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Of mice and West

Of mice and West

Martin Morales, Reporter

May 3, 2018


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In classrooms, closets, bathrooms, and wherever they can get into, rodents have been known to visit the many hiding spots that West has to offer them. Someone would think mice in a school setting is a big problem, but every school has mice due to the age of the building. Believe it or not, mice at West...

West’s 2018 athletic college signing

West’s 2018 athletic college signing

Naomi Walker, Reporter

May 3, 2018


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West’s college signing ceremony took place in the cafeteria at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, where 24 seniors signed for their athletic college careers. “It feels good to know that all my hardwork has paid off after signing,” senior varsity track athlete Savanah Strunk said. The future colle...

Successful money making apps, websites

Successful money making apps, websites

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

April 30, 2018


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Who would have guessed that you could make money by taking quizzes, turning your phone off during class, or by shopping? Pocket money is a nice thing to have at any age, so you can do the things that you enjoy. There are some legit websites and apps that give people money by doing simple tasks. Here are...

Hall of Honor 2018

Hall of Honor 2018

Naomi Walker, Reporter

April 27, 2018


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Dr. Bryon Petersen, John Maxwell, and Beth Godwin Calabotta will be honored at the 2018 Hall of Honor that will take place at West on Sat. April 28th from 5:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. “The purpose of the Hall of Honor is to recognize alumni who have gone on from West High School and became successful in...

Madison Cousins awarded Dooley Scholarship

Hannah Andrews, Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News, Video

Senior Madison Cousins was awarded the $20,000 2018 Dr. Thomas Anthony Dooley Memorial Scholarship at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018. The scholarship is awarded to a student in the Davenport Community School District in the top 10 percentile of their graduating class. Along with considering the clas...

One last drop for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center

One last drop for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center

Naomi Walker, Reporter

April 19, 2018


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Update: West donated a total of 93 pints at the Apr. 19 blood drive. On Apr. 19 the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center held the last blood drive of the school year in the YMCA gym from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. “The goal for this blood drive is to make sure the students who are close to hitti...

Problematic weather for sports

Problematic weather for sports

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

April 19, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

For the last couple of weeks there have been many cancellations for spring sports because of the cold weather. The sports that have had cancellations are boys and girls tennis, track, soccer and girls golf. “When we don’t have a meet, we usually practice. Since the weather has been so bad, we...

The truth about the future of IGESS

The truth about the future of IGESS

Danielle Stevens, Reporter

April 16, 2018


Filed under Award Winners, News

IGESS stands for Integrated Geometry Earth and Space Science, a class run by math teacher Ryan DeGeeter and science teacher Jason Hensel.  Both teachers have been a part of IGESS for four years, but there has been a rumor swirling around that IGESS might be over as of next year. IGESS is different...

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