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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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