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Business classes work towards bettering West

Business classes work towards bettering West

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

October 23, 2018


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When walking into room 106, don’t expect to see students sitting in single filled desks and taking notes off a Powerpoint while a teacher drags on about internet marketing. Instead one will find students sitting in groups laughing and discussing their work. Principles of Marketing is a high-level busi...

Not without us if it’s about us

Not without us if it’s about us

Zak Keel, Reporter

October 23, 2018


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Students and teachers from West trained in unison as they received their youth mental health first aid certifications on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Davenport Community School’s Achievement Service Center. The participants attended an eight-hour training session led by Project Aware Mental Health Gran...

Leo Club helps hunger drive

Leo Club helps hunger drive

Kelly Snawerdt, Print Editor

October 19, 2018


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West's Leo Club had a Student Hunger Drive canned goods pick-up on Oct. 17. Students in the club donated their time to help go around eight streets (Fairmount through Clark) by West and pick up the food that neighborhood citizens were willing to donate. The Leo Club advisor Stephanie Hansen said t...

WINGs Club hosts guest speaker

WINGs Club hosts guest speaker

Emma Day, Marketing Director

October 18, 2018


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West’s WING (Womens Impacting the Next Generation) Club hosted guest speaker Stephanie Seidl on Oct. 18 during Falcon Flex. Seidl works for Century Insurance,an agency that deals with commercial insurance, focusing on car dealerships. Insurance is what people pay for to protect their belongings suc...

Students plan to take on Italy

Students plan to take on Italy

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

October 17, 2018


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Science teacher Ian McCloud is planning a trip for students to travel to Italy. The date is tentatively set for July 2020. The trip will be orchestrated through the company EF (Education First) A meeting was held Thursday Oct. 11 discussing the specifics of the trip. McCloud’s main reason for t...

Challenging hunger

Challenging hunger

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

October 16, 2018


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West’s Student Senate finishes up the third week of the Student Hunger Drive. Each week until the drive is over, Student Senate will host a different challenge and goal to meet all to raise money and food to end hunger. Oct. 8-12’s challenge was to raise $1500. To help meet this goal staff me...

Student Senate competes for pounds instead of gold

Student Senate competes for pounds instead of gold

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

September 25, 2018


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On Monday Sept. 24 Davenport West student senate competed in the River Bends student hunger drive kick off. Each school had the chance to create a one minute skit about the hunger drive. The winning team would receive 2,000 pounds of food to start off the hunger drive. "We all win when we donat...

Fifty-eight students inducted into National Honors Society

Fifty-eight students inducted into National Honors Society

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor and Business Manager

September 21, 2018


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On Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m., 58 new juniors and seniors were inducted into National Honors Society (NHS) for the 2018-19 school year. These students were joined with the 63 NHS inductees from the 2017-2018 school year. “The initial criteria is that students have to have a 3.5 or higher GPA at the en...

Welding students refurbish 9/11 memorial

Welding students refurbish 9/11 memorial

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor & Business Manager

September 20, 2018


Filed under Award Winners, News, Showcase

On Sept. 11, Mr. Zinn’s Vocational Welding class began their project to refurbish the 9/11 memorial located in the front of the school. “We built the memorial 17 years ago in my class and refurbished it once about five or six years ago. I was driving by it and thought it was time to make it look...

Pepper spray mishap sparks concern about safety

Pepper spray mishap sparks concern about safety

Tori Dierikx, Reporter

September 14, 2018


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Students in English teacher Katie Choate’s Introduction to Newspaper had a first hand experience with pepper spray on Sept. 6. “It didn’t take long for us all to start coughing,”  junior Nakia Allen said. Choate said the incident happened as a joke, but within a span of thirty seconds, i...

Drumming up awareness to beat the stigma

Drumming up awareness to beat the stigma

Zak Keel, Reporter

September 11, 2018


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Students in Davenport West High School’s drumline are raising awareness to beat the stigma of mental health through an outreach partnership with the Vera French Community Mental Health Center. The goal is to raise funds to support community programs that Vera French offers while creating an open disc...

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