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A Fraction Of West

Karma Goodson and Jacy Gomez May 8, 2024

  Irvin Laube has been an educator at West High since 2020 but has been teaching for a total of 33 years. Of those years, 20 were spent as a principal with the remaining 13 spent teaching various...

Photos and design by Karma Goodson.

The Warriors Skate Into State

Karma Goodson, Reporter March 27, 2024

Found on 125 Commercial St. and established in 1976, the Midwest High School Hockey League presented the Waterloo Warriors in the late fall of 1980. With great success from dozens of schools across the...

February: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Karma Goodson, Reporter February 27, 2024

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: One in every three teenagers will experience abusive behaviors in their relationships throughout their lifetime. Adolescents are dangerously susceptible,...

Senior Cayden Kutz defends goalie Shayn Lochner from Cedar Rapids.

Waterloo Warriors Vs The Cedar Rapids Rough Riders and Dubuque Saints

Karma Goodson, Reporter January 23, 2024

On Friday Jan. 19, the Waterloo Warriors faced the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders. With a final score of 3-2 the Warriors ended their nine game win streak. Following the Friday game, the Warriors played again...

Photo credit of Lydia Newsome to Chris Zoeller of the Waterloo Courier.

Lydia Newsome: Waiting for Washington

Karma Goodson, Reporter May 9, 2023

Senior, Lydia Newsome is headed to Washington. After successfully taking the state finalist title in the poetry out loud contest back in March. Herself and 50 other students from across the United States...

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...

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