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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Coach Brad Ball, seen here in a huddle with the 2021-2022 varsity boys basketball team, is known for his compassionate coaching style.

Coaching Matters

Corinne Zieg, Writer November 28, 2022

Recently, in the fall print issue, I talked about how student athletes deal with certain amounts of stress and pressure from their sports, which can be made worse by over-demanding coaches that want perfection...

Opinion: The Future of Classics

Opinion: The Future of Classics

Bryce Mallory, Writer November 22, 2022

The definition of a “classic” is for the work to be judged over a period of time, to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind. Classic books are a prime example of this. Everyone is aware...

Are Teenagers Drinking Too Much Caffeine?

Are Teenagers Drinking Too Much Caffeine?

Caleb Chacon, Writer November 14, 2022

Caffeine is the fuel that keeps the world alive throughout the day. Whether it be a morning coffee, energy drink, or even pre-workout, all types of people use it to keep them going. It’s incredibly...

In a large school, expectations are even greater, taking a toll on students and their mental health.

The Struggle is Real, But It’s OK

Bryce Mallory, Writer November 9, 2022

Every morning I wake up at 6:30 a.m. Picking an outfit is where my day begins. The nerves start flowing through my system, waking me up more for the rest of the day. Is this OK to wear? Does this go together?...

TikTok users have started discussing popular books on the social media platform and have created a community of book lovers.

Let’s Talk BookTok

Bryce Mallory, Writer September 23, 2022

It seems like most pop culture trends in the past few years have come from the popular social media platform, TikTok. But the app isn't just responsible for the latest dance routine or viral recipe. Recently,...

Why I believe one of our class’ most hated books is actually one of the best.

“Catcher in the Rye”: To Read or Not to Read?

Meredith McCalmon May 14, 2022

JD Salinger’s 1951 novel “Catcher in the Rye” is one of the most widely read books of all time, and has been a staple in English classrooms for decades. The novel is famous for its plotlessness,...

The pressure for women to soften their digital correspondence with exclamation points needs to end.

Opinion: We Don’t Need to Use Exclamation Points Anymore!

Emily Harter, Writer April 22, 2022

You’re writing an email to your boss explaining how you won't be able to make it to your shift this week. “I won’t be able to work on Sunday! So sorry!” you enthusiastically explain. Now, why did...

OW Library puts up their monthly sign saying The Library is the heart of the school.

Opinion: Olathe’s Budget Cuts Impact School Learning Environment

Ellie Pogorek, Writer April 19, 2022

Effective next school year, the Olathe public schools have decided to cut staff throughout the district, such as library clerks at all levels, kindergarten aids, and not replace teachers who are leaving...

Before podcasting, Joe Rogan was a Ultimate Fighting Championship color commentator, comedian and television presenter.

Joe Rogan Opinion: Should Joe Rogan Stay on Spotify?

Emily Harter and Addison Smith March 2, 2022

In May of 2020, popular podcast host Joe Rogan signed a deal with Spotify, securing his spot on the popular streaming service. Recently he has made headlines with his controversial comments on COVID-19...

Senior Diamonique Naert-Jimenez shows her playlist on apple music. She listens to it while she does her school work.

Sad Music is for more than just Sad Times

Nola Miller, Writer February 10, 2022

When listening to sad music, your mood does not have to be sad. Say you're in the car, and you’re in a good mood. “Traitor” by Olivia Rodrigo comes on the radio. Your first reaction is sad, but then...

When siblings are together in the same school, some love it, and some dont.

Sibling or schoolmate: What is it like to share a school with your sibling?

Addison Smith, Writer February 8, 2022

While walking through the halls of your school, you may see familiar faces of friends and classmates. But what is it like to see a familiar face you don’t only see at school, someone you also see at...

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...

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