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Duet ’til the end

Duet ’til the end

Zack Misner, Managing Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Nov. 9, 24 students from West’s drama department departed from the campus in the early hours of the morning for the three-hour drive to reach the UNI campus. This campus is home to the Iowa Thespian Festival. This festival is an annual event where drama troupes from all around the state of Io...

Midterm election causes mixed emotions

Midterm election causes mixed emotions

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

November 8, 2018


Filed under Award Winners, News, Showcase

As the 2018 midterm elections wrapped up on Nov. 6, the Iowa elections went into a late night with Republican Governor Kim Reynolds coming out on top over Democrat opponent Fred Hubbell. With polls closing at nine, part of the night views were told to keep the lights on and drink some coffee because t...

A step forward

A step forward

Tim O'Leary, Reporter

November 8, 2018


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An emergency board meeting was called at J.B. Young on Wednesday, Oct. 31 after the swearing in of interim Superintendent TJ Schneckloth the night before. The meeting discussed various topics, notably the new superintendent's contract and how pension programs would be handled. Later on Monday, Nov. ...

Students compete in cyberpatriot competition

Students compete in cyberpatriot competition

Tyler Newman, Reporter

October 31, 2018


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Cyberpatriot is a competition sponsored by the Armed Forces (mainly the Air Force) for kids who want to enjoy the field of cyber security and computer science. On Nov. 2, Dec.7, Jan.11, and Feb.8 the team will compete in computer science teacher Doyle Massey’s room in room 102. The club consists ...

West drives home the Student Hunger Drive

West drives home the Student Hunger Drive

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor & Business Manager

October 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Throughout the month of October, Student Senate held multiple events and rallies in order to promote the Student Hunger Drive and collect non-perishable food and money for those in need. The series of events began with a hunger drive kick-off and skit competition on Sept. 24 to get students excite...

GEAR UP Iowa prepares Falcons for the future

GEAR UP Iowa prepares Falcons for the future

Joseph Potts, Reporter

October 24, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness Undergraduate Programs, also known as GEAR UP, is a grant awarded to the Iowa College Student Aid Commission that began in the fall of 2014. The grant was about $22 million. West is a part of  GEAR UP, a program to help low-income students to prepare for pos...

Business classes work towards bettering West

Business classes work towards bettering West

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

October 23, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

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