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Rising from the Ashes

Art show helps students comprehend the Holocaust

By Sydney Spaeth, Current Staff

During the Holocaust, it was a rare occurrence to capture a suffering Jewish person smiling. That fact inspired Rachel Mauney, an East High junior, to create an artwork for the West Bend High Schools’ Holocaust Art Show.

The show, which centered around the Holocaust theme “Rising from the Ashes,” had its gallery opening April 20 in the atrium of the Silver Lining Arts Center. Continue reading

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‘Bring Good to This World’: Holocaust Survivor Opens Up to Students

By Maddie Aamodt, Current Staff

The auditorium was silent as Nate Taffel spoke, save for the occasional sound of sniffles and attempts at stifling sobs, the listeners trying to be as quiet and attentive as possible.

Taffel, you see, is a Holocaust survivor. Continue reading

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Family of Composers

Siblings will perform original songs at Friday’s talent show

By Mattie Zautner, Current Staff

“Why Do I Like You?” and “Diamond Eyes.”

These two songs cannot be found on a Billboard Top 10 list because they were composed by West Bend West High School students Victoria and Sebastian Hunt. Their love of music inspired each sibling to write original songs to perform in this year’s WBHS Talent Show. The show is at 7 p.m. Friday in the Silver Lining Arts Center. Continue reading

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See a Show: The Well Pennies Perform with Orchestra Students

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By Anthony Schlass, Current Staff

The WBHS orchestra is teaming up with the Well Pennies to put on a concert Friday in the West Bend Silver Lining Arts Center.

The Well Pennies are a husband and wife folk pop group based out of Boston, Massachusetts.  The acclaimed group consists of four members from all over the United States, from the Seattle area all the way to the East Coast. Continue reading

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West Bend’s Got Talent

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By Hannah Bensen, Current Staff

After a two-year hiatus, the West Bend High Schools talent show is coming back.

Randy Reysen, a West social studies teacher, coordinated auditions and worked with the PBIS committee and a marketing class to bring the show back to West Bend, which is happening Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Silver Linings Arts Center. Continue reading

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It’s All Coming Together

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What’s the origin and meaning of the new sculpture?

By Hannah Bensen, Current Staff

When a new 20-foot tall sculpture appeared outside of the West Bend High Schools auditorium last spring, students were left wondering how the creation got there and what it meant. Continue reading

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Skalecki Monument Gets New Home

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By Kaitlyn Von Behren, Current Staff

Eleven years ago, after a myriad of donations and hours of organization, East seniors planted a pine tree in honor of retiring principal Mary Skalecki.

They picked a spot in the East yard, but that spot is where the Silver Linings Arts Center now stands. So what happened to Skalecki’s monument? Continue reading

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New Silver Lining Arts Center Kicks Off with Wisconsin Indie Pop

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Peter Thomas, cellist with the Milwaukee rock band I’m Not a Pilot, visited WBHS orchestra students on March 17. I’m Not a Pilot will perform at the grand opening of the Silver Lining Arts Center.

By Anthony Schlass, Current Staff

If you have seen the high school of late you have probably noticed the renovation near the auditorium.

West Bend High School Athletes for the Arts welcomes you to the grand opening of the new Silver Lining Arts Center on Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. Award-winning Milwaukee rock band I’m Not a Pilot will headline the performance, and members from the high school orchestra and band will join them for several songs. Continue reading

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