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Human of West: Melissa Wallace/Bertelsen

Human of West: Melissa Wallace/Bertelsen

Hannah Andrews, News Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West, Showcase

It's a chilly Saturday, and rows of chairs placed on either side of the aisle. Gusts of wind blow anything and everything around. That’s how Melissa Wallace or should we say, Bertelsen spent her wedding day three weeks ago. Outside in the cold, surrounded by her family and friends. A trip to Minn...

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...

Retiree: Martha Adams

Retiree: Martha Adams

Hannah Andrews, Reporter

May 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles, Retiree

Q: How long have you worked within the school district? A: 15 years   Q: How long have you been working at West? A: Six years   Q: Why are you retiring? A: I am really ready to retire. I want to be able to travel and spend time with my grandkids.   Q: What is your most memora...

Moving on: Amanda Loucks

Moving on: Amanda Loucks

May 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Moving on, Profiles

“When I found out I had to move schools, it was really bittersweet. I was sad because I love my students and the kids here at West. I was a little bit relieved because I knew I had a job this coming school year. But overall, mostly sad,” Loucks said.    “I’m definitely going to miss my student...

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...

Humans of West: Ryan DeGeeter

Humans of West: Ryan DeGeeter

Hannah Andrews, Reporter

April 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West

“I have a bucket list that I made in college at some point. I want to travel the world, and buy someone else's groceries. As a teacher, I want to be the type of teacher a student remembers  for the rest of their life." “I was the first person to go to college in my family. I was also the first per...

Humans of West: Doyle Massey

Humans of West: Doyle Massey

Hannah Andrews, Reporter

April 11, 2018


Filed under Features

“There are so many superpowers to choose from. I would say big, but I’m already big. Or, the ability to grow white hair… no, no. I already do that too. I guess I would choose the super ability to read people’s minds so I can know beforehand when the kid who throws the spitball at me,” -comp...

Did you know: tunnels under West

Did you know: tunnels under West

Hannah Andrews, Reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under Did You Know, Features

Did you know there are tunnels running beneath West? These tunnels were created as a fallout shelter during the times of the Cold War in case of a nuclear threat. They would provide protection for the whole west side of Davenport.

Soccer holds trivia night for new scoreboard

Soccer holds trivia night for new scoreboard

Hannah Andrews, Reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under News, Soccer, Sports

On Saturday, Apr. 7, the boys and girls soccer teams will be hosting a trivia night at the Walcott Coliseum. You can reserve a table that seats up to eight people. It is $10 dollars per person to attend. The trivia night has been a recurring event for the past two years. “Our previous trivia ni...

Hop off the anti-West band wagon

Hop off the anti-West band wagon

Hannah Andrews, Reporter

March 16, 2018


Filed under Columns

West is not a bad school. However, it seems like everyone who doesn’t attend West has a contradictory opinion. The negative things seen on social media or heard on the news do not define who we are at West, nor should it reflect what West is capable of. From the Jan. 28 “Quad-City Times” edito...

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