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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...

As flights were cancelling, Westerhof noticed a large drop in the amount of people traveling through the airports. “The airports were pretty busy when we were on our way there, but on the way home people were more scarce and everything was closed, sophomore Claire Westerhof said.

An unusually alert spring break

Sarah Bernick, Managing Editor March 30, 2020

“Ahhhh-Chew!” A sneeze that would usually be recovered by a smile and a “bless you” has now turned into an uncertain look and the social distancing of another person.  COVID-19 is the most...

Sophomore Cristian Agulaira is stressed about an upcoming test.

Off Days at West

Karley Eacker, Reporter February 27, 2020

 Teachers and students have their off days at school and sometimes it’s hard to deal with. All students and teachers have different ways to deal with their emotions. ''When students don’t get on...

In 2019, the  Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center collected well over 1000 donations from only six schools. This does not include donations from places such as churches or donations given at one the local buildings. 

Saving lives with blood

Tim O'Leary, Media Editor February 24, 2020

On Thursday Feb. 27, the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center held a blood drive at West. During student’s second block, they could come down and donate blood. These blood drives are held once a...

Medieval Club is not just an extracurricular, it is also a family, says adviser and talented and gifted teacher Jay Swords.

Secret clubs of West

Madison Barton, Reporter February 18, 2020

With 34 clubs at West, there is a chance students may not know all of them. Not everyone may not be aware of the more “unknown” clubs. Every student is encouraged to join a club, sport or some kind...

Cultural Diversity Club students junior Farnaiza Gulam and sophomore Tray Anna Thomas, visited the library during Falcon Flex, along with the rest of the club to see the new Civil Rights augmented reality exhibits.

Civil Rights augmented reality exhibits at West

Kaylee Milem, Reporter February 13, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 7, West received new exhibits in the library. These exhibits use a type of technology called augmented reality (AR), which takes advantage of current hardware, such as a smartphone, to...

Good grades were required to play in the West versus Pleasant Valley boy basketball game on Feb 4. In fact, good grades are required to get play time. A student athletes favorite part of the game is the opportunity to play. “Dont focus on things that you cant control and always do your homework before you do anything else to be able to play,” senior and student athlete Kyle Burton said.

Student first, athlete second

Diana Garcia, Reporter February 7, 2020

Throughout the years West High School has been a competitive school with sports. In every sport, all  teammates and their coaches support one another, become close, and encourage academic success.  As...

West social worker Jenn OHare talks to student mentors about their next visit to the freshman advisories to discuss violence at all levels for the Mentors in Violence Prevention program.

What is MVP?

Olaoluwa Johnson, Reporter February 6, 2020

The Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program was created in 1993 by Dr. Jackson Katz and his colleagues reports MVP Strategies. MVP was established in order to bring awareness to and prevent gender...

Science teacher Joan Jutting discussing in her fourth block Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class. West is the only school that offers CNA as a dual-enrollment class within the Davenport School Community District.

Dual-Enrollment for Falcons

Farnaiza Gulam, Reporter February 3, 2020

Davenport West High School has partnered with Scott Community College for a dual-enrollment program. Through this partnership, Falcons will have the opportunity to enroll in dual-credit classes that will...

Sophomore Maureen Campbell keeps her things on the gym locker after second block PE class

Falcons need to lock up

Farnaiza Gulam, Reporter February 3, 2020

West provides locker rooms for students to keep their gear and equipment for Physical Education class, but some students use their gym locker as a personal locker. Inside the gym locker room, some students...

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