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Retiree: Barbara Lipnick

Retiree: Barbara Lipnick

Naomi Walker, Reporter

May 23, 2018


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Q: How long have you taught at West and all together? A: I have taught 35 years in the Davenport Schools, and I have taught at West for 28 years.   Q: Where did you go to college? A: University of Iowa, but I went to school in Mexico City and France as an undergrad. I also went to Spain...

Retiree: Steve Saladino

Retiree: Steve Saladino

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

May 23, 2018


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Q:How long have you taught at West? A:38 years   Q: What colleges did you attend? A: I went to North Dakota State. I got by Bachelor of Science, and then I went to Western Illinois and I got my master's degree.   Q: What advice do you have to give to other teachers at West?...

Humans of West: Mason Boland-Lopez

Humans of West: Mason Boland-Lopez

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

May 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West, Profiles

“My favorite sport to watch is football because there is a lot of action, and I have been a Bears fan all of my life. I like to watch the Bears specifically, otherwise I like watching people hit each other. It is a pretty good contact sport, and it’s fun to watch. My favorite sport to play is ba...

Senior Spotlight: Breelyn McMahon

Senior Spotlight: Breelyn McMahon

Naomi Walker, Reporter

May 17, 2018


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Senior Breelyn McMahon received the Prewitt Scholarship for a full ride (all tuition and room and board paid for) to attend Iowa State starting in the fall of 2018 to spring of 2022. “I am in the intro to education class and they gave us a list of scholarships, and I started to apply and one of...

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


Filed under Features, Senior Spotlight

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? "...

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