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West Seniors Aim to Break Eight-Year Losing Streak

Playing the game is not always about the scoreboard

By Lily Mottet, Current Staff

With the end of the football season approaching, West senior Mason Wallschlaeger is putting everything he can into each game.  Continue reading

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Five Years of Memories

Principal Darci VanAdestine says farewell to East High

By Alissa Ihlenfeld, Current Staff

Before leaving West Bend East High School, principal Darci VanAdestine has a few more laughs to share. Continue reading

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Homecoming: Players Have No Fear

By Lexie Mull, Current Staff

Friday’s homecoming football game might prove to be spooky wooky. Continue reading

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That Doesn’t Look Good


By Maggie Kieser, Current Staff

Although the East vs. West homecoming game is still one day away, East football can already claim dominance in one category: injuries.

“I would cut it off if I had to,” said Jason Myrick, an East junior who broke his left pinky finger in a varsity football game against Slinger on Sept. 25. Myrick sustained a complete through and through fracture on his left pinky finger one week before the beloved homecoming game. Continue reading

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Tallying School Spirit


Student council pleased with Spirit Week participation

By Ethan Stubblefield, Current Staff

Only 1 in 40 students voted for prom court last year, but this fall nearly half of all students participated in the homecoming vote. Continue reading

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The Ballot of the West Twins


By Alex Kopish, Editor in Chief

For Kara and Kieran Conley, the homecoming dance might be a little awkward.

The odds of being born twins is three in 100, but what are the odds that twins would be voted by their classmates as the male and female representatives for homecoming court? Continue reading

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Homecoming in Candyland

By: Dakota Mickel

This year’s Homecoming dance was held on September 29th.  This year’s theme came from children’s board game, Candyland.  There was dancing, music, and you can’t forget sugar.  When you first walked into the gym, you were met by a green carpet with giant lollipops; you could feel the music through the floor.  This year’s Homecoming was a blast; it was as if you could feel the positive energy coming from everybody having a great time.  The music was fun and energetic; friends were dancing with friends, not caring what was going on around them, just having a good time.  If you got tired of dancing, you could always go hang out in the cafeteria where there was candy and sugar for all.  Almost every time I was in there, there was a huge line to get something, but there was plenty to go around.  My only suggestion for future dances would be to play more slow songs; there were not enough of them. Overall, Homecoming was a huge success!

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School Spirit Shortage

By: Raelee Ciriacks and Emmalee Ciriacks

Mickey and Minnie Mouse, plaid and stripes, leg warmers, and of course, giant afros. All of these items make up the best part of homecoming: Spirit Week!  Unfortunately, school spirit is vanishing at East and West. How come hardly anyone dresses up during homecoming week these days? There always seems to be plenty of reasons.

Think back to when you were a Freshman.  You probably looked to the upper classmen to see how much people dressed up.  You asked around for ideas on what to wear during spirit week.  You found out that most people didn’t participate in any of the days except for Friday.  Chances were that you followed their example.  If this trend continues, eventually no one will be excited for any of the other days of the week. But if we begin to change the vibe of those days, and set an example for incoming Freshmen, they will follow.  When people begin to get excited for other days, besides just wearing East and West apparel, the amount of school spirit will rise.

Maybe it’s the teachers that intimidate us: their crazy outfits, their weird wigs, their clothing that is probably from high school.  Although we may think that they are strange for dressing up, they outshine us when it comes to having school spirit.  Why do the teachers seem to enjoy spirit week more than we do?  It’s because they understand what Homecoming Week is all about.  We should seize every opportunity to have fun during high school!  If you think about it, high school is one of the last chances we have to dress in super-hero costumes and not have anyone judge us.  When it comes time for your career, it might be hard to find one that will allow you to dress as Buzz Lightyear.

