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Friday night fights

Friday night fights

Tori Dierikx, Reporter

September 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Reviews

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


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

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


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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


Filed under Columns

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 ...

Adults walk over the walkout

Adults walk over the walkout

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

March 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Wednesday Mar. 14, nine students, including myself, arranged a walkout against school violence on West’s band field.  We met for a total of 20 hours within the five days before the walk out, making posters, ribbons, and writing speeches. Over 150 students marched onto the field ready to fight f...

Hop off the anti-West band wagon

Hop off the anti-West band wagon

Hannah Andrews, Reporter

March 16, 2018


Filed under Columns

West is not a bad school. However, it seems like everyone who doesn’t attend West has a contradictory opinion. The negative things seen on social media or heard on the news do not define who we are at West, nor should it reflect what West is capable of. From the Jan. 28 “Quad-City Times” edito...

Good-bye P.E.?

Good-bye P.E.?

Martin Morales, Reporter

March 16, 2018


Filed under Columns

In early February, the Iowa Senate was introduced to a bill that would no longer have P.E. in schools as a required class. Students would have to do some kind of physical activity, of course. But it would not be the same as an actual class. Initially, after reading this bill I thought, what are the posit...

Alternatives to arming teachers

Alternatives to arming teachers

Michael Davis, Features Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Columns

After the recent Parkland school shooting, discussions across America and on social media on how to keep schools safe have been thrust into the spotlight. Some ideas, such as arming teachers with guns, seem to have been taken straight out of a young adult dystopian novel.  Some ideas, quite frankly, are ...

Play Review: “Wicked”

Hanna Seago, Reporter

December 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

“Wicked: The Untold Stories of the Witches of Oz” (commonly referred to as “Wicked”) is a darker retelling of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by Lyman Frank Baum. The play itself is based off of a book of the same title by Gregory Maguire. According to “The Wrap,” Wicked is Broadway’s...

If you’re sick, stay home

If you’re sick, stay home

Georgia Witt, Reporter

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

During the changing from fall to winter, it seems that a lot of students tend to catch a cold. But why are students coming to school when they are sick? Do they realize the effects of their poor decisions? Bacteria are everywhere. They cause infections, and when one person spreads bacteria to another...

Book review: “How to Hang a Witch”

Book review: “How to Hang a Witch”

Hannah Myers, Reporter

November 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

“How to Hang a Witch” was written by Adriana Mather, published July 26, 2016, and is set in present time. Samantha Mather and her stepmother Vivian travel all the way from New York City to live in Samantha’s deceased grandmother's house in Salem, Massachusetts.  In the city of Salem, there is a g...

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