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Iowa Supreme Court Justice Brent Appel visits West

Iowa Supreme Court Justice Brent Appel visits West

Georgia Witt, Reporter

October 17, 2017


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On Thursday Oct. 12, West was visited by Iowa Supreme Court Justice Brent Appel. During his visit at West, students were given the opportunity to learn more about the Supreme Court System, and a few were given the opportunity  to ask a few questions. Justice Brent Appel is a Dubuque native who ...

Thinking about the future

Thinking about the future

Hannah Myers, Reporter

October 16, 2017


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There are a couple paths people can take after high school: military service, college/trade school, and the workforce. For 2017, How To E-D-U says, “Statistically shown on average drop-outs can earn about $18,734, High School graduates make $27,915, College graduates can receive $51,206.” There...

West band prepares to finish marching season

West band prepares to finish marching season

Hanna Seago, Reporter

October 12, 2017


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The West High Falcon Marching Band is finishing up their marching season within the next week. After practicing and performing for audiences since August, the band will be playing three more performances of this year’s marching show, Wicked. The band’s rendition of the popular Broadway show consi...

Davenport School District investigates shooting threat

Davenport School District investigates shooting threat

Hanna Seago, Reporter

October 4, 2017


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Social media shooting threats appeared in Davenport, following similar problems in the Johnston Iowa School District. The threats caused school closure throughout the entire Johnston Iowa School District on Tuesday, Oct. 3 after parents began to get text messages from 818-275-6848. The texts receive...

Femineers Club looking for new members

Femineers Club looking for new members

Brooke Netcott, Reporter

October 3, 2017


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A new club was added to the number of clubs at West. The Femineers Club was created to promote and encourage female freshmen and sophomores to go into the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field. Femineers Club is funded by the Stem Innovation Fund Award through the University of ...

West students participate in Quad Cities Youth Symphony Orchestra

West students participate in Quad Cities Youth Symphony Orchestra

Hanna Seago, Reporter

October 2, 2017


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Four students from West have been chosen to play in a selective music ensemble.The Quad City Youth Symphony Orchestra is an auditioned group of school-aged musicians that consists of almost 100 members. It is the most advanced school-level ensemble in the Quad Cities. Sophomores Turner Sperry an...

The Mask of Wine

The Mask of Wine

Zack Misner, Reporter

September 28, 2017


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Every year the Falcon Theater hosts a fall play, 10-minute play festival, and then the spring musical and in that order. These events are all decided, or at least discussed about at the first few Drama Club meetings of the school year. For the fall play, the Falcon Theater will be putting on 1940s dark c...

A preview of Spirit Week

A preview of Spirit Week

Hanna Seago, Reporter

September 24, 2017


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West High’s Student Senate has released the themes for Homecoming Spirit Week. Spirit Week will take place from Sept. 25-29 to help celebrate and pep up the school in preparation for the football game against Pleasant Valley at Brady Street Stadium on Friday, Sept. 29, and the dance at the River Cent...

Beak ‘n’ Eye Survey-Issue 1

September 19, 2017


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The Beak 'n' Eye needs input for the first print issue of the year. Please answer the survey honestly and respectfully because your input is critical. Look out for issue 1 in the halls on Oct. 13. https://goo.gl/forms/4mtgajJVv1FoGOfl2  

Welcome to Words from West

Zack Misner, Reporter

September 18, 2017


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William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, John Steinbeck, Cassandra Clare and J.K. Rowling all have one thing in common. They are authors who have written captivating stories. Their tales range from the forbidden love of Romeo and Juliet to the hard times of Lenny and George; and one cannot forget the wicke...

Ecology Club makes plans for the year

Ecology Club makes plans for the year

Andrew Lord, Reporter

September 13, 2017


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The first Ecology Club meeting of the year took place on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Last year Ecology Club began working on an outdoor classroom in the science courtyard. The club plans to finish the project by adding more seating, building a cover for the smartboard and painting a mural. “I believe havin...

Asian Club holds its first meeting of the school year

Asian Club holds its first meeting of the school year

Georgia Witt, Reporter

September 11, 2017


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The Asian Club held its first meeting of the school year on Sept. 8 in room 209. The club meets every Friday and is advised by Spanish and French teacher Elizabeth Castelluccio. Castelluccio took on the role as the adviser of the club when she first started at West, after the original adviser retired. T...

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