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Senior Sam Elliott runs after junior Jenaya Shaw in attempt to pull her flag as Shaw makes her way to the junior endzone.

Seniors Defeat Juniors in Powderpuff Football Game

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter September 14, 2023

  On Sunday Sept. 10, the Wahawks held their annual powderpuff football game at Memorial Stadium. Despite the temperature reaching the low 70 and rain, the two teams played their hearts out...

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...

Photo Credits: Waterloo Community Schools

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Clear bags only allowed at Memorial Stadium

Ally Knight, Reporter September 13, 2023

Waterloo Community Schools is now requiring that spectators carry clear bags at Memorial Stadium. The stadium is home to Football games, Soccer games, and Track meets for West High. This new policy is...

Meet the 2023 Homecoming Court

Meet the 2023 Homecoming Court

Emma Beckman, Reporter September 12, 2023

Your Road Trip Guide To Homecoming Week

Your Road Trip Guide To Homecoming Week

Lily Taber, Reporter September 7, 2023

West High’s 2023 Homecoming is right around the corner. Here is all the information you need to have a successful week. Events: September 10:  Powerpuff football at Memorial Stadium (5-8 pm) September...

Columbus boys rugby team poses with the state champion trophy for the fourth year in a row, continuing their winning streak from 2019.

An Unseen Victory: Rubgy State Championship

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter May 16, 2023

On Friday May 12, the Columbus and West High rugby team competed in the Iowa High School Rugby State tournament, hosted at Bondurant Middle School where they went on to be titled state champions for the...

Signs warning students of the recently installed  vape detectors have been hanging in the restrooms since students returned from Spring Break in March.

You’re Being Detected

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter May 15, 2023

Over Spring Break, vape detectors were installed into each bathroom at West High due to a district implementation. “Due to the increasing number of people who are vaping, the district decided to put...

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...

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...

Wahawk Dance Team performing at Winter Kickoff during halftime.

Wahawk Dance Team goes to Nationals

Lily Taber , Reporter April 11, 2023

2023 has been full of opportunities for the Waterloo West dance team. This is the first time that the team has been able to make it to nationals since 2004. The team was able to stepped up to the plate...

Cheer tryout flyer created by returning cheerleader, Ali Parkhurst

Cheer Tryouts: What You Need to Know

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter April 6, 2023

Tryouts for the 2023-24 football cheerleading team are coming up. Below is everything you need to know, and how to be prepared.  Before tryouts, each cheerleader must complete the tryout form in the...

Beta Testing at the Waterloo Career Center

Beta Testing at the Waterloo Career Center

Josian Turner, Reporter March 3, 2023

Cybercade, a cybersecurity consultant company, recently found a fun new way to teach people about cybersecurity. Cameron Dayton is the company’s main developer who recently brought his game to beta...

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