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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The Student News Site of Olathe West High School

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An Overview of the Final Play of the Year: Baskerville

An Overview of the Final Play of the Year: Baskerville

Bryce Mallory, Writer March 7, 2023

Performed on March 3 and 4, “Baskerville” was put on by the theater department, holding two sold-out shows, and was the final play to be produced for the year.  This play is a murder mystery, starring...

University officials eyeing on campus TikTok ban

University officials eyeing on campus TikTok ban

Stella Brown, Writer March 7, 2023

University officials from many schools are eyeing a possible ban on TikTok. This ban would mean that students on University campuses would be blocked from the app. In Miami, the Board of Governors held...

Heightened Traffic Enforcement conducted by Johnson County High Schools

Heightened Traffic Enforcement conducted by Johnson County High Schools

Caleb Chacon, Writer March 6, 2023

From Feb. 20 to March 3, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office has conducted increased traffic enforcement near high schools to raise awareness of roadway safety.  The enforcement is part of a regular...

The Annual Game Of Assassins Has Begun

The Annual Game Of Assassins Has Begun

Riley Cornell, Writer February 28, 2023

Assassins is an annual tradition for the juniors and seniors at many high schools, including West. The game started Feb. 24 and will finish May 18 or until there is one assassin standing. Every year, students...

Arkansas In-State Policy Is Over

Arkansas In-State Policy Is Over

Corinne Zieg, Writer February 22, 2023

In previous years, Arkansas gave reciprocity for students in Kansas and surrounding states, but this will be the final year of the policy. Due to an increased amount of student enrollment during 2021-2022,...

Girls Wrestling Season Continues Amidst Injuries

Girls Wrestling Season Continues Amidst Injuries

Addison Smith, Caleb Chacon, Stella Brown, and Zach Darby February 1, 2023

Girls Wrestling season started in mid-November, led by head coach Lucas Vincent and assistant coaches Kelly Ledesma and Amanda Robinson.  The team won first in the Wrestling Girls Varsity Tournament...

Three Students Get Perfect Scores at Kansas Thespian Festival

Three Students Get Perfect Scores at Kansas Thespian Festival

Caleb Chacon, Zach Darby, Stella Brown, and Addison Smith January 20, 2023

From Jan. 5-7, 43 students from the theatre department traveled to Wichita to participate in the Kansas Thespian Festival, which included workshops, live shows, college showcases, and the thespian competition....

World Cup Bracket Made by Students From West

World Cup Bracket Made by Students From West

Bryce Mallory and Annie Self December 14, 2022

With the globally recognized World Cup matches underway, brackets with a variety of different predicted tournament outcomes have been made and posted by the AP Spanish and Heritage Speakers class.  The...

NHS Holds Yearly Induction of New Students

NHS Holds Yearly Induction of New Students

Corinne Zieg and Caleb Chacon December 12, 2022

On Nov. 30, the National Honors Society held their annual induction ceremony for new members. The students who joined pledged to honor their service to both academics and their community. NHS works...

Girls Cross Country Finishes Second at Regionals and Heads to Nationals

Girls Cross Country Finishes Second at Regionals and Heads to Nationals

Gracie Brown and Zach Darby November 18, 2022

The girls Cross Country team went to Heartland Regionals in South Dakota and placed second on Nov. 3. This team is the first Kansas girls team to qualify for Nike Cross Nationals in Portland. The girls...

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Rho Kappa Attends Veteran’s Luncheon

Addison Smith and Miranda Elgin November 18, 2022

Rho Kappa, the Social Studies National Honors Society, attended the American Legion veteran's luncheon on Friday to thank the veterans for their service. Rho Kappa usually hosts the veterans day panel,...

The Blood Drive Returns to Olathe West

The Blood Drive Returns to Olathe West

Annie Self and Bryce Mallory November 4, 2022

After two years of absence due to COVID-19, the blood drive returned to Olathe West on Wednesday. Each donation helps at least three people and can go towards anything needed by medical staff.  Senior...

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