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Just a trend?

Just a trend?

Emma Thalacker, Reporter May 27, 2022

The truth is, conversations and beliefs surrounding crystals and the heath, beauty and spiritual benefits they provide, have been around for a long time. In recent years, trends surrounding crystals have...



Aiden Kroger, Reporter May 27, 2022

97% of scientists agree. First coined by scientific studies published near the mid 1990s, it became something of a mantra used by scrupulous climate activists and scientists for the nearly three decades...

Pamphlet from the award ceremony. Students were recognized for academic achievement as well as scholarships from the Davenport Community Schools Foundation and Scott Community College.

Superb Seniors

Megan Dunn, Print Editor May 27, 2022

On Monday May 16, Over 200 awards were given out to West High School Seniors, who were recognized for their hard work at the end of the year Honors Ceremony.  Seniors were recognized for academic awards...

Several of West’s track state qualifiers pose for a picture.

The Finish Line

Alec Shipley, Web Editor May 25, 2022

The 2022 track season has come and gone. The Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) state meet was held from May 19-21 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. Top track athletes from all over Iowa...

Rows of ranch line the isle of a local Sam’s Club. The demand for the condiment was apparent considering the size of the section.

Raving Over Ranch

Bella Davis, Reporter May 23, 2022

Mmmm, ranch. One of the most popular condiments in the Midwest. We use it on our vegetables, our french fries, chicken strips, and much more, but does West share the love for ranch?  One ranch enthusiast...

Photos from junior Samantha Hancock at Lollapalooza 2021.

Party of a Lifetime!

Sidney Shaffer, Reporter May 6, 2022

Ready for trouble? From music ranging from larger known bands such as Metallica to smaller bands like Horsegirl - people come from all over the world to escape reality and party. Lollapalooza is an annual...

The statue of President Lincoln that the West High Band is going to perform in honour of. The Lincoln Memorial was built 100 years ago and opened 30 May, 1922.

A Capital Trip

Maddox Hauschild, Reporter April 29, 2022

Band has had many opportunities to travel for performances, but to be asked to perform in the nation’s capital? Well, that’s a pretty big honor. 100 years ago, the Lincoln Memorial was built in...

¨I like ecology club because it brings together people who are interested in plants and gardening and gives us a place to all participate together,¨ sophomore Lanora Sprague said.

Going Green

Isabella Martens, Reporter April 28, 2022

Living Lands and Waters partnered with West´s Ecology Club on the 24th and 25th of May to do tree bagging. LLW´s mission is to create an opportunity for citizens to take an active role in helping to...

Straightening Out the School System

Straightening Out the School System

Emma Thalacker, Reporter April 5, 2022

Does the Parental Rights in Education bill ring any bells? Or maybe you’ve heard of the “Don’t Say Gay” bill that has caused protests throughout the entire country.  According to the Florida...

A collage of celebrity baby names. The names ranged from simple to unheard of.

Interesting Infants

Maddox Hauschild, Reporter April 4, 2022

Celebrities have a knack for individuality; to stand out amongst others. The names they come up with for their children are prime examples. Students who keep up with celebrities on social media or other...

The mens Final Four games will be played in Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Saturday, April 2nd.

Madness in New Orleans

Alec Shipley, Web Editor April 1, 2022

The 2022 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournament is currently in full swing. Also known as March Madness, this year's tournament has been nothing short of madness, full of...

One of Bella Davis’ ‘23 latest digital art pieces. This piece won Best of Show in the Festival of Trees showcase.

A Life Passion

Maddox Hauschild, Reporter February 16, 2022

Creating art is a peaceful pastime that many West students partake in. Sculpting, painting, photoshop, photography; anything to satisfy their creative minds.  Bella Davis is a junior at West and has...

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