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Johnson keeps herself busy with a good work ethic. “She’s dedicated to everything she does,” Oates says.

Can’t sit still

Katie Giebelstein and Morgan Ware September 24, 2021

People always say to get involved in high school. Who can agree to that more than senior Gabriella Johnson? During her time in high school, Johnson’s been involved in a handful of activities, including...

Sophomore Sean Brown is working hard on his T.A.G. project, coding and making a video game.

T.A.G. You’re In!

Isabella Davis and Megan Dunn September 23, 2021

Situated between the family consumer science hallway and the art hallway is a classroom that few people get to see, but holds amazing talent: room 118. Room 118 is home to the new Talented and Gifted...

One thing I struggled with in the first couple weeks of high school was talking to new people. Talking to new people helped me make amazing friendships, freshman Addison Aleksiejczyk said.

Starting off Strong

Isabella Martens, Reporter September 17, 2021

Busy hallways, long classes, piles of homework; we all know how overwhelming freshman year of high school can be. The class of 2025 went into the school year a little unsure and behind after spending a...

New athletic director Michelle Lillis stands proudly by her hall of fame plaque. She was recognized as the first female athletic director at her previous school, Rock Island High School.

Awesome Arrival in the Athletic Office

Makenna Burt, Reporter September 16, 2021

Math teacher for 27 years, head girls track coach for 19 years, going on year 5 of being an Athletic Director. There is a lot to say about Michelle Lillis who is Davenport West new Athletic Director.  Born...

“After fourth block I either go to my job or take that time to lift.  I like being able to leave early because it gives me the extra free time that other grades don’t get,” senior Alec Shipley said.

A well earned senior schedule

Sarah Bernick, Editor in Chief September 15, 2021

It’s been a long day, third block is coming to a close, one last block to go...but wait, why are people leaving?! Senior year, a time where some students look forward to the shorter days and less classes....

Which club at West is right for you?

Which club at West is right for you?

Morgan Ware, Reporter September 14, 2021

Click HERE to see which club at West is right for you!

Kanye West wearing one of his signature outfits during the release of Donda. In the past, West has been known for his unique style, and this outfit is just another example.

The Debates of Donda

Owen Logsdon and Alec Shipley September 14, 2021

There is no secret that hip hop star Kanye West is one of the most polarizing figures in pop culture today. His questionable presidential campaign last year, and his shocking interruption of Taylor Swift’s...

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Avery Conger, Reporter September 2, 2021

  Our drums are out on the baseball field! The West High Drumline will be playing at the River Bandit’s baseball game on September 12th at 1pm! The band will be selling tickets in order to raise...

 “My favorite part of Ecology Club is getting to see the growth of all our plants, veggies, etc. each week. It’s quite amazing to see growth from something you took part in with your own two hands,” Williams said.

Going Green

Sarah Bernick June 8, 2021

Looking for a way to end the school year feeling good? The Ecology Club is the perfect fit! As of the 2021 spring semester the ecology club has taken a jump in making the school a better place through...

One big happy family. West High students perform their final dress rehearsal before their big performance. The Addams Family musical was supposed to be performed last year before it was cancelled due to the pandemic.

Dressed for the part

Luke Loving, Reporter May 21, 2021

The show must go on! The Addams Family Musical is finally here and it’s a must watch performance. Even through all the ups and downs throughout the school year, the theatre program did not disappoint....

Spanish teacher Stephanie Hansen proudly holds her go-to meal of chicken nuggets along with her favorite plant. Hansen explained how she ironically had the chicken nuggets at school as she was sharing with those around her. Not surprising, her care for others is always showing.

Life beyond the classroom

Sarah Bernick, Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2021

Helping with everything they do, teachers are constantly working to provide the best high school education and experience that a student can receive. Staying up late to get grades in or waking up extra...

 Two students engage in a fight while a third student records. For some students, pulling out their phone to record would be their first instinct if a fight went down. However a majority of students would do the good and try to avoid it. A survey of West students found that 50 percent of students would evade a fight if it were to break out near them.

School fights: Alarming or not?

Alec Shipley, Reporter April 26, 2021

Fights and other forms of violence are an unfortunate reality in high schools. Students attempt to settle their problems, usually hurting others and even themselves. You hear about them for a couple days...

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