Atheneum, the Language Arts Club, has three main objectives. First and foremost is to provide support to writers at Topeka West. Antheneum hosts bi-weekly writers' meetings , solicits writing and art submissions and publishes montly broadsides.

The second objective is to raise funds for publication of Zeitgeist, the student literary magazine.

Finally, Atheneum hosts Topeka West's Authors' Night in the spring. This evening's highlights include selected student writers from both the broadside and Zeitgeist publications reading their writing aloud, displaying artwork from both publications, and recognizing the outstanding writer or writers of the year.

The sponsor is Mr. Keith Newbery, Language Arts instructor.