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Davenport West Varsity Cheerleaders pose for the last picture of the 2020 season.

Tryouts in a Pandemic

Morgan Hauschild, Reporter April 1, 2021

You see them at football games. You see them up in the air, doing stunts with excited faces. Who might these people be you may ask? The Davenport West cheerleaders!  On March 7th, West held their 2021...

In an effort to lower viral spread, posters reminding students to distance and sanitize line the halls.

A year of change changes again

Megan Dunn, Print Editor March 26, 2021

Which mask matches my outfit? Is it an A or B day? During the 2020-21 school year, these are just a few questions students are asking themselves. In a year of uncertainty and change one thing is certain,...

Myriam Stangherlin poses with her “I got my COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker. Originally from Italy, Stangherlin was ecstatic to receive the Moderna vaccine. “Despite my experience, I am very grateful to be given the opportunity to get vaccinated,” Stangherlin said.

Teacher vaccines: A costly opportunity

Tiara Soppe, Reporter March 26, 2021

If given the opportunity to take the COVID-19 vaccine, would you? This year has been nothing short of challenging from virtual to hybrid to 100% back in school due to the pandemic. As a community we have...

Talk about a game face. Boys swimmer Nate Hagedorn 23 uses the breaststroke technique during a home swim meet vs. Muscatine. Hagedorn swam multiple races at the swim meet versus Muscatine. I like that [breaststroke] is more challenging than freestyle. It gives me more to do and its a fun stroke,  Hagedorn said.

Just keep swimming

Luke Loving, Reporter January 28, 2021

When you think of swimming with a mask, the first thought that comes to mind may be a scuba diver, wearing all of his scuba gear, swimming deep into the ocean, and looking for hidden treasure. After all,...

 “It’s really upsetting that I had my last day stepping foot in West High School as a student and I didn’t even know it,” senior Alex Solbrig said. 

Unable to celebrate on the graduation stage, Solbrig celebrates her high school accomplishments at home and is ready for whatever her future brings.

Gone too soon

Sarah Bernick, Managing Editor May 11, 2020

Many high school students dream of walking across the stage on the day of their senior graduation, celebrating the past four years they have had with their classmates. Parents and guardians are planning...

As flights were cancelling, Westerhof noticed a large drop in the amount of people traveling through the airports. “The airports were pretty busy when we were on our way there, but on the way home people were more scarce and everything was closed, sophomore Claire Westerhof said.

An unusually alert spring break

Sarah Bernick, Managing Editor March 30, 2020

“Ahhhh-Chew!” A sneeze that would usually be recovered by a smile and a “bless you” has now turned into an uncertain look and the social distancing of another person.  COVID-19 is the most...

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