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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...

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

2018 graduates prepare to walk the stage

2018 graduates prepare to walk the stage

Naomi Walker and Kate Kealey

May 31, 2018


Filed under News

On May. 31, West's 2018 graduates practiced for the graduation ceremony scheduled for June 4. Seniors received their cap and gown, as well as graduation cords that were awarded to them for achievements in academics and volunteer work. Seniors took finals on May 29 and 30, and after finals, they were...

Moving on: Jared Perez

Moving on: Jared Perez

Kate Kealey, Editor-in-chief

May 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Moving on, Profiles

Q: How long have you been at West? A: Three years, and this was my first school I taught at. I will be moving to West Chicago Community High School.   Q: How do you feel about leaving West? A: It will be sad because I started teaching freshman and now that they are juniors, I will n...

West takes on the Iowa Assessments

West takes on the Iowa Assessments

Kate Kealey, Editor in chief

April 3, 2018


Filed under News

On Mar. 4, the Davenport School District will conduct the Iowa Assessments to gather information on student and school academic progress.Testing is from from 8:10 a.m. until 12:40 p.m. Lunch will be offered after the test, but it is not mandatory to stay. Buses will run at 2:05 p.m. Seniors do not...

Keeping up with the girls track team

Keeping up with the girls track team

Kate Kealey, Editor in chief

March 28, 2018


Filed under Sports, Track

The Davenport West Girls Track Team has their first outdoor meet on Thursday, Mar. 29 at North Scott High School. The girls have been practicing since January. Practices consist of lifting and running around the school hallways when weather is poor. “My favorite part of track is having fun with girls at...

Adults walk over the walkout

Adults walk over the walkout

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

March 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Wednesday Mar. 14, nine students, including myself, arranged a walkout against school violence on West’s band field.  We met for a total of 20 hours within the five days before the walk out, making posters, ribbons, and writing speeches. Over 150 students marched onto the field ready to fight f...

West walks out for change

West walks out for change

Samantha Makl, Reporter

March 14, 2018


Filed under News

Thousands of schools across the country are walking out to honor those who died in the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida and to call for stricter gun laws. Today students at West High School participated in the walkout at 10 a.m. to demonstrate their First Amendment rights. “I’m doing this t...

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