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Beta Testing at the Waterloo Career Center

Beta Testing at the Waterloo Career Center

Josian Turner, Reporter March 3, 2023

Cybercade, a cybersecurity consultant company, recently found a fun new way to teach people about cybersecurity. Cameron Dayton is the company’s main developer who recently brought his game to beta...

Hannah Wion, Addison Paulsen and Summer Lewis posing together for a picture.

Respect Retreat

Mallory Mills, Reporter February 21, 2023

On February 2nd and 3rd, 36 juniors and seniors gathered at the Waterloo Center for the Arts to be leaders for the freshman LifeLab.  As of last year, grades 9-11 students go on a LifeLab trip,...

The 2022-2023 Wahawk Debate Team

Annual Carnation Fundraiser at West High

Sophia Witte, Reporter February 1, 2023

West High's Debate Team has begun the annual carnation fundraiser! The deadline to purchase carnations for your friends, teachers, or significant other is Tuesday, February 7th. 2023 is the debate team's...

Photo by Jovie Chase via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons license.

Hip Hop Attendance Incentive

Mallory Mills, Reporter January 26, 2023

In the second week of the second semester of the 2023 school year, Mr. Ortman sent out an email from the Be WEST Student Advisory Committee about organizing an attendance incentive on March 10. The following...

Wahawk Yearbook Pushes for More Senior Quotes

Wahawk Yearbook Pushes for More Senior Quotes

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter January 26, 2023

The deadline to submit senior quotes and portraits is coming up in less than a week. Monday, Jan 30 is the last chance to leave a mark in the 2022-2023 yearbook.  The guidelines for senior quotes are...

Honoring Our Gold Star Teachers

Honoring Our Gold Star Teachers

Cassie Graff January 4, 2023

McElroy Trust honors 10 outstanding teachers each year with the Gold Star Award for Outstanding Teaching to help recognize teachers in the Cedar Valley and the superstars that they are. As a winner...

Dress Code Change Approved

Dress Code Change Approved

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter December 13, 2022

In the beginning of the first semester, the school district sent out a survey to parents, students, and community members asking for opinions and feelings on the current dress code. Many of the responses...

Dance team members pose together after the competition

Dance Team Takes on State

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter December 8, 2022

Friday Dec. 3, the Wahawk dance team performed their state dance routines at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.  All four of West's soloists earned Division 1 ratings. This means the dance received...

New Addition Provides New Opportunities At The Waterloo Career Center

New Addition Provides New Opportunities At The Waterloo Career Center

Josian Turner, Reporter December 6, 2022

The Waterloo Career Center (WCC) is located in the building adjacent to Central Middle School. It is a place that gives West High and all local high school students the opportunity to take college classes...

Student group at the food bank learning how they they serve and help the community.

Life Lab: Exciting Field Trip for the 10th Grade Class

Emma Beckman, Reporter December 5, 2022

On Thursday, November 10th, The Sophomores of West High got the chance to attend a job shadow field trip to many different locations around the Cedar Valley. Students filled out a survey, based on their...

Dan Gable during his reception before being honored during the Metro Wrestling tournament.

Dan Gable: West High Legend

Tyler Hall, Reporter December 1, 2022

On Monday night, November 28th, Dan Gable, a former West High graduate and Olympic gold medalist, came to visit West High for the Metro Wrestling Tournament. Gable went on to be one of, if not the only...

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...

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