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Solar Olympics earns environmental gold

By Alicia Craig
May 26, 2011

The West science club departed for the University of Green Bay on May 11 to participate in the annual Solar Olympics competition. The event, which rotates annually among UW Oshkosh, UW Stevens Point, and UW Green Bay, gave students the opportunity to test their knowledge of renewable resources, varying from wind, solar, and hydroelectric power.

Summer school revisions revolutionize student studies
By Logan Fassbinder
May 26, 2011

To advance the OASD’s efforts to make schools more technologically savvy, West summer school students may find themselves experiencing a new form of learning this year.

Volunteers graciously give blood to drive opportunities
By Ben Binner
May 26, 2011

West students will once again volunteer to give up their own blood, knowing they will be helping to keep hearts beating. The biannual blood drive is taking place today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m near the New Gym.

AP testing keeps academic success elevated
By Alex Lichtenberg
May 26, 2011

As the days of summer grow closer, many students finished up their final weeks of school by partaking in the Advanced Placement (AP) tests offered through West. Taking place between May 2 and May 13, this year’s round of AP testing left students feeling both exhausted and relieved when the grueling exams were finally completed.

You’ve got Mail: West transitions to Gmail
By Daphne Thompson
May 26, 2011

In light of the district-wide budget crisis, Oshkosh schools are being asked to cut back in any way possible. Because of this, the West staff began the transition from Microsoft Outlook email service to Google’s Gmail and Google Apps on May 9.

Spring Fling aims to end year with flair
By Whittney Seckar-Anderson
May 26, 2011

With the end of the school year fast approaching, students look longingly toward the release of summer vacation from the final days of educational instruction. However, this year, students will have one more event to take note of before they are finally released for summer break.

Wave Robotics floods world competition

By Index staff
May 26, 2011

In a high school atmosphere that adores athletic accomplishments, 50 high schoolers from the Oshkosh area dared to take their academic interests to new heights, competing in this year’s FIRST Robotics competition. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) aims at exposing students to engineering and technological skills, all while creating a competitive atmosphere that inspires creativity and cooperation.

Morp recovery receives mixed reviews
By Megan Diermeier
May 26, 2011

A little bit of Las Vegas came to the main gym on May 14, as students gambled and danced the night away at the underclassman Morp.



Student government facelift remodels agenda
By Daphne Thompson
April 18, 2011

With the hope of voicing their political expectations, students flocked to the old gym to cast their ballots for next year’s student government representatives.


Late break burdens student resolve
Approaching exams test student zeal
Wildcat Tutoring teaches lesson of success
WKCE results reveal academic riches
Excess absences near administrative limit
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