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Poetry Out Loud Finalist: Lydia Newsome

Poetry Out Loud Finalist: Lydia Newsome

Karma Goodson, Reporter March 8, 2023

Sponsored by the Iowa Department Of Cultural Affairs, the annual Poetry Out Loud contest has hit Iowan students by storm for the past 17 years. The contest consists of 9th-12th grades encouraged to compete...

The celebration and appreciation of African Americas throughout February is crucial, it shows black creators, business owners, and community members that they belong.

28 Days Of Black History

Karma Goodson, Reporter February 15, 2023

Since 1986, February has been known as Black History Month. 28 days being spent with acceptance and education. What is black history month? Why is it so important, why should I celebrate, and how can...

Staff member of the week, Mr. Johnston.

Staff Member Of The Week: Jarred Johnston

Karma Goodson, Reporter January 20, 2023

When Jarred Johnston isn't smoking barbecue, pursuing his masters degree, scrolling through the Wahawk Insider or attending college level sports games, he is Mr. Johnston. Johnston is a football and...

Who At West High Makes You The Happiest?

Karma Goodson, Reporter December 15, 2022

Waterloo West is filled with so many creative, beautiful, strong and charming faces. The lively energy from students and staff can be found in and out of hallways and classrooms. I wanted to figure out...

Traveling Teachers, Mr. Irungu and Mr. Sabic.

Traveling Teachers, Traveling Criteria

Karma Goodson, Reporter December 7, 2022

    As I continue my Sophomore year at West, I have realized that some of the most recognizable and involved faces do not have their own space to teach, a space to call their...

Gabriel Fraizer leading the Dance Team in their performance.

Wahawks Kick Off The Winter Season

Karma Goodson, Reporter December 1, 2022

On November 21st at 7 p.m. Waterloo West's annual Winter Kick Off went into full swing, including a performance by the West High Cheerleaders and Dance Team. Winter sports were introduced by students and...

King Venghaus and his unique classroom decor.

Staff Member Of The Week: Mr. Venghaus!

Karma Goodson, Reporter November 9, 2022

November 7th during Monday morning announcements, Mr. Venghaus, US History, Economics, Contemporary Affairs and African American Studies teacher was named staff member of the week. Mr. Venghaus has worked...

Emotional moment after roses were given at volleyball Senior Night.

West High Awareness: Supporting Survivors

Karma Goodson, Reporter October 27, 2022

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and as this month goes by, there is a lot West can do to show support, not just to Breast Cancer but to all cell-destroying diseases. September is International...

Student Section Leaders getting ready to run flags before kickoff of the Varsity game.

Wahawks Of The Student Section

Karma Goodson, Reporter October 24, 2022

  As the 2022-2023 football season comes to an end, we want to commemorate the most enjoyable and uplifting moments of the Wahawk Student Section with student input. When senior student...

Selma Sabic smiling her way through the game.

Power To The Powderpuff Girls

Karma Goodson, Reporter September 15, 2022

The annual Wahawk powderpuff game happened at 6 pm Sunday, September 11th at Memorial Stadium. Participating Juniors and Seniors played against each other in groups of five. Team names were very creative...

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