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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Students often have so much work to do that contributes to stress, and stress is amplified when they put too much weight on grades.

Academic Stress: Your Future vs Your Present

Addison Smith, Online Editor May 15, 2024

Everything we’re told throughout all our years of school has been about the same thing. Work hard, do the best, it’ll all pay off when you graduate. That is what I kept telling myself as I studied...

Trends dont define you -- you get to define your own style.

Now Trending: Be You

Avery Mathieu, Writer April 18, 2024

Summer 2024 has been declared as the “Tankini Girl Summer.”  The tankini girl summer is a trend where some girls on TikTok have decided to wear tankinis this summer rather than their usual bikinis. Since...

Assassins is a game played by upperclassmen during the spring semester where students have targets to eliminate using water guns.

Assassins: A Fun Game or Insane?

Addison Smith, Online Editor March 4, 2024

A fun, competitive and spirited game for upperclassmen. That’s how the popular game “assassins” is described. While that’s how it's intended to be, some people can take it a little far. Which is...

Olathe school start times are changing for the 2024-2025 school season. This could potentially cause problems for kids sleep schedule and being to school on time.

Start Time Changes Cause More Problems Than They Solve

Maya Gee, Writer February 22, 2024

The Olathe school district has officially changed school start and end times for all schools, which will begin next school year. The changes are a result of adapting to a shortage of bus drivers.  Their...

Christmas is the perfect time to make some delicious and festive holiday treats.

The Top 10 Best Christmas Treats

Maya Gee, Writer December 17, 2023

Christmas is one the most loved holidays. It’s filled with joy and traditions and is one of the best times of the year. People come together and celebrate by exchanging gifts, Baking, and listening to...

Illustration of three of Colleen Hoovers most popular books, Verity, Ugly Love, and It Ends With Us.

Colleen Hoover is Overrated

Avery Mathieu, Writer December 15, 2023

Warning -- This article contains spoilers and mentions abuse, sex, rape, and loss of children Colleen Hoover's books have been seen all over stores for a few years. Every time I walk into Walmart or...

Taylor Swift has broken many milestones and records along the path of her very successful career of becoming one of the most well known artists of all time.

Taylor Swift is AMAZING in all aspects

Annie Self, Writer December 7, 2023

Throughout Taylor Swift’s career, a lot of people have argued that she is “overrated.” However, arguing that Taylor Swift is overrated, or simply just a bad person, will never be a valid argument....

Choosing between colleges, applying for different schools, figuring out where life will take you after high school and many more are some of the things me and my fellow seniors have had to think about this year.

Senior Year: How Personal Expectations Can Ruin the Time

Bryce Mallory, Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2023

As a 17-year-old senior in high school, I am finally at the age I’ve always wanted to be. When I was little, I thought being a senior meant that you go out every night, party with friends, do perfect...

Illustration of fall leaves blowing around a Christmas tree decorated with fall colored ornaments.

Ho Ho No

Avery Mathieu, Writer November 13, 2023

  For a lot of people, Christmas starts on Nov. 1. In their mind, the second the clock hits midnight on Oct. 31, it is officially Christmastime.  I have always hated this idea and I firmly...

 The Summer I Turned Pretty is a book series by Jenny Han, adapted into a popular tv show currently streaming on Amazon Prime.

The Summer I Turned Problematic

Addison Smith, Online Editor September 6, 2023

Are you Team Jeremiah or Team Conrad? Fans of “The Summer I Turned Pretty” divide into these two categories, but the popular series is now bringing up a new perspective: that the show itself is problematic.  It's...

Summer is here as a time for me to look back and reflect, and well as look forward.

My Summer State of Mind

Bryce Mallory, Writer May 25, 2023

As a junior in high school, being ready for a break from school would be an understatement. Between all my AP classes, homework, finals, projects, concerts, and more, school has been on my mind 24/7 since...

Burnout and How to Deal With It

Burnout and How to Deal With It

Miranda Elgin, Writer May 18, 2023

It’s getting to that time of year; finals are coming up and the sweet taste of summer vacation is just out of reach. As the year comes to a close, it can get hard to find the motivation to do almost...

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