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Dave Gettman posing for the camera.

Gettman’s Graduation

Tyler Hall, Online Editor-in-Chief May 9, 2024

With the end of the 2023-2024 school year drawing near, so too is Dave Gettman's final year of teaching. Gettman, one of West High's strength and conditioning teachers, started teaching 38 years ago, soon...

A view of a Concordes cockpit.

The Supersonic Quesst

Tyler Hall, Online Editor-in-Chief January 22, 2024

On Nov. 26, 2003, the Concorde supersonic airliner was retired roughly 27 years after seeing commercial service in 1976. While it was the first supersonic commercial airliner, the Bell X-1 was the first...

The first picture of an Attenboroughs long-beaked echidna, taken on one of the 80 cameras set up by the research team.

Lost Echidna Found Along With Other Discoveries

Tyler Hall, Reporter November 15, 2023

Belonging to the Tachyglossidae family, the long lost Attenborough's long-beaked echidna has been seen for the first time since its documentation in 1961. Named after Sir David Attenborough, this specific...

Insider staff posing with their first ever magazine.

The Start of Something New: West High’s First Newsmagazine

Tyler Hall, Reporter October 26, 2023

Leading into October, the staff of the Wahawk Insider made a big decision; they were going to release a newsmagazine every quarter. With a plan in mind and two weeks on the clock, staff members put everything...

Talley addressing the crowd.

“Don’t Give Up”

Tyler Hall, Reporter September 25, 2023

During the morning assembly on Monday, September 18, motivational speaker Terrence Talley came to speak at West High. Over the duration of his career as an assembly speaker, Talley has become sought...

West High Administrators Enforce Wearing IDs

West High Administrators Enforce Wearing IDs

Tyler Hall, Reporter September 13, 2023

Going into the third week of the school year, West High admins are starting to crack down on student IDs. "One of the things we've been working on as a district is making our buildings safer," says...

Wahawk Insider: A Year in Review

Wahawk Insider: A Year in Review

Tyler Hall, Reporter May 30, 2023

As the school year is coming to a close, so is the Wahawk Insider's inaugural year. For a first year news team, a lot has been accomplished. Rounding off the year with a total word count of 63,561 over...

Berumez with his two sons.

Bob Berumez: Campus Safety Manager

Tyler Hall, Reporter April 14, 2023

During the week of April 3, Bob Berumez was promoted to Waterloo Schools Campus Safety Manager. Berumez has been a member of campus safety since 2009 and has been enjoying his job ever since. "Congrats...

One of the stalls in the first floor boys bathroom during the homecoming dance earlier this year.

A State of Disarray: West High Bathrooms

Tyler Hall, Reporter March 2, 2023

West High has several bathrooms and, from student observations, nearly all of them are trashed. Students complain about them quite often, a good testament to the horrid state of West's bathrooms. While...

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....

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...

A closer look at the microphone part of an FM system used in Amanda Masts English 9 classroom.

Accommodations for All: FM Systems and Subtitles

Tyler Hall, Reporter January 10, 2023

Frequency modulation systems, FM systems for short, and subtitles are typically thought to be used exclusively for deaf and hard of hearing students. While it is true, they do benefit the deaf and hard...

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