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The Second Annual Anatomy Classes’ Blood Drive


For the 2nd Annual Anatomy Classes’ Blood Drive, students studying human anatomy and medical interventions partnered with the Blood Center of Wisconsin to host a blood drive Thursday at the West Bend High Schools. The drive complemented their academic units on blood, organ donation and “How to Prevail When Organs Fail.”

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That’s Snow Way to Practice

By Auburn Larson, Current Staff

On Tuesday, East golfers grabbed their putters and headed to the library.

The unexpected snow and freezing temperatures in April has forced many West Bend High Schools sports teams to practice in very unconventional ways this spring. Continue reading

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The Secret Rock Life of a Guidance Counselor

By Samantha Dietel, Current Staff

This Friday, Kara Phillips will be stepping away from the typical lifestyle of a high school guidance counselor to pick up a microphone.

Phillips, a counselor at West Bend East High School, is the lead singer of the local rock band Love Handle. She and her band will be performing at 8 p.m. Friday inside Pillars Pub, which will be the group’s first gig since December. Continue reading

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It’s in Their Blood

When the Blood Center of Wisconsin asked for help, WBHS anatomy students answered the call

By Priyanka Trivedi, Current Staff

As southeastern Wisconsin is running low on blood, the West Bend High Schools’ anatomy classes are coming to the rescue.

After Slinger High School dropped out of their annual blood drive due to construction at their school, West Bend science teachers David Clark and Kara Petzold decided to create a blood drive revolving around the anatomy classes they teach. Each student in anatomy class is responsible for bringing at least one person to donate blood, taking over Slinger High School’s obligation of donating at least 100 pints of blood to the Blood Center of Wisconsin. Continue reading

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End of an Era


Ruth Ruh, long-time administrative assistant, will retire Dec. 22

By Hannah Bensen, Editor in Chief

Ruth Ruh has been going to high school for nearly 30 years.

This streak will come to an end Dec. 22 when Ruh will retire as the administrative assistant to the principal, a job she has had since 1992. Ruh was a high school student herself at West Bend High School, and she graduated in 1969. Continue reading


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Forensic Scientist: Sexton Begins 45th Season


Hall of Fame coach has guided generations of local talent

By Justin Scherzer, Current Staff

Not many NFL coaches can claim a 45-year tenure, but there’s one living in West Bend.

Of course, the NFL in question is the National Forensics League, and the coach is Doris Sexton, who has served as a forensics and debate coach for East High School since 1971. Continue reading

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Kick Back with Pizza, Popcorn and NCAA Basketball


The class with the lowest tardy rate in March will be rewarded

By Lauren Sorensen, Editor in Chief

With the March Madness basketball tournament about to begin, the WBHS Compass program hopes to ignite excitement for its own March Madness.  Continue reading

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Wipe It Out of Mind

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How nasty are the bathroom passes?

By Justin Scherzer, Current Staff

Everything you touch in the school is filthy.

This is the finding of a December experiment conducted by The Current and biology teacher Daniel Millin. The goal of the experiment was to determine whether the school’s bathroom passes are really as gross as students suspect them to be. Continue reading


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Shake It Down


 Compass Committee offers more direction for second semester

By Beth Williams, Current Staff

If you turn on the radio, chances are that you will hear the familiar sound of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” The staff members who are part of the high schools’ Compass Committee, however, are trying to get new lyrics stuck in their students’ heads: shake it down. Continue reading

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Science Will Knock You Out


Rachael Wolfgram, East senior, examines an actual human brain while on a special trip to the UW-Washington County campus.

By Mike Smale, Current Staff

When she attended a science lecture, Kylie Schulz didn’t expect to wind up unconscious on the floor.

Kylie, an East junior, fainted during a cadaver dissection at the UW-Washington County campus on Monday, December 2.  She is a student in Skip Clark’s human anatomy class, and the class was on an evening field trip to UWWC for a special lecture and the chance to see a real human cadaver and other dissected body parts. Continue reading

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