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Senior Hannah Connor represents the male student section leaders sitting during games while the women in the stands interact with athletes.

Girls In The Stands

Lucy Prescott and Ali Parkhurst March 26, 2024

Waterloo West High takes pride in their school spirit. Many students enjoy attending the games, meets and other events to support their peers. However, over the past year there has been a common issue...

Evie Putz powers on her teams robot to work with their partner before a match.

Breaking Barriers

Ali Parkhurst, Sports and News Editor March 20, 2024

Evie Putz is a senior at West High and a Captain for the FTC 7247 and FRC 5837 robotics teams in Waterloo. In addition to her high ranking with these teams, Putz is a transgender student and an inspiration...

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...

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...

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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