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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...

Scrimmage Kicks off Basketball Season

Scrimmage Kicks off Basketball Season

Sydney Brown and Matt Bice

December 6, 2019

The boys and girls basketball teams held scrimmages on Monday, pitting their varsity teams against the JV teams and the C teams against the D teams. Both teams are optimistic for the coming seasons, hoping to improve from last year. Last year, the boys varsity had a record of 12-10 while the girls var...

Memoirs Of International Veterans

Memoirs Of International Veterans

Tyler Burkett

December 4, 2019

Recently, veterans came to speak during a special seminar session that gave students insight into the lives of veterans and what it’s like to serve in the military. “I didn’t hesitate for a second,” veteran Frank Oswald said. “The next day [after enlisting] I was on a plane to Kentucky....

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...

Students React to the Presidential Impeachment Inquiry

Students React to the Presidential Impeachment Inquiry

Riley Keiter, Writer

November 13, 2019

In 2016, most students now at Olathe West were still in middle school, and could only sit by and watch as the nation voted between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The impact from the choice, however, affected them just the same as any other citizen. So now as they grow older, politics have become a l...

Boys Soccer Takes State Title

Boys Soccer Takes State Title

Matt Bice, Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2019

Boys soccer won the Kansas state championship this past Saturday against Blue Valley West with a score of 2-1. The first goal being scored by junior Henry Curnow and the second by senior Jony Munoz. “It’s a great feeling, it’s just unforgettable and unbelievable," junior Ryan Sauter said. "Three ...

Homecoming Recap

Homecoming Recap

Sydney Brown, Managing Editor

October 13, 2019

West held its third homecoming ever last Saturday, and it came with many more festivities. The whole week was filled with spirit days, sporting events, pep assemblies and more. West starts off the week by students and staff dressing up as Vines, an app where creators can post short comedic videos....

Student Council Prepares an Enchanted Homecoming

Student Council Prepares an Enchanted Homecoming

Tyler Burkett, Writer

October 4, 2019

Homecoming week is in full stride, and there's a certain magic in the air concerning the dance. The real magic going on, though, is the student council members who are making this dream become a reality. Junior Sophie Stone talks about her role as a part of the royalty committee for home...

Thera-pet-tics

Thera-pet-tics

Olivia Eisenhauer, Writer

October 1, 2019

One in five teens qualify as clinically depressed. According to Mental Health Today, 20% of teens are clinically depressed. Due to these alarming statistics,  the counseling staff came to the Mental Health Committee of Student Council for help. The week of Sept. 9-13 the committee assisted with activ...

Breaking News: Olathe School District Makes Decision to Seek Legal Counsel Against e-Cigarette Company JUUL

Breaking News: Olathe School District Makes Decision to Seek Legal Counsel Against e-Cigarette Company JUUL

Caché Goracke, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2019

Olathe School Board passed a resolution to pursue a lawsuit against e-cigarette company JUUL at an Olathe Board of Education meeting on Friday.    “At a special meeting of the Board of Education, the board voted on a resolution authorizing legal counsel to initiate litigation and file suit against...

West Welcomes Kansas Decision to Make Girls Wrestling an Official Sport

West Welcomes Kansas Decision to Make Girls Wrestling an Official Sport

Caché Goracke

September 18, 2019

Kansas joined the club.  On April 26, Kansas voted girls wrestling to be the 23rd official high school sport in Kansas, joining only about 15 other states. High school girls have wrestled boys across the country for quite some time now, but the difference this year lies in the official state tour...

Lifeguards Reflect on Summer Experiences at Olathe Lake

Lifeguards Reflect on Summer Experiences at Olathe Lake

Tyler Burkett

September 10, 2019

On June 29, a new opportunity for summer fun was presented to everyone all around Olathe.  Lake Olathe underwent renovations over the summer that completely changed the east side of the lake. Along with a new beach and marina for locals to enjoy, an inflatable aqua park was added on top of the l...

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