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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.
A picnic for seniors as a final farewell before June 1 graduation
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,...

Thoughtful theatre

Junior Gillian Collins wins the viewers choice award.The audience voted her as the winner of the variety show as she had the most money in her bucket by the end of the even. She did a duet with senior Rolando Gonzalez. They sang a song called
Students show off their talents at variety show
May 15, 2019

  West students produced the 59th annual West High variety show on May 10 in the auditorium. Preparations for the variety show began the first week of May. Senior Lily Hancock says that...

The keys to living a happy and healthy life

This photo by senior Skylar Hintze that depicts the aspects to lead a happy and healthy life such as being a role model, communicating, having faith, friends, family, humbleness, forgiveness, passion, balance, confidence, and compassion. “Everyone has different keys to life for themselves. One person may feel families are the most important aspect, while someone else may feel communication is important to them,” Hintze said.
April 7, 2019

Life is the most wonderful joy in the world. Even with all the negativity in the world, people should try to lead a enjoyable life. Having faith, forgiveness, and compassion are some ways people can make...

“Little Shop of Horrors” preview

Audrey II has four different pods throughout the show, with pod four being depicted above. Pod 4 has to be controlled by four people. The pods were made for a Music Guild production, and have been gifted to falcon theater for their production.
March 26, 2019

Every year the West High Falcon Theater puts on a musical, and this year they decided to put on the modern classic “Little Shop of Horrors.” “Little Shop” is about an alien plant called Audrey...

Duet ’til the end

On Nov. 9, 24 students attended the Iowan Thespian Festival, and two seniors, Lily Hancock and Xavier Thomas, placed second place in duet acting. This is the first time in years that West has placed at the festival.
West High seniors place second at the Iowa Thespian Festival in a duet event
November 16, 2018

On Nov. 9, 24 students from West’s drama department departed from the campus in the early hours of the morning for the three-hour drive to reach the UNI campus. This campus is home to the Iowa Thespian...

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.
West unites after quarterback falls injured
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...

2018 homecoming court Q&A

Get to know the 2018-2019 West High Homecoming Court
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...

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