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West is best

West is best

Sophia Iniguez, Reporter

April 5, 2019

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...

Human of West: Melissa Wallace/Bertelsen

Human of West: Melissa Wallace/Bertelsen

Hannah Andrews, News Editor

October 26, 2018

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

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

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

“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

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

“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

“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

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

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...

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