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Behind the locker tags

Student Senate members and seniors Erica Henderson, Hailey Hansen, and Gillian Collins put up locker tags to recognize students in the building and involvement in clubs and sports.

Vu Tran, Business Manager

February 11, 2020

Freshman Faith Rettler is on the volleyball team and is a varsity cheerleader. Senior Ellie Mirfield is in the Ecology Club and Health Careers Club (HOSA). Something you may overlook are the locker tags that hang on students' lockers in the halls of West honoring membership in Falcon sports and clubs. ...

2019 Hunger Drive comes to a close

Student Senate help box up food and load the trucks on delivery day on Thursday, Nov. 14. West collected over 21, 000 pounds of food. “I think that the most successful part of the Hunger Drive was bringing the school together,” Student Senator and senior Madison Fuller said

David Sanchez, Reporter

November 18, 2019

Seventeen high schools in eastern Iowa and western Illinois vy for most cans collected before the Thursday, Nov. 14, delivery date marks the end for this year’s Student Hunger Drive. The Student Hunger Drive helps provide food for 23 counties around the Quad Cities area with the aid of the River ...

Surfing through West’s Charity Week

Student Senate takes part in Charity Week by wearing jerseys of their favorite sports teams on Wednesday, May 15. They dressed up every day of the week in an effort to raise awareness for the cause.

Cameron Wilson, reporter

May 22, 2019

  Once a year West has a Charity Week run by Student Senate to provide for those in need. The $3, 415 dollars raised from this year’s event goes to West’s own Falcon’s Nest. The Falcon’s Nest provides essential needs for more than 1,000 people and their families social studie...

Volunteer extraordinaire

“I just go with whatever life throws at me. If something goes wrong just keep going because there is nothing you can do to change it now. If you do bad things and don't move forward then you won’t grow,” said E. Brooks.

Naomi Walker, Social Media and Business Manager

November 9, 2018

Taking time out of her day to volunteer and further her own personal growth, junior Emily Brooks is known for her kindness and many involvements at West. Brooks participates in Student Senate, is Junior Class President, and a member of the junior varsity and competition cheer team. “I am p...

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...

Student Senate competes for pounds instead of gold

West performs a skit of

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

September 25, 2018

On Monday Sept. 24 Davenport West student senate competed in the River Bends student hunger drive kick off. Each school had the chance to create a one minute skit about the hunger drive. The winning team would receive 2,000 pounds of food to start off the hunger drive. "We all win when we donat...

West’s Nest ready for new school year

The main function of the Falcon Nest is to act as a food pantry for West students.

Hanna Seago, Managing Editor

September 8, 2018

West’s own food pantry has begun operation for the school year. The Falcon Nest is run by Jenn O’Hare and provides students and their families with a full service food pantry, clothing closet, laundry room and basic need supply center. “I would say we try to help with basic needs. So food, to help...

Falcon Nest continues to grow

Social worker Jennifer O'Hare has been working to improve the food pantry to ensure that all students and community members have any necessities they need.

Kate Kealey, Editor-in-chief

June 1, 2018

On Tuesday morning, May 29 the Falcon Nest laid a new sidewalk leading to the entrance of the pantry. The food pantry started at the beginning of the 2017/2018 school year and has expanded to providing clothes, prom dresses, and a place where students can do laundry. Junior Presley Roseman believes...

2018 Charity Week recap

Biology teacher Renne Lietz and her honors biology students dressed in their Blue Out outfits.

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter

May 15, 2018

During the 2018 Charity Week, students and staff alike participated in spirit days, and other activities raising funds for student senate to donate. Charity Week was run by Student Senate and all proceeds went to the Falcon Nest and various programs here at West. "The Student Senate chose to give...

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