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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Senior royalty winners Ty Huber and Gabby Clinkinbeard pose with parents after being announced as the homecoming king and queen.

Owls Beat Ravens 27-7, Senior Royalty Announced at Homecoming Game

Addison Smith, Online Editor September 25, 2023

The homecoming football game took place on Friday, Sept. 22 at CBAC, resulting in the first win of the year for varsity against rival Olathe Northwest. The final score of the game was 27-7. The...

Sophomore Family study students Savannah Cagle and Caroline Overman took animatronic babies home.

Family Studies Starts Extra Credit Project

Maya Gee, Writer September 20, 2023

This past weekend, several Family Studies students took their RealCare babies home. Each student who wanted to get extra credit brought home an animatronic baby that had all the same needs as a regular...

Senior Noah Jaye waves down from the firetruck at the crowd in the parade.

Public Safety Participates in the Old Settlers Parade

Reece Young, Writer September 14, 2023

Public Safety marched in the annual Old Settlers Parade on Sept. 9. During the parade, public safety members marched throughout downtown Olathe from Kansas Street and Loula Street. From there it travels...

Sophomore Reia Waliser completes the stair climb on with her class following behind her.

Public Safety Honors First Responders That Lost Their Lives on 9/11

Avery Mathieu, Writer September 8, 2023

The Public Safety program climbed the main stairs to honor the people who lost their lives on Sept, 11, 2001. On Sept, 6 and 7, during their block day classes the fire rescue students from the public safety...

Marco Bermudez hydrates after playing on the field, the game was previously scheduled the day before, but due to the heat the game was moved.

Heat Wave Affects the Beginning of the Fall Sports Season

Logan Kraft, Writer September 7, 2023

During the past few weeks, the central United States has seen a record-breaking heat dome including an extreme influx in temperature here in Kansas reaching a heat index as high as 118 degrees by the end...

Students learn about the theatre’s sound booth in a tour led by senior Isaac Lowe.

Olathe West Celebrates the Beginning of School with a Breakfast Kickoff

Avery Mathieu, Writer September 1, 2023

The theatre department had its first ever breakfast on Aug. 26 to celebrate the beginning of their season. At this breakfast, the department supplied donuts and coffee, played games and gave tours of the...

Taylor Swift performs in her show ‘The Eras Tour’ during night one of two in Kansas City.

Taylor Swift’s ‘The Eras Tour’ Concert Film Coming to Theatres in October

Bryce Mallory, Editor-in-Chief August 31, 2023

Swifties are grinning like devils after the news of her new ‘Eras Tour’ movie. Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’ has been ongoing since March 18, touring in major cities across the US. Currently,...

Students walk into the school in the morning shortly before the bell rings.

Olathe School District Discussing Start Times for the 2024-25 School Year

Addison Smith, Online Editor August 29, 2023

After discussions during the previous school year about adjusting start times for schools as a solution for the bus driver shortage, the Olathe School District has given parents an update on the current...

Senior Gizelle Romero helps a fifth grader hold and play the bass.

Annual Fifth Grade ‘Meet the Instrument Night’ Returns to Olathe West

Bryce Mallory, Editor-in-Chief August 25, 2023

For kids, learning how to play a musical instrument begins in fifth grade. These fifth graders had the opportunity to meet their possible new instruments during the “Meet the Instrument Night” hosted...

Driver Alexander Stone races in the Electrathon in North Kansas City on May 6.

Electric Wheels

Caleb Chacon, Writer May 24, 2023

Projects and builds have always been part of the Green Tech program, but for the first time in the program’s history, 13 students worked to build their very own vehicle: An electric-powered car.  “Really...

Olathe West choir strikes a pose at the end of their Last Sensation performance.

Olathe West Choir Takes to the Disco in Last Sensation

Zach Darby, Writer May 23, 2023

After many formal concerts, Olathe West Choir performed in Last Sensation, accompanied by both singing and dancing. In previous years, the choir's Last Sensation did not stick to a particular theme....

During the May 4 Board Meeting, board member Brian Connell leaves the meeting in frustration.

Olathe School Board Votes to Censure Board Member Brian Connell

Bryce Mallory, Writer May 17, 2023

On May 16, the Olathe School District’s Board of Education voted to censure member Brian Connell with a vote of 5-2 at the meeting. Connell has the position of being the sixth board member. The vote...

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