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Starbucks Vs. Dunkin’ Donuts

January 9, 2020 4:17pm | Kaylie Dziegielewski

About 83% of the world is filled with coffee drinkers; which makes places like Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts hot spots for a quick drink on your way to work or school. Even if coffee isn’t your beverage of choice, you probably have checked these cafes […]

Why you shouldn’t watch that remake or sequel

January 8, 2020 4:36pm |

2019 is over, and all throughout the year countless movies have been released, yet a staggeringly large number of these are adaptations of books and graphic novels, remakes and reboots of classic movies, or sequels. There have already been 12 movies set in the X-Men […]

Night of the Living Debt: Students loans will turn your life into a horror story

January 6, 2020 4:16pm | Maria Radish

What do you want to do after high school? If you don’t say college, your family is going to immediately throw you out on the streets or ask themselves what they did wrong while you just sit there getting your feelings deeply hurt. In our […]

Is a four-year college worth it?

December 13, 2019 4:24pm | Nolan Egofske, Tony Seidl

There is a lot of talk concerning a new question: is college worth it? A college education is a good thing because it can help people come to a decision on what they want to do in the future by taking classes within your career […]

Battle of the Smoothies

November 14, 2019 3:57pm | Callie Broaddrick

My mission is to find out if Tropical Smoothie Cafe or Jamba Juice is better. Tropical Smoothie Cafe (Tropical)  and Jamba Juice (Jamba) are two stores frequently visited by New Berlin West students during Flex, lunch, study hall, and after school. Tropical and Jamba are […]

Benefits of Taking a DNA Test

December 14, 2018 2:26pm | Teagan Gumina

Being adopted, I never had clear answers to my biological history. From what my parents told me they were, I am Sicilian, German, Scottish, Irish and English by association, and for a long time, that was all I could say. However, when I was fifteen, […]

ASL Should Be Offered As A Class

December 14, 2018 1:54pm | Teagan Gumina

In the foreign language hallway of West, there’s a poster on the door of Room 205 that mentions an excellent collection of languages taught in schools throughout the state of Wisconsin, a few of which are not offered in the School District of New Berlin […]

Overrated and Underrated Books

October 4, 2018 1:28pm | Nate Siegman

Books, the foundation of most pop culture currently, have varying levels of popularity ranging from completely overrated to unjustly underrated. Most people who discuss this talk more about underrated books and skip the part of discussion about overrated books. I think every overrated book has […]

The Mass Commercialization of Culture

October 4, 2018 1:20pm | Grant Klusmann

It’s not always often that media appeals to the undercurrents of society, hence the categorizations of popular and counterculture. Commercialism was second to the art form.  Muhammad Ali’s conscientious objection to the Vietnam War, Joan Baez’s musical calls for justice, George Carlin’s social criticism, Matt […]

Solo Flies In As Another Great Film

May 29, 2018 3:10pm | Connor McKenzie

Han Solo is one of, if not the best, character in Star Wars and the love for him is shared by thousands. Ironically, many were doubtful about the film with some even saying, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this”. One of the main reasons […]