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Hannah Bensen, East junior, will serve as The Current‘s Editor in Chief for the 2016-17 school year.  She replaces graduating senior Lauren Sorensen. Congrats, Hannah!

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Hannah Bensen, East junior, will serve as The Current‘s Editor in Chief for the 2016-17 school year.  She replaces graduating senior Lauren Sorensen. Congrats, Hannah!

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Beloved Principals Honored

By Priyanka Trivedi, Current Staff Two conference rooms at West Bend High Schools have been renamed after two former principals. Mary Skalecki and Patrick Gardon were both honored by having conference rooms inside West Bend High Schools named after them … Continue reading

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Tooting Our Own Horn: NEWSPA Awards 2017

Bensen leads with four awards The West Bend Current set a school record with 21 individual awards from the Northeastern Wisconsin Scholastic Press Association in a statewide contest for high school journalists.

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Crash Course

Every 15 Minutes program asks students to confront the dangers of drinking and driving By Hannah Bensen, Editor in Chief While hundreds of students looked on, West Bend East High School teacher Jeff Rondorf was taken away in an ambulance. … Continue reading

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The Living Dead

PHOTO ESSAY Today juniors at the West Bend High Schools witnessed a mock fatal accident involving their classmates as part of the Every 15 Minutes program. These snapshots, taken by Editor in Chief Hannah Bensen and staff reporter Gabrielle Diaz, … Continue reading

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District Officials Weigh Options for Renovating Locker Rooms

By Hannah Bensen, Current Staff In the boys locker room, only two of the eighteen shower heads are functioning. The West Bend High Schools locker rooms have not been updated since they were built in 1970. As a result, East … Continue reading

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To Conserve and Protect

West ninth grader advances to nationals in poster competition By Hannah Bensen, Editor in Chief Ally Klug spent three hours a night for two weeks working out every detail of her conservation poster. The art piece was for the Conservation Poster … Continue reading

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West Bend’s Rising Star: Savanna Rose

East junior nominated for Wisconsin Area Music Industry award By Hannah Bensen, Editor in Chief Many young musicians dream of winning a Grammy Award one day. Savanna Bonlender may not have received a Grammy quite yet, but she has the … Continue reading

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Indoor Weather

Why is there a steady drip in the hallway every time it rains? By Jessica Steger, Current Staff Contrary to the belief of some students at the West Bend High Schools, the garbage can in the hallway by West Library … Continue reading

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Local Teacher Struggles with Travel Ban

By Hannah Bensen, Editor in Chief When Patricia McIntyre first heard about President Trump’s travel ban, she was immediately concerned about how the policy might affect her family.

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‘I Think Everyone Should Be Involved’: Local Teens Protest Inequality

West Bend students participated in the Women’s March in Madison By Hannah Bensen, Editor in Chief Cassiy Walker and Andie Schibline may not be of voting age, but they do not let their youth prevent them from participating in American … Continue reading

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Baby, It’s Chile Outside

By Hannah Bensen, Editor in Chief One West Bend student is about to experience his very first white Christmas. Juan Pablo Cofré, a Chilean foreign exchange student who attends East High School, is used to being warm for the holidays. … Continue reading

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Thiesfeldt Will Focus on Education

Former teacher will serve a fourth term in the Wisconsin State Assembly By Hannah Bensen, Editor in Chief State Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt has always had a passion for politics and education, and he had a chance to combine both those … Continue reading

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End of an Era

Ruth Ruh, long-time administrative assistant, will retire Dec. 22 By Hannah Bensen, Editor in Chief Ruth Ruh has been going to high school for nearly 30 years. This streak will come to an end Dec. 22 when Ruh will retire … Continue reading

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Not All Semester Exams Will Include Galileo Testing

Changes are in store for January exams By Hannah Bensen, Editor in Chief For students enrolled in year-long courses, Galileo tests will not be used as part of their exam scores in January.

