WHS Today

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 Spotlight: Alexa Glandon

“'Everything happens for a reason'. This is something I really believe in,

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 Vice President of HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), a member of the blood drive committe...

Midterm election causes mixed emotions

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.

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 at nine, part of the night views were told to keep the lights on and drink some coffee because t...

West drives home the Student Hunger Drive

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

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 of events began with a hunger drive kick-off and skit competition on Sept. 24 to get students excite...

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 of sound character. Growing up in Davenport, Hensley attended Williams Intermediate. Derived from ...

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...

Humans of West: Mia Nelson

“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.”

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 is your best piece of advice for high school or life? “My biggest thing is that for hig...

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