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Humans of West: Mia Nelson

Humans of West: Mia Nelson

Naomi Walker, Reporter

April 20, 2018


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Mia Nelson is a junior at West and has been on the Diamond Dancers Dance Team since she was a sophomore. She has recently been chosen to be the first dance team captain for the 2018-2019 school year. What is your best piece of advice for high school or life? “My biggest thing is that for hig...

Humans of West: Kyle Riepe

Humans of West: Kyle Riepe

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

April 19, 2018


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“Wrestling means a lot to me because it helped me lose weight and made me quicker and also more tough. At times it can be really tough with conditioning and constantly moving, but it’s all worth it if you get your hand raised by the end of the match. My best memory from wrestling would have to be...

Humans of West: Ryan DeGeeter

Humans of West: Ryan DeGeeter

Hannah Andrews, Reporter

April 19, 2018


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“I have a bucket list that I made in college at some point. I want to travel the world, and buy someone else's groceries. As a teacher, I want to be the type of teacher a student remembers  for the rest of their life." “I was the first person to go to college in my family. I was also the first per...

Humans of West: Katie Choate

Humans of West: Katie Choate

April 16, 2018


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“I studied abroad my senior year at St. Ambrose during the winter for a three week span in Cuenca, Ecuador. I stayed with a host family for those three weeks. I fulfilled one of my education requirements classes, which was teaching culturally responsive students. We visited a variety of different ...

Senior Spotlight: Mary Baril

Senior Spotlight: Mary Baril

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

April 13, 2018


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1. How does it feel to be a senior? Being a senior is one of the greatest feelings but also one of the saddest feelings. It’s a great feeling because that means I get to start the next chapter in life, but I’m also sad to be a senior because that means I part different ways with my friends....

Humans of West: Brandon Yoder

Humans of West: Brandon Yoder

Naomi Walker, Reporter

April 13, 2018


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Brandon Yoder is the new boys tennis coach and has taught science for six years at West. Yoder was the freshman football assistant coach for three years, but once he started graduate school he stepped down from the position. He graduated with his masters in Dec. 2017. Yoder says that it has opened...

Humans of West: Collin Cervantes

Humans of West: Collin Cervantes

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

April 12, 2018


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“I [ struggle with] always pushing things to the last minute, so I usually end up turning things in late…  I procrastinate a lot. I usually end up getting a C on something even though I could have gotten an A or a B”, Cervantes said. “[For others who have a problem with procrastination], stay foc...

Senior Spotlight: Katie Melville

Senior Spotlight: Katie Melville

Billie Jo Sherman, Reporter

April 12, 2018


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Q: What was your favorite high school memory? A: “I loved going to football games and being with friends. White out and pink out games were my all time favorite.”   Q: What was your favorite class? A: “My favorite class was AP Studio Art. It was a stress relief for sure.” &...

Humans of West: Doyle Massey

Humans of West: Doyle Massey

Hannah Andrews, Reporter

April 11, 2018


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“There are so many superpowers to choose from. I would say big, but I’m already big. Or, the ability to grow white hair… no, no. I already do that too. I guess I would choose the super ability to read people’s minds so I can know beforehand when the kid who throws the spitball at me,” -comp...

High school band takes big steps towards future music career

High school band takes big steps towards future music career

Naomi Walker, Reporter

April 11, 2018


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Riding Atlas is an alternative rock band that consists of sophomore and drummer Sam Petri, senior and singer and guitarist Nicholas Dicklin, and sophomore and bass guitarist Joseph Dicklin. Riding Atlas started about a year and a half ago when they met at the RME (River Music Experience) rock camp...

Did you know: tunnels under West

Did you know: tunnels under West

Hannah Andrews, Reporter

April 9, 2018


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Did you know there are tunnels running beneath West? These tunnels were created as a fallout shelter during the times of the Cold War in case of a nuclear threat. They would provide protection for the whole west side of Davenport.

Humans of West: Jen Kizer

Humans of West: Jen Kizer

Billie Jo Sherman, Reporter

April 5, 2018


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"Reading opens the door to new worlds. Books give readers endless opportunities to use your imagination and make it yours." -Teacher librarian Jen Kizer

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