Not dressing up, or participating in Spirit Week, is all too common these days.  Most people feel more comfortable when they have someone to dress crazy with.  Maybe the reason there is such a small amount of spirited people at our school is that we are all stuck in our comfort zones.  Nobody wants to be the only one in their class that dressed up.  Maybe you are thinking that’s exactly why you don’t dress up!  The truth is that those who participate are the people that have the most fun during Homecoming Week.  The pictures on Facebook, the memories of making your own outfit, and the pure enjoyment of being eccentric for a day are the exact reasons why you should dress up next year.  Gather a group of friends and collaborate for Dynamic Duo Day.  Raid your parents’ closets for Decade Day: who knows what you will find!  When you look back at high school, and all of your outfits and hairstyles, what will you smile at?  If you don’t participate in any Homecoming opportunities, then what will your high school memories be of?

Thank you to everyone that participated in spirit week!

Mackenzie Roberts (Grade 10), Emily Frey (9), Courtney Fischer (10), and Ashley Kueper (10) show their East Suns pride!

Shayla McClain (Grade 9) and Erika Tischler (9) show their unified school spirit

Shelly Zancanaro (Grade 10) showing her Spartan spirit!

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Perennial Powderpuff Showdown

By: Sophie Aspenleiter

Photo Credit: Danielle Piering

This past Wednesday, September 26, were the annual Powder Puff Games. The final scores were as follows:

6-0 West Freshmen

18-6 East Sophomores

14-8 East Juniors

28-0 West Seniors

I interviewed Megan Stautz (West Freshman) and Rhaea Morgan (West Junior) about their games.

How did practices go?

Megan: They were amazing!

How do you feel the other team played?

Megan: I think they did well, but no one really knew what was going on…

Would you rather have it be tackle football?

Megan: No! The turf hurt so bad!

How well do you think the boys trained you?

Rhaea: I think they did a pretty good job but there were so many of them it got out of control sometimes.

Do you want Powder Puff to be a season long sport, and if so, would you be on the team?

Rhaea: If it was a season long, I would definitely want to be on the team.

Will you do Powder Puff again?

Rhaea: Of course!

It’s safe to say everyone, including the losing teams, had a lot of fun!  Hopefully, next year will be another great one for the East and West Powder Puff girls.

West Juniors huddle up to discuss their strategy

West Juniors with big smiles after a hard fought match

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East has Enthusiasm!

By: Jenise Fehring

Wow, what a Homecoming Week!  There was lots to do and see, including the pep rally.  A pep rally is an event we use to get ready for the Homecoming game and build school spirit!  We recognized the Fall sports teams and their coaches, as we do each year.  This year, someone won a prize for being excellent; it was part of the new Compass Card Program here at West Bend.  We also got to hear and see some of the band members play a musical selection, and watch the WBE Girls’ Dance team perform their routine, which was pretty neat.  Oh, and let’s not forget, the Senior football players with their starting up chants and clapping!

We had so much fun during the beginning of the presentation, we did not have time for a few things such as: Tug-of-War, a pie eating contest, the Limbo, and the football players doing their dance.

Overall, we had a great pep rally to start off the GREAT WEEKEND!!

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West has Pep!

By: Alyssa Rohleder

Pep rallies are an important part of Homecoming Week, and here is the scoop on West’s Pep Rally!  This special event includes the West student body and staff as they come together before the West v. East Varsity Homecoming game.  During the assembly, there are activities that include: tug of war chants, to see which grade is loudest, introductions of homecoming court as well as the football team’s dance created by the dance team.  This event is usually a fan favorite.  The staff make important announcements such as the new Compass reminders (our positive behavior rewards system).

During the tug of war, the competition came down to teachers v. Juniors.  After an exciting match, the Juniors defeated the staff.  Once again, the Seniors proved to have the most spirit and loudest chanting.  They were rewarded with the West Spirit Stick by the Spartan mascot.  The football dances were a big hit among everyone.  These teams were the Freshmen, Junior Varsity, and Varsity football teams.  After the Girls’ Dance Team showed them up, with an amazing performance, everyone left the field house in excitement for the parade, which was followed by the football game and dance.

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