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The new normal

In the back of my car is an abundance of cleaning supplies including Lysol wipes, wet wipes, and a bleach spray. Every item that groceries come into our house, they have to be thoroughly disinfected, and if possible let sit for three days.

Megan Dunn, Reporter

May 11, 2020

What was once an easy task now takes 30 minutes longer. As you enter the grocery store, you head straight for the wipes to disinfect your cart. The aisles are now one way. There is no more browsing through the grocery store.  Coming home with the groceries is a whole different task. Trying to swiftly t...

I can’t vote, but I can still change the future

Keeping morality high is a priority in all campaigns, which is why the Warren office got a cardboard cut out of her. It makes a fun conversation piece too.

Megan Dunn, Reporter

February 1, 2020

A long line of public service and doing what's right is in my “genes” one could say. I’ve been advocating and volunteering since before I was born. When my mom was eight months pregnant with me she was going around my neighborhood petitioning for street lights, while also terrifying my grandma.  ...

Heartbeat bill threatens women’s rights

Life's Little Treasures is a resale shop in Davenport, all proceeds go to QC Right to Life.

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…

This image is a realistic interpretation of a black hole bending the fabric of spacetime.

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 lack of adaptation to the way humans react to climate change could result in harm to everything. Plant life would suffer, humans would suffer, and everything else would in the process. “We’re getting more mold and more viruses. It’s throwing off the balance,” Zimmerman said. “We could be bringing back viruses from over 10,000 years ago. It’s ridiculous.”

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

This photo by senior Skylar Hintze that depicts the aspects to lead a happy and healthy life such as being a role model, communicating, having faith, friends, family, humbleness, forgiveness, passion, balance, confidence, and compassion. “Everyone has different keys to life for themselves. One person may feel families are the most important aspect, while someone else may feel communication is important to them,” Hintze said.

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

Young adults in this country should realize that it's a civic duty to do everything that they can in order to make the country the best place possible for all types of people. In order to do this, everyone needs to elect officials that represent the change they want to see in the nation. Youth may only comprise 25 percent of the nation’s population, but they are 100 percent of the future.

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

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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

Romeo and Juliet played by Xavier Thomas and Lily Hancock exchange kind looks of endearment when they first encounter each other at the gala. Little do they know this is where the story spark begins.

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

The West varsity football game against Clinton was cut short when head football coach, Justin Peters, called the game in the fourth quarter.

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!”

The musical

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”

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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 ...

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