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Keeney stands in the box awaiting a pitch.

Involvement is key

Alec Shipley, Web Editor January 12, 2022

Involvement in high school is something that is drilled into the heads of students before and during their high school careers. Being involved allows you to stay busy while meeting new people. However,...

Junior Kenzie Schertz studied her final reviews to get ready for finals. She has four finals this term and shes aiming for all As.

Stressed for the test

Isabella Martens, Reporter January 12, 2022

Pulling all nighters to finish late assignments, staying after school to retake tests, filling up notebooks full of notes; everyone feels the stress during finals week. Finals are student’s last chance...

Phearless Caruthers ‘22 shows off his athleticism with a slam dunk during spring basketball practice.

West Narrowly Defeats Central 59-56

Owen Logsdon, Reporter January 7, 2022

  Tuesday’s thriller between Davenport’s West (3-4) and Central (1-6) high schools showed big performances from both sides. Central’s senior Kaden Johnson scored 24 points and grabbed 8 rebounds....

A policeman, played by David Beitzel ‘23, reprimands Mercury Theater director Orson Welles, played by Nate Gaghagen ‘22, and tells him to stop broadcasting the story since people are getting hurt. Gaghagen’s character refuses, saying that it isn’t Mercury Theater’s fault if the listeners aren’t able to tell the difference between truth and fiction.

Until the curtains close

Morgan Ware, Reporter December 13, 2021

Bravo! Bravo! Cast and crew from the West High Drama Club recently showed "War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast", as their 2021 play.  This play is based on a true story. In 1938, CBS radio broadcasted...

Johnson keeps herself busy with a good work ethic. “She’s dedicated to everything she does,” Oates says.

Can’t sit still

Katie Giebelstein and Morgan Ware September 24, 2021

People always say to get involved in high school. Who can agree to that more than senior Gabriella Johnson? During her time in high school, Johnson’s been involved in a handful of activities, including...

Sophomore Sean Brown is working hard on his T.A.G. project, coding and making a video game.

T.A.G. You’re In!

Isabella Davis and Megan Dunn September 23, 2021

Situated between the family consumer science hallway and the art hallway is a classroom that few people get to see, but holds amazing talent: room 118. Room 118 is home to the new Talented and Gifted...

One thing I struggled with in the first couple weeks of high school was talking to new people. Talking to new people helped me make amazing friendships, freshman Addison Aleksiejczyk said.

Starting off Strong

Isabella Martens, Reporter September 17, 2021

Busy hallways, long classes, piles of homework; we all know how overwhelming freshman year of high school can be. The class of 2025 went into the school year a little unsure and behind after spending a...

New athletic director Michelle Lillis stands proudly by her hall of fame plaque. She was recognized as the first female athletic director at her previous school, Rock Island High School.

Awesome Arrival in the Athletic Office

Makenna Burt, Reporter September 16, 2021

Math teacher for 27 years, head girls track coach for 19 years, going on year 5 of being an Athletic Director. There is a lot to say about Michelle Lillis who is Davenport West new Athletic Director.  Born...

“After fourth block I either go to my job or take that time to lift.  I like being able to leave early because it gives me the extra free time that other grades don’t get,” senior Alec Shipley said.

A well earned senior schedule

Sarah Bernick, Editor in Chief September 15, 2021

It’s been a long day, third block is coming to a close, one last block to go...but wait, why are people leaving?! Senior year, a time where some students look forward to the shorter days and less classes....

Which club at West is right for you?

Which club at West is right for you?

Morgan Ware, Reporter September 14, 2021

Click HERE to see which club at West is right for you!

Kanye West wearing one of his signature outfits during the release of Donda. In the past, West has been known for his unique style, and this outfit is just another example.

The Debates of Donda

Owen Logsdon and Alec Shipley September 14, 2021

There is no secret that hip hop star Kanye West is one of the most polarizing figures in pop culture today. His questionable presidential campaign last year, and his shocking interruption of Taylor Swift’s...

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Avery Conger, Reporter September 2, 2021

  Our drums are out on the baseball field! The West High Drumline will be playing at the River Bandit’s baseball game on September 12th at 1pm! The band will be selling tickets in order to raise...

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