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I would recommend to study a lot more and not procrastinate, junior Nayeli Calzada said.

Finally finals

Hannah Andrews, News Editor October 24, 2018

From students’ freshman year until their senior year, at the end of every quarter comes two days worth of exams to test their knowledge over the entire term of the classes they have taken. According...

Family consumer science teacher Kelleen McFate is moving on to Central to expand her knowledge on foods education beginning next school year.

Moving On: Kelleen McFate

Martin Morales, Reporter May 31, 2018

Q: How long have you taught at West? A: I have taught at West for three years.   Q: What is the length of your full teaching career? A: 22 years.   Q: What will you miss about...

Here are bags from Searles closet in room 204 that were eaten into by mice.

Of mice and West

Martin Morales, Reporter May 3, 2018

In classrooms, closets, bathrooms, and wherever they can get into, rodents have been known to visit the many hiding spots that West has to offer them. Someone would think mice in a school setting is a...

Q: What’s your goal in life?

I want to go to college to study fashion, hair and makeup and business. I want to help my mom with her business in cooking after college.

-junior Roxy Diaz

Humans of West: Roxy Diaz

Martin Morales, Reporter May 1, 2018

Q: What are you proudest of? "Getting better at basketball. In middle school, when I first started, I wasn’t that good. Now I’m better." -junior Roxy Diaz

When I do anything, I think of how I feel in some of those situations, like what would I want my teacher to do. So I just teach based on how I want to be taught.”

Humans of West: Stephanie Hansen

Martin Morales, Reporter April 23, 2018

Stephanie Hansen is a favorite among her students. Her secret?   “Just care about people. I have this freakish empathy... I put myself in people’s shoes and how I would feel if I was in their shoes......

Internet slowness plagues district

Internet slowness plagues district

Martin Morales, Reporter April 13, 2018

Update: Internet is back Issues with internet slowness across the AEA-covered schools has seemingly been resolved. Internet speeds Thursday and Friday were back to normal. For the last five days,...

Good-bye P.E.?

Good-bye P.E.?

Martin Morales, Reporter March 16, 2018

In early February, the Iowa Senate was introduced to a bill that would no longer have P.E. in schools as a required class. Students would have to do some kind of physical activity, of course. But it would...

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