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Senior Spotlight: Christian Jacobsen

Senior Spotlight: Christian Jacobsen

Tim O'Leary, Reporter

September 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Spotlight, Showcase

The West High spirit of helping other Falcons fly demonstrates itself in senior Christian Jacobsen. Jacobsen went to Williams Middle School, where he played football and made his way through each class. Though the Williams team was a powerhouse on the field, Jacobsen noticed the team was lacking i...

Theatrical outlook

Theatrical outlook

Zack Misner, Features Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Theater is an activity which has been around since 6th century B.C. when a greek man by the name of Thespis (hence thespian), first took to the stage. Flash forward to the present day where theater is a widely known and enjoyed concept with new and old productions alike being created and put on by the...

Senior Spotlight: Vanessa Banks

Senior Spotlight: Vanessa Banks

Emma Bernick, Media Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Spotlight, Showcase

Not many teenagers can say that they have written, directed, and produced their own short film, but senior Vanessa Banks can. After being encouraged by West iJAG teacher Cynthia Safford, Banks decided to enroll in a 10 week independent film project program through Urban Exposures and the Figge Art Museum. “I mentioned [th...

Humans of West: Jane Kroening

Humans of West: Jane Kroening

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor and Buisiness Manager

September 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West, Showcase

Jane Kroening has taught English at West for 14 years and claims she bleeds red and white. “When I first came here my son and daughter [went to school here]. I was teaching at Walcott. I was very involved in the Booster Club [at West] and saw a position open up. I was spending a lot of my time ...

2018 homecoming court Q&A

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor and Buisiness Manager

September 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles

Naomi Walker Jenna Dougherty How do you feel about making homecoming court? ¨It is really exciting because I’ve wanted to be on homecoming court ever since I was a freshman.¨ What first went through your head when you found out you made court? ¨I was like ‘I have to tell my mom!’ because my mom really wanted me to be...

Fresh faces of administration: Cory Williams

Fresh faces of administration: Cory Williams

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

August 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles, Showcase

Cory Williams receives a new principal for the 2018-2019 school year

Fresh faces of administration: Charlie Driscoll

Fresh faces of administration: Charlie Driscoll

Kelly Snawerdt, Print Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles

Safety in high schools is a concern for students, teachers, and administrators around the country, and new Associate Principal Charlie Driscoll has safety at the top of his priority list. The 57-year-old Davenport native came from Central and worked there for the past six years as an associate p...

Fresh faces of administration

August 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles

Fresh faces of administration: Michael Orfitelli

Fresh faces of administration: Michael Orfitelli

Emma Bernick, Media Editor

August 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles

A sign that the school year is about to begin is the release of West High students’ schedules. Screenshots of schedules are posted, classes are compared, and there is an abundance of chatter about what the new school year will bring. Much of the excitement that schedules bring is thanks to Associate Pr...

Moving On: Lori Duquette

Moving On: Lori Duquette

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter

June 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Moving on, Profiles

Q: How many years have you taught at West and in general? A: I've taught at West five years and taught/been a counselor for 33 years.   Q: What got you into teaching? A: I used to play teacher in third grade at my grandma's house, and ever since then I knew I wanted to be a teacher. ...

Moving on: Jason Smith

Moving on: Jason Smith

Joseph Potts, Reporter

June 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Moving on, Profiles

What do you teach at West? A: This year I just taught food classes.   Q: Do you have any advice for people that want to teach? A: Find a content area that you are passionate about and go for it.   Q: How long have you been teaching at West?  A: One year.   Q...

Moving on: Mike Wells

Moving on: Mike Wells

Naomi Walker, Reporter

May 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Moving on, Profiles

Q: How long have you taught at West? A: I am finishing my eleventh year here at West.   Q: What will you miss most about West? A: I will miss the staff, and a lot of the students. I’ll miss fun times at events and the extra things we do here, like the lip sync battles and all those...

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