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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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Olathe West Class of 2022 Graduates

Olathe West Class of 2022 Graduates

Addison Smith, Writer May 25, 2022

On Friday evening, the class of 2022 took to the CBAC football field to receive their diplomas and graduate. Prior to graduation, students received their cap and gown in the cafeteria, walking the halls...

Finals Week Brings Tests and Stress to Students

Finals Week Brings Tests and Stress to Students

Nola Miller May 25, 2022

Nearing the end of the year, students finish up finals. This is a stressful time of year for most. Finals are held during the last half week of school. Monday were hours one-seven for 25 minutes and then...

Varsity Baseball Heads to Regionals

Varsity Baseball Heads to Regionals

Diamon Naert-Jimenez, Writer May 16, 2022

The Boys Baseball team finishes their regular season with a 16-4 record, winning the Sunflower League champions title. The 6A regional game is on Tuesday, May 17 against KC-Wyandotte HS at CBAC.  According...

Junior Cater Forbes whisks pancake mix while sophomore Gianna Garcia-Campos pours in batter.

Baking Classes Tests Local Flour Brand

Riley Cornell May 16, 2022

On May 4, Erica McIntyre’s baking classes conducted recipe and taste testing for a local flour brand, Farmers Direct.  Olathe East FACS teacher Haley Sestak was the reason Olathe students from East,...

Sophomore Alexander Stone, Neu, Clinkinbeard, Roberts, and DECA coach Mr.Nill all got pins for Kansas which they then got to trade with other states at Nationals. You can see the pins placed on their lanyards. Clinkinbeard said she found this tradition fun and unique.

DECA Makes History as First Group From Olathe West to Travel to National Competition

Emily Harter, Writer May 3, 2022

Last week, the Olathe West DECA team traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to compete in the national competition. The team of five took tests, completed roleplays and presented projects during their three day...

The process and results of Student Council elections.

STUCO Secretary Riley Cornell Discusses Election Process

Meredith McCalmon, Writer April 27, 2022

Last week, student council elections were in full swing, with campaign flyers and voting talk taking over the school. Junior Riley Cornell ran uncontested for Secretary, where she will do things such...

The morning and afternoon before the conference began, the group spent the day exploring Santa Monica.

Yearbook Students Travel to Los Angeles for National Conference

Riley Cornell, Writer April 22, 2022

Olathe West Yearbook headed to Los Angeles April 6-9 to learn more about journalism through sessions and show off what they know in competitions. The trip included seven yearbook students and lasted four...

Seniors Sophia Schneider, Jordyn Lee, Evelyn May and freshman Anisa Reyna perform in the  “Beyonce Pom” number following intermission.

Olathe West Dance Team Celebrates Season at Annual Spring Show

Emily Harter, Writer April 12, 2022

On Saturday, April 2nd the dance team held their annual spring show where they celebrated their season with a series of performances in various styles. The event differs from the team's usual performances...

Theater Presents New Works Festival

Theater Presents New Works Festival

Diamon Naert-Jimenez, Writer April 1, 2022

West theater and film is hosting a night filled with short plays and films this Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m. Students took two weeks to rehearse and prepare. There will be a total of four stage plays and...

Olathe high schools will now start at 7:50 a.m. to make up minutes lost during snow days.

Students Adjust to New 7:50 Start Time

Ellie Pogorek, Writer March 29, 2022

Due to an excessive amount of snow days in the third quarter, the Olathe School District has implemented a 7:50 a.m. start time for high schoolers for the rest of the fourth quarter. According to Kansas...

Dance Team Travels to Florida for Nationals

Dance Team Travels to Florida for Nationals

Riley Cornell March 11, 2022

The Olathe West Dance Team headed to Orlando March 3 for Nationals. The team stayed for five days and brought two routines: jazz and pom. After the team flew into Orlando, they spent most of their time...

Russia and Ukraine are European countries fighting against each other in war.

Russia’s Invasion on Ukraine: A timeline and perspectives

Addison Smith, Writer March 8, 2022

When COVID-19 hit and the world fell into chaos, many joked about a possible World War III. The jokes had disappeared after COVID died down and our world regained some normalcy, but that all changed when...

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