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Rettler Finds His Calling

West senior is headed to the seminary By Hannah Bensen, Editor in Chief It’s the question that many high schoolers are asked to consider at some point in their lives: What do you want to be when you grow up? … Continue reading

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This Election Shows Why Millennials Need to Be Informed and Serious

VIEWPOINT By Hannah Bensen, Editor in Chief Last week, a high school library aide was prevented by school administration from setting up an information table regarding the 2016 elections. The display would have equally included books, bumper stickers, and buttons … Continue reading

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Millonig’s Moment

Retired teacher keeps making his mark By Kaitlyn Von Behren, Current Staff The left brain and right brain merge seamlessly to create Bill Millonig, former East math teacher and current artist. In August, a painting by Millonig was chosen as … Continue reading

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The Current View: Summer Highlights 2016

What’s the most interesting thing you did over summer? “So I was out at around 11 at night and we were looking for turtles. I had seen them underneath a rock and so I put a stick underneath the shell and … Continue reading

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West Bend Welcomes Erik Olson

By Hannah Bensen, Editor in Chief Like many other West Bend dads, Erik Olson took some pictures, socialized with other parents, and then walked his two youngest kids to school for their first day. Then, he went to work as … Continue reading

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Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year

By Hannah Bensen, Editor in Chief Do you have a passion for writing? Do you enjoy learning new things about different people? Consider utilizing these interests by joining The Current staff as an investigative reporter or columnist. Is photography or watching films … Continue reading

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Talent, Discipline and Plenty of Snow

Devenport’s work ethic earned her a state championship By Anthony Schlass, Current Staff During her junior season, West skier Sarah Devenport won the girls giant slalom state championship in La Crosse with a time of 32.72. It nearly made her … Continue reading

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Getting Schooled: Choosing a College Is Stressful

By Beth Williams, Current Staff With graduation right around the corner, numerous WBHS seniors are taking the time to finalize decisions about their futures. For East senior Elizabeth Bensen, however, the decision was not quite so easy. “I applied to … Continue reading

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No Soup For You

Students with a negative balance in their lunch accounts are turned away By Kara Conley, Current Staff Rules are rules, even when it comes to lunch. Lunch provides a small amount of time for students to enjoy food and conversation … Continue reading

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Tooting Our Own Horn: NEWSPA Awards 2016

WBHS journalists score 12 awards in statewide contest  For the second year in a row, The West Bend Current received top recognition from the Northeastern Wisconsin Scholastic Press Association. Judges for the 2016 NEWSPA contest again gave blue ribbon honors to … Continue reading

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Playing with Color: The Artist Who Makes Magic

 Narendra Patel talks about his career, his influences, and what inspired the sculpture that welcomes visitors to East High By Hannah Bensen, Current Staff Soon a plaque will be added to the colorful sculpture in the East yard. The sculpture, … Continue reading

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Oh, Deer

East athletes witnessed a startling event By Hannah Bensen, Current Staff The track workout for East runners Alli Trampe and Cassie Bodart took a dramatic turn on Friday. Trampe and Bodart were running on River Road around 7 p.m. when … Continue reading

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Quite a Ride

The WBHS snowboarders found success in their inaugural season By Hannah Bensen, Current Staff It’s a rare occurrence for any team to qualify for state in their first year of existence, but that is what happened for the WBHS snowboarding … Continue reading

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The Keepers

Check out highlights from the archive: Most Popular It Wasn’t About Hall Passes (Nov. 20, 2014): Lauren Sorensen’s editorial about a student protest in November 2014 is the most read article at The Current, with more than 27,000 hits and 74 reader … Continue reading

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West Bend’s Got Talent

By Hannah Bensen, Current Staff After a two-year hiatus, the West Bend High Schools talent show is coming back. Randy Reysen, a West social studies teacher, coordinated auditions and worked with the PBIS committee and a marketing class to bring … Continue reading

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Galileo Comes to West Bend

By Hannah Bensen, Current Staff Next week brings a time of great stress for students: exam week. And this year, exams are going to look very different.

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The Physics Egg Drop Is Toast

By Hannah Bensen, Current Staff According to WBHS tradition, this time of year means milk cartons being dropped 50 feet from the roof of the auditorium. This tradition was a project done for physics class. Students were required to construct … Continue reading

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The Chronicle of Dougherty’s Midnight Homework

 By Hannah Bensen, Current Staff Anna Dougherty, East senior, is a procrastination offender. Currently she is taking U.S. History, a class notorious for its Chronicle Project. This project requires students to create a book or binder detailing 20 major events … Continue reading

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It’s All Coming Together

What’s the origin and meaning of the new sculpture? By Hannah Bensen, Current Staff When a new 20-foot tall sculpture appeared outside of the West Bend High Schools auditorium last spring, students were left wondering how the creation got there … Continue reading

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