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  • Gallon blood donors to get recognized at graduation

    Gallon blood donors to get recognized at graduation

    Cha White, Editor in Chief

    April 7, 2016

    Hundreds of students have donated blood throughout the year, but a special 15 are being recognized at this year's graduation for becoming a gallon grad. A gallon grad is basically a student who has donated one gallon of blood throughout the school year. These special students will get recognized at their gr... READ MORE »»

    Students give blood in the last blood drive of the year on April 7.

    Cha White

  • Boys basketball team hits the court

    Boys basketball team hits the court

    December 4, 2015

    At its first home game on Dec. 1, the boys basketball team started out strong, leading Dubuque Senior by 32-24 at the half.  However, Senior's full court defense forced some Falcon turnovers, and Senior got hot in the third quarter, outscoring West 20 to 9, to defeat West 57-51. Kenny Clay led... READ MORE »»

    West plays against Dubuque Senior here on Dec. 1. The Falcons lost 57-51.

  • Give thanks this holiday season

    Give thanks this holiday season

    Ryan Hayes, Reporter, Leisure Editor

    November 24, 2015

    This time of year, people are excited to get out of school for a few days and stuff their faces full of turkey, ham, and mashed potatoes. People tend to forget the importance of this holiday, giving thanks and professing what you’re thankful for. “I am thankful for my friends and family ... READ MORE »»

    Family enjoys Thanksgiving dinner.

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Top blood donors to be honored at graduation

Cha White, Editor

Hundreds of students have donated blood throughout the year, but a special 15 are being recognized at this year's graduation for becoming a gallon grad. A gallon grad is b...  Read More »

April 22, 2016

Cast performs Guys and Dolls

April 22, 2016

Director Kristin Koski said she was pleased with the performances of the musical Guys and Dolls, which was held April 1-3 in the West High auditoriu...  Read More »

Students give blood during the first drive of the year on Sept. 9 in the Davenport Family Y.

Blood drive aims to save 450 lives

November 24, 2015

Tis the season for being thankful and giving, and that’s exactly what Davenport West High is doing. That’s right, the blood drive is back ...  Read More »

The cast of The Nerd rehearses a scene where Waldgrave disciplines Thor in Act 1.

Drama Club presents ‘The Nerd’

November 6, 2015

The Drama Club is performing “The Nerd” by Larry Shue, a comedy chalk full of laughs and shenanigans for their fall play. The cast c...  Read More »

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Interview with new football coach Justin Peters

New football coach Justin Peters comes from Colorado bringing a new direction for success, both on the field and off.

October 19, 2015

coach winks

Coach works to change attitudes of players as well as community

September 28, 2015

New football coach Justin Peters, isn’t just changing the football team’s record; his plan is to change West students’ attitude toward success. Sc...  Read More »

Pep assembly kicks off the year

September 14, 2015

West High students fill the stands with red and white at the football game against Central on Sept. 4 at Brady Stadium.

Spirited fans fill the stands

September 11, 2015

Many things around West high school have changed this year, including the spirit on and off the football field. Not only have the football players gone ...  Read More »

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Review: ‘The Nerd’ actors delight audiences

Review: ‘The Nerd’ actors delight audiences

Steve Lyle

Falcon Theater presented a delightfully energetic rendition of the comedy "The Nerd" on Nov. 7.  Larry Shue's script provides a range of humor, from snappy one-liners to...  Read More »

November 12, 2015

Principal Jenni Weipert answers questions during an interview with the Beak 'n' Eye newspaper staff.

New principal doesn’t fit the mold

October 28, 2015

Jenni Weipert isn’t what one might imagine the average principal to be. West High's new head principal has brought new ideas to improve the learning e...  Read More »

homecoming

Send a photo of how you asked her to Homecoming

September 15, 2015

Guys come up will some pretty creative ways to ask a girl out to a big dance. If you did something cool, share your story and photo with us, and we will...  Read More »

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