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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. Continue reading

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Quarterback Q&A

How do rival varsity quarterbacks Schrank and Lenz feel about combining East and West?

By Ben Johnson, Current Staff

Quarterback is arguably the most important position in football, and The Current had the opportunity to ask the East and West quarterbacks, Seth Schrank and Jake Lenz, about the most important issue facing the high schools.

What is your opinion on the schools combining?
Jake Lenz: I think it’s terrible.
Seth Schrank: I don’t like it. I like the rivalry between the schools. Continue reading


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The Red Cross Runs Dry

West NHS blood drive comes at a crucial time

By Hannah Johnson and Ben Johnson, Current Staff

While the snow piled up this winter, the demand for blood donations was also on the rise.

Since January 1, severe weather caused roughly 1,500 blood drives to be cancelled throughout the United States. These cancellations meant that over 50,000 blood donations were unable to be collected. Continue reading

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There’s No Place Like a WBHS Musical

By Ben Johnson, Current Staff

“Well, some of the cast members will be flying.”

These were the first words out of Zach Galante’s mouth when he described The Wizard of Oz, the musical that WBHS will put on February 21-23 in the auditorium. The shows for Friday and Saturday start at 7:30 p.m., while the Sunday show starts at 2 p.m. Continue reading

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The Morning Men

Morning Men

By Ben Johnson, Current Staff

“It really helps me realize there are still gentlemen in the world.”

These are the words Kim Barrett used to describe East juniors Derek Eagle and Brett Mueller.  But what prompted such strong words from the East English teacher?

Every morning, Derek and Brett meet in the NS stairwell and hold open the entrance doors for anyone who arrives at school.  The two best friends have been at their post nearly every day since the beginning of their sophomore year, becoming well-known fixtures of the school morning. Continue reading


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A Helping Hand for a Broken Leg

Marco Lisius

Marco Lisius shows off his broken leg while speaking to French students.
After learning of his injury, students raised $1,000 for Lisius and
the orphanage that he runs in Haiti.

 By Ben Johnson, Current Staff

After dedicating a large part of his life to helping people, Marco Lisius was the one desperately in need of assistance while visiting West Bend last fall.

Lisius is the head of the MABO Orphanage in Haiti. In September, he came to the West Bend High Schools and visited the French classes because he is from Haiti, a French-speaking country.

But on September 29, he suffered an injury while playing soccer with West social studies teacher Tony Zappia, who was hosting Lisius at his home.

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