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Alyson Kuennen

Alyson Kuennen, News Editor, Photographer

This is Alyson's second year on staff where she is a news editor and photographer. As a senior she spends her time working, working and working. "College is expensive folks," she said. "I mean no regrets, but maybe I should've had one less trip to Pancheros."
 
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While seclusion rooms are said to be disbanded within the 2018-19 school year, 11 of the 28 schools in the ICCSD still make use of them. Almost 80 percent of schools in the district utilized them at one point and nine rooms have since been repurposed.

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January 25, 2018
Sitting in the 6-foot by 6-foot seclusion room, Levy recalls the discomfort he felt from the foul smells, limited space and suffocating heat he had to endure.

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December 22, 2017
Sketched on the outside door of the seclusion room at Northwest Junior High reads the warning message

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December 22, 2017
Performers Zach Ring '18 and Will Laverman '18 play the piano after the Girl Up fundraiser on Dec. 8 in the cafeteria.

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December 15, 2017

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December 19, 2017
University of Iowa professor Mary Ann Rasmussen reflects on the inability of young girls to obtain an education due to its steep price at the Girl Up fundraiser on Dec. 8 in the cafeteria.

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December 19, 2017
Khlood Saeed '20 performs her slam poetry piece at the Girl Up fundraiser on Dec. 8 in the cafeteria.

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December 19, 2017
Head of West's Girl Up club, Megan Schneider '18 (right) updates Emmie Klever '18 (center) and Ella Schmitz '18 regarding schedule changes for performers at the fundraiser on Dec. 8 in the cafeteria.

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December 19, 2017
Sandrah Ochola '19 performs a dance to Audra Day's

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December 19, 2017
Sandrah Ochola '19 performs a dance to Audra Day's

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December 19, 2017
Social studies teacher Dominic Iannone plays

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December 19, 2017
Social studies teacher Dominic Iannone plays

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December 19, 2017
Jacob Klein '19 gets ready to shoot a basket in the second half of the varsity boys basketball game against City on Dec. 12.

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December 15, 2017
Jake Anderson '18 gets past City's Jace Caven '18 in the second half of the game on Dec. 12.

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December 15, 2017
Jake Anderson '18 screens for Jayson Barnes '18 in the second half of the game against City on Dec. 12.

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December 15, 2017
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December 15, 2017
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December 15, 2017
Seybian Sims '18 tips the ball off at the beginning of the game against City on Dec. 12.

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December 15, 2017
Emma Koch '19 reaches for a rebound in the game against City on Dec. 12.

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December 15, 2017
Lauren Zacharias '19 wrestles to grab the ball against City's Ashley Joens '18 after it rebounds on Dec. 12.

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December 15, 2017
Girls varsity basketball players defend against City's Ashley Joens '18 on Dec. 12.

[Photo] Best of the best

February 17, 2020
West student section members try to distract City's free throw shooters during the varsity girl's basketball game against on Dec. 12.

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February 17, 2020
As technology becomes more and more prevalent, humans are becoming machines. Design by Selina Hua.

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December 22, 2017
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November 1, 2017
Ethan Buck '21 plays his alto saxophone in the West High courtyard.

[Photo] All that jazz

October 16, 2017
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October 18, 2017
The graduating class of 2017, the second graduating class for which Shoultz has been the principal. Shoultz looks forwards to improvements in West High's culture of excellence and in particular hopes to provide meaningful experiences at school instead of just tests and grades.

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September 29, 2017
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September 27, 2017
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September 27, 2017
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September 27, 2017
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September 27, 2017
Colby Greene '18 spikes the ball in the second set of the game against Jefferson on Sept. 26.

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September 27, 2017
Cailyn Morgan '19 gets ready to spike in the second set of the varsity volleyball team against Jefferson on Sept. 26.

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September 27, 2017
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September 27, 2017
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September 27, 2017
Maddie Laffey '18, gets ready to spike the ball in the third set of the game against Jefferson on Sept. 26.

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September 27, 2017
The varsity volleyball team huddles together after Cailyn Morgan '19 scores a point in the third set.

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September 27, 2017
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September 27, 2017
After the girls varsity volleyball team scores a point in the third set against Jefferson, the student section erupted with cheers on Sept. 26.

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September 27, 2017
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September 27, 2017
Members of the student section leap to catch the senior night volleyballs thrown by seniors before the game against Jefferson on Sept. 26.

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September 27, 2017
Assistant coach Whitney Lang cheers after the varsity volleyball team scored a point in the game against Jefferson on Sept. 26.

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September 27, 2017
Scheel's Athlete of the Week, Maddie Laffey '18, gets ready to spike the ball in the first set of the game against Jefferson on Sept. 26.

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September 27, 2017
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September 27, 2017
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