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  • Student Senate Executive Board elections are on Wednesday

  • The Drake Relays for track start Thursday

  • The orchestra program has a concert on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

  • The Functional Programs talent show will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday

  • Check @WSSAthletics on Twitter for updates on sports events this week

Students make seed balls in hopes of saving Iowa monarchs

Students make seed balls in hopes of saving Iowa monarchs

Grace Yarrow, Copy Editor

On a cool and cloudy day, a group of West students gathered in the courtyard to help save Iowa's monarch butterflies. Haley Shook '18 set up a space for the students to...

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The Changing Climate

The Changing Climate

Nick Pryor

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Fashion Friday: Nasim Abu-Dagga ’17

Fashion Friday: Nasim Abu-Dagga ’17

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While it may seem as though Nasim Abu-Dagga ’17 has always had an engaging style, he only had started making an effort to be fashionable halfway through high school. ...

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Meet the girls golf varsity team

Meet the girls golf varsity team

Deniz Ince, Reporter

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“Loving blacks as much as you love back culture”

“Loving blacks as much as you love back culture”

Ala Mohamed, Profiles Editor

  I first heard the term ‘selling the Negro’ in the film “I am not your Negro,” which came out in February. In the 1800s, the term referred to the slave trad...

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The Gun Control Debate

Editorial: Level the playing field

We are all humans, treat us that way

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The Gun Control Debate

The Gun Control Debate

  English 10 Honors. Two sophomores, Daniel Stewart (left) and Steven Yuan (right) wrote competing research papers about gun control, diving into the details for each reason gu...

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