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Senior Isaiah McDonald poses for a picture moments before receiving a shirt for placing first in the 400 meter dash race.

Isaiah McDonald Places First at Wartburg Track Meet

Ali Parkhurst , Reporter March 23, 2023

On Tuesday, March 21, the Wahawk boys and girls track and field teams traveled to Waverly for the Wartburg invitational track and field meet. During the meet, senior Isaiah McDonald placed an overall first...

Seniors Who Committed

Seniors Who Committed

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter March 10, 2023

As the 2022-23 school year is slowly wrapping up, we are seeing many Wahawk seniors announce their commitments to college sports. As they move from West High to collegiate sports teams, they look back...

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...

Using IXL to Help Students Prepare for ISASP

Using IXL to Help Students Prepare for ISASP

Lily Taber , Reporter February 28, 2023

Over the course of years, students have been using different sources of testing. As ISAP has become one of the biggest ones, ISASP stands for Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Programs. Now we have...

Ian Sabanagic getting mentally prepared for the race ahead.

Ian Sabanagic: State Swimming

Tyler Hall, Reporter February 21, 2023

During the 2023 IHSAA State Swim Meet from February 10-11th, senior Ian Sabanagic was the sole representative for West High. To qualify for the state swim meet, swimmers must be one of the top 32 statewide....

Senior Halli Poock hits her personal goal with a layup that earns the Wahawks two more points and gives Poock her 2000th point.

THATS A RECORD: Halli Poock Breaks Two Wahawk Records

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter February 21, 2023

Saturday, Feb. 18, senior Halli Poock walked onto the court of the Bob Siddens gym with 1980 career points to her name. Poock sat just 15 points away from breaking Nina Smith's record of 1994 career points....

The Voices of West

The Voices of West

Tyler Hall, Reporter February 13, 2023

The Voices of West are students here at West High who were recognized by their peers for putting themselves out there and using their voices for good. Of the nominations, one person was picked from each...

In November, students packed the stands for the cross-town East vs. West rivalry basketball game. Just over two months later, the stands were left with less than 10 students for another rivalry game, West vs. Cedar Falls. This begs the question, where has our student section gone?

WE CAN’T HEAR YOU: Where Did The Student Section Go?

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter February 3, 2023

Just a few months ago, the stands of the Bob Siddens Gym were packed full with screaming students. The student section at West High has been known for showing up to events and packing the stands, no matter...

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...

For Todd Kern, teaching is more than just a job.

Teaching is more than an Art to Todd Kern

Josian Turner, Reporter January 12, 2023

Todd Kern is more than just a teacher at the career center. Before becoming a teacher Kurn worked professionally for companies like Abercrombie and fitch, and found that he wasn’t the best at what he...

The three seniors leaving at semester reflect on their experience on the Wahawk Insider staff.

Wahawk Insider — An Impact that will Last Forever

Cassie Graff, Cavelle Fay, and Kaitlin Stanford January 12, 2023

Cassie Graff, Cavelle Fay and Kaitlin Stanford, three seniors at West High, were part of the small yet mighty group that helped jump-start our first year of the Wahawk Insider. They all have very busy...

This is Wahawk Insider: An Inside Look into Our Publication

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter January 11, 2023

Wahawk Insider is one of the newest additions to the English department at West High. Starting in the 2022-2023 school year, students came together to create a publication that informs, entertains, and...

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