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  • Oculus movie review

    An antique mirror with the power to possess and construde the reality of its victims is the antagonist for a young and bright family. When the brother is arrested for murder and sent to a psychiatric ward, the sister comes...


  • Focus the Classroom 2014

    By Fiona Armstrong-Pavlik EATS club, Environmental Advocates Teaching Sustainability, will be holding the annual Focus the Classroom event tomorrow in the Little Theater. “The goals are to educate the students on environmental actions that they can be taking … and...


  • Editorial: The cost of education

    Editorial: The cost of education

    A recent study by the national organization Child Care Aware of America showed that in 31 states across America, early child care costs more than public in-state college tuition. In New York, it costs around $8,000 more for the average...


  • Foreign Language Trip to France

    Photos by Megumi Kitamoto As a part of the foreign language program, I went to France for two weeks with 14 other students and two teachers.  It is safe to say that it is one of the best experiences I...




  • Discovering an Alliance

    By Lily Westemeyer The ISC (Iowa Soccer Club) and Alliance rivalry has been going on practically forever.  With two leagues in a city this small, the competition for “best soccer league” is fierce.


  • Thrower’s Glory

    Article by Allie Biscupski, Photos by Katie McGrane, Embeddable by Layla Hannaford, Page design by Danetta Dobre. Zainab Makky ’16 has secured her place as the best shotputter on the Iowa City West Girls Track throwing team. As a sophomore,...


  • The Life of a Freshman Runner

    By: Benjamin Bliven and Ali Ali Five freshman runners share their story, of what it is like to be a freshman runner in cross country or track, in the West High 2014 school year.


  • Women of Troy- Two Truths and a Lie

    By Lexi Shaffer, Morgan Schmitt-Morris, And Natalie Trout   Take a look into the minds and views of these three rising athletes. See how these freshman plan to make their mark on their individual sports at West High this upcoming...


  • A Rising Star

    Who Is the Woman of Troy who Dominates on the Field and the Track? Article by Gabby Skopec, Photos by Alexis G, Multimedia By Katie Fuhrmeister.   For most students, a typical day consists of; waking up, going to school,...


  • Rising Star: Derek Nugent ’17

    By Jiung Jung, Kevan Patel, and Carter Leavesseur The runners line up at the starting line. They move around, trying to get their bodies ready for the upcoming race. Bang! The runners start to dash around the track. However, one...



  • Top 8 tips for a great trip to Spain

    By Jaycie Weathers  I recently got back from Spain and thought I’d compile a list of a few things I learned abroad to hopefully help and encourage future travelers or maybe just share a few memorable moments.   1. Always...




  • Showdown in North Texas

    On March 18, 2014, there were a total of 68 teams left in the tournament. Now there is only two; Uconn and Kentucky. Both roads to the championship have been impressive, and both have definitley been surprises, but they way...


  • Movie review: “Divergent”

    My friends badgered me for weeks to read “Divergent” before we went to see the movie on March 20. I’ve had the book for years, since a friend loaned it to me back in freshman year and I never got...