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ISASP starts to roll in as staff and students roll out for the school year.

End Of The Year Testing

Addison Aleksiejczyk, Co-Editor April 16, 2024

As the end of the year slowly approaches, students across the state begin the annual Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress more so known as ISASP. The ISASP is required to be administered to all...

Juniors take on Steps to Success, and the weeks leading up to it.

March = Major Exams

Peyton Aleksiejczyk, Reporter April 12, 2024

Everyone dreads the thought of a test, but for this year’s juniors they had to embrace the idea of a big important test. The class of 2025 recently took variations of  tests. These tests are not to...

Social Studies teacher Coyne-Logan teaches AP Human Geography the world map. This is a course only able for incoming freshmen and the only AP class a freshman can take.

A New Change All Around

Addison Aleksiejczyk January 26, 2024

Finals over, no assignments, no homework, no studying; all to do it again. With the first semester coming to an end, a new one is just beginning. Each semester staff and students schedules reset, making...

“I was super excited to actually get to see her in person face to face and actually talk to her instead of just watching from the stands or on tv,” Westerhof said.

A Change Maker

Stoyota Nguyen, Reporter January 9, 2024

Women’s basketball has recently caught a lot of attention and it is thanks to Iowa Hawkeye senior guard Caitlin Clark. If you aren't aware of who Clark is, she is a basketball player at the University...

Caption Counselor Trisha Jones looks over a students schedule plan.

Planning Ahead

Raegan Ware, Reporter January 5, 2024

Every year the freshmen, sophomores, and juniors of west high are offered to plan their schedule for the next school year. Even though returning students will  be getting their actual schedule for the...

“I was hands on with everything during the project, such as welding and helping put up the base,” Carter said.

From Classroom to Real World

Makenna Burt, Editor In-Cheif November 29, 2023

While most classes leave you sitting at desks all day, Welding is a different story.. The Vocational Welding Program just recently finished a project atVeterans Memorial Park, where they built a steel...

“We did like over half a year of practice, and it paid off,” senior Karma Caldwell said.

Bringing Home the Trophy

Kaylee Coffman, Reporter November 16, 2023

I'm sure we’ve all heard the saying “practice makes perfect'' at least once? Well for the Davenport West Coed Competition Cheerleaders, practice did make perfect! On November 4th the Iowa Cheerleading...

Samyr Andilog helps out at a golfing event for Falcon Friends.

Superb Student

Lucy Bernick, Reporter November 14, 2023

Being an overachiever inside and outside of school is a difficult thing to do but Samyr Andilog manages to do it all. Samyr is a junior at Davenport West High School and participates in many clubs, activities,...

 “On our team, a win for one is a win for all, coach Stahle said.

Addison represents Davenport West at Miss Iowa

Stoyota Nguyen, Reporter November 13, 2023

Recently a new opportunity has formed for the Iowa Dance Community. Talented dancers from all over the community now have the opportunity to compete for a spot to represent Iowa’s most prestigious dancers....

“I owe my confidence to the many fans who brought the energy principal Mr. Orfitelli said.

Math Defends Lip Sync Title

Stoyota Nguyen, Reporter November 6, 2023

After weeks of anticipation and numerous setbacks, the day the students and faculty had all been waiting for… LIP SYNC BATTLE. The Math Westie Besties, Security Department and the Silly Singers all went...

Alyssa Diaz ‘27 gets into the Halloween spirit by dressing up as a killer fashionista. On October 26th Art Club hosted a homemade costume contest in room 121 in celebration of Halloween. “A lot of the stuff was mainly just found and I kinda just put stuff together. The mask on the other hand was made basically with white and black paint,” said Alyssa Diaz ‘27.

That’s the Halloween Spirit

Kaylee Coffman, Reporter November 6, 2023

It’s finally Halloween season, and the Art Club is making sure not to miss out on any fun Halloween activities. Art Club has been an afterschool program for around three to four years. It’s primarily...

Gabby Fix relaxes with other students after giving blood.

Falcons Give Blood

Raegan Ware, Reporter November 6, 2023

For years, West High School has run student blood drives in partnership with Impact Life. Giving students the opportunity to do good and donate blood. However, this year the blood drive was a little different....

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