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Lights, camera, action!

Lights, camera, action!

Hannah Andrews, News Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The director looked upon the audience with nervous anticipation, they laughed at the joke and the nerves flooded out like a rushing river. Being new to film making, Vanessa Banks hopped into the Urban Exposures a 10 week independent film project. The four participants got together every day for four ho...

Modern Shakespeare

Modern Shakespeare

Zack Misner, Features Editor

September 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

One might know the tale of the forbidden love of Romeo and Juliet, a tale filled with bloodshed, banishment, poison and (spoiler alert) the death of the Veronian lovers themselves. That was a tale spun by the famous author William Shakespeare, a man whose tales are still told today by teachers in class...

Pre-cap of show choir season

Pre-cap of show choir season

Emma Day, Marketing Director

September 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

West High School’s show choir groups, This Just In! and West Connection, have been rehearsing for their upcoming competitions in November. Rehearsals started on July 23 with a choreography camp where the students found out the setlist for the upcoming competitions and show choir season. “We...

District budget reduction plan passed

District budget reduction plan passed

Emma Bernick, Media Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Tuesday Sept. 4, a special call school board meeting was held in the new Davenport Community School District board room located in the re-purposed J.B. Young school building. The meeting was called to approve the five year budget reduction plan created by the district administration, including Chief Financial Officer Claudia Wood. The plan passed in a close 4-3 vote. The plan ...

West High way

West High way

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor & Business Manager

August 28, 2018


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Falcons begin the 2018-2019 school year with an almost all new administration headed by new Principal Cory Williams.   New Falcon faces Imagine sitting at home recovering from surgery and getting a text from the Associate Superintendent Rob Scott. Williams was in this exact position when s...

Fall sports kickoff generates optimism for Falcon Nation

Dani Reitz, Voice Editor

August 14, 2018


Filed under News, Photo Galleries

Conversation buzzed in the dimly lit auditorium at West High School on Thursday, Aug. 9. Coaches, athletes, and families eagerly gathered in the cool air conditioning, waiting for the anticipated fall sports, coaches and student athletes to be announced. The fall sports kickoff is an annual event th...

Public forum held to address school closures

Public forum held to address school closures

Emma Bernick, Media Editor

June 14, 2018


Filed under News

On Tuesday, June 12, a public forum was hosted by Superintendent Dr. Art Tate at Davenport West High School. Dr. Tate explained the school district’s current budget plan and provided statistics about the district’s current financial state. Due to the net loss of about 100 students per year, the Dave...

Falcon Nest continues to grow

Falcon Nest continues to grow

Kate Kealey, Editor-in-chief

June 1, 2018


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On Tuesday morning, May 29 the Falcon Nest laid a new sidewalk leading to the entrance of the pantry. The food pantry started at the beginning of the 2017/2018 school year and has expanded to providing clothes, prom dresses, and a place where students can do laundry. Junior Presley Roseman believes...

2018 graduates prepare to walk the stage

2018 graduates prepare to walk the stage

Naomi Walker and Kate Kealey

May 31, 2018


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On May. 31, West's 2018 graduates practiced for the graduation ceremony scheduled for June 4. Seniors received their cap and gown, as well as graduation cords that were awarded to them for achievements in academics and volunteer work. Seniors took finals on May 29 and 30, and after finals, they were...

2018 boys track places at State

2018 boys track places at State

Naomi Walker, Report

May 22, 2018


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On May 17-19, boys state track state was held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa where four of West’s runners placed. Seniors Brady Richlen, Tyler Williams, Darnell Mosley, and junior Anthony King placed sixth in the shuttle hurdle relay. “Breaking the school record was crazy to me becaus...

2018 Charity Week recap

2018 Charity Week recap

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter

May 15, 2018


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During the 2018 Charity Week, students and staff alike participated in spirit days, and other activities raising funds for student senate to donate. Charity Week was run by Student Senate and all proceeds went to the Falcon Nest and various programs here at West. "The Student Senate chose to give...

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