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McCloud poses above a city in Verona, Italy.

Students plan to take on Italy

Aiden Rushing, Reporter October 17, 2018

Science teacher Ian McCloud is planning a trip for students to travel to Italy. The date is tentatively set for July 2020. The trip will be orchestrated through the company EF (Education First) A meeting...

“Health and wellness is something that inspires me and something I like to do in my spare time,” Shelman said.

Humans of West: Ryan Shelman

Aiden Rushing, Reporter September 28, 2018

New gym teacher Ryan Shelman has been a P.E. teacher for the past seven years at West Burlington High School in southeast Iowa. Although Shelman knew that he wanted to become an educator, he thought he...

Science teacher Steve Saladino will retire after teaching at West for 38 years.

Retiree: Steve Saladino

Aiden Rushing, Reporter May 23, 2018

Q:How long have you taught at West? A:38 years   Q: What colleges did you attend? A: I went to North Dakota State. I got by Bachelor of Science, and then I went to Western Illinois and...

Q: What is something you would never ever do in your entire life?

A: I would never ever hold a big snake. I don’t like snakes, and I think they’re creepy, Boland-Lopez said.

Humans of West: Mason Boland-Lopez

Aiden Rushing, Reporter May 21, 2018

“My favorite sport to watch is football because there is a lot of action, and I have been a Bears fan all of my life. I like to watch the Bears specifically, otherwise I like watching people hit each...

Chromebook supplies (charger, bag, Chromebook, and strap for bag) needs to be turned in by June 4.  Chromebooks will be turned into fourth block teachers.

Chromebook turn-in

Aiden Rushing, Reporter May 10, 2018

Chromebook turn-in is right around the corner. Seniors will need to have everything turned in by May 30. The Chromebook turn-in date for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors is June 4 after finals. All...

“If I had a superpower, I would probably have super speed because I’d be able to do anything with it, and I would be a professional running back so the Bears could finally win.”

Humans of West: Kyle Riepe

Aiden Rushing, Reporter April 19, 2018

“Wrestling means a lot to me because it helped me lose weight and made me quicker and also more tough. At times it can be really tough with conditioning and constantly moving, but it’s all worth it...

Co-ed track takes on Jesse Days

Co-ed track takes on Jesse Days

Aiden Rushing, Reporter April 13, 2018

Results update: Men’s team placed third overall with 108 points Women’s team placed last overall with 9 points On Apr. 12, the annual Jesse Days co-ed track meet will be held at Brady...

“[If I could have any super powers] I would have infinite superpowers… [the one I would want the most would be] the one where I get infinite wishes. It’s the power to make wishes.”

Humans of West: Collin Cervantes

Aiden Rushing, Reporter April 12, 2018

“I [ struggle with] always pushing things to the last minute, so I usually end up turning things in late…  I procrastinate a lot. I usually end up getting a C on something even though I could have...

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