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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...

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...

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