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Secret Clubs of West

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 of activity to get involved. With all these choices, there is no way a student cannot find what they...

Civil Rights augmented reality exhibits at West

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 show more information as an overlay for the object shown. West is the third school in the country to ...

Student first, athlete second

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 an athlete, it is important to keep up with grades in order to be able to play and compete for Wes...

What is MVP?

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 based violence, sexual harassment, and bullying.  Mentors in MVP  consist of 38 students who ...

Dual-Enrollment for Falcons

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 earn them a high school credit along with college credit for certain classes.  According to Scot...

Falcons need to lock up

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 keep their valuable belongings, school materials, and backpacks. “It is supposed to be used for keeping the...

Falcon athletic standouts

Falcon athletic standouts

Marissa Mendez, Reporter

January 16, 2020

Every sport has that one outstanding player. A player that you know is going to be good as soon as they step onto the field, court, mat, or floor. A player that is passionate about what they do and how they do it makes them stand out among other athletes. Senior Erica Henderson is one of those athle...

West theater brings drama to the school in their play Hamlet

West theater brings drama to the school in their play Hamlet

Katie Giebelstein, Reporter

December 11, 2019

  West took the stage with Hamlet from Friday December 6th to Sunday December 8th. They used this show to present several forms of comedy, such as dark humor and a more mocking-style of modern references and language, as well as a plot driven story that ties up all ends which were given earli...

Living up to the ‘West High Way’

Living up to the ‘West High Way’

Farnaiza Gulam, Reporter

December 7, 2019

Like any other institution, West is bound by its goals and ideals to provide quality education to students. However, the role of the school goes beyond that. While its main purpose is to give students the knowledge that is necessary for them to survive in the future, it is important to note that regul...

‘To be, or not to be: that is the question’

‘To be, or not to be: that is the question’

Katie Giebelstein, Reporter

December 7, 2019

This winter West is showing a production of Shakespeare's Hamlet from Dec. 6-8. Hamlet is a show about the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet, who seeks out vengeance for his father’s death while also slowly slipping into insanity due to over-contemplating life and death. The cast is provided a preview o...

World language classes: bulging at the seam

World language classes: bulging at the seam

Katie Giebelstein, Reporter

November 25, 2019

The world language department is short handed this semester as a result of a teacher retiring and the district not hiring someone to fill the gap, leaving only five full time teachers to handle 406 students, according to a breakdown of students in the courses. Of the five, two teach Spanish full time, on...

Scholarships lead to better future

Scholarships lead to better future

Kaylee Milem, Reporter

November 25, 2019

Senior Adam Parcel is very active in the scholarship application process. He has already applied for around 24 college scholarships, and has already received one.  “It’s from the Quad City area on youth leadership. It is $250 for the book store, which is not much, but anything helps,” Parcel s...

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