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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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West Bend Students and Staff Honor Fallen Classmate

By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief The memory of Christopher Dietel will be forever etched into the Silver Lining Arts Center. The teachers and classmates of Christopher Dietel, a West Bend West High School sophomore who died by suicide last … Continue reading

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Engineering? Try Men-gineering

By Rachel Gergetz, Current Staff When Mattie Zautner enrolled in engineering, she decided to prove she belonged. The significant ratio of girls to boys in technology fields is an issue that is present all over the country, and this evidently … Continue reading

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Sweatin’ to the Oldies

Proposed renovations will help control WBHS temperatures By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief As summer draws nearer students seem to be sweating to get out of school, literally. The West Bend High Schools air conditioning system needed repair during the week of April … Continue reading

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Samantha Dietel, West sophomore, will serve as the West Bend Current’s Editor in Chief for the 2018-19 school year.  She replaces graduating senior Jessica Steger. Congrats, Samantha!

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The Polka Natural

By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief Few people can say they have discovered their true passion in life at the ripe age of six, yet Joe Heger can. Heger, a West Bend East High School senior, has been a musician … Continue reading

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Tooting Our Own Horn: NEWSPA Awards 2018

Student reporters earn 19 total awards Five West Bend students earned blue ribbon honors in a statewide contest for high school journalists.

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City of Hurried and Sparkling Waters! City of Spires and Masts!

West Bend poet invited to Carnegie Hall to receive award By Samantha Dietel, Current Staff A talent for poetry has earned one local student national recognition and a plane ticket to New York.

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Dolphins Make Waves at School Board Meeting

Synchronized swimming team successfully petitions the district to overturn lighting directive By Mattie Zautner, Current Staff Over 60 dolphins swam into the last school board meeting. Members of the Dolphins, the West Bend High Schools’ synchronized swim team, crashed the … Continue reading

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Student Artists Raise Holocaust Awareness

Art show’s theme was inspired by 1937 Munich exhibit By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief This year’s art show, Forbidden Art of the Nazi Era, is celebrating what German Nazis had once deemed degenerate. The art show is 4-7 p.m. … Continue reading

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‘We’re Unprepared’: Students and Staff Have Safety Concerns

By Samantha Dietel, Current Staff Not everyone is satisfied with the safety of the West Bend High Schools. After the recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., both students and staff at WBHS have expressed their … Continue reading

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‘I Couldn’t Just Sit Back’: Protest Organizers Call for Change

WBHS students are divided about how to address school violence By Elise Marlett and Lauren Oppermann, Current Staff Four West Bend teenagers have taken the lead after the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida. East junior Lindsay Kramer, West senior … Continue reading

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How Have the High Schools Addressed Safety Since Parkland?

Community Q&A planned for March 22 By Samantha Dietel, Current Staff “If you see or hear something, say something” is a phrase that has lately been given a great emphasis at the West Bend High Schools. In light of the … Continue reading

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Local Students Protest School Violence

PHOTO ESSAY Today students at the West Bend High Schools participated in a national school walkout. According to organizers, the event was intended to honor the 17 lives lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. and to … Continue reading

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The Current View: National Walkout

Why did you participate in today’s national school walkout? “I went just to support the kids that were killed in any school shooting. And I went to have that moment of silence for the people who died in the Florida shooting.” … Continue reading

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Guns in the Classroom?

By Samantha Dietel, Current Staff A typical classroom inventory contains plenty of paper, pens and dry erase markers, but now, some believe a gun should also be included. Students and staff members of the West Bend High Schools have been … Continue reading

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The Current View: Teachers and Guns

What do you think about arming teachers as a safety measure? “I think that arming teachers is unnecessary. If teachers want to have a gun, I think that they can. I don’t necessarily agree with it but they are their … Continue reading

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Come for No Nonsense, Stay for Coffee

Student band will perform at the Hub’s ribbon cutting ceremony By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief No Nonsense is making its big break into the community. The band will help kick off the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Hub Thursday … Continue reading

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Pencil, Ink and Digital Paint: East Grad Has Ties to Oscar Nominees

Rory Kurtz is an award-winning illustrator By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief West Bend East High School alumnus Rory Kurtz has a personal reason for hoping “Baby Driver” wins an Oscar on Sunday. Kurtz, an illustrator who graduated from East … Continue reading

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There’s Always Time for Charity

Playoff basketball might interfere with Saturday’s Charity Ball By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief Scheduling Charity Week proved much more difficult this year as compared to the past.

