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Keeney stands in the box awaiting a pitch.

Involvement is key

Alec Shipley, Web Editor January 12, 2022

Involvement in high school is something that is drilled into the heads of students before and during their high school careers. Being involved allows you to stay busy while meeting new people. However,...

Junior Kenzie Schertz studied her final reviews to get ready for finals. She has four finals this term and shes aiming for all As.

Stressed for the test

Isabella Martens, Reporter January 12, 2022

Pulling all nighters to finish late assignments, staying after school to retake tests, filling up notebooks full of notes; everyone feels the stress during finals week. Finals are student’s last chance...

Music was playing over the speakers so that attendees could dance. Of course, there were other activities available, such as cornhole.

Kicking back

Morgan Ware, Reporter January 12, 2022

Aah, the last week before winter break. Classes are slowing down, students are getting rowdy, and some teachers hold some mini celebrations for the holidays. Many students have classes where, on the last...

A policeman, played by David Beitzel ‘23, reprimands Mercury Theater director Orson Welles, played by Nate Gaghagen ‘22, and tells him to stop broadcasting the story since people are getting hurt. Gaghagen’s character refuses, saying that it isn’t Mercury Theater’s fault if the listeners aren’t able to tell the difference between truth and fiction.

Until the curtains close

Morgan Ware, Reporter December 13, 2021

Bravo! Bravo! Cast and crew from the West High Drama Club recently showed "War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast", as their 2021 play.  This play is based on a true story. In 1938, CBS radio broadcasted...

JB Young, located at 1702 N Main St Davenport, Iowa, is where school board meetings take place. The Davenport Community School Board has seven board members that are elected every four years.

Issues for the students

Megan Dunn, Print Editor November 1, 2021

In one day, residents of 33 districts spanning Davenport, Walcott, Blue Grass, and Buffalo will choose from four candidates to elect three new school board members to the Davenport Community Schools.  Two...

Johnson keeps herself busy with a good work ethic. “She’s dedicated to everything she does,” Oates says.

Can’t sit still

Katie Giebelstein and Morgan Ware September 24, 2021

People always say to get involved in high school. Who can agree to that more than senior Gabriella Johnson? During her time in high school, Johnson’s been involved in a handful of activities, including...

Sophomore Sean Brown is working hard on his T.A.G. project, coding and making a video game.

T.A.G. You’re In!

Isabella Davis and Megan Dunn September 23, 2021

Situated between the family consumer science hallway and the art hallway is a classroom that few people get to see, but holds amazing talent: room 118. Room 118 is home to the new Talented and Gifted...

One thing I struggled with in the first couple weeks of high school was talking to new people. Talking to new people helped me make amazing friendships, freshman Addison Aleksiejczyk said.

Starting off Strong

Isabella Martens, Reporter September 17, 2021

Busy hallways, long classes, piles of homework; we all know how overwhelming freshman year of high school can be. The class of 2025 went into the school year a little unsure and behind after spending a...

New athletic director Michelle Lillis stands proudly by her hall of fame plaque. She was recognized as the first female athletic director at her previous school, Rock Island High School.

Awesome Arrival in the Athletic Office

Makenna Burt, Reporter September 16, 2021

Math teacher for 27 years, head girls track coach for 19 years, going on year 5 of being an Athletic Director. There is a lot to say about Michelle Lillis who is Davenport West new Athletic Director.  Born...

“After fourth block I either go to my job or take that time to lift.  I like being able to leave early because it gives me the extra free time that other grades don’t get,” senior Alec Shipley said.

A well earned senior schedule

Sarah Bernick, Editor in Chief September 15, 2021

It’s been a long day, third block is coming to a close, one last block to go...but wait, why are people leaving?! Senior year, a time where some students look forward to the shorter days and less classes....

 “My favorite part of Ecology Club is getting to see the growth of all our plants, veggies, etc. each week. It’s quite amazing to see growth from something you took part in with your own two hands,” Williams said.

Going Green

Sarah Bernick June 8, 2021

Looking for a way to end the school year feeling good? The Ecology Club is the perfect fit! As of the 2021 spring semester the ecology club has taken a jump in making the school a better place through...

 Two students engage in a fight while a third student records. For some students, pulling out their phone to record would be their first instinct if a fight went down. However a majority of students would do the good and try to avoid it. A survey of West students found that 50 percent of students would evade a fight if it were to break out near them.

School fights: Alarming or not?

Alec Shipley, Reporter April 26, 2021

Fights and other forms of violence are an unfortunate reality in high schools. Students attempt to settle their problems, usually hurting others and even themselves. You hear about them for a couple days...

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