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West Highs 2024 Graduates at UNI.

West High 2024 Senior Graduation

Fernanda Jimenez-Crudo, Reporter May 28, 2024

Congratulations to all the seniors of West High that have graduated on May 21st, 2024.  Entering high school has been difficult due to the pandemic in 2020 but after four years they were able to persevere...

Graphic by Reagan Westphal

Storm Devastates Greenfield, Iowa and Moves Through Waterloo

Reagan Westphal, Reporter May 24, 2024

On May 20, 2024, a storm started to brew and build into May 21, many recalling power going out and houses shaking due to the rain and thunder. The storm reached it's peak on May 21, which just so happened...

Graphic by Ally Knight.

Menstrual Products Testing with Real Blood for the First Time

Ally Knight, Feature and Multimedia Editor April 15, 2024

A 2023 study showed that menstrual products such as tampons and pads are not as effective as they claim to be. Last August, Oregon Health and Science University researchers created a study that tested...

Blue pinwheel graphic made by Mallory Mills

April: Child Abuse Prevention Month

Mallory Mills, Reporter April 10, 2024

On April 1, the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office planted a pinwheel garden to represent their support for the Prevent Child Abuse America foundation. Sadly, child abuse is an often unseen epidemic that...

2024 Solar Eclipse

Lucy Prescott, Reporter April 10, 2024

On April 8, 2024 West High students made the trip to outside throughout periods six through eight to experience the solar eclipse. Students gathered around the building sharing glasses and excitement while...

Kansas City Current Website

The Kansas City Current Makes History

Jacy Gomez, Reporter April 9, 2024

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) is a professional women’s soccer league at the top of the United States soccer league system. The league is owned by the 14 current NWSL teams. In recent years,...

A Call for Action: Suicide Prevention

A Call for Action: Suicide Prevention

Ally Knight, Features and Multimedia Editor April 5, 2024

In the last two decades, the suicide rates in the United States have gone up by 35%. In 2023, 50,000 people passed from taking their own lives, which is higher than any year on record. These rates bring...

Olivia Rodrigos creates Fund 4 Good to help protect women reproductive rights.

Olivia Rodrigo Continues Fight for the Reproductive Rights of Women

Ally Knight, Features and Multimedia Editor March 29, 2024

Olivia Rodrigo, who is an actor and a singer-songwriter, has continuously shown the world that she supports abortion rights and tries to expand awareness about reproductive health care in society. On...

United Way of Greater Kansas City.

Shooting at Chiefs Parade in Kansas City Missouri

Jacy Gomez, Reporter February 20, 2024

On Wednesday, Feb. 14th, at least 21 people were shot after the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade near Union Station. Two juveniles are being held at a detention center and are being charged with gun-related...

A Swift Win for the Chiefs

Nakia Ollivierre, Reporter February 16, 2024

On Feb. 11, 2024, Super Bowl LVIII took place for the first time in Las Vegas, Nevada at Allegiant Stadium. The match-up between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs was anticipated to be...

Dr. Pappas celebrates after solidifying a trip to the State Basketball tournament.

Bigger than Basketball

Nakia Ollivierre, Reporter February 6, 2024

It was 10:00 AM on Jan. 2, 2024. It was the first practice of the new year, and the gym was filled with hope, sweat and determination to improve. The girls basketball team was off to a slow start with...

Graphic created by Lucy Prescott. Elements were used from Kreafolk, Vulture, Business Insider, The New York Times and BBC.

Taylor Swift, Drake, Billie Eilish and other artists music are leaving TikTok

Lucy Prescott, Reporter February 6, 2024

Have you noticed your TikTok's have been going silent, and music has been removed from posts you have made recently? The Universal Music Group, a giant music corporation home to big-name artists like Taylor...

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