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Iowa City Jazz Festival sparks community involvement

Iowa City Jazz Festival sparks community involvement

Natalie Dunlap, Reporter

For three days every summer, downtown Iowa City hosts an annual jazz festival. This past weekend was the 27th jazz fest. The free music festival is popular among jazz ...

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Come away with me: a Marlena review

Come away with me: a Marlena review

Luke Reynolds, Reporter

We've all read these kinds of stories before: The shy and reserved protagonist gets pulled into a wild, and vivacious girl's orbit, who goes for it without thinking of the cons...

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Boys baseball crushes Waterloo East

Boys baseball crushes Waterloo East

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

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Wings finishes 12th in the nation

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Helping Haiti

Helping Haiti

Jessica Doyle, Reporter

Science teacher Jenifer Secrist describes herself as service-minded, but up until recently, she hadn’t taken an interest in mission work. In the wake of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, a ...

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Do students take AP classes to make their college application stronger?

Do students take AP classes to make their college application stronger?

Lauren Katz, Copy Editor

At Scarsdale, New York’s public high school, parents, critics of AP courses and faculty sat down and asked a question circulating the country: Should we be manufacturing stud...

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Why I’m FTK: Maddie Huinker ’17

Why I’m FTK: Maddie Huinker ’17

Isabelle Robles, Editor-in-Chief
January 3, 2017

Maddie Huinker is a basketball player through and through. She comes from a basketball family, with her dad Jon and older brother Gabe both having played. She’s been playing on a club basketball team since third grade. And since then, her dad has been taking her and her brother to the North Liberty Rec Center and Iowa Field House to shoot. “When I was ten years old I was playing pick up ball with adul...

Comm(unity) against hate

Comm(unity) against hate

WSS Staff
November 17, 2016

The West Side Story editorial board reacts to the results of the election.

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