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WHS Today

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WHS Today

 “I mean, they look good on and like, gotta look good to play good. So I feel like its a new turn around its going good and we’re scoring 5-0 right now,” Junior Kaleb English said.

Back but in Black

Makenna Burt, Reporter September 30, 2022

Many things are different about this year's football team. Not only are they having a winning season for the first time in twenty three years but they also have new uniforms. Not new red and white ones...

The dance floor of West’s homecoming. The students were enjoying themselves by dancing, singing, and filming.

Same Dance, Different Schools

Maddox Hauschild, Co-Editor September 28, 2022

Loud music, crowds dancing, and students dressed up nicely. The one night throughout the entire school year where all students can party with their fellow classmates. There are even students from other...

Ramp spends much of her time walking dogs at the Humane Society. This husky, Jay, was a surrender. He got adopted in early 2022.

A Good Cause

Morgan Ware, Print Editor September 27, 2022

For many, volunteer hours are a slog. Another load dumped onto one’s already incredibly busy schedule. Just something that they need to get into college, or to be in the National Honor Society. Something...

Without the internet, the cafeteria could no longer use the computers to keep track of how many people were buying lunch. This is the chart they used as an alternative.

West’s Wacky Wifi

Isabella Davis and Gracie Sade September 26, 2022

Since September 15th, 2022, students and staff across the district have been experiencing the effects of internet issues. As a result, the staff has changed their passwords twice, which has led to rumors...

The band plays throughout the pep rally. They came prepared and ready to pump up the student body for Homecoming week.

Getting Hype for Homecoming

Isabella Martens, Editor-in-Chief September 26, 2022

September 26, 2019. That was the last time a pep rally was held in the gymnasium. Luckily, the return of the pep rally came just in time for Homecoming. The teams performing or speaking had around a week...

Students show their tickets to get let into the dance. Student Senate had to come early to set up and stay late to clean up after.

Hustle to Homecoming

Isabella Martens, Editor-in-Chief September 20, 2022

Crowns, streamers, and tickets, that's all Student Senate has been able to think about since July. They were on a tight schedule with Homecoming being in the third week of school. Student Senate is a class...

Ashley Dailey smiles from her new desk. Dailey was hired to be the new GEAR UP instructor.

New Birds in the Nest

Ashley Dailey How many degrees do you have, and what are they? “I have a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, Education, and Psychology .”   What do you do at West? “I provide career...

At this assembly, students were taught about new information and guidelines pertaining to school lunches, security, and counselors. Every student had to sit together with their fourth block class and teacher.

Down to the Aud

Morgan Ware, Print Editor September 6, 2022

It’s hot and slow moving as an entire half of West’s student body treks down to the auditorium. Small steps and loud voices saunter into their seats, and the presentation begins. In-person assemblies...

Just a trend?

Just a trend?

Emma Thalacker, Reporter May 27, 2022

The truth is, conversations and beliefs surrounding crystals and the heath, beauty and spiritual benefits they provide, have been around for a long time. In recent years, trends surrounding crystals have...



Aiden Kroger, Reporter May 27, 2022

97% of scientists agree. First coined by scientific studies published near the mid 1990s, it became something of a mantra used by scrupulous climate activists and scientists for the nearly three decades...

Pamphlet from the award ceremony. Students were recognized for academic achievement as well as scholarships from the Davenport Community Schools Foundation and Scott Community College.

Superb Seniors

Megan Dunn, Print Editor May 27, 2022

On Monday May 16, Over 200 awards were given out to West High School Seniors, who were recognized for their hard work at the end of the year Honors Ceremony.  Seniors were recognized for academic awards...

Several of West’s track state qualifiers pose for a picture.

The Finish Line

Alec Shipley, Web Editor May 25, 2022

The 2022 track season has come and gone. The Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) state meet was held from May 19-21 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. Top track athletes from all over Iowa...

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