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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

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...

Hurricane Dorian Strikes the South East Coast

Hurricane Dorian Strikes the South East Coast

Riley Keiter, Writer

September 10, 2019

Hurricane Dorian has already hit the Bahamas and sections of Florida with force, as well as just recently North and South Carolina, but now it continues to wreak havoc. Dorian, once a Category 5 storm, has now lowered down to a Category 1 storm, says CNN. It now "is expected to move up through New...

Staff React to New Computers

Staff React to New Computers

Matt Bice, Co-Editor in Chief

September 4, 2019

New PC’s have been distributed as of August the current school year, with many mixed reactions from students and staff. The students received Dell Latitudes while a majority of teachers have received Microsoft Surface Pros. The Surface Pros were were given to teachers in the spring so they were...

Students Reflect on The New Works Festival

Students Reflect on The New Works Festival

Caché Goracke

May 9, 2019

A series of student written and directed plays that made up The New Works Festival  was performed Friday and Saturday in the Flex Theatre. The New Works festival was designed by Alisha Morris, a Performing Arts teacher at West, and gave the students a chance to be leaders as well as the opportunity to n...

The Bee Hive

The Bee Hive

Alyson Schrepel

April 16, 2019

The Public Safety freshman are preparing to become real firefighters by going through extensive training preparing for a intense maze at the Fire Department known as the Bee Hive. On May 1 the Public Safety freshman classes will be going to the Olathe Fire Department to run a three-level confidence...

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