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Alexis Swampson, Addison Paulsen, and Taylor  Beebe-Cayler  doing a fun face pose during senior sunrise on September 15th, 2023.

PHOTOS: Senior Sunrise: Part 2

Lucy Prescott, Reporter September 19, 2023

Frazier after scoring a touchdown

Q&A with KWWL’s Player of the Week: Ben Frazier

Daisy Williams, Reporter September 19, 2023

Q&A with Ben Frazier Ben is a Junior at West and has been making big plays on the field. Q:When did you start playing football? A: Seventh grade at Central. That was my first time ever putting...

Q&A with New Administrator Wade Timmins

Q&A with New Administrator Wade Timmins

Ariauna Ostdahl, Reporter September 14, 2023

Q: What districts have you worked for and how long have you been working for the Waterloo district? A: I have worked at the Waterloo community school district for 13 years and have only worked in the...

Meet the 2023 Homecoming Court

Meet the 2023 Homecoming Court

Emma Beckman, Reporter September 12, 2023

Andrew Cusmano performing his monologue in West Highs 2023 Spring Play Dear Chuck.

Andrew Cusmano: Living in the Lights

Kaylynn Crawford, Reporter September 6, 2023

Andrew Cusmano has been acting for seven years, three of which he has dedicated to the West High Speech and Theater program. His acting career began with simple community theater plays like "A Christmas...

Part of the senior class wrapped up in blankets posing for the picture on the track field, as the sun comes up for senior sunrise.

PHOTOS: Senior Sunrise 2023

Lucy Prescott, Reporter September 6, 2023

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...

Amber Ruden, a Spanish teacher at Waterloo West shares how she connects with her students and does her part to keep them safe outside of school.

Love, Mama Ruden

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter May 19, 2023

Amber Ruden, a Spanish teacher at West High, has recently gained attention for her “Mama Ruden talks” with her students. From tips with weather to advice about school rules, Mama Ruden tries her hardest...

Seniors Ajda Rekic, Brianna Williams, Dino Vallem and Tiana Selimagic dressed up for a Halloween Trunk-or-Treat.

National Honor Society Wrap Up

Mallory Mills, Reporter May 19, 2023

Now that West High students are in the last stretch of the 2022-23 high school year, National Honor Society has officially wrapped up the volunteering semester. Each semester, students that are part of...

The Cats Out of the Bag: Cat Dissection

The Cat’s Out of the Bag: Cat Dissection

Sophia Witte, Reporter May 17, 2023

West High's Human Anatomy and Physiology students began dissecting their mail-ordered cats Thursday, May 4. Cats are preferred to dissect, as they have greater semblance to the human body and are less...

Savannah Ringheden

Savannah Ringheden

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter May 12, 2023

Savannah Ringheden has been playing softball for the past twelve years, spending four of those years proudly representing the Wahawk softball team.  After dedicating her high school career to playing...

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...

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