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The Button Man

By Mattie Zautner, Current Staff

How many buttons can one student fit on a backpack?

That is the question Cooper Holbrook, a senior at West Bend West High School, is trying to answer. Starting this past summer, Holbrook has been collecting athletic buttons featuring the faces of his friends and classmates. He walks around the hallways of the high school showing off both schools’ amazing athletes and is always looking for opportunities to expand his collection. Continue reading

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Prom 2013


Prom 2013- for some, it is our first, for some, our last. Whichever it may be, the key is to make it memorable. With all the stress fourth quarter brings, AP tests, ACTs, finals, remember that prom is a night to celebrate. Ring in your last two months with thumping music and flowing dresses. Whether you’re going with a date or friends, make sure this night is one you will never forget.

What can you do to make this night unforgettable? Continue reading

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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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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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