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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,...

LifeLab Strives to Create Meaningful Experiences for High School Students

LifeLab Strives to Create Meaningful Experiences for High School Students

Lily Taber, Reporter February 20, 2024

You may wonder, what is LifeLab?  What is the purpose? LifeLab started around the Spring of 2018, first in Elementary schools then making its way into middle and high school areas, as LifeLabs are something...

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...

Welcoming the second round of freshman, upperclassmen ca be seen cheering on their peers as Seasay leads the way.

9th grade Life Lab

Lucy Prescott, Reporter January 29, 2024

On January 23rd and 24th, the 9th grade student body made a trip to the Center for the Arts to learn about Respect. Leaders from the foundation called Youth Frontier drove down from Minneapolis, Minnesota...

Sheep heart dissection graphic.

Heart Dissection Photo Showcase

Mallory Mills, Reporter January 29, 2024

On January 25th, students in the Human Anatomy course dissected sheep hearts for their unit on heart anatomy. Over the two-semester class, students get to dissect a sheep kidney, a sheep heart, and...

Chad the Dad: A Father Figure to All

Chad the Dad: A Father Figure to All

Ally Knight, Reporter January 25, 2024

Chad Kacher is the father of Payton Kacher, a wrestler, and sophomore at West High. Chad is one of those people who everyone loves and looks up to.  He has attended every wrestling meet in the past...

Nakia Ollivierre: Returning Scoring Leader

Nakia Ollivierre: Returning Scoring Leader

Jacy Gomez, Reporter November 27, 2023

Nakia Ollivierre is not a single sport athlete. She plays basketball not only for West but also for Pure Prep, an AAU team in Iowa. This year she transferred from AGWSR a 1A high school in Ackly Iowa....

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...

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...

Photo courtesy of Waterloo Community School District.

Sophomores Dominate at All-State Auditions

Ally Knight, Reporter November 9, 2023

Sophomores Ester Shin and Rana Teke are West High's two violinists that made it into the Iowa All-State orchestra after auditioning on October 21 at Hampton-Dumont-CAL. At this site, 17 schools participated...

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...

Mr. Miller, a 5th year teacher a West.

Mr. Miller: Everywhere All the Time

Kaylynn Crawford, Reporter October 31, 2023

Eric Miller, a fifth-year teacher at West High has been such an inspiration to many students, showing them that you can accomplish so many things in small ways. Throughout his K-12 experience, Miller...

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