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“I’m so grateful for the amazing friendships Ive made not only with my peers but with the staff as well,” Martens said.

Busy Izzy

Addison Aleksiejczyk, Reporter December 6, 2022

Have you ever met someone who's been Freddy the Falcon? Well senior Isabella Martens was our school mascot for our Homecoming football game this year. School spirit isn’t the only thing Martens is passionate...

Kel Andrews smiles with his brother after not seeing each other for 8 months. Everyone in the office watched with excitement while they were reunited.

Coming Home

Isabella Martens, Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2022

Creative, talented, and smart are just a few words people have used to describe Daniel Andrews. Andrews is a junior at West and has made a positive impact on so many students and staff here. Andrew’s...

West Lake Park is one of the most well-known family fun destinations in Davenport. Activities range from swimming, grilling, and even paddle boat rentals!

Red’s Green Thumb

Aiden Kroeger, Reporter October 20, 2022

John Arnold, beloved West High biology teacher, nature lover, leader of West’s Ecology Club, and the proud owner of a pair of pet snakes, along with a small group of his Ecology Club pupils were invited...

“I run because it refreshes my mind. said Kylie Daily.

Determination is Key

Makenna Burt, Reporter October 20, 2022

3.1 miles, 5k, 19 minutes 11 seconds. That's the West High School cross country girls record. Most people wouldn't even want to run a 5k, let alone do it that fast. Junior Kylie Daily chooses to do that...

Karlee Krenz ‘23 informs students about the Hunger Drive and why it’s important to donate. Students were interested in the Hunger Drive events they could participate in.

Donation for the Nation

Addison Aleksiejczyk, Reporter October 20, 2022

Every year West High School partners up with the River Bend Food Bank to help promote the Student Hunger Drive. The Student Hunger Drive supports students in need for food. The Hunger Drive is a friendly...

Halee Clare ‘23, Dylan Waters ’23, Maverick Cale ’23, and Mckenzie Schertz’23,cheer on the Falcons. The student section was less populated than past Homecoming games.

Where is Everyone?

Addison Aleksiejczyk, Reporter October 5, 2022

Loud, spirited, and  supportive are what student sections are supposed to be. Student Sections are a key aspect of high school experiences. Whether it’s for volleyball, football, basketball …The West...

 “I mean, they look good on and like, gotta look good to play good. So I feel like its a new turn around its going good and we’re scoring 5-0 right now,” Junior Kaleb English said.

Back but in Black

Makenna Burt, Reporter September 30, 2022

Many things are different about this year's football team. Not only are they having a winning season for the first time in twenty three years but they also have new uniforms. Not new red and white ones...

The dance floor of West’s homecoming. The students were enjoying themselves by dancing, singing, and filming.

Same Dance, Different Schools

Maddox Hauschild, Co-Editor September 28, 2022

Loud music, crowds dancing, and students dressed up nicely. The one night throughout the entire school year where all students can party with their fellow classmates. There are even students from other...

Ramp spends much of her time walking dogs at the Humane Society. This husky, Jay, was a surrender. He got adopted in early 2022.

A Good Cause

Morgan Ware, Print Editor September 27, 2022

For many, volunteer hours are a slog. Another load dumped onto one’s already incredibly busy schedule. Just something that they need to get into college, or to be in the National Honor Society. Something...

Without the internet, the cafeteria could no longer use the computers to keep track of how many people were buying lunch. This is the chart they used as an alternative.

West’s Wacky Wifi

Isabella Davis and Gracie Sade September 26, 2022

Since September 15th, 2022, students and staff across the district have been experiencing the effects of internet issues. As a result, the staff has changed their passwords twice, which has led to rumors...

The band plays throughout the pep rally. They came prepared and ready to pump up the student body for Homecoming week.

Getting Hype for Homecoming

Isabella Martens, Editor-in-Chief September 26, 2022

September 26, 2019. That was the last time a pep rally was held in the gymnasium. Luckily, the return of the pep rally came just in time for Homecoming. The teams performing or speaking had around a week...

Students show their tickets to get let into the dance. Student Senate had to come early to set up and stay late to clean up after.

Hustle to Homecoming

Isabella Martens, Editor-in-Chief September 20, 2022

Crowns, streamers, and tickets, that's all Student Senate has been able to think about since July. They were on a tight schedule with Homecoming being in the third week of school. Student Senate is a class...

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