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“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....

Junior Emmaly Maylum runs the ball and the team cheers her on for the touchdown.

Freaky Friday

Lucy Bernick, Reporter November 1, 2023

On October 27th, 2023 the Davenport West senior girls played the junior girls in a game of flag football. This event called “Powderpuff” was created to raise money for student senate’s hunger drive....

“I was more shocked when I found out that I made the team, I genuinely thought I didnt make it,” Hicks said.

A True All-Star

Makenna Burt, Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2023

For the past 4 years, nobody has been able to do what senior Torrance Hicks accomplished. She made the All-State Cheer team, a very selective team of the best cheerleaders across Iowa. A team of 20-45...

Sign for the Baldry Band hung in the history hall with the new name change. “The gong is pretty fun this year and the bagpipes, youve got two different ones [instruments] this year thats new” Baldry said.

Baldry Big Brass (And Bagpipes) Band

Raegan Ware, Reporter October 23, 2023

Every year, West High School takes part in the Student Hunger Drive, prompting students to bring in cans and lead fundraising activities. The Student Hunger Drive was started by River Bend Food Bank. As...

Mentors presenting their first lesson to the students. They often use rewards like candy to get kids more involved with the activities.

Creating Safety and Success at West

Lucy Bernick, Reporter October 18, 2023

New school year means clubs are starting up again and recruiting new people. “Mentors in Violence Prevention” is one of those clubs, and their goal is to create a safer place for the students of West....

Lights camera action the West theater club in action.

West High Drama

Gracie Sade, Reporter September 25, 2023

It's drama and theater season, so check those lights… It's show time. The drama and theater club has lost a lot of their thespians from the seniors moving on to greener pastures.  “It's very strange...

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