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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...

Gone too soon

 “It’s really upsetting that I had my last day stepping foot in West High School as a student and I didn’t even know it,” senior Alex Solbrig said. 

Unable to celebrate on the graduation stage, Solbrig celebrates her high school accomplishments at home and is ready for whatever her future brings.

Sarah Bernick, Managing Editor

May 11, 2020

Many high school students dream of walking across the stage on the day of their senior graduation, celebrating the past four years they have had with their classmates. Parents and guardians are planning graduation parties ahead of time, with a long list of family and friends to invite. Seniors have imagine...

An unusually alert spring break

As flights were cancelling, Westerhof noticed a large drop in the amount of people traveling through the airports. “The airports were pretty busy when we were on our way there, but on the way home people were more scarce and everything was closed,

Sarah Bernick, Managing Editor

March 30, 2020

“Ahhhh-Chew!” A sneeze that would usually be recovered by a smile and a “bless you” has now turned into an uncertain look and the social distancing of another person.  COVID-19 is the most serious health threat that has faced the country in over 100 years, according to Dr. Robert R. Redfie...

Off Days at West

Sophomore Cristian Agulaira is stressed about an upcoming test.

Karley Eacker, Reporter

February 27, 2020

 Teachers and students have their off days at school and sometimes it’s hard to deal with. All students and teachers have different ways to deal with their emotions. ''When students don’t get on task or want to stay on task, it gets frustrating when you care about their well being,” math teac...

Serving up sweet smiles

At West during C lunch, students put in their ID or pay for lunch, meanwhile the cafeteria staff help at the registers “Whenever you get food, they are always mostly smiling they're mostly happy and we rarely ever see them sad,” junior Makayla Brown said.

Diana Garcia, Reporter

February 27, 2020

The only break we get in high school on a daily basis is lunch. Many students enjoy it because they get to spend time with friends and eat. What not everyone takes into consideration is the cafeteria staff.  Being a member of the cafeteria staff means a lot of work. Staff have to come in everyda...

Saving lives with blood

In 2019, the  Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center collected well over 1000 donations from only six schools. This does not include donations from places such as churches or donations given at one the local buildings. 

Tim O'Leary, Media Editor

February 24, 2020

On Thursday Feb. 27, the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center held a blood drive at West. During student’s second block, they could come down and donate blood. These blood drives are held once a term at West, however mobile units are always on the move.  “We’re a mobile unit, so we’re in a di...

Secret clubs of West

Medieval Club is not just an extracurricular, it is also a family, says adviser and talented and gifted teacher Jay Swords.

Madison Barton, Reporter

February 18, 2020

With 34 clubs at West, there is a chance students may not know all of them. Not everyone may not be aware of the more “unknown” clubs. Every student is encouraged to join a club, sport or some kind of activity to get involved. With all these choices, there is no way a student cannot find what they...

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February 14, 2020

Civil Rights augmented reality exhibits at West

Cultural Diversity Club students junior Farnaiza Gulam and sophomore Tray Anna Thomas, visited the library during Falcon Flex, along with the rest of the club to see the new Civil Rights augmented reality exhibits.

Kaylee Milem, Reporter

February 13, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 7, West received new exhibits in the library. These exhibits use a type of technology called augmented reality (AR), which takes advantage of current hardware, such as a smartphone, to show more information as an overlay for the object shown. West is the third school in the country to ...

Importance of security

Security professional Shay Serrano talks to two students at West about their daily conflicts with some of the teachers. Serrano allows students to come to her whenever they need advice with anything or if they just want to talk about their day.

Cierra White, Reporter

February 13, 2020

Fights, arguments, disagreements, and other conflicts occur at schools, so administration and school staff hold a lot of responsibility to help keep staff and students safe. Security professionals Chris Carr and Shay Serrano are two of six security guards at West.  Security guards go by many names. They could...

Thoughts behind SEL (social and emotional learning)

Spanish teacher Stephanie Hansen helps her advisory student sophomore Caleb Heskett sign up for Falcon Flex. Hansen allows her advisory students to sit in the back chairs by her desk, allowing conversations to flow throughout the class.

Reagan Hoffman, Reporter

February 11, 2020

You walk into school on a Monday morning to a room of familiar faces. You sit down, pull out your chromebook, and sign up for flex. This is the usual, however, what about the occasional lessons and slideshows? Some teachers try to connect and open discussions with their students, some get through them...

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