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Audrianna Tete expressing her sadness about West not having a girls soccer team.

Kicked to the Curb

Lanora Sprague, Reporter January 30, 2023

Out of a student population of 1,445 West is unable to find 11 girls who want to play soccer. For the second year in a row the girls soccer team has been cut due to lack of numbers. This is frustrating...

Dave Barnham is a sub security guard at Davenport West High School. He has been a great addition to the security staff of West.

Subbing for Security

Lucy Bernick, Reporter January 27, 2023

Keeping a school of over 1,000 kids in check and where they need to be is a big task, especially if that school is new to you.  Guest security guard Dave Barnham is up for the challenge. He is a security...

 Caleb McDaniel ‘23 and Zane Augustine ‘24 sit at monitors in the esports room by the library. Esports are a big deal in other countries, such as South Korea. According to Dearborn, entire stadiums have been sold out just to watch people play games.

A Challenger Approaches

Morgan Ware and Jimmy Hepler January 24, 2023

Everyone loves sports! Football, basketball, volleyball, and…video games? This spring, a brand new Esports Team is coming to West, and students are pumped to join. Over fifty Falcons showed up to the...

“My dunk was my favorite part of the game,” said Thomas.

A Memorable Game

Makenna Burt, Reporter January 21, 2023

The Davenport West boys basketball team traveled to play Clinton on Thursday, January 20th. Coming off of losing two close games, they were determined to win. They came out with energy and ready to play. “The...

Head secretary Lisa Rostenbach smiling at her desk. She was soaking in the last moments in the office.

New Beginnings

Isabella Martens, Editor In-Cheif January 20, 2023

Answering phone calls, responding to emails, and writing students passes are only a few things Lisa Rostenbach does throughout her day. Rostenbach is the head secretary for West and has a jam packed schedule....

Senior Paige Sinksen sings at the show choir opening night. This is where they got to showcase all their hard work for the fir

West Connection

Isabella Martens, Editor January 19, 2023

Five hours of practicing the same show a week. The West Connection not only has to perfect their vocals and dances, but also their performance and technique. There are so many components that go into having...

“New Years resolutions are important because they push people out of their comfort zones, while forcing people to better themselves,” Sinksen said.

New Year, New Me

Alexandria Petersen, Web Editor January 13, 2023

Exercising, being a nicer person, trying new things, these are just a few things students are planning on doing differently this year. New Year's resolutions are an annual tradition that many people, including...

“I am most excited to see the project actually in use and see our hard work pay off,” Shaffer said.

The Final Preparation

Makenna Burt, Reporter January 13, 2023

You turn on the sink and what comes out? Purified water and that's normal in the US but it's not always the case around the world. In Kenya almost 40% of the country does not have access to purified water....

“We kept perseverance even though the game wasn’t going our way. We learned that if we have an open shot we need to take the risk,” junior Sydney Westerhof said.

Falcons Vs Knights

Stoyota Nguyen, Reporter January 5, 2023

The Davenport West Falcons traveled to Assumption High School on January 3rd to play in a double header. Unfortunately, the boys varsity lost 50-60 and the girls varsity lost 10-51, it wasn't a successful...

West High School Student Senate heads down to the River Bend Food Bank to deliver their food collections for the Student Hunger Drive and celebrate all their hard work on loading day.

Helping the Hungry

Makenna Burt, Reporter January 3, 2023

For six dedicated weeks, students in West’s Student Senate have worked tirelessly to collect food and money for the Student Hunger Drive. The Hunger Drive is a competition for students all across the...

This is the freshmans hallway for Deck The Halls. They decorated the halls on Monday to start off the weeks festivities.

Winter at West

Isabella Martens, Editor January 3, 2023

Student Senate has put in the work to make West’s last week before winter break as exciting as possible. They planned a Lip Sync Battle, Deck the Halls, Candy Cane Grams, and Spirit Week. This last full...

My favorite thing throughout the season so far is our competitiveness throughout our game and how much fun we are having as a team, senior Landon Winston said.

West vs PV

Alexandria Petersen, Web Editor January 2, 2023

The Davenport West boys basketball team played on their home court on Tuesday, December 13th against the Pleasant Valley Spartans. The Falcons lost by only one point in overtime, with the final score being...

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