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Climate change creates warmer winter for Iowa

Climate change creates warmer winter for Iowa

Samantha Makl, Reporter

February 21, 2018


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Walking outside of the house without having to put on a winter coat is not considered normal in the middle of January for Iowans. This winter, the highest temperature was 57 degrees Fahrenheit and this shows that winter has been abnormally warm this year. In 100 years, the way the weather shifts aro...

Beak ‘n’ Eye Issue 3 Survey

February 21, 2018


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Help us with data collection for our next issue out March 9th. We need responses by Feb. 27. Thank you for your time. Please take this survey to help reporters represent your voices.

National Honor Society caffeinates West three times a week

National Honor Society caffeinates West three times a week

Samantha Makl, Reporter

February 20, 2018


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Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, National Honor Society sets a table up in the cafeteria and brings out different kinds of teas, coffees and  hot chocolate. The NHS Coffee Shop is available to be West students’ number one source of caffeine or just something to drink on a cold, winter morning. ...

Engineering students present projects at Iowa’s Capitol

Engineering students present projects at Iowa’s Capitol

Naomi Walker, Reporter

February 20, 2018


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Wednesday, Feb. 14, seven of the members of the INSPIRE Capstone group attended a ‘STEM Day’, sponsored by John Deere and Rockwell Collins, held in Des Moines, IA to showcase their projects. “Since we are the only school in the Quad-Cities that really does this sort of extracurricular activ...

West hosts third blood drive of the school year

West hosts third blood drive of the school year

Naomi Walker, Reporter

February 10, 2018


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On Thursday Feb. 8, West’s third blood drive of the school year was held in the YMCA gym from 8:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.. Staff from the Mississippi Valley Blood Center collected blood to distribute to hospitals throughout the Quad Cities. “It makes me feel very good that I am doing something for the ...

Cutest Couple Twitter Contest begins Feb. 1

Cutest Couple Twitter Contest begins Feb. 1

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

February 2, 2018


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West students prepare for Iowa Assessments

West students prepare for Iowa Assessments

Hannah Andrews, Reporter

January 29, 2018


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Students across Iowa will be assessed on their knowledge in April when the Iowa Assessments are administered.  Elementary and junior high schoolers take the exams, as well as freshmen, sophomores and juniors. The 2018 Iowa Assessments will be held between April 3 and 13. Administration is still making a ...

Students notice adware virus on Chromebooks

Students notice adware virus on Chromebooks

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter

January 25, 2018


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Students and staff have noticed adware on their Chromebooks that directs them to searches they may be interested in. Adware is a term for software that displays or downloads advertising material. This adware affects the students’ work time on their computers during the school day. To get rid of t...

West students accepted into SEIBA honor band

West students accepted into SEIBA honor band

Danielle Stevens, Managing Editor

January 23, 2018


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South East Iowa Band Association [SEIBA] has been around since the late 1960s. SEIBA is an honor band that selects students from junior high, and high schools that meet the superior playing criteria as determined by professional judges. There is a concert band and a jazz band students can try out for...

Falcon Theatre hosts 10-minute play festival

Falcon Theatre hosts 10-minute play festival

Hannah Andrews, Reporter

January 22, 2018


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On Thursday, Jan. 18 and Friday, Jan. 19, the Falcon Theater hosted a 10-minute play festival. The plays were written and directed by West students and hosted by juniors Lily Hancock and Robbie Greve. Falcon Theater members prepared a total of six plays for those who attended. The six plays perform...

Davenport cancels school on the first day back from winter break

Davenport cancels school on the first day back from winter break

Georgia Witt, Reporter

January 10, 2018


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West High School rang in the new year by cancelling school on Jan. 2. Some students were quite happy about this decision, while others were pretty disappointed. Dr. Art Tate cancelled school for the first time since Jan. 6, 2015. The Davenport Community School District was one of the few districts back...

Falcon festivities

Kate Kealey, Editor in chief

December 20, 2017


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On Dec. 20, West students and staff spent the final day before winter break spreading holiday joy. This season, West took part in many activities to help give back to the community, such as the Angel Tree and Brittany's gifts. During passing time holiday music was played, and at the end of the day the...

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