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“They’re being treated like they are new detectives instead of students in a class. The less times you can say make believe and pretend, the better.” -Detective Groves

Major Case Event Tests Skills of Senior Public Safety Students

Caché Goracke May 10, 2021

On Thursday, April 22, early in the morning, a line of Public Safety students laced up the boots of their uniforms and cracked open a box of donuts as they waited just outside the doors of the Public Safety...

Lil Nas X's new single, Montero, sparks controversy on many levels.

New Single By Lil Nas X Sparks Debates Over The Influence of Music

Emily Harter, Writer April 28, 2021

On March 26, pop artist Lil Nas X released a new single “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” and the song quickly reached No. 1 on the charts. Shortly after, the song was abruptly taken off many streaming...

Decisions about prom have finally been made, juniors decide to throw their own prom.

An Untraditional Senior Prom Announced

Ellie Pogorek, Writer April 14, 2021

On May 8, West will host an outdoor prom at CBAC for seniors. This decision comes after long consideration by the school board regarding the safety of the students and staff. The prom will be open to seniors...

Physics and astronomy teacher Samantha Baker demonstrates the moon's effect on the tide.

Ship Stubbornly Stuck in Suez Canal Freed Thanks To Lunar Power

Tyler Burkett April 9, 2021

On March 23, cargo ship Ever Given floated sideways due to a massive sandstorm and was lodged for six days when it was finally freed thanks to the efforts of associated tugboats, ground crews and a full...

President Biden works in the oval office the day after inauguration.

A Reflection on Biden’s First Weeks as President

Riley Keiter March 9, 2021

It’s been almost seven weeks since President Biden was inaugurated, and it’s a good time to check in on his progress. In his time so far, he has re-opened Obamacare services, ended the Justice Department’s...

Trump Acquitted of Impeachment for Historic Second Time

Trump Acquitted of Impeachment for Historic Second Time

Ellie Pogorek February 15, 2021

On Feb. 13, President Trump was acquitted of charges of incitement of insurrection following his impeachment by the House of Representatives. This trial came after a siege on the U.S. Capitol building...

Superintendent of Olathe Schools, John Allison, to Retire after 15 Years

Superintendent of Olathe Schools, John Allison, to Retire after 15 Years

Caché Goracke January 29, 2021

After an announcement was made at the Jan. 14 School Board meeting, it has been brought to the attention of Olathe families that John Allison, the superintendent of Olathe Public schools, will be retiring...

Students React to Capitol Riots Aftermath

Students React to Capitol Riots Aftermath

Tyler Burkett, Writer January 21, 2021

Following the riot on the Capitol building two weeks ago, American citizens have flocked to social media to voice their varying concerns about the attempted insurrection.  Among these concerns is the...

What You Might Have Missed From the 2021 Inauguration

What You Might Have Missed From the 2021 Inauguration

Riley Keiter January 20, 2021

The inauguration process is an important step in America’s democracy, but is also very long. For those with school or jobs, it’s difficult to watch the entire broadcast.  For those that might have...

Cycle 2, COVID-19 in schools

COVID Board Meeting

A recap of some of the events this school year regarding COVID, and how some teachers feel about them
Riley Keiter, Emily Harter January 18, 2021

In a pandemic, as we’ve learned, things can rapidly change. Whether it be the safety procedures, the positive cases, the safety of your community, or even our understanding of the disease itself, most...

The virtual orchestra concert this year is taking place on Dec. 8.

Orchestra Make Preparations Against Raging COVID Numbers

Kelly Siriboury, Writer November 23, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads, a multitude of schools, jobs, and businesses have been affected, as of now, numbers have increased dramatically. In fact, many planned events have been canceled; shows, concerts, and...

Senior Haley Hahn shows off her ‘I voted’ sticker that she earned on election day.

First Time Voters Take on the Polls

Seniors discuss what it was like to vote for the first time and what to expect
Caché Goracke, Editor in Chief November 23, 2020

Across the U.S. there are a great deal of people who want to vote and yet cannot. According to the Global Citizen some reasons for this include lack of transportation, past convictions, and lack of a government...

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