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The Flaws in School Soda Bans

January 25, 2021

Many schools have proposed or instituted soda bans, and while some may think that prohibiting the consumption of soda at school would help encourage a healthier lifestyle, these soda bans are typically...

COVID Board Meeting

Cycle 2, COVID-19 in schools
A recap of some of the events this school year regarding COVID, and how some teachers feel about them
January 18, 2021

In a pandemic, as we’ve learned, things can rapidly change. Whether it be the safety procedures, the positive cases, the safety of your community, or even our understanding of the disease itself, most...

Bridgerton Review

Although the show is a captivating period piece, the friendships and relationship drama throughout the show are what will keep you wanting more.
January 18, 2021

Netflix has given us yet another holiday surprise, a new period drama: “Bridgerton.”   While Bridgerton has only been out for 22 days now, it has already had 67 million views, making the show...

Things to Try While Quarantined

Things to Try While Quarantined
Eight Fun Activities You Can Start at Home and Carry on This Summer
May 8, 2020

We’ve been in quarantine for a while now, and still, I have yet to experience total boredom. For the most part, I feel quite overwhelmed with all the projects and activities on my self-made to-do list,...

How Shutdown has Evolved in Kansas

Rosedale park in Kansas City closes of equipment from the public.
May 5, 2020

A little over a month ago, on March 11, the Sprint Center in Kansas City held thousands of visitors from multiple states. The precautions taken then to weaken the spread of COVID-19 were small: for example,...

Cancelled Spring Sports, and their Seniors

Cancelled Spring Sports, and their Seniors
May 4, 2020

Recently, Kansas students found out that they would not be returning to school for the rest of the year. With this news, spring athletes had to say goodbye to their seasons which had not even started....

Makayla Rivera Lays the Foundation for Future Girl Wrestlers

Makayla Rivera leaves the first of many handprints on the wallf of Olateh West to commemorate her work through the wrestling season.
May 4, 2020

Like other high schools, West has offered wrestling as a boys sport, but this year introduced girls wrestling as well. However, their season was anything but novice, as many girls advanced to place in...

The Oxford Comma: Is it Relevant?

The Oxford Comma: Is it Relevant?
Reopening the Case of a Very Controversial Piece of Punctuation
May 4, 2020

You’ve most likely seen it or at least heard of it without even realizing it: the Oxford comma. An English teacher’s preferred piece of punctuation pertaining to the pellucid order of items and people.  “[The...

Olathe Student Selected To Speak at KC Storytellers Exhibition

Olathe Student Selected To Speak at KC Storytellers Exhibition
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...

Both Varsity Teams Claim Sunflower League Titles on Senior Night

The student section cheers on boys varsity during their senior night game against Olathe North.
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...

What Is Art?

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...

Four New Courses Are Being Offered 2020-2021

Four New Courses Are Being Offered 2020-2021
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,...

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