Clairo exuberantly d...

Hispanic Leadership’s Name Change Meets Mixed Feelings

Hispanic Leadership’s Name Change Meets Mixed Feelings

Caché Goracke, Editor N Chief

January 21, 2020

Hispanic Leadership club has officially changed its name to Olathe Leadership club. The goal of the club has long been to make opportunities like scholarships, community service and others, available to the Hispanic community. It’s members often visit Universities, do community service projects...

Dear Olathe West: Letters from Alumni

Dear Olathe West: Letters from Alumni

Brendan Ulmer, staff writer

January 2, 2020

In May of 2019, we saw our first flock of Owls graduate and leave the nest. However, this doesn’t mean they have forgotten about us. Two alumni have graciously offered words of wisdom for the students who occupy the halls they used to roam.   Dear Olathe West, It is my privilege to be wr...

Beating Cancer and Filling Stockings

Beating Cancer and Filling Stockings

Caché Goracke, Editor and Chief

December 11, 2019

Breast Cancer took her grandmother. That was the reason her father became a diagnostic radiologist, as well as the reason she went to get a mammogram the moment she felt something was off. After several hours of waiting for the mammogram's results, the nurse came in and told her she had to go home. ...

The Curtain Closes on Xanadu

The Curtain Closes on Xanadu

Caché Goracke, Editor and Chief

November 25, 2019

Friday night, the theatre cast and crew members ran their first big performance of Xanadu, and were extremely proud and eager to do it all over again the next night. The shows stage manager, junior Summer Sperke, who was in charge of lights and sounds among other things, was especially happy with...

Xanadu Cast and Crew Prepares for Upcoming Show

Xanadu Cast and Crew Prepares for Upcoming Show

Sydney Brown, Managing Editor

November 22, 2019

OW theatre is putting together Xanadu, a musical roughly based on the 1980 movie of the same name. During the show, the cast will sing, dance and even be on roller skates for most of the show. The cast of about 24 plan to put on their show Nov. 22-23 at 7 p.m. The cast has been preparing the show s...

Thanksgiving is a Make Believe Holiday

Thanksgiving is a Make Believe Holiday

Brendan Ulmer, Writer

November 19, 2019

I’ve never believed in Thanksgiving. What kind of holiday is literally just a large meal? Meals are not holidays. They’re a requirement to maintain custody of your children. I’d get it if we all still harvested our own crops, and we’d been surviving on fistfuls of flour since July, but nowada...

Opinion: It’s 2019, and Marriage is…not Outdated

Opinion: It’s 2019, and Marriage is…not Outdated

Caché Goracke, Editor in Chief

November 10, 2019

It’s 2019 and a popular question is circling: Is marriage outdated?   “What’s wrong with having five or six loving adult relationships through your life?”  HuffPost asked in an article questioning the relevance of marriage in our society today. Other popular sources, especially newly tren...

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