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West is best

West is best

Sophia Iniguez, Reporter

April 5, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Davenport West High School is much more than just a school, it's a place where students make memories, come together with friends, and join activities and clubs that they will never forget. With more than 1,600 students in the Falcon nation, there is diversity in classes, clubs, and sports teams that ma...

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books

Tyler Newman, Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Battle of the Books is an Iowa Quad Cities regional competition that involves students reading a wide variety of books. At the competition, there are a series of questions asked about the books’ author, setting, story… There is a level for each grade ranging from third grade to seniors. In addition t...

Humans of West: Jane Kroening

Humans of West: Jane Kroening

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor and Buisiness Manager

September 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West, Showcase

Jane Kroening has taught English at West for 14 years and claims she bleeds red and white. “When I first came here my son and daughter [went to school here]. I was teaching at Walcott. I was very involved in the Booster Club [at West] and saw a position open up. I was spending a lot of my time ...

Lights, camera, action!

Lights, camera, action!

Hannah Andrews, News Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The director looked upon the audience with nervous anticipation, they laughed at the joke and the nerves flooded out like a rushing river. Being new to film making, Vanessa Banks hopped into the Urban Exposures a 10 week independent film project. The four participants got together every day for four ho...

Fresh faces of administration: Cory Williams

Fresh faces of administration: Cory Williams

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

August 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles, Showcase

Cory Williams receives a new principal for the 2018-2019 school year

Moving on: Adam Pagett

Moving on: Adam Pagett

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter

May 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Moving on, Profiles

Q: How did you find out about the switch? A: We know in our positions as associate principals that there are times where our boss, the assistant superintendent Mr. Scott, can move us around. He is the one who alerted us that we would be moving and changing buildings. There are a lot of different reasons ...

Retiree: Steve Saladino

Retiree: Steve Saladino

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

May 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles, Retiree

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 I got my master's degree.   Q: What advice do you have to give to other teachers at West?...

Humans of West: Mason Boland-Lopez

Humans of West: Mason Boland-Lopez

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

May 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West, Profiles

“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 other. It is a pretty good contact sport, and it’s fun to watch. My favorite sport to play is ba...

Falcons play chess

Falcons play chess

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

May 2, 2018


Filed under Features

Two years ago, security guard Timothy Freemole found out the Exceptional Education department students were playing chess with the Falcon Friends Club. The teachers did not know how to play, so Freemole took the chessboard and moved it into the library, and this is how the ongoing chess game bega...

Humans of West: Stephanie Hansen

Humans of West: Stephanie Hansen

Martin Morales, Reporter

April 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West

Stephanie Hansen is a favorite among her students. Her secret?   “Just care about people. I have this freakish empathy... I put myself in people’s shoes and how I would feel if I was in their shoes... so I think if I didn’t think that way, I don’t think I’d be the teacher that I am, a supe...

Madison Cousins awarded Dooley Scholarship

Hannah Andrews, Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News, Video

Senior Madison Cousins was awarded the $20,000 2018 Dr. Thomas Anthony Dooley Memorial Scholarship at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018. The scholarship is awarded to a student in the Davenport Community School District in the top 10 percentile of their graduating class. Along with considering the clas...

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