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 “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...

Life beyond the classroom

Sarah Bernick, Editor-in-Chief April 23, 2021

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Suicide prevention lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Statistics collected from a survey of 108 West High students.

Taking a toll

Tiara Soppe, Reporter April 23, 2021

Have you personally experienced mental exhaustion or know someone who does? Has this past year affected your mental health? Has the isolation and zoom meetings drained you mentally? Do you have trouble...

Nothing is going to stop her. Irakoze is working hard in her class. Her favorite class she’s taken so far is Art class. “[My sister made me get into drawing] because I was drawing in my room and she was  like ‘I like your drawings, you should actually start drawing’,” Irakoze said.

New faces and new places

Luke Loving, Reporter April 23, 2021

Moving to a completely new area is often difficult because you basically have to start over from scratch. You don’t know anyone and no one knows you. Now imagine moving to a new place AND trying to learn...

This smile isn’t fake as Eckert has a constant look of happiness wherever she goes. Her joy is contagious to everyone around her!

An eagerness for academics

Sarah Bernick, Editor in Chief April 20, 2021

The road to success can start at a young age, especially for junior Sarah Eckert. As only a junior, Eckert is completing an inspiring level of academics that some can only dream of. Currently dual enrolled...

According to The Local Project, there are roughly 6 billion texts sent per day in the U.S. 50 percent of West students say most of their screen time on their phone is from social media.

Who’s controlling whom?

Luke Loving, Reporter April 14, 2021

According to ABC News, teens spend an average of seven hours and 22 minutes per day on their phones. That is over 50 hours every week. However, with so much knowledge and entertainment at our fingertips,...

 “If I could describe Matt in one word it would be driven. His work ethic, his leadership, his constant goal setting, and never settling for anything less than perfection,” Oates said.

Music to My Ears

Sarah Bernick, Editor-in-Chief April 7, 2021

Name one person you know that can play the tuba, euphonium, french horn, bass clarinet, and the bass trombone...don’t worry, I’ll go first.  Matt Reis is a senior at Davenport West who has a special...

 Kathy Truong ‘21 manages to stay upbeat amidst her heavy course load. “I definitely will miss just being a kid during high school because I know during college there will be a lot of pressure and responsibility, whereas during high school you can still have fun with your friends and mess around.”

Striving under pressure

Tiara Soppe, Reporter April 5, 2021

Throughout high school, senior Kathy Truong has been one to stay behind the scenes but make moves in silence; Truong has maintained a cumulative GPA (grade point average) of a 4.0, challenged herself in...

Davenport West Varsity Cheerleaders pose for the last picture of the 2020 season.

Tryouts in a Pandemic

Morgan Hauschild, Reporter April 1, 2021

You see them at football games. You see them up in the air, doing stunts with excited faces. Who might these people be you may ask? The Davenport West cheerleaders!  On March 7th, West held their 2021...

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