October 22, 2020

     Since the COVID-19 pandemic, many things have changed. Face masks have to be worn when in public, and schools have switched to hybrid learning or 100 percent online learning in order to keep students engaged. 

     Students that are completing the school year from home may have...

October 19, 2020


As the first quarter comes to an end, students are being asked which learning model they would prefer for the rest of the school year. No matter the choice,  distance learning has been difficult for students on either side of the discussion.

     “Some teachers have gotten behind on...

October 15, 2020


The Bettendorf boys golf team knew this season would be challenging. On top of COVID-19, the Bulldogs lost several key players, and turned to their younger talent to start rebuilding their squad.

     However, the Bulldogs couldn’t let this season just slip away from them. With Plea...

October 8, 2020


     This year has been a new sort of challenge for the yearbook and newspaper team because of the changes and roadblocks we’ve had to deal with.

     A major difference between last year and this year is our new adviser, John Staber. Connie King, our previous adviser, hel...


     The ongoing effects of COVID-19 have not spared the Bettendorf football team. The lack of pre-season and no summer lifting left the team further behind than they would have liked.

     Luckily, this wasn’t just for the Bulldogs. It was stop and go for every team in the state....

October 5, 2020


While quarantine was implemented across the United States, Bettendorf students found a hobby to fill their time: self expression. Many updated their wardrobes and learned new skills, all to show their inner identities on the outside. 

     In an article with “Allure,” therapist Nikk...

October 2, 2020


 No matter the season, it was always winter in Keith “Bonn” Bonnstetter’s room. Not just because the temperature was constantly frigid, but because his carefully crafted snowflakes and random Christmas decorations reinforced the festive and wintery mood.

     Bonn was a colorful person, he...

October 1, 2020

     The pandemic has caused many students and teachers to become frustrated and stressed with online learning. Bettendorf High School is using Edgenuity as part of the online curriculum for students that decided to go all online.

     Edgenuity is another learning platform, like Canvas...

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