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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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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...

An american flag flaps in the wind on a flagpole. Original public domain image from Wikimedia Commons

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...

Photo taken by Kayleigh Thompsons mother as the hurricane moved through their neighborhood.

Former Owls Brave Their First Hurricane As Hurricane Ian Reaches Florida

Addison Smith, Corinne Zieg, and Stella Brown October 20, 2022

Hurricane Ian, the infamous hurricane many have tracked since it hit Cuba and began a path to Florida, made landfall on Sept. 28 on the west coast of Florida. The storm was watched closely by many in...

The aftermath Mahsa Aminis death has been shared widely over Instagram and TikTok, despite Iran banning the social media platforms.

Muslim Women Battle for Human Rights

Logan Kraft, Photographer October 3, 2022

Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman, was severely punished and eventually died on September 16th in Tehran, Iran because she was apprehended for allegedly not wearing her hijab “properly.” The hijab...

Students attending booths at the college fair.

Students Attend First College Fair

Annie Self, Caleb Chacon, and Gracie Brown September 23, 2022

The first college fair of the year was held on Tuesday during A.I. in the LGI. The event created an opportunity for students to explore colleges throughout Kansas, Missouri and Iowa. Students had the chance...

Public Safety holds flag while participating in parade.

Old Settlers Returns to Johnson County

Addison Smith, Bryce Mallory, Corrine Zieg, and Stella Brown September 16, 2022

The traditional Old Settlers Day festival returns after being absent for three years due to COVID-19.  The Old Settlers festival, which is a 114 year old tradition, consists of a parade, carnival,...

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...

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