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Isabella Martens

Isabella Martens, Editor in Chief

Isabella Martens (she/her) is a senior and also editor in chief of the Beak 'n' Eye. She has been on the newspaper for three years now. Her inspiration for being on the paper is her love for writing and to meet new people. She has wanted to be on the newspaper since eighth grade when she found out it was an elective. Her favorite pieces to write for the paper are the ones where she gets to interview students and she would love to make memoirs with the staff this year. Her personality would be described as bubbly and outgoing. 

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The Davenport West Competition Team has a team huddle right before they go out and perform at State. The team motivated each other with speeches and prepared each other to give their best performance.

Soaring to State

December 6, 2022
Kel Andrews smiles with his brother after not seeing each other for 8 months. Everyone in the office watched with excitement while they were reunited.

Coming Home

October 20, 2022
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

September 20, 2022
¨I like ecology club because it brings together people who are interested in plants and gardening and gives us a place to all participate together,¨ sophomore Lanora Sprague said.

Going Green

April 28, 2022
Book club is welcoming to anyone who wants to meet new people and discuss their opinions. This was a poster found in the hallway advertising book club.

Book worms

January 31, 2022
Junior Kenzie Schertz studied her final reviews to get ready for finals. She has four finals this term and shes aiming for all As.

Stressed for the test

January 12, 2022
One thing I struggled with in the first couple weeks of high school was talking to new people. Talking to new people helped me make amazing friendships, freshman Addison Aleksiejczyk said.

Starting off Strong

September 17, 2021
 Mr. Schaeffer helps Jaden Nguyen 22 with airbrushing. Airbrushing is used to give an even surface when painting. Its usually used to create realism.

Creative minds

February 26, 2021
Peyton Flynn smiling during second block. She is a great role model for those around her and she is in lots of clubs/sports at West. “I really like high school and just West in general. I feel like theres a lot of positivity rolling around through like school activities and sports. I just feel like its a really good place to get involved,” junior Peyton Flynn said.

On the go

February 23, 2021
Alyssa Broer ‘22 practices jumps right before she goes on with her team to do their state lyrical dance. In addition to their state competition the dance team danced at halftime for basketball and football games. “One thing I really enjoy about the dance team is our basketball season. It’s always so fun when we are in the hallway practicing before we go out because I get to hang out with my best friends. When performing we are closer to the crowd and it makes dancing for them so much easier,” Broer said.

Performing behind a mask

February 17, 2021
Kennedy Wink smiling on a game day! She has stayed positive and working hard throughout the year even with obstacles in her way. “Im proud of the relationships I have established through the years and how I have such a good support group and such good friends,” Wink said.

A unique senior year

February 3, 2021
Student senator Savannah Haskins 23 points to one of the custom signs placed around the halls of West.  Student Senate plans to promote Troll on a Stroll as long as students and staff are having a good time with it.

Trolls on strolls

January 20, 2021
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