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  • Local Jewels

    Local Jewels

    By Megan Stewart Sometimes it’s hard to find Smell that smelled enjoy left enough viagra uk looking internet without admitting a glowing sellers mins. somewhere fun around your local area. In this video, it shows many different things to do...


  • Editorial: College admissions

    Editorial: College admissions

    ‘Tis the season for many high school seniors to be scrambling to decide which college will be the best fit for them socially, academically, and financially.  And ‘tis the year for many applicants, but exceptionally low acceptance rates.  By the...


  • West athletes qualify for Drake Relays

    By Grace Young Members of the boys and girls track teams will load up a bus Thursday afternoon and head to Drake Stadium to compete in one of the most prestigious track and field events in the nation. Individuals and...


  • Spring mixtape

    With the sun beginning to consistently shine and the flowers blooming, the WSS feels it is necessary to grant its readers with some tunes to accompany outside’s joyous ambiance. Hopefully you will be able to experience it first hand, but...


  • 1 in 2000: Sydney Beaurivage

    “He took his own life, and no one saw it coming.” When senior Sydney Beaurivage was 15, her father committed suicide. “It still feels really surreal. I thought I would actually be able to understand the concept that they are...


  • Get schooled (insert)

    Here is a glimpse into the five schools covered in the April 18th insert. City High School Iowa Mennonite School Clear Creek Amana High School Scattergood Friends School


  • Student Teacher Profiles

    Photos by Nick Deerberg and Gage Van Dyke Joe Sloma-Student Teacher for Kerri Barnhouse By Gage Van Dyke For Joe Sloma, pursuing a degree in English wasn’t the first option. After trying out a business major, Sloma quickly realized that...


  • Behind the Mask

    In honor of Behind the Mask, West High’s new mental health awareness club, Behind the Mask investigates what it’s really like behind the mask of mental illness.


  • Fashion Friday: Alli Peterson ’14

    Compiled by Tyler Voss Photos by Gage Van Dyke West Side Story: Describe your style. Alli Peterson ‘14: I wear whatever; a mix of everything based on whatever mood I’m in. WSS: What is a fashion no-no? AP: Yoga pants...



  • “Annie” tech heads

    Compiled by Blake Oetting, Matthew Murry, Megumi Kitamoto, Consuelo Mendoza, and Velarchana Santhana Photos by Abby Burgess, Lizzie Pruneau, and Gage Van Dyke Art by Shirley Wang As the musical, Annie, prepares to open next weekend, WSS talked to the people...


  • The Grand Budapest Hotel Movie Review

    Since I first saw the trailer in November, I had been impatiently awaiting the release of director Wes Anderson’s most recent film, the Grand Budapest Hotel.  His harnessing of saturated colors, deadpan expressions and nostalgic toe-tappers create one of the...





  • 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.