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Davenport Community School District Superintendent Dr. Robert Kobylski prides himself for his experience in several fields that benefit his administrative role. 
“I worked at a private sector in the security industry,” Kobylsk saidi. “I also have financial background and an understanding of education.”

New superintendent moves towards the future

Tim O'Leary, Media editor September 20, 2019

On Aug. 1 Dr. Robert Kobylski officially became the superintendent of the Davenport Community School District. Kobylski, who has worked with multiple districts as well as with private security, plans to...

“Every student should get to choose if they want a locker. Some lockers are more beat up and old than others,

Lockers: useful or useless?

Thomas Yates, Reporter March 23, 2019

The bell rings to announce the end of first block. You don’t need your heavy textbook for the rest of the day, but it’s just light enough that you don’t mind if you have to carry it. The question...

The west bowling team, like many other groups at West is recognized for its excellence in teamwork through acknowledging and appreciating its members.

Bowling team rolls on

Tim O'Leary February 14, 2019

This past week the bowling team has proved their ability in the sport with 2 of the team’s bowlers, Zach Hainline and Erica Henderson qualifying for the all-district team. The team as a whole takes pride...

The Davenport Community School District takes off six days and counting due to unbearable temperatures, dangerous wind chill, and treacherous road conditions. School grounds take a heavy impact as they are completely covered in snow and ice.

Snow days pile up, cause school year to end in June

Sarah Bernick, Reporter February 4, 2019

The Davenport Community School District has taken six days off this year because of some of the most dangerous wind chills in years. Due to recent life-threatening temperatures and extreme travel conditions,...

Freddie the Falcon shows his support for the Student Hunger-Drive and those without a meal.

Who is Freddie the Falcon?

Tori Dierikx, Reporter November 14, 2018

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...

Polls in Iowa opened at seven in the morning on Tuesday and closed voting at nine in the evening. However, due to people still in line the Iowa gubernatorial election was not finalized until around eleven.

Midterm election causes mixed emotions

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief November 8, 2018

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...

Young adults in this country should realize that it's a civic duty to do everything that they can in order to make the country the best place possible for all types of people. In order to do this, everyone needs to elect officials that represent the change they want to see in the nation. Youth may only comprise 25 percent of the nation’s population, but they are 100 percent of the future.

Coalition of young voters

Zak Keel, Reporter November 6, 2018

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...

Members of the Davenport West Invent Team are devoting their time before, during and after school to creating a water filtration system for the African village of Muamba.

Clean water courtesy of West

Tori Dierikx, Reporter November 5, 2018

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,...

Amia Combs is a person that will always stick up for her friends and anyone and need.

Breaking the stereotype

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief October 29, 2018

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...

Christiansen is a computer-aided drafter at Deck Supply Services. Utilizing large amounts of math, she designs deck rails in computer-aided drafting software. After high school, Christiansen plans on pursuing mechanical engineering and design.

Pushing boundaries and making a change

Zak Keel, Reporter October 26, 2018

Alexa Christiansen is a student that may just break the record for most hours existing within the walls of West. An average week for Christiansen consists of walking to school at 6:35 a.m. for early-bird...

Senior Taylor Utterback casts her vote on the 2018-2019 senior superlatives form. She will join several other seniors this year who have cast their vote to help decide which of their classmates will be immortalized in the yearbook.

Senior superlatives get a new look

Tim O'Leary, Reporter October 23, 2018

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...

Junior Madison White hand paints the American flag.

Welding students refurbish 9/11 memorial

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor & Business Manager September 20, 2018

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...

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