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Guys to compete for Freddie Falcon title

Katie Griffith

November 3, 2015


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The Freddie Falcon pageant Nov. 5. will have eight guys competing for the title by doing special performances, hilarious dance moves, and answering different round of questions. “I’m super excited because I think it's gonna be funny and I don't know what everyone else is doing so i'm going t...

Neon dance features neon lights and fog machine

Neon dance features neon lights and fog machine

Katie Griffith, News Editor

October 21, 2015


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Come dance the night away at Senate's first ever neon dance featuring neon strobe lights, an awesome fog machine, and the hottest songs from DJ Kellen! He DJ'd at Central's homecoming this year and promises to "play all the songs you want to hear." The dance will be Wednesday, Oct.  28 from 6 -...

How to join the newspaper

How to join the newspaper

October 16, 2015


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Working on the student newspaper and website is a fun and rewarding activity. With a team of student editors, you learn how to produce articles, photos and videos in an engaging way.  It's fun to meet important people in the community and see your articles and photographs published. The Beak...

Parade highlights Homecoming Week activities

Parade highlights Homecoming Week activities

Iris Hayslett, Editor

October 9, 2015


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The colorful parade of floats, the crowning of queen Alison Wheeler at the bonfire and the couples dressed in picture-perfect attire at the dance were the highlights of Homecoming Week. The parade from the fairgrounds on Oct. 1 was lead with the homecoming court riding in convertibles. Right behin...

What’s your go-to dance move?

What’s your go-to dance move?

September 25, 2015


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Check out our video of the Homecoming queens on stage.

Homecoming queen candidates put their best foot foward

Homecoming queen candidates put their best foot foward

September 25, 2015


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Dressed in bright, poofy and bare-back dresses, the twelve homecoming queen candidates walked out in front of a filled auditorium on Sept. 25. Afterwards students voted online for their favorite candidate. The queen will be announced at the bonfire on Oct. 1. She will reign over the football game on...

New policies and facilities greet students this year

New policies and facilities greet students this year

Caylla Townsley, Editor

September 23, 2015


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The start of the school year has brought several new changes and some new faces. From the new locker rooms and parking lot, to the new policies, things around West have become different. New principal Jenni Weipert comes from Walcott Intermediate to head the Falcons. New athletic director  Kevin Peters...

Dodgeball matchup starts Homecoming events

Dodgeball matchup starts Homecoming events

Caylla Townsley, Editor

September 17, 2015


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If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball; at least that’s how students at West spent their Wednesday night on Sept. 16  The first round dodgeball tournament for Homecoming was held and it has kids excited for the weeks ahead.   With a total of five teams, the dodgeball tournament didn’t re...

Falcon Friends sponsors weight-lifting contest

Falcon Friends sponsors weight-lifting contest

September 14, 2015


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If you're too slow to win at dodge ball, but strong enough to lift a piano, keep Nov. 7 open. That's when the Falcon Friends club is sponsoring a bench press competition to raise funds for the year. "We thought having a bench press competition would be a good way for the West High Community to...

Students donate to blood drive

Students donate to blood drive

Iris Hayslett, Editor

September 10, 2015


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The first blood drive was a success, with 230 students signing up to donate and save a life. Students came to the West Family Y gym on Sept. 10 to check in during Blocks 1, 2 or 3. The student helpers and staff checked to make sure donors had eaten and were hydrated.  After students answered...

Students adjust to enforcement of only drawstring backpacks in class

Students adjust to enforcement of only drawstring backpacks in class

Ericka Whitehead, Reporter

September 9, 2015


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  Students are finding it difficult to adjust to the  newly enforced  backpack rule which prohibits large backpacks in the classroom.  Many students have been having trouble carrying textbooks they will need for class in the small bags they are allowed, and when they go to their locker t...

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