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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AP teachers give students work to prepare for their exams.

AP Exams Have Started

Avery Mathieu, Writer May 13, 2024

Exams for students in AP classes have begun, starting on Monday, May 6 and taking place through May 17. AP exams are an optional test for any students in an AP class. In the fall, students in AP...

TSA heads to nationals in Florida on June 26-30.

Tech Students Set to Advance to Nationals

Logan Kraft, Writer April 23, 2024

TSA, a national organization that allows students to grow themselves through leadership, business and technology skills, recently competed at State in Salina from March 27-29. Kevin Hulsen, the TSA...

CBR students pose with their medals after the Job Olympics competition.

CBR Students Take Second Place at Job Olympics

Reece Young, Writer April 22, 2024

The IPS crew traveled to Johnson County Community College to compete in the Job Olympics on March 28 and placed second in this competition, along with many individuals receiving medals. This competition...

Students taking their oath during the world language honor society induction.

Students Inducted into World Language Honor Societies

Avery Mathieu, Writer April 4, 2024

On Thursday, March 25, the world languages department had the first annual induction into its honor societies. Last year German teacher Courtney Frets created an honor society, Delta Epsilon Phi,...

The House Passed A Possible TikTok Ban in the United States

The House Passed A Possible TikTok Ban in the United States

Maya Gee, Writer March 26, 2024

A very popular social media app is one step closer to getting banned in the United States. The House of Representatives recently passed a bill that could ban TikTok in America unless it is sold within...

Kansas City Chiefs fans gather around Union Station in Kansas City, MO for the rally.

Kansas City Chiefs Parade Experiences Mass Shooting

Reece Young, Writer March 5, 2024

On Wednesday, Feb. 14 a mass shooting occurred at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade. Around one million people attended this parade in downtown Kansas City, MO, including several students and teachers....

Flags sit outside of the Public Safety Academy classroom in honor of fallen law enforcement members in 2023.

Public Safety Academy Honors Fallen Officers with Projects

Addison Smith, Online Editor March 5, 2024

The Public Safety Academy classes are currently doing service projects around fallen officers in 2023. Each class chose their activity, ranging from putting flags outside the school, a bake sale, making...

Dance team prepares for nationals at practice on March 4.

Dedicated to Dance: Dance goes to Nationals

Logan Kraft, Writer March 4, 2024

Wake up at 6 a.m., put on your workout clothes, tie your hair back and set out to go to the gym. Not the gym with weights and machinery, but rather the West gymnasium that is used every day, sometimes...

Incoming freshman played finish the lyric during the pep assembly on eighth grade transition day.

Eighth Grade Transition Day Returns to Olathe West

Bryce Mallory, Editor-in-Chief February 29, 2024

The annual eighth grade transition day has returned to West, welcoming the incoming freshman class of 2028. These eighth graders had the chance to break into groups, get tours, attend an activity fair...

Juniors took the ACT at school on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Posters were hung directing students to classrooms.

Juniors Take ACT in School Tuesday

Addison Smith, Online Editor February 27, 2024

Juniors were given the opportunity to take the ACT for free at Olathe West on Tuesday, Feb 27. The testing took place on the third floor, making it closed off to the remaining students not taking the...

Olathe Public Schools Changes Graduation Requirements

Olathe Public Schools Changes Graduation Requirements

Avery Mathieu, Writer February 20, 2024

Recently, the Olathe School District changed the graduation requirements for the incoming freshmen. Starting in the fall of the 2024-25 school year, freshmen will have different requirements for classes...

Chiefs Return to the  2024 Super Bowl

Chiefs Return to the 2024 Super Bowl

Maya Gee, Writer February 13, 2024

After winning the Super Bowl on Sunday to make for back-to-back wins and the third win in five years, excitement is high for Kansas City Chiefs fans.  The Chiefs played against the San Francisco 49ers...

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