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Dave Barnham is a sub security guard at Davenport West High School. He has been a great addition to the security staff of West.

Subbing for Security

Lucy Bernick, Reporter January 27, 2023

Keeping a school of over 1,000 kids in check and where they need to be is a big task, especially if that school is new to you.  Guest security guard Dave Barnham is up for the challenge. He is a security...

Head secretary Lisa Rostenbach smiling at her desk. She was soaking in the last moments in the office.

New Beginnings

Isabella Martens, Editor In-Cheif January 20, 2023

Answering phone calls, responding to emails, and writing students passes are only a few things Lisa Rostenbach does throughout her day. Rostenbach is the head secretary for West and has a jam packed schedule....

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...

“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...

One of Bella Davis’ ‘23 latest digital art pieces. This piece won Best of Show in the Festival of Trees showcase.

A Life Passion

Maddox Hauschild, Reporter February 16, 2022

Creating art is a peaceful pastime that many West students partake in. Sculpting, painting, photoshop, photography; anything to satisfy their creative minds.  Bella Davis is a junior at West and has...

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,...

Nothing is going to stop her. Irakoze is working hard in her class. Her favorite class she’s taken so far is Art class. “[My sister made me get into drawing] because I was drawing in my room and she was  like ‘I like your drawings, you should actually start drawing’,” Irakoze said.

New faces and new places

Luke Loving, Reporter April 23, 2021

Moving to a completely new area is often difficult because you basically have to start over from scratch. You don’t know anyone and no one knows you. Now imagine moving to a new place AND trying to learn...

This smile isn’t fake as Eckert has a constant look of happiness wherever she goes. Her joy is contagious to everyone around her!

An eagerness for academics

Sarah Bernick, Editor in Chief April 20, 2021

The road to success can start at a young age, especially for junior Sarah Eckert. As only a junior, Eckert is completing an inspiring level of academics that some can only dream of. Currently dual enrolled...

Lee Jensen’s announcement photo for the Kansas City showcase at the end of March. Jensen believed that the showcase would help boost his football career and get his name into the minds of college coaches. “It will help show some college coaches the talent that I have and show them how much better I’ve gotten,” Jensen said.

Locking in is Key

Alec Shipley, Reporter March 22, 2021

Imagine one day there is a notification on your cell phone saying you have been invited to something that most high school athletes have been working towards for their entire life. The opportunity requires...

Peyton Flynn smiling during second block. She is a great role model for those around her and she is in lots of clubs/sports at West. “I really like high school and just West in general. I feel like theres a lot of positivity rolling around through like school activities and sports. I just feel like its a really good place to get involved,” junior Peyton Flynn said.

On the go

Isabella Martens, Reporter February 23, 2021

Chorale, show choir, jazz band, concert band, drum line, dance team, cheer team, and golf. Just to name a few of the many things Peyton Flynn takes part in during her time as a West High Falcon. She is...

McCrery (Left) and Parcel (Right) converse on the field during a River Bandits game. McCrery learned substantial amounts of insight while being a bat boy and was even taught some Spanish by some of the players. “Jake loved his time as a bat boy and gained knowledge and experiences about baseball,” R. McCrery said.

Big league dreams

Alec Shipley, Reporter February 19, 2021

Most kids dream to do incredible things in their life. For instance, playing professional baseball is a dream common in a lot of kids. All of the hard work and dedication, for a chance that it may pay...

Arnold wasn’t always sure about what he wanted to be growing up. He wanted to be a teacher, but did not originally plan on becoming a science teacher. “Early on I thought I wanted to [be a teacher]. I wanted to be a history teacher actually when I was in my early twenties, but I just was a little misguided,” Arnold said.

More than a teacher

Luke Loving, Reporter February 18, 2021

Until time machines are created, the future is unknown. The steps we take now can help determine the future, but we never know what will happen for certain. When Mr. Arnold grows older however, he wants...

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