WHS Today

Senior Falcon festival

One of the featured games at the annual Falcon senior picnic was bags. West gym teachers were able to bring their supplies for students to use. According to Associate Principal Mike Orfitelli, it was the most popular activity.

Joseph Potts, reporter

May 24, 2019

An annual picnic for graduating students was held on May 22 at the Mississippi Fairgrounds as way for seniors to  get together one last time before graduation. The senior picnic has been a long running, approximately 30 years, tradition for the school. “I think it would probably go back around ...

Lockers: useful or useless?

“Every student should get to choose if they want a locker. Some lockers are more beat up and old than others,

Thomas Yates, Reporter

March 23, 2019

The bell rings to announce the end of first block. You don’t need your heavy textbook for the rest of the day, but it’s just light enough that you don’t mind if you have to carry it. The question stands: do you go out of your way to put the textbook in your locker, or do you just deal with it and...

Snow days pile up, cause school year to end in June

The Davenport Community School District takes off six days and counting due to unbearable temperatures, dangerous wind chill, and treacherous road conditions. School grounds take a heavy impact as they are completely covered in snow and ice.

Sarah Bernick, Reporter

February 4, 2019

The Davenport Community School District has taken six days off this year because of some of the most dangerous wind chills in years. Due to recent life-threatening temperatures and extreme travel conditions, the district has had to shorten and cut days out of the school year for the safety of all staf...

Dance team dismantles gender stereotypes

Freshmen Nasir and Nasiah Kolwey dance at the halftime show at the basketball game on Jan. 4th.

Tori Dierikx, Reporter

January 16, 2019

Those who attended the Jan. 4 basketball game may have been expecting a fun 15 minutes between the second and third quarter due to the annual dance to be put on by the dance team. This time, however, there was a major change that would surprise the audience. Instead of the typical all female team, fr...

Senior superlatives get a new look

Senior Taylor Utterback casts her vote on the 2018-2019 senior superlatives form. She will join several other seniors this year who have cast their vote to help decide which of their classmates will be immortalized in the yearbook.

Tim O'Leary, Reporter

October 23, 2018

The senior superlatives are a tradition in many high schools. A vast array of titles just waiting to be seized by those renowned by their peers. But to those that aren’t able to partake in it, the voting process can be fairly alien. To put it simply it all begins with white. A list of categories ...

Friday night fights

The West varsity football game against Clinton was cut short when head football coach, Justin Peters, called the game in the fourth quarter.

Tori Dierikx, Reporter

September 6, 2018

Football is a heavy contact sport, but sometimes that contact can go too far. On Friday, Aug. 31, the Falcon football team got a first hand glimpse at what “too far” means when they versed the Clinton Riverkings. At the end of the fourth quarter, with about three minutes left, junior quarterba...

2018 homecoming court Q&A

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor and Buisiness Manager

September 3, 2018

Naomi Walker Jenna Dougherty How do you feel about making homecoming court? ¨It is really exciting because I’ve wanted to be on homecoming court ever since I was a freshman.¨ What first went through your head when you found out you made court? ¨I was like ‘I have to tell my mom!’ because my mom really wanted me to be...

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