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StuCo Plans for a Golden Age

StuCo Plans for a Golden Age

Sydney Brown, Writer

September 14, 2018


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  Student Council has recently revealed this year’s homecoming theme: The Golden Age. Inspired by the 1920s, the theme includes the glitz and glam of old Hollywood. Student Council has been meeting every Tuesday for the last couple weeks working on planning the dance. A lot of events are planne...

Students Walk Out to Honor Parkland Victims

Students Walk Out to Honor Parkland Victims

Jack Miller and Jacob Keenan

May 1, 2018


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On April 20, 19 years after the Columbine school shooting, students of Olathe West came together to remember the 17 victims of the Majory Stoneman Douglas school shooting. At 9:30 a.m. students who chose to participate walked out of school and went to the track to join in what was called a nonpolitical...

TSA Members Find Success at State Competition

TSA Members Find Success at State Competition

Hannah Snakenberg and Dahlia Vang

April 9, 2018


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On Mar. 26, 12 students participated in the Technology Student Association (TSA) state competition. Each student competed in five or more events related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). They competed against most of the Olathe high schools as well as many others from around Kans...

Students and Staff React to Net Neutrality Vote

Students and Staff React to Net Neutrality Vote

Hannah Snakenberg, Dahlia Vang, and Jack Miller

December 13, 2017


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It’s Saturday. Imagine waking up and moving immediately to pull up Netflix - ready for a great day of relaxation and excited to watch that one movie that's been on 'My list' for months now. The site is almost loaded, the red line is spinning and spinning and spinning when suddenly, a pop...

Dr. Vadapally’s OWL Chemistry Night

Dr. Vadapally’s OWL Chemistry Night

Hannah Snakenberg and Dahlia Vang

November 30, 2017


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November 28th was the first annual OWL Chemistry Night; hosted and planned by Chemistry teacher, Doctor Praveen Vadapally. The OWL Chemistry Night is a science fair that shows Dr. Vadapally’s general and honors chemistry students their presentations and poster boards over a chemistry related subject...

Olathe West 21st Century Academies Offer Hands-On Opportunities

Olathe West 21st Century Academies Offer Hands-On Opportunities

Dahlia Vang, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


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Olathe Public Schools offers a variety of 21st Century Academies to students district-wide. All five Olathe high schools host unique academies; these range from Animal Health, E-Communications, to Future Educators, and more.   Two of the newest academies, Public Safety and Green Tech are hosted...

A Night to Remember

A Night to Remember

Hannah Snakenberg and Jack Miller

October 1, 2017


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Olathe West hosted its first homecoming dance on Sept. 30. Over 600 students from varying grades and schools attended. Students and staff enjoyed their time at the dance and worked to start a tradition at West.  “I thought it was really fun and energetic--and a lot of school spirit” said head librarian Mrs. Massey. She expressed how she was p...

Students and Staff React to Power 50 Changes

Students and Staff React to Power 50 Changes

Hannah Snakenberg and Jack Miller

September 29, 2017


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Olathe West adopted the new district-wide lunch system at the beginning of the school year. This lunch system allows students to socialize and study while eating, but Olathe West has already had to make some adjustments to the way it runs.  The new schedule allows for a 50-minute break in the middle of the day to eat lunch, socialize, do homework, and meet with teachers. Olathe West calls this time Power 50.   "[Power 50] Is meant to take away the pressures of student-athletes, people that are involved in activit...

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