A Project for Better Journalism chapter


New Berlin West students look to the trades as a good alternative

June 3, 2019 1:21pm | Jay Phelps

Beginning in middle school, New Berlin West’s goal is to prepare students for college and finding the right career. With Academic Career Planning, College Fairs, Job Fairs, Advisory, ACT Prep, ACP, and much more: West’s primary focus is helping you plan for your future, and […]

How to Pop Some Tags

February 22, 2019 1:54pm | Emily Macakanja

If you want to find clothes for a good price but not for bad quality, or clothing that is unique and can easily be personalized, thrift shopping is the way to go. After finding a store it can be difficult to know exactly how and […]

Tiny Homes

February 22, 2019 1:48pm | Hana Mohamed

Whether it’s rented, owned, or on the go, tiny homes have become a new addition to types of homes. Tiny homes have their own movement, where tiny homes are advocated. Tiny homes are relatively new, considering they were first established in 2012 by the Tumbleweed […]

Uncle Julio’s Opening

February 15, 2019 2:23pm | Makenna Berens

The opening of a brand new Mexican restaurant, Uncle Julio’s, has caused some major buzz around New Berlin. The new restaurant opened in Brookfield on Tuesday, December 18. This will be the first Uncle Julio’s to open in the state of Wisconsin.   The restaurant […]

Special Education: Changes Over the Years

December 14, 2018 2:14pm | Jay Phelps

Only recently, in the last few decades, has special education been a top priority to those seeking its need. The uprise of the issue started after the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case. The case fought segregation for the integration of black […]

Choosing Between Colleges

December 14, 2018 2:08pm | Lauren Lieske

“What is the FAFSA?” “Is acceptance rate important when looking at colleges?” “How do I choose which colleges to apply to?” “How do I get into college once I’ve made my decision?” Deciding what college, university, or technical college to attend after high school is […]

The World of Music

November 7, 2018 2:27pm | Hana Mohamed

Around, 50,000 years ago music was created by many people, Guido D’Arezzo was mainly know for improvements in music, and has spread around the world, inhabiting many cultures. Without any technology, one of the oldest instruments in the world that we have to this day […]

New Room, Same Teacher

October 4, 2018 1:22pm | Lauryn Lieske

Alexandria DePagter is going on her second year of teaching art at New Berlin West. She’s teaching the same classes she taught last year including drawing, art design, photography, and sculpture. In reflecting on her first year of teaching art at West, DePagter said, “I […]

Senior Athletes Begin Next Chapter

May 31, 2018 7:32pm | Melissa Grusczynski

Although it may seem difficult to move on to the collegiate level to play sports, the New Berlin West graduating class of 2018 is a prime example of how well hard-work pays off, with 11 seniors moving on to play at the collegiate level. Dailey […]

The truth behind summer homework

May 29, 2018 7:36pm | Lauryn Lieske

It’s warm outside, the sun is shining, and there’s not a cloud in the sky. You were just released from your last day of school and the last thing you want to do or think about is the homework you are expected to complete over […]