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West theater brings drama to the school in their play Hamlet

Hamlet confronting Leah before they fight. To try and settle what's between them before they fence, Hamlet apologizes to Leah, who appreciates it but doesn't accept

Katie Giebelstein, Reporter

December 11, 2019

  West took the stage with Hamlet from Friday December 6th to Sunday December 8th. They used this show to present several forms of comedy, such as dark humor and a more mocking-style of modern references and language, as well as a plot driven story that ties up all ends which were given earli...

Falcon Friends take off

Falcon Friends take off

November 5, 2019

Prior to Wednesday October 30, Mrs. Rommel’s class learned about Newton’s law of motion and the basic structure of CO2 dragsters through instruction given by St. Ambrose professors, Dr. Opar and Dr. Serianz. They were able to create fully functioning dragsters that were later used to compete in a...

Homecoming 2019 dance recap

Many of the students attending the dance got up to dance to the cupid shuffle

Olaoluwa Johnson, reporter

September 30, 2019

West celebrated its Homecoming dance last Saturday. This year's theme was "Old Time Rock and Roll." Student Senate helped to organize the event as well as the other events taking place in the week leading up to it. This year was a first for the event as it was one of the first to have both a king a...

2019 Homecoming court Q&A

Olaoluwa Johnson, reporter

September 24, 2019

Notice: King candidates note featured. Isabella Castel How do you feel about making homecoming court? "Surprised and shocked, but excited!" What first went through your head when you found out you made court? “Wow! Did they really just say my name?” Why do you think you deserve this role of bein...

Surfing through West’s Charity Week

Student Senate takes part in Charity Week by wearing jerseys of their favorite sports teams on Wednesday, May 15. They dressed up every day of the week in an effort to raise awareness for the cause.

Cameron Wilson, reporter

May 22, 2019

  Once a year West has a Charity Week run by Student Senate to provide for those in need. The $3, 415 dollars raised from this year’s event goes to West’s own Falcon’s Nest. The Falcon’s Nest provides essential needs for more than 1,000 people and their families social studie...

Second in the state

Senior and flyer Miranda Schwein in the midst of her stunt, preparing to be caught by juniors Hailey Hansen and Ivori Bly and senior Addison Flynn. This stunt was performed at one of the many late night practices required to perfect their routine for state.

Emma Bernick, Media Editor

November 5, 2018

On Saturday, Nov. 3, West’s cheerleading team headed to the Iowa State Fairgrounds to compete in the Iowa High School State Cheerleading Championships. The team placed second for their coed cheer dance routine, and their stunt groups placed 13th and 14th for the 4A division. This victory comes after a week of intense s...

Freshman volleyball takes a win over Assumption

Middle Kaitlyn Leuenhagen faces off an assumption player.

Dani Reitz, Opinion Editor

September 18, 2018

Brimming with high energy and intensity, the freshman volleyball team took a satisfactory win over rival Assumption in one of last night’s sets. “We had a couple plays that got us down, but we got our energy right back up,” libero Hannah Taylor said. After a week of no practice, the team a...

Homecoming week recap

Students and staff show their school spirit by sporting red and white on 'Crazy Red and White Friday'.

Emma Bernick, Media Editor

September 17, 2018

West celebrated the 2018 homecoming week with various events. The week started with the homecoming presentation aud on Monday, Sept. 10, featuring the homecoming court and their escorts. On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the first annual obstacle course event was hosted by student senate during fourth block. The...

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