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 sc...

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 te...

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 sl...

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 Kin...


     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...

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 w...

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.


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 lea...

September 28, 2020

     The hallways of BHS are usually a bustling place. The patter of sneakers pounding away on carpeted floors, the hustle of students zig-zagging through crowds, the low hum of conversations--these were all part of the sights and sounds that filled the halls in any pr...

September 24, 2020


 The class of 2020 had a few big events that got cancelled making their senior year come to a sad end; however, the class of 2021 goes into the year accustomed to the traditions being cancelled. The only certainty is that everyday life will not be normal. 


September 24, 2020

   For new teachers, starting at a new school is always full of uncertainties. This year, starting during a pandemic only adds to the level of anxiety most teachers feel, new and veteran alike. Not only do these new hires have to start fresh at this school at such a we...

September 17, 2020

   AP classes alone are a challenge, but taking them online can be even harder. Students chose to take AP classes when they expected to be in-person for them. With hybrid and 100 percent online learning models, many students are having trouble with the college level cl...


 The newest additions to the school have faced many changes over the past few months. The largest one for most is starting over at a new school. Many are already noticing the differences between middle and high school.

     “In high school, students are more mat...

September 14, 2020

     Student Council strives to make every students’ high school experience the best it can possibly be. In 2020, these efforts look different than they have in the past. 

     “To help the student council, the student body can have an open mind about new...

September 14, 2020

     The Bettendorf School District has adopted a new learning platform this school year to replace Google Classroom. Canvas is being used so that hybrid learners and 100 percent online learners have easier access to their assignments from home.


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