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The Student News Site of Olathe West High School

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The Student News Site of Olathe West High School

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Juniors took the ACT at school on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Posters were hung directing students to classrooms.

Juniors Take ACT in School Tuesday

Addison Smith, Online Editor February 27, 2024

Juniors were given the opportunity to take the ACT for free at Olathe West on Tuesday, Feb 27. The testing took place on the third floor, making it closed off to the remaining students not taking the...

Olathe Public Schools Changes Graduation Requirements

Olathe Public Schools Changes Graduation Requirements

Avery Mathieu, Writer February 20, 2024

Recently, the Olathe School District changed the graduation requirements for the incoming freshmen. Starting in the fall of the 2024-25 school year, freshmen will have different requirements for classes...

Chiefs Return to the  2024 Super Bowl

Chiefs Return to the 2024 Super Bowl

Maya Gee, Writer February 13, 2024

After winning the Super Bowl on Sunday to make for back-to-back wins and the third win in five years, excitement is high for Kansas City Chiefs fans.  The Chiefs played against the San Francisco 49ers...

Librarian Esther Myers sings and plays Breakaway on the guitar by Kelly Clarkson.

School Library Holds “Cafe Owle” Event With Live Performances

Addison Smith, Online Editor February 9, 2024

  The Olathe West Library held their annual "Cafe Owle" event Feb. 5 that featured live entertainment by several students, as well as staff members.  “I just love that coffee shop feel where...

Olathe West theater students take a bus together for the drive to Wichita for the Kansas Thespian Festival.

Olathe West Theatre Returns to the Annual Kansas Thespian Festival

Bryce Mallory, Editor-in-Chief January 17, 2024

A group of Olathe West theater students attended the annual Kansas Thespian Festival, or KTF, held January 4-6 at the Hyatt Regency Wichita and Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center. The...

The adaption of 12 Angry Men turns into 12 Angry Jurors to create a gender inclusive show.

12 Angry Jurors: Gender Inclusivity

Logan Kraft, Writer December 19, 2023

The Olathe West theater department is preparing an adaptation of the 1957 movie “12 Angry Men,” turning it into “12 Angry Jurors” to make the play more gender inclusive compared to the original. The...

Mathew Millholm shows Chamiru Liyanawaduge how to cook the steak.

Plant and Animal Science Class Participates in Steak lab

Brodi Gary, Photographer December 12, 2023

Did you smell sizzling steak throughout the building on Thursday, Dec. 7? Horticultural teacher Mathew Milhlom held a “Steak Lab” to teach Plant and Animal Science students about beef and quality...

Senior Toria Yanez, preparing for finals at Cocoa and Cram on Thursday, December 7.

Students Prepare for Finals with Cocoa and Cram

Avery Mathieu, Writer December 12, 2023

On Thursday, Dec. 7, the Olathe West National Honor Society and KAY Club kicked off finals with a “Cocoa and Cram” study session. This ongoing event will be held during every Academic Intervention...

The Board of Education Meeting resulted in start times officially being changed for the next school year after talks about it at previous meetings.

Olathe Board Of Education Meeting Announces New Start Times and Changes

Addison Smith, Online Editor December 11, 2023

At the Olathe Public Schools Board Dec. 7 meeting, the board voted to approve a change in start times for elementary, middle and high schools starting next school year, as well as new graduation requirements. “At...

The cheer team performs at state in Topeka.

Olathe West Cheer And Dance Team Compete In State

Maya Gee, Writer December 7, 2023

Olathe West dance competed in State on Friday and cheer competed the following day.  Dance placed eighth out of 18 teams during State. Senior dance team member Lillian Mannis spoke about how she thought...

Students pose while making fleece tie blankets in the library for the community on the give-a-hoot day.

Olathe West Holds First “Give a Hoot Day”

Addison Smith, Online Editor December 5, 2023

On Nov 17, Olathe West held the first full day of service, “Give a Hoot Day,” which differed from the regular Give a Hoot projects each advisory class would participate in individually.  The new...

Sophomore Ashlyn Robertson and senior Dominic Hull perform the “acceptance song” on stage.

Prom The Musical

Reece Young, Writer November 27, 2023

On Nov. 16-18, theatre will be performing their musical, “The Prom.” This musical has a meaningful message behind it showing acceptance, no matter the person.  “The Prom” musical is about a...

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