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Who is Freddie the Falcon?

Who is Freddie the Falcon?

Tori Dierikx, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Award Winners, Features, Showcase

What would a school be without their mascot? What would the University of Iowa be without Herkey? Or Frosted-Flakes without Tony the Tiger? Perhaps most importantly, what would be Davenport West High School be without Freddie the Falcon? Davenport West is home of the Falcons, or more specifically Fred...

Midterm election causes mixed emotions

Midterm election causes mixed emotions

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

November 8, 2018


Filed under Award Winners, News, Showcase

As the 2018 midterm elections wrapped up on Nov. 6, the Iowa elections went into a late night with Republican Governor Kim Reynolds coming out on top over Democrat opponent Fred Hubbell. With polls closing at nine, part of the night views were told to keep the lights on and drink some coffee because t...

Coalition of young voters

Coalition of young voters

Zak Keel, Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Award Winners, Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Polls will open up today, Nov. 6, for the 2018 midterm elections as Americans across the nation will partake in state and local races that will soon influence the second half of President Donald Trump’s four-year term. There are 435 seats in the U.S. House that are up for re-election, 35 Senate seat...

Clean water courtesy of West

Clean water courtesy of West

Tori Dierikx, Reporter

November 5, 2018


Filed under Award Winners, Features, Showcase

8,133 miles away, there is a village in Kenya that lacks what many of us take for granted ‒ clean water. This daunting and very real issue was brought to the Davenport West Invent team by Joshua Ngao, a resident of Muamba who believed the seemingly impossible task could be tackled by Davenport West st...

Breaking the stereotype

Breaking the stereotype

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

October 29, 2018


Filed under Award Winners, Features, Senior Spotlight, Showcase

She sits at the table during dinner, discouraged and angry. She is over being disrespected and feeling out of place. She goes to her mom to bring her out of this state of mind, her mom reminds her that this is life and things don’t come easy. Her dad reminds her that he went through the same discri...

Senior superlatives get a new look

Senior superlatives get a new look

Tim O'Leary, Reporter

October 23, 2018


Filed under Award Winners, Features, Showcase

The senior superlatives are a tradition in many high schools. A vast array of titles just waiting to be seized by those renowned by their peers. But to those that aren’t able to partake in it, the voting process can be fairly alien. To put it simply it all begins with white. A list of categories ...

Welding students refurbish 9/11 memorial

Welding students refurbish 9/11 memorial

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor & Business Manager

September 20, 2018


Filed under Award Winners, News, Showcase

On Sept. 11, Mr. Zinn’s Vocational Welding class began their project to refurbish the 9/11 memorial located in the front of the school. “We built the memorial 17 years ago in my class and refurbished it once about five or six years ago. I was driving by it and thought it was time to make it look...

Drumming up awareness to beat the stigma

Drumming up awareness to beat the stigma

Zak Keel, Reporter

September 11, 2018


Filed under Award Winners, News, Showcase

Students in Davenport West High School’s drumline are raising awareness to beat the stigma of mental health through an outreach partnership with the Vera French Community Mental Health Center. The goal is to raise funds to support community programs that Vera French offers while creating an open disc...

The truth about the future of IGESS

The truth about the future of IGESS

Danielle Stevens, Reporter

April 16, 2018


Filed under Award Winners, News

IGESS stands for Integrated Geometry Earth and Space Science, a class run by math teacher Ryan DeGeeter and science teacher Jason Hensel.  Both teachers have been a part of IGESS for four years, but there has been a rumor swirling around that IGESS might be over as of next year. IGESS is different...

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