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A North American snow storm shows conditions that would cause a school cancellation. Once wind chill reaches 20-25 degrees below zero, then district officials make the decision to cancel or delay school while keeping student’s health and safety in mind.

Davenport cancels school on the first day back from winter break

Georgia Witt, Reporter January 10, 2018

West High School rang in the new year by cancelling school on Jan. 2. Some students were quite happy about this decision, while others were pretty disappointed. Dr. Art Tate cancelled school for the first...

The Falcons huddle during a timeout.

West defends home court with a win

TJ Rhodes, Reporter January 7, 2018

The West Falcons played the Muscatine Muskies on Friday, Jan. 5 at West. The basketball duel started off with little points scored, despite the Falcons passing the ball seemingly with ease. West struggled...

Play Review: “Wicked”

Hanna Seago, Reporter December 31, 2017

“Wicked: The Untold Stories of the Witches of Oz” (commonly referred to as “Wicked”) is a darker retelling of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by Lyman Frank Baum. The play itself is based off...

Net Neutrality, the people behind the vote play a critical role in making this a reality.

Net Neutrality

Michael Davis, Features Editor December 31, 2017

On Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to repeal the net neutrality regulations established during Obama regulations. As reported by the “New York Times”, “consumers will probably...

A couple enjoys last slow dance of the night.

GALA goals

Zack Misner, Reporter December 20, 2017

As we march into the new year we will welcome a new slew of senior candidates who wish to claim the esteemed title of GALA king.The candidates were voted by their peers during a senior meeting, and the...

Science teacher John Arnolds Anatomy and Physiology class takes a trip to St. Ambroses cadaver lab.

Anatomy and Physiology class take trip to cadaver lab

Georgia Witt, Reporter December 18, 2017

On Dec. 12, science teacher John Arnold took 19 students from his Anatomy and Physiology class over to St. Ambrose to visit one of the three cadaver labs they have in their science building. Students were...

The Diamond Dancers performing at the 2017 Winter Aud.

Winter aud cancellation

Hannah Myers, Reporter December 15, 2017

In an attempt to kick off winter sports, on Tuesday, Dec. 14 students gathered in the gym to cheer on all the sports with the winter aud. The band performed the fight song along with the drumline performing...

First time donor and sophomore Hannah Neyens lays patiently while donating.

Davenport West High holds second blood drive of the year

ShaRonjuante Edwards, Sports Editor December 15, 2017

On Thursday, Dec. 14 Davenport West High held its second blood drive of the year in the West YMCA. “Yesterday was a little rough because we had to get ready for the blood drive and organize everything...

The Maddies Closet bus that was parked in the West parking lot on Dec. 14, 2017.

Maddie’s Closet

Jennifer O'Hare, West High School Social Worker, Special Reporter to the Beak 'n' Eye December 14, 2017

Maddie’s Closet made its inaugural visit to West High School on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.  Lots of people were asking, “what’s the red bus in the parking lot for?”   Maddie’s Closet...

The Angel tree located in the main office of West.

The Angel tree

Hannah Myers, Reporter December 14, 2017

Every year there are students at West who do not have enough money to be able to receive gifts during the holidays. For about fifteen years, West has created a way to give the students in need a way to...

Senior Jalen Smith ready to pass the ball from out of bands.

West faces the Knights at Assumption

Haley Newcomb, Assistant Media Editor December 13, 2017

On Tuesday, Dec. 12 boys basketball faced the Assumption Knights at Assumption. The freshman game was 58-38 with Assumption winning. The sophomore game was 66-37 with West winning. The varsity game was...

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