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Fall sports kickoff generates optimism for Falcon Nation

Dani Reitz, Voice Editor

August 14, 2018


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Conversation buzzed in the dimly lit auditorium at West High School on Thursday, Aug. 9. Coaches, athletes, and families eagerly gathered in the cool air conditioning, waiting for the anticipated fall sports, coaches and student athletes to be announced. The fall sports kickoff is an annual event th...

Public forum held to address school closures

Public forum held to address school closures

Emma Bernick, Media Editor

June 14, 2018


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On Tuesday, June 12, a public forum was hosted by Superintendent Dr. Art Tate at Davenport West High School. Dr. Tate explained the school district’s current budget plan and provided statistics about the district’s current financial state. Due to the net loss of about 100 students per year, the Dave...

Falcon Nest continues to grow

Falcon Nest continues to grow

Kate Kealey, Editor-in-chief

June 1, 2018


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On Tuesday morning, May 29 the Falcon Nest laid a new sidewalk leading to the entrance of the pantry. The food pantry started at the beginning of the 2017/2018 school year and has expanded to providing clothes, prom dresses, and a place where students can do laundry. Junior Presley Roseman believes...

2018 graduates prepare to walk the stage

2018 graduates prepare to walk the stage

Naomi Walker and Kate Kealey

May 31, 2018


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On May. 31, West's 2018 graduates practiced for the graduation ceremony scheduled for June 4. Seniors received their cap and gown, as well as graduation cords that were awarded to them for achievements in academics and volunteer work. Seniors took finals on May 29 and 30, and after finals, they were...

2018 boys track places at State

2018 boys track places at State

Naomi Walker, Report

May 22, 2018


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On May 17-19, boys state track state was held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa where four of West’s runners placed. Seniors Brady Richlen, Tyler Williams, Darnell Mosley, and junior Anthony King placed sixth in the shuttle hurdle relay. “Breaking the school record was crazy to me becaus...

2018 Charity Week recap

2018 Charity Week recap

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter

May 15, 2018


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During the 2018 Charity Week, students and staff alike participated in spirit days, and other activities raising funds for student senate to donate. Charity Week was run by Student Senate and all proceeds went to the Falcon Nest and various programs here at West. "The Student Senate chose to give...

Charity Week: Freddy Falcon pageant

Charity Week: Freddy Falcon pageant

Kate Kealey and Hannah Andrews

May 11, 2018


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Seniors Tyler Williams and Savannah Strunk took the win at the pageant.

Anatomy and Physiology students visit cadaver lab

Anatomy and Physiology students visit cadaver lab

Emma Bernick, Media Editor

May 11, 2018


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On Thursday, May 10, the INSPIRE Anatomy and Physiology class took a field trip to St. Ambrose University to visit one of the school’s three cadaver labs. Dr. Neil Aschliman, who has been a biology professor at St. Ambrose for seven years, led the trip. Students were able to “glove up” and tou...

Chromebook turn-in

Chromebook turn-in

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

May 10, 2018


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Chromebook turn-in is right around the corner. Seniors will need to have everything turned in by May 30. The Chromebook turn-in date for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors is June 4 after finals. All Chromebooks will be turned off June 6. Chromebooks ($200), the tote bag with the shoulder str...

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