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Senior Spotlight

December 17, 2018


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Senior Spotlight: Alexis Schutters

Senior Spotlight: Alexis Schutters

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

December 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Spotlight, Showcase

Instead of dwelling in the past on things that can’t be changed, senior Alexis Schutters prefers to live in the present. Schutters is inspired by her aunt who was has taught her a lot about not dwelling on the past and living in the now. Schutters is a very kind and caring student, who tries her b...

Redefining the role of an educator

Redefining the role of an educator

Zak Keel, Reporter

December 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West, Showcase

Through enduring an existential realization, sustaining a career change, and pursuing seven college degrees, AP Calculus teacher Michelle Pearce has managed to pinpoint exactly how she will imprint the minds of future generations. Stemming from her experiences as a teacher, Pearce has reached the underlyi...

Senior Spotlight: Gunner Avis

Senior Spotlight: Gunner Avis

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter

November 28, 2018


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If you’re out and about at the mall anytime soon, you may come across Hollister sales associate and senior Gunner Avis. Working retail is something Avis has been involved in ever since he was eligible to work. Avis plans to go to Kirkwood for his first year after high school then move on to Io...

Senior Spotlight: Alexa Glandon

Senior Spotlight: Alexa Glandon

Naomi Walker, Social Media and Business Manager

November 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Spotlight, Showcase

Throughout high school, senior Alexa Glandon has made many friendships, learned about herself, and participated in many activities. Glandon has been involved in volleyball all four years, she is the Vice President of HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), a member of the blood drive committe...

Senior Spotlight: Kaitlyn Mays

Senior Spotlight: Kaitlyn Mays

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

November 20, 2018


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Senior Kaitlyn Mays is known for her good sense of humor and ability for making everyone around her laugh and smile. Her primary focus, however, is on school and getting good grades, rather than spending all of her time at sporting events. Mays has learned many things from her high school experience tha...

West receives new addition to behavioral support team

West receives new addition to behavioral support team

Kelly Snawerdt, Print Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West, Showcase

All teachers have a distinct reason for why they chose to have the profession they have today. Whether it be that their mother or father was a teacher, they love shaping the minds of the future, they truly love children, or maybe a combination. The new behavioral support teacher Justin Shiltz’s reaso...

Who is Freddie the Falcon?

Who is Freddie the Falcon?

Tori Dierikx, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Award Winners, Features, Showcase

What would a school be without their mascot? What would the University of Iowa be without Herkey? Or Frosted-Flakes without Tony the Tiger? Perhaps most importantly, what would be Davenport West High School be without Freddie the Falcon? Davenport West is home of the Falcons, or more specifically Fred...

Volunteer extraordinaire

Volunteer extraordinaire

Naomi Walker, Social Media and Business Manager

November 9, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West, Showcase

Taking time out of her day to volunteer and further her own personal growth, junior Emily Brooks is known for her kindness and many involvements at West. Brooks participates in Student Senate, is Junior Class President, and a member of the junior varsity and competition cheer team. “I am p...

Clean water courtesy of West

Clean water courtesy of West

Tori Dierikx, Reporter

November 5, 2018


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8,133 miles away, there is a village in Kenya that lacks what many of us take for granted ‒ clean water. This daunting and very real issue was brought to the Davenport West Invent team by Joshua Ngao, a resident of Muamba who believed the seemingly impossible task could be tackled by Davenport West st...

Humans of West: Doyle Massey

Humans of West: Doyle Massey

Tyler Newman, Reporter

November 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West, Showcase

Teacher Doyle Massey has a passion for tinkering with computers and enjoys sharing his technological knowledge with students through computer science courses at West. Massey grew up in Sioux City, IA in a middle class home on the west side of the city. As a child, he occupied time by tearing apart e...

Fake it ’til you make it

Fake it ’til you make it

Zack Misner, Features Editor

November 2, 2018


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Throughout the ages, people have needed humour to give them a break from reality. This humor used to be found in a jester who either makes the royal laugh, or ‘off with their head!’, but now West’s Comedysportz team is here to provide it. Most people aren’t exactly aware of what Comedysportz is, but ...

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