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Spanish teacher Stephanie Hansen proudly holds her go-to meal of chicken nuggets along with her favorite plant. Hansen explained how she ironically had the chicken nuggets at school as she was sharing with those around her. Not surprising, her care for others is always showing.

Life beyond the classroom

Sarah Bernick, Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2021

Helping with everything they do, teachers are constantly working to provide the best high school education and experience that a student can receive. Staying up late to get grades in or waking up extra...

Spanish teacher Stephanie Hansen helps her advisory student sophomore Caleb Heskett sign up for Falcon Flex. Hansen allows her advisory students to sit in the back chairs by her desk, allowing conversations to flow throughout the class.

Thoughts behind SEL (social and emotional learning)

Reagan Hoffman, Reporter February 11, 2020

You walk into school on a Monday morning to a room of familiar faces. You sit down, pull out your chromebook, and sign up for flex. This is the usual, however, what about the occasional lessons and slideshows?...

Junior Kyleigh Ortiz started playing the guitar a couple of years ago.

Silence below the surface

Kaylee Milem, reporter January 16, 2020

To the outside world, junior Kyleigh Ortiz seems like the average girl. She goes to high school like the average girl. She also has dreams after high school like the average girl. But, don’t always believe...

“I like that you get to learn more about different eras of history from the music you’re singing and that the audience and performers can interpret in so many different ways. [Choir] provides a sense of togetherness that I really appreciate,” senior Alexis Syverson said.

A day in the life of a performer

Emma Bernick, Media Editor October 31, 2018

Although standing below blinding lights with every move being watched by an audience isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, it is the environment where senior Alexis Syverson thrives. For as long as she can...

Food that the Leo Club collected sits in the West garage before waiting to be shipped of to the food bank

Leo Club helps hunger drive

Kelly Snawerdt, Print Editor October 19, 2018

West's Leo Club had a Student Hunger Drive canned goods pick-up on Oct. 17. Students in the club donated their time to help go around eight streets (Fairmount through Clark) by West and pick up the food...

“No one changes over just one year,” senior Christian Jacobsen said. “But over their four years at West High, they definitely could.”

Senior Spotlight: Christian Jacobsen

Tim O'Leary, Reporter September 13, 2018

The West High spirit of helping other Falcons fly demonstrates itself in senior Christian Jacobsen. Jacobsen went to Williams Middle School, where he played football and made his way through each class....

Student Senate members Whitney Martinez, Breelyn McMahon, Haley Dormire, Ashlyn Arp, and Brianna Blake dress in ears and Disney-themed shirts.

Charity Week: Disney Day

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter May 11, 2018

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......

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