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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. Continue reading

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Video Made the Wrestling Star

By Auburn Larson, Current Staff

After placing fifth at the state wrestling tournament, Cayden Henschel grabbed his video camera.

Henschel, a sophomore at West Bend East High School, is known for being one of the top wrestlers in the state, but he is becoming more popular due to his YouTube vlogs which highlight his daily life.  He started posting videos last November. Continue reading

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That’s Snow Way to Practice

By Auburn Larson, Current Staff

On Tuesday, East golfers grabbed their putters and headed to the library.

The unexpected snow and freezing temperatures in April has forced many West Bend High Schools sports teams to practice in very unconventional ways this spring. Continue reading

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Big Week for East vs. West Basketball

“Keep It Riehl Night” gives spectators a chance to win airfare tickets

By Auburn Larson, Current Staff

The traditional rivalry between West Bend East and West High Schools has just become more intense.

Games between East and West, which share a campus, have always meant athletes compete against their biggest rivals: Their classmates and friends. For the current basketball season, scheduling changes mean that these big games are going to happen on back-to-back nights with an exciting varsity doubleheader on Friday. Continue reading

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Gauge Then Engage: Area Athletes Learn Leadership Skills

By Auburn Larson, Current Staff

As a new North Shore Conference has been formed, so have new leaders.

Ten students from each school in the North Shore Conference attended a leadership conference led by Craig Hillier Nov. 1 at the Chandelier Ballroom in Hartford to learn about the power of quality leadership. The West Bend High Schools joined the conference when it was realigned for the 2017-18 school year. Continue reading

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

By Auburn Larson, Current Staff

Anne Rieke, on the cusp of graduating from West Bend East High School, never expected to be sent back to elementary school.

The idea belonged to Dennis Ziegler, East’s athletic director. Ziegler recently implemented a new program which involves East athletes reading books to elementary school students. Every Friday afternoon, six East athletes go to a local elementary school and read to an assigned class. Ziegler hopes that the interaction between East athletes and younger students will help create a stronger culture for West Bend academics and athletics. Continue reading

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Tooting Our Own Horn: NEWSPA Awards 2017

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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. Continue reading

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The Fab Five

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Each tennis state qualifier from WBHS is a valedictorian candidate

By Auburn Larson, Current Staff

West Bend girls tennis has been serving up aces both on and off the court for the past four years.

This season four East seniors and one West junior qualified to play in the WIAA Division 1 Girls State Individual Tennis Tournament in Madison on Oct. 13-14. Perhaps even more impressive, though, is that all five girls have a perfect 4.0 GPA and are potential valedictorians. Continue reading

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Wipe It Out of Mind

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How nasty are the bathroom passes?

By Justin Scherzer, Current Staff

Everything you touch in the school is filthy.

This is the finding of a December experiment conducted by The Current and biology teacher Daniel Millin. The goal of the experiment was to determine whether the school’s bathroom passes are really as gross as students suspect them to be. Continue reading

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