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Music was playing over the speakers so that attendees could dance. Of course, there were other activities available, such as cornhole.

Kicking back

Morgan Ware, Reporter January 12, 2022

Aah, the last week before winter break. Classes are slowing down, students are getting rowdy, and some teachers hold some mini celebrations for the holidays. Many students have classes where, on the last...

Arriana Plies ‘25, Karlee Krenz ‘23, and Thi Nguyen ‘22 all celebrate the upcoming holiday season by wearing their holiday headwear. They were roaming the halls, working on putting together some holiday fun for our teachers.

West’s festive fits

Avery Conger, Reporter January 11, 2022

Holiday Spirit Week was a huge hit this year at West High! A lot of the students here at West participated in the week’s holiday festivities and proudly wore a lot of their holiday spiritwear to celebrate...

JB Young, located at 1702 N Main St Davenport, Iowa, is where school board meetings take place. The Davenport Community School Board has seven board members that are elected every four years.

Issues for the students

Megan Dunn, Print Editor November 1, 2021

In one day, residents of 33 districts spanning Davenport, Walcott, Blue Grass, and Buffalo will choose from four candidates to elect three new school board members to the Davenport Community Schools.  Two...

 “My favorite part of Ecology Club is getting to see the growth of all our plants, veggies, etc. each week. It’s quite amazing to see growth from something you took part in with your own two hands,” Williams said.

Going Green

Sarah Bernick June 8, 2021

Looking for a way to end the school year feeling good? The Ecology Club is the perfect fit! As of the 2021 spring semester the ecology club has taken a jump in making the school a better place through...

One big happy family. West High students perform their final dress rehearsal before their big performance. The Addams Family musical was supposed to be performed last year before it was cancelled due to the pandemic.

Dressed for the part

Luke Loving, Reporter May 21, 2021

The show must go on! The Addams Family Musical is finally here and it’s a must watch performance. Even through all the ups and downs throughout the school year, the theatre program did not disappoint....

Spanish teacher Stephanie Hansen proudly holds her go-to meal of chicken nuggets along with her favorite plant. Hansen explained how she ironically had the chicken nuggets at school as she was sharing with those around her. Not surprising, her care for others is always showing.

Life beyond the classroom

Sarah Bernick, Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2021

Helping with everything they do, teachers are constantly working to provide the best high school education and experience that a student can receive. Staying up late to get grades in or waking up extra...

 Two students engage in a fight while a third student records. For some students, pulling out their phone to record would be their first instinct if a fight went down. However a majority of students would do the good and try to avoid it. A survey of West students found that 50 percent of students would evade a fight if it were to break out near them.

School fights: Alarming or not?

Alec Shipley, Reporter April 26, 2021

Fights and other forms of violence are an unfortunate reality in high schools. Students attempt to settle their problems, usually hurting others and even themselves. You hear about them for a couple days...

Life beyond the classroom

Sarah Bernick, Editor-in-Chief April 23, 2021

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Suicide prevention lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Statistics collected from a survey of 108 West High students.

Taking a toll

Tiara Soppe, Reporter April 23, 2021

Have you personally experienced mental exhaustion or know someone who does? Has this past year affected your mental health? Has the isolation and zoom meetings drained you mentally? Do you have trouble...

Nothing is going to stop her. Irakoze is working hard in her class. Her favorite class she’s taken so far is Art class. “[My sister made me get into drawing] because I was drawing in my room and she was  like ‘I like your drawings, you should actually start drawing’,” Irakoze said.

New faces and new places

Luke Loving, Reporter April 23, 2021

Moving to a completely new area is often difficult because you basically have to start over from scratch. You don’t know anyone and no one knows you. Now imagine moving to a new place AND trying to learn...

This smile isn’t fake as Eckert has a constant look of happiness wherever she goes. Her joy is contagious to everyone around her!

An eagerness for academics

Sarah Bernick, Editor in Chief April 20, 2021

The road to success can start at a young age, especially for junior Sarah Eckert. As only a junior, Eckert is completing an inspiring level of academics that some can only dream of. Currently dual enrolled...

According to The Local Project, there are roughly 6 billion texts sent per day in the U.S. 50 percent of West students say most of their screen time on their phone is from social media.

Who’s controlling whom?

Luke Loving, Reporter April 14, 2021

According to ABC News, teens spend an average of seven hours and 22 minutes per day on their phones. That is over 50 hours every week. However, with so much knowledge and entertainment at our fingertips,...

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