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Volunteer extraordinaire

Volunteer extraordinaire

Naomi Walker, Social Media and Business Manager

November 9, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West, Showcase

Taking time out of her day to volunteer and further her own personal growth, junior Emily Brooks is known for her kindness and many involvements at West. Brooks participates in Student Senate, is Junior Class President, and a member of the junior varsity and competition cheer team. “I am p...

Ex-gymnast takes over the world of diving

Ex-gymnast takes over the world of diving

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Spotlight, Showcase

  Sophomore Tiana Negron has gone 11-0 at all diving competitions she has participated in so far this season. Negron started her diving career in eighth grade when she moved schools. Originally a gymnast, she made the switch to diving primarily for financial reasons. “I miss it a lo...

Students compete in cyberpatriot competition

Students compete in cyberpatriot competition

Tyler Newman, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Cyberpatriot is a competition sponsored by the Armed Forces (mainly the Air Force) for kids who want to enjoy the field of cyber security and computer science. On Nov. 2, Dec.7, Jan.11, and Feb.8 the team will compete in computer science teacher Doyle Massey’s room in room 102. The club consists ...

Challenging hunger

Challenging hunger

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

October 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

West’s Student Senate finishes up the third week of the Student Hunger Drive. Each week until the drive is over, Student Senate will host a different challenge and goal to meet all to raise money and food to end hunger. Oct. 8-12’s challenge was to raise $1500. To help meet this goal staff me...

Beak ‘n’ Eye poll

September 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase

Please help the Beak 'n' Eye prepare for our first print issue of the year by answering a few questions for us. Thank you for your time. Loading......

Friday night fights

Friday night fights

Tori Dierikx, Reporter

September 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Opinion, Showcase

Football is a heavy contact sport, but sometimes that contact can go too far. On Friday, Aug. 31, the Falcon football team got a first hand glimpse at what “too far” means when they versed the Clinton Riverkings. At the end of the fourth quarter, with about three minutes left, junior quarterba...

Sophomore and varsity boys basketball take a W at Muscatine

Sophomore and varsity boys basketball take a W at Muscatine

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

February 10, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Photos, Sports

Final scores Sophomore: 60-59 West Varsity: 58-48 West

Newspaper staff members win in state journalism contest

Newspaper staff members win in state journalism contest

May 5, 2016


Filed under News

Four Beak ‘n’ Eye newspaper editors have won awards in the 2016 Spring Newspaper Contest sponsored by the Iowa High School Press Association. Caylla Townsley, senior, won second place in the personality profile contest for her story “New principal doesn’t fit the mold.” Ryan Hayes, senior,...

Groups take the Falcon Ice Bucket Challenge

September 4, 2014


Filed under Video

Three groups took the Falcon Ice Bucket Challenge after school Sept. 4 to raise money for ALS. Representatives from the yearbook, newspaper, and football team got soaked, but the 100-degree heat index outside provided a quick recovery. The Beak 'n' Eye staff collected donations in a bucket from...

Beak ‘n’ Eye on TV

January 21, 2014


Filed under News

Fran Riley visited Davenport West High school on Friday, Jan. 17, to interview the adviser and editors for newspaper receiving the Gallup Award. The Beak 'n' Eye won this award for the 40th year in a row. The Beak 'n' Eye also keeps things new and figures out new ways to design the paper. The B...

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