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Heartbeat bill threatens women’s rights

Heartbeat bill threatens women’s rights

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

June 3, 2019

Recently many states including Iowa have tried to pass the Heartbeat Bill. Don’t let the title fool you, this bill was designed by a party of white men intending to strip women of basic reproductive rights. The bill makes it illegal for any woman living in that state to receive an abortion after th...

The world could end tomorrow…

The world could end tomorrow…

Cameron Wilson, Reporter

May 10, 2019

  People are selfish; it’s a part of who we are. Naturally humans will worry about problems in their lives that affect how they operate and how they appear to others. This can and usually does lead to people putting themselves at the center of their universe subconsciously, or sometimes ev...

A looming threat draws ever closer

A looming threat draws ever closer

Tim O'Leary, Reporter

April 7, 2019

The point of no return draws ever closer for mother earth. A number being commonly thrown around is 12 years, making the march to the tipping point dangerously close. Yet still many superpowers, notably the U.S., seem to be doing little to stop it, or perhaps doing more to speed it forward. “Our...

The keys to living a happy and healthy life

The keys to living a happy and healthy life

Tyler Newman, Reporter

April 7, 2019

Life is the most wonderful joy in the world. Even with all the negativity in the world, people should try to lead a enjoyable life. Having faith, forgiveness, and compassion are some ways people can make a change for themselves. Research shows that if people are more happy, it can even lead to better relati...

Coalition of young voters

Coalition of young voters

Zak Keel, Reporter

November 6, 2018

Polls will open up today, Nov. 6, for the 2018 midterm elections as Americans across the nation will partake in state and local races that will soon influence the second half of President Donald Trump’s four-year term. There are 435 seats in the U.S. House that are up for re-election, 35 Senate seat...

Anxiety: you’re probably doing it wrong

Anxiety: you’re probably doing it wrong

Dani Reitz, Voice Editor

November 5, 2018

I've seen and heard the word almost everywhere I go. Anxiety. With mental health awareness becoming increasingly emphasized in our modern society, the topic has found its way into countless conversations, classrooms, media outlets and other social platforms. However, despite the progressive social accepta...

Poignant performance

Poignant performance

Kelly Snawerdt, Print Editor

November 5, 2018

Brought to you by the Falcon nest’s very own Liddy auditorium, this year’s 2018 play is... drumroll please …Romeo and Juliet! This performance was shown from November 2-4. Director Nic Anderson wrote his very own script while also adding a few parts from the original Shakespearean writing. Most...

Friday night fights

Friday night fights

Tori Dierikx, Reporter

September 6, 2018

Football is a heavy contact sport, but sometimes that contact can go too far. On Friday, Aug. 31, the Falcon football team got a first hand glimpse at what “too far” means when they versed the Clinton Riverkings. At the end of the fourth quarter, with about three minutes left, junior quarterba...

Musical review: “Oklahoma!”

Musical review: “Oklahoma!”

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

May 7, 2018

West Falcon Theatre presented the musical “Oklahoma!” Apr. 4-6 in the Liddy Auditorium at West High School. This was director Nic Anderson’s first time directing a musical at West. Anderson and the cast most definitely did a stellar job. “Oklahoma!” is set in Western Indian Territory just...

Movie review: “A Quiet Place”

Movie review: “A Quiet Place”

Danielle Stevens, Reporter

April 14, 2018

On Apr. 6, the newly anticipated thriller movie "A Quiet Place" hit theatres. It made 50 million dollars in the box office once it was released and rated a 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. "A Quiet Place" highlights a family that is coerced into being silent because of blind creatures in the forests that hunt ...

Just a friendly reminder: Grown men hitting on underaged girls is not okay

Just a friendly reminder: Grown men hitting on underaged girls is not okay

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

April 10, 2018

Sunday nights at the gas station where I work are filled with long hours that seemingly drag on like a drama in a soap opera. In between the very few customers, I like to ogle the food we have on display, wipe down an already sparkling counter or recount the money in the drawer— literally anything—to...

Letter to the Editor: Why I chose not to walk out

Letter to the Editor: Why I chose not to walk out

Aunna Romero, West Student

March 26, 2018

On Wednesday Mar. 14, I sat in class as seven of my classmates walked out of the building. As a school, West organizers aimed to keep our walkout as a bipartisan, all-inclusive event, which I applaud them for, but I still felt that walking out wasn’t the best choice for me. My peers and myself ...

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