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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Has the district been blocking too many websites? Why are they blocking so many?

Why is the School District Blocking Websites?

Logan Rogers-Brysky, Writer December 15, 2021

We have all tried going on a website and saw the “Web Page Blocked” screen. This happens because the Olathe Public Schools Technology has the ability to restrict our browsers and all settings for that...

It’s Time to Abolish The OW Hand Gesture

It’s Time to Abolish The OW Hand Gesture

Emily Harter, Writer December 3, 2021

As winter sports approach and students begin to attend events and join in on cheers and chants, it is time to discuss the OW symbol that is popular amongst the Olathe West student body. Whether they know...

The Signs of Suicide Program, implemented at Olathe West, is considered by some students to be outdated. OW counselors, however, disagree.

S.O.S. Program Sparks Controversy at Olathe West

Meredith McCalmon, Writer December 3, 2021

Since Olathe West opened its doors in 2017, our counseling faculty has worked hard to ensure that each student has the means to get mental help if they’re struggling. On one day of each school year,...

How the stigma of perfection effects students minds.

Chasing Perfection to Achieve Excellence

Riley Cornell, Writer November 16, 2021

In the United States, there is an ideology of perfection many students are expected to conform to because of outside stressors such as parents and teachers. Mounting stress can be gradual, but if students...

ADHD is well known among students, heres what its like to have it.

What it’s like to have ADHD

Logan Rogers-Brysky, Writer November 2, 2021

Do you ever have random thoughts when you’re in the shower? When you just think about everything in the universe? I think like that all day, causing distractions from what I should be mainly focusing...

Sophomore Aubrey May waits for the elevator to take her to lunch

Misuse of School Elevators: How It Impacts Those Who Need It

Addison Smith, Writer October 20, 2021

Schools with more than one floor tend to have elevators for those who need transport to classes. They are typically used for those with crutches, wheelchairs, or students with injuries or disabilities....

The Metropolitan Museum of art with its lights on in New York city.

Met Gala Fashion: From Best to Worst

Diamonique Naert-Jimenez, Writer September 21, 2021

The Met Gala was originally supposed to take place on the first Monday of May but it got postponed and was held on Monday, Sept. 13. This year, the theme was “American Independence,” and was held at...

In a time of political issues out environment should be our top priority.

Our Planet, Our Priority

Ellie Pogorek, Writer August 26, 2021

This summer was unlike any other when it comes to our climate. Deadly flooding in Europe, raging wildfires all over the US, and the Gulf of Mexico literally being on fire. All in all, this summer was one...

Derek Chauvin trial was found guilty on all counts after the death of George Floyd last May.

Verdict in Chauvin Trial Leaves Some Wondering: What Took so Long?

Meredith McCalmon, Writer May 13, 2021

On May 25, 2020, Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck. His hands were cuffed behind his back and he was facedown on the pavement for nine and a half minutes. He knelt...

Senior Tyler Burkett sits on the stairs of the Main Entrance during his last week of high school.

High School Reflection

Tyler Burkett May 12, 2021

Wow, I really made it this far. Soon I’ll be walking up onto a stage, shaking an old dude’s hand, (Mr. Novacek if you’re reading this, I don’t actually think you’re old, I’m just saying that...

Finals should not be allowed, and heres why.

Its Time to Retire Finals

Emily Harter, Writer May 11, 2021

For decades, students have been given final exams at the end of the year in order to scale how much the student can recall learning from the past semesters. The stress-inducing practice prompts students...

Students share their experiences in the student parking lot and the fears that come with them.

Student Opinions on the Parking Lot

Meredith McCalmon, Emily Harter, Writer April 26, 2021

If you have ever driven in the Olathe West parking lot, then you know firsthand the chaos that occurs. The lot is a frenzy of students rushing to find a spot, kids scrambling to get in and out of school...

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