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As the class of 2024 graduates West High, many seniors are committing to play different sports in college.

Seniors Who Committed

Ali Parkhurst, Sports and News Editor February 15, 2024

As we enter the second semester of our senior year, many of the students in the class of 2024 are making decisions to continue playing their sport at the collegiate level. Whether they are staying close...

Junior Kammie Gleiter goes head to head with West Forks Teaghan Bird at the Regional Tournament in Charles City.

Ticket Punched: Kammie Gleiter Heads to State

Ali Parkhurst, Sports and News Editor January 31, 2024

On Friday, Jan. 26, the Wahawk Women's Wrestling team traveled to Mason City, Iowa for the Super Regionals Tournament. For the 2023-24 wrestling season, the top four wrestlers in each weight class from...

Graphic portraying the tweets sent out by various X accounts, Perry high school, and Perry shooter, Dylan Butler.

Let’s Talk About Perry

Ali Parkhurst and Kaylynn Crawford January 30, 2024

Here’s What Happened.  On Thursday, Jan. 4, 17 year old Dylan Butler opened fire in the cafeteria of Perry High School just after 7:30 am.  According to PBS News, Butler was armed with a pump-action...

Junior Bailey Kestel and Savvy Bean owner Savannah Warren at the Savvy Bean cart in the Waterloo Career Center after the grand opening on January 22.

Brewing Success

Ali Parkhurst, Sports and News Editor January 30, 2024

After nearly five months of preparation and hard work from junior Bailey Kestel, a coffee cart partnered with Savvy Bean has opened in the Waterloo Career Center.  In September, Kestel shared the idea...

Sophomore Nakia Olliverre jumps to shoot the ball as an Iowa City West athlete attempts to block the shot.

Girls Basketball vs Iowa City West

Ali Parkhurst, Sports and News Editor January 25, 2024

On Tuesday, Jan 23, the Wahawk Girls Basketball team hosted the Iowa City West Trojans. Historically, the Wahawks have won four out of the five most recent games against the Trojans. Prior to the game,...

Inside the Insider: Starting a Legacy

Ali Parkhurst, News and Sports Editor December 21, 2023

About the Podcast: Come get a behind the scenes look at your favorite online publication, the Wahawk Insider. About the Episode: In the first episode of Inside the Insider, junior Ali Parkhurst...

Sophomore Kennedee Dunning pins her opponent as her dad, Coach Danny Dunning, encourages her from the sidelines.

Girls Wrestling Season Opener

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter November 22, 2023

On Saturday Nov. 18, the Wahawk Women's Wrestling team traveled to Independence for their first tournament of the 2023-24 season.  Returning wrestlers at the tournament included seniors Lydia Parkhurst,...

Nakia Ollivierre holds up a W to celebrate placing third at the Luther All American Meet at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

Ollivierre Places Fourth at State Cross Country Race

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter November 20, 2023

While sophomore Nakia Ollivierre is a new student to West High, she has already made her mark as an extraordinary athlete.  Since transferring from Ackley Geneva Wellsburg Steamboat Rock High School...

Students pick from foods representing cultures around the world.

Thankful Thursday

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter November 16, 2023

Each Thursday, Denisa Sabic has a "Thankful Thursday" in her seminar class where students are given the opportunity to write letters to friends, staff or family and tell them how they are thankful for...

Varsity boys basketball team huddle together before their game against Western Dubuque on February 7.

Boys Basketball 2023-2024 Season Preview

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter November 15, 2023

As the 2023-24 winter sports season approaches, all eyes are turning to our boys basketball team as they seem to be starting the season with a clean Slate. Ending the 2022-23 season with a substate...

Talan Nelson photographing the University of Iowa football game against Purdue on Oct. 7 2023.

Finding Comfort Behind The Camera

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter November 13, 2023

Senior Talan Nelson, typically seen in his maroon and white overalls, has earned a permanent front row spot at all the Wahawk athletic events. As a student section leader, Nelson brings energy to the crowd...

Coach Slate with members of the varsity boys basketball team after being named interim Head Coach for the 2023-24 season.

Derrick Slater Named Boys Varsity Basketball Interim-Head Coach

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter November 7, 2023

Following the resignation of Cliff Berinobis, the school district was in search to replace the position. On October 26 2023, Derrick Slater or 'Coach Slate' was announced as the new Head Coach for the...

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