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

Dance team dismantles gender stereotypes

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...

“Everything happens for a reason. This is something I really believe in, senior Alexa Glandon said.

Senior Spotlight: Alexa Glandon

Naomi Walker, Social Media and Business Manager November 27, 2018

Throughout high school, senior Alexa Glandon has made many friendships, learned about herself, and participated in many activities. Glandon has been involved in volleyball all four years, she is the...

Polls in Iowa opened at seven in the morning on Tuesday and closed voting at nine in the evening. However, due to people still in line the Iowa gubernatorial election was not finalized until around eleven.

Midterm election causes mixed emotions

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief November 8, 2018

As the 2018 midterm elections wrapped up on Nov. 6, the Iowa elections went into a late night with Republican Governor Kim Reynolds coming out on top over Democrat opponent Fred Hubbell. With polls closing...

Student Senate, cheerleaders, dancers, and the band went to feeder schools and promoted the student hunger drive and supplied them boxes.

West drives home the Student Hunger Drive

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor & Business Manager October 31, 2018

Throughout the month of October, Student Senate held multiple events and rallies in order to promote the Student Hunger Drive and collect non-perishable food and money for those in need. The series...

A lot of people dont know who I am, or what my story is and I think its important that people share who they are, senior Noah Hensley said.

A student today, teacher tomorrow

Dani Reitz, Voice Editor October 24, 2018

For senior Noah Hensley, the journey of self-discovery has not been an easy path. Despite facing many obstacles throughout his 17 years of life, Hensley continues to remain open-minded, as well as a person...

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...

“It is a great day to have a great day. It always is. You can make any day great with a positive attitude and the small stuff will not matter five years from now.”

Humans of West: Mia Nelson

Naomi Walker, Reporter April 20, 2018

Mia Nelson is a junior at West and has been on the Diamond Dancers Dance Team since she was a sophomore. She has recently been chosen to be the first dance team captain for the 2018-2019 school year. What...

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