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‘They Took My Plane Ticket’: French Exchange Students Surprised by Security Checks

By Samantha Dietel, Editor in Chief

Entering the United States was quite stressful for French student Noémie Bontron. Continue reading

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Paix for Paris

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West Bend students try to process the Paris attacks

By Lauren Sorensen, Editor in Chief

The global community stopped and watched in horror as the events unfolded last Friday in Paris. The world joined together to show support, and the West Bend High Schools both felt the shock waves of terror and the desire to gain understanding.

Conversations to digest Friday’s events fit into the curriculums of French teacher Christie Fischer and social studies teacher Tony Zappia. Continue reading

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Cookies for a Cause

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Cheyenne Roach and Erin Richards decided to bake cookies to help orphans in Haiti.

By Beth Williams, Current Staff

When they heard about a poor orphanage in Haiti, Cheyenne Roach and Erin Richards knew they wanted to raise some money for charity. But instead of just asking their families and friends for donations, they came up with their own unique idea to raise money—bake cookies. Continue reading

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A Helping Hand for a Broken Leg

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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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