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The Current View: Tuesday Schedule

Last week the West Bend High Schools announced that the schedule on Tuesdays will be adjusted to ensure students receive the proper number of instructional minutes. The new schedule starts March 6. How do you feel about the elimination of … Continue reading

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High School Program Prepares Students for the Job Olympics

By Lauren Oppermann, Current Staff Right now, one can enjoy the thrilling Winter Olympics on TV. However, in the middle of May, students from the West Bend High Schools will be participating in their own Olympics. Students with special needs … Continue reading

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It’s in Their Blood

When the Blood Center of Wisconsin asked for help, WBHS anatomy students answered the call By Priyanka Trivedi, Current Staff As southeastern Wisconsin is running low on blood, the West Bend High Schools’ anatomy classes are coming to the rescue. … Continue reading

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The Hallway Brigade

Testing center closed to allow for more hallway supervision By Lily Mottet and Lauren Chamberlain, Current Staff Tiffany Gitter, a West English teacher, is optimistic about the closing of West Bend High Schools’ testing center.   On Dec. 7, WBHS … Continue reading

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Classroom Showers

English classroom at WBHS was flooded last week By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief The weather has been quite ambitious this winter, what with the cold snaps and heat flashes, not to mention the indoor rain. West Bend West High … Continue reading

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No Return for Exam Exemptions

By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief Exam exemptions will not be back this school year. With the removal of Galileo testing, an opportunity arose to restore an old West Bend High Schools policy regarding semester exams.

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Surprise Christmas Reunion

By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief An early Christmas surprise was delivered today to Cheryl Johnson, a lunch aide at the West Bend High Schools.

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‘We Are Citizens of the World’: WBHS Teachers Emphasize Global Issues

By Samantha Dietel, Current Staff In a high school history class, one might not expect to hear about the current threat of North Korea’s nuclear weapons. Social studies teachers at the West Bend High Schools have been educating students about … Continue reading

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Exchange Student Is All Business

By Elise Marlett, Current Staff It’s always important to stay focused in school, but Eleonora Madmarova pays particular attention to her business classes. Madmarova, an exchange student from Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia, is spending this school year at West Bend … Continue reading

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West Staff Gives Back to the Community

Book-giving event is just one of many planned service projects By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief For the West Bend West High School staff, the ‘giving season’ began before a single Christmas ornament was prematurely sold. On Tuesday the West … Continue reading

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Which Makes Thee Startle: A Story of Mice and Men

WBHS takes steps to combat vermin after mice sightings By Kaitlyn Von Behren and Gabrielle Diaz, Current Staff The East Library has a new mascot: The Sun, a small mouse often seen scurrying for a crumb or in between book … Continue reading

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‘It’s a Giving Time’: Blood Drive 2017

The West Bend High Schools Student Council hosted their annual blood drive today in the south gym by partnering with the Blood Center of Wisconsin. Both students and staff turned up to donate, along with some community members as well. … Continue reading

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A Tradition in Jeopardy

By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief A West Bend High Schools tradition that dates back to the 1970s is now at risk.

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The Walking Students

Is hallway wandering a problem at WBHS? By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief Lately passing time has extended beyond the customary five minutes. When the bell rings, signifying the end of a class period, students at the West Bend High … Continue reading

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The Current View: Hallway Wandering

How do you feel about students roaming the halls during class? “It doesn’t really affect me, except for the kid who goes around knocking on doors.” Caitlyn Klostermann, East senior

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