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Finally finals

Finally finals

Hannah Andrews, News Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

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 to a study from Stanford University, studying strategically before a test or exam can help increase scores ...

Moving On: Kelleen McFate

Moving On: Kelleen McFate

Martin Morales, Reporter

May 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Moving on, Profiles

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 West? A: The camaraderie. I love the students and I love the staff and the enthusiasm. Q: Where a...

Of mice and West

Of mice and West

Martin Morales, Reporter

May 3, 2018


Filed under News

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 big problem, but every school has mice due to the age of the building. Believe it or not, mice at West...

Humans of West: Roxy Diaz

Humans of West: Roxy Diaz

Martin Morales, Reporter

May 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West

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

Humans of West: Stephanie Hansen

Humans of West: Stephanie Hansen

Martin Morales, Reporter

April 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West

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... so I think if I didn’t think that way, I don’t think I’d be the teacher that I am, a supe...

Internet slowness plagues district

Internet slowness plagues district

Martin Morales, Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under News

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, schools in the Davenport district have been struck by a lack of internet, along with surrounding I...

Good-bye P.E.?

Good-bye P.E.?

Martin Morales, Reporter

March 16, 2018


Filed under Columns

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 not be the same as an actual class. Initially, after reading this bill I thought, what are the posit...

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