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WHS Today

The band plays throughout the pep rally. They came prepared and ready to pump up the student body for Homecoming week.

Getting Hype for Homecoming

Isabella Martens, Editor-in-Chief September 26, 2022

September 26, 2019. That was the last time a pep rally was held in the gymnasium. Luckily, the return of the pep rally came just in time for Homecoming. The teams performing or speaking had around a week...

Students show their tickets to get let into the dance. Student Senate had to come early to set up and stay late to clean up after.

Hustle to Homecoming

Isabella Martens, Editor-in-Chief September 20, 2022

Crowns, streamers, and tickets, that's all Student Senate has been able to think about since July. They were on a tight schedule with Homecoming being in the third week of school. Student Senate is a class...

Ashley Dailey smiles from her new desk. Dailey was hired to be the new GEAR UP instructor.

New Birds in the Nest

Ashley Dailey How many degrees do you have, and what are they? “I have a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, Education, and Psychology .”   What do you do at West? “I provide career...

At this assembly, students were taught about new information and guidelines pertaining to school lunches, security, and counselors. Every student had to sit together with their fourth block class and teacher.

Down to the Aud

Morgan Ware, Print Editor September 6, 2022

It’s hot and slow moving as an entire half of West’s student body treks down to the auditorium. Small steps and loud voices saunter into their seats, and the presentation begins. In-person assemblies...

Pamphlet from the award ceremony. Students were recognized for academic achievement as well as scholarships from the Davenport Community Schools Foundation and Scott Community College.

Superb Seniors

Megan Dunn, Print Editor May 27, 2022

On Monday May 16, Over 200 awards were given out to West High School Seniors, who were recognized for their hard work at the end of the year Honors Ceremony.  Seniors were recognized for academic awards...

The statue of President Lincoln that the West High Band is going to perform in honour of. The Lincoln Memorial was built 100 years ago and opened 30 May, 1922.

A Capital Trip

Maddox Hauschild, Reporter April 29, 2022

Band has had many opportunities to travel for performances, but to be asked to perform in the nation’s capital? Well, that’s a pretty big honor. 100 years ago, the Lincoln Memorial was built in...

¨I like ecology club because it brings together people who are interested in plants and gardening and gives us a place to all participate together,¨ sophomore Lanora Sprague said.

Going Green

Isabella Martens, Reporter April 28, 2022

Living Lands and Waters partnered with West´s Ecology Club on the 24th and 25th of May to do tree bagging. LLW´s mission is to create an opportunity for citizens to take an active role in helping to...

Junior Izzy Martens is still wearing a mask in class. “Its competition season for dance, so I don’t want to have to worry about quarantining.”

A Change in Policy

Megan Dunn, Print Editor February 15, 2022

Change, Change, Change. While many were optimistic that the 2021-22 school year would come with more certainty, it has presented itself with many changes regarding masks.  On Jan. 25, 2022, the Davenport...

Ava Henson sleeping in the lunchroom.

Caught Ya!

Sidney Shaffer and Isabella Davis February 3, 2022

Hands and eyes glued to phones- students just cannot get away from the screen. In a recent meeting with the West High School Staff, the topic of cell phones was once again brought up. As a result, the...

Kanye West wearing one of his signature outfits during the release of Donda. In the past, West has been known for his unique style, and this outfit is just another example.

The Debates of Donda

Owen Logsdon and Alec Shipley September 14, 2021

There is no secret that hip hop star Kanye West is one of the most polarizing figures in pop culture today. His questionable presidential campaign last year, and his shocking interruption of Taylor Swift’s...

Student senator Savannah Haskins 23 points to one of the custom signs placed around the halls of West.  Student Senate plans to promote Troll on a Stroll as long as students and staff are having a good time with it.

Trolls on strolls

Isabella Martens, Writer January 20, 2021

Every corner I turn in the hallway I see one.  The colorful, fuzzy hair.  Their big brown eyes looking down from on top of a locker or in a window.  The students of West are on a hunt for these toy...

 “It’s really upsetting that I had my last day stepping foot in West High School as a student and I didn’t even know it,” senior Alex Solbrig said. 

Unable to celebrate on the graduation stage, Solbrig celebrates her high school accomplishments at home and is ready for whatever her future brings.

Gone too soon

Sarah Bernick, Managing Editor May 11, 2020

Many high school students dream of walking across the stage on the day of their senior graduation, celebrating the past four years they have had with their classmates. Parents and guardians are planning...

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