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Student senator Savannah Haskins '23 points to one of the custom signs placed around the halls of West.  Student Senate plans to promote Troll on a Stroll as long as students and staff are having a good time with it.

Trolls on strolls

Isabella Martens, Writer January 20, 2021

Every corner I turn in the hallway I see one.  The colorful, fuzzy hair.  Their big brown eyes looking down from on top of a locker or in a window.  The students of West are on a hunt for these toy...

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.

Behind the locker tags

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...

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

2019 Hunger Drive comes to a close

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...

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.

Surfing through West’s Charity Week

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...

“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.

Volunteer extraordinaire

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...

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...

West performs a skit of

Student Senate competes for pounds instead of gold

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...

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

West’s Nest ready for new school year

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...

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.

Falcon Nest continues to grow

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...

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

2018 Charity Week recap

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...

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

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