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Diamond Dancers dance their way to earn three division one ratings

Diamond Dancers dance their way to earn three division one ratings

Hannah Myers, Reporter

December 9, 2017


Filed under Dance, News, Sports

On Friday, Dec. 1 the Diamond Dancers competed in the ISDTA (Iowa State Drill Team Association) competition. Their routines consisted of three different types of dances: kick, pom and contemporary. Dancers are judged differently in each category. For kick, judges look for straight legs and pointed...

Free money for college

Free money for college

TJ Rhodes, Sports Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under News

Scholarships are essential for any high schooler who plans on going to college or a university. A scholarship pays a portion of college fees based on a certain ability or award that a person has won. “College is super expensive these days, so scholarships help make college affordable,” counselor...

Boys basketball scrimmage recap

Boys basketball scrimmage recap

Brooke Netcott, Reporter

November 27, 2017


Filed under Basketball, News, Sports

On Saturday, Nov. 25 the boys basketball team had a scrimmage against DeWitt. The sophomores scrimmage was 54-47 with a DeWitt win.  And the varsity scrimmage was 60-47 with a West win.

Fearlessly Girl non-profit emboldens female Falcons

Fearlessly Girl non-profit emboldens female Falcons

Dani Reitz, Reporter

November 18, 2017


Filed under News

On Nov. 17, the non-profit foundation Fearlessly Girl held their largest anti-bullying assembly in Centennial Hall at Augustana College. The assembly was live-streamed to over 7,000 people across 22 states. In the hall, excitement rippled through the air. Women and girls from all over the Quad-Cities...

West hosts annual winter sports kickoff

West hosts annual winter sports kickoff

Haley Newcomb, Reporter

November 18, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

The winter sports kickoff was held in the auditorium on Nov. 16. Athletic director Kevin Petersen recognized fall sport athletes for academic awards and introduced this year's winter sports teams. The Diamond Dancers performed and announced they are headed to state Nov. 30. Volleyball all-conference...

Beak ‘n’ Eye Meet the Press recap

Beak ‘n’ Eye Meet the Press recap

Naomi Walker, Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under News

During the Meet the Press event, the Beak ‘n’ Eye newspaper staff promote their love of news and journalism with the student body and teaching staff. Meet the Press was held in the library Thursday, Nov. 16 during third block. Meet the Press is an event where the student body is informed about jour...

72 inducted into National Honor Society

72 inducted into National Honor Society

November 17, 2017


Filed under News

The National Honors Society (NHS) initiated 72 new members on Nov. 14. The initiates joined 56 current members in receiving awards for academic achievements. To qualify for NHS, students must demonstrate scholarship, good service, leadership and character. “A student that’s in National Honors...

Announcement: Meet the Press, Thursday Nov. 16

Announcement: Meet the Press, Thursday Nov. 16

November 12, 2017


Filed under Announcements, News

The newspaper staff would like to invite you to our Meet the Press event Thursday, Nov. 16 during third block.  This will be your chance to get to know your student journalists and what they do to stay on top of the news that is important to West High. Learn what rights student journalists...

Student Hunger Drive finishes strong

Student Hunger Drive finishes strong

Emma Bernick, Media Editor

November 12, 2017


Filed under News

The West High Hunger Drive went out with a bang after the Falcons discovered that they won second place for Division A in the Quad Cities Student Hunger Drive competition. Student senate plays a large role in ensuring that the hunger drive runs smoothly. “[Student senate] participates in Student ...

West’s theatre program takes on Iowa Thespian Festival

West’s theatre program takes on Iowa Thespian Festival

Zach Misner, Reporter

November 12, 2017


Filed under News

The Iowa Thespian Festival is an annual event sponsored by the Iowa Educational Theatre Association filled with performances, auditions, workshops and nearly 1,000 theatre students from across the state of Iowa.This year it fell on Nov. 10-11. The event took place at the University of Northern Iowa and...

The lowdown on Falcon Flex

The lowdown on Falcon Flex

Brooke Netcott, Reporter

November 8, 2017


Filed under News

Falcon Flex has been something that the students and staff may have heard about, but nothing has been official. This all changes, Nov. 9 when Falcon Flex officially starts. Falcon Flex is a class that is in between first and second block Monday through Friday with the exception of early out Wednesdays...

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