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Humans of West: Nicholas Nahnybida

Humans of West: Nicholas Nahnybida

Naomi Walker, Reporter

May 15, 2018


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What is your best piece of advice in general? “Give your best so you never look back on it and think there was more you could have done. In the past in some sports I’ve played there has been times when I didn’t give my best. Looking back on it now, it was something I could improve upon," Nah...

Humans of West: Kris Castelluccio

Humans of West: Kris Castelluccio

Naomi Walker, Reporter

May 8, 2018


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"I love languages and I love learning new languages still. I want to start German in the summer. I also love traveling, but I can't travel right now, so I hope to get back to it soon. I just love going to new places because of different cultures, learning new things, and seeing new places. I just love...

Humans of West: Ricky Vance

Humans of West: Ricky Vance

Naomi Walker, Reporter

May 4, 2018


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How would you spend your last day on Earth if the world was ending? “First, I would get in a Ferrari. I am going to race all around, then I will hit a fat ramp and do a spiral, land, flip, probably crash, and hurt myself. But, then I will get up, take somebody out of their car and get in it and do ...

Humans of West: Alex Solbrig

Humans of West: Alex Solbrig

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter

May 3, 2018


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“One of my favorite memories was at my church camp in Ames when my friends and I left our cabins during the night and played games outside until 5 a.m." -sophomore Alex Solbrig   

Falcons play chess

Falcons play chess

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

May 2, 2018


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Two years ago, security guard Timothy Freemole found out the Exceptional Education department students were playing chess with the Falcon Friends Club. The teachers did not know how to play, so Freemole took the chessboard and moved it into the library, and this is how the ongoing chess game bega...

Humans of West: Roxy Diaz

Humans of West: Roxy Diaz

Martin Morales, Reporter

May 1, 2018


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Q: What are you proudest of? "Getting better at basketball. In middle school, when I first started, I wasn’t that good. Now I’m better." -junior Roxy Diaz

Senior Spotlight: Rachel McCullough

Senior Spotlight: Rachel McCullough

Naomi Walker, Reporter

May 1, 2018


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What are your plans after high school? “I am attending Kirkwood Community College to get my associates degree in nursing, and then later on I will get my bachelors degree in nursing as well.” What was your favorite year of high school and why? “I would say my freshman year because it was my favorite...

Senior Spotlight: Shayla Cooper

Senior Spotlight: Shayla Cooper

Billie Jo Sherman, Reporter

April 26, 2018


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Q: What is your favorite West High memory? "A bunch of my favorite memories were at the football games- being there with all of my friends, cheering the team on together. It didn't matter if we won or lost, we were a family and supported them." Q: What class did you enjoy the most at West? "...

Humans of West: Cassidy Kengott

Humans of West: Cassidy Kengott

Naomi Walker, Reporter

April 25, 2018


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What is a quote or saying you live by? “Nobody is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. Those mistakes will teach you life lessons that will benefit you in the end.”   What motivates you? “My future motivates me because there are endless possibilities, and I could be anything that I...

Senior Spotlight: Courtney Schaeffer

Senior Spotlight: Courtney Schaeffer

Michael Davis, Features Editor

April 24, 2018


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Q: Who was your favorite teacher? "I’ve had so many teachers that have inspired me that it’s really challenging to choose just one, but I’d probably say that my favorite teacher is Mr. Yoder because I’ve had him for multiple classes. I was his teacher’s assistant in Principles of Biomedical ...

Humans of West: Nic Anderson

Humans of West: Nic Anderson

Joseph Potts, Reporter

April 23, 2018


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What do you like the most about working with students? “When kids get creative. That’s my favorite thing. I love it when they are able to figure things out without me telling them what to do.” -theatre, speech and stagecraft teacher Nic Anderson...

Humans of West: Stephanie Hansen

Humans of West: Stephanie Hansen

Martin Morales, Reporter

April 23, 2018


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Stephanie Hansen is a favorite among her students. Her secret?   “Just care about people. I have this freakish empathy... I put myself in people’s shoes and how I would feel if I was in their shoes... so I think if I didn’t think that way, I don’t think I’d be the teacher that I am, a supe...

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