By Velarchana Santhana and Tyler Voss Two Latin dancers came to West High to show the Spanish 4 students many popular Latin dances such as rumba, cha cha, salsa, tango and mambo. Derek and Susie have each been dancing for 12 years and competing in competitions all over the country for about 6 years now. They [...]
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Dr. Arganbright went on the PA system and told the students of West High that a derogatory anonymous twitter account had been created, and he cautioned student’s that consequences would follow. West Side Story investigates what happened, and asks questions regarding anonymous twitter accounts to some West High students.
The West Side Story decided to profile Elwyn Pearson, a paraeducator at West High.
While many students are preparing for the end of school with excitement, Abby Walling, ’15, is preparing for the Intel International Science and Technology Fair in Phoenix this May. She was awarded this opportunity after winning “Inspiration Award” from the Iowa Academy of Science, first prize in her division, microbiology, two scholarships from the Iowa [...]
By Amiela Canin Rob Nelsen ’14 and Ruolu Liu ’13 discuss their experiences on West’s annual French trip. Photos used with permission of Elizabeth Yang.
We know the drill. Greenhouse gas emissions are bad. Reducing and recycling is good. For better or for worse, people participate in activities that change the world – literally. But how does Iowa specifically influence the environment? Farming. “In general, farming in the past tended to focus more on production and less on environmental services. [...]
by Megumi Kitamoto Daniel Lin ’13 talks about his influences, the saxophone and the MOST benefit concert.
by Kaitlyn McCurdy Guess who’s back, back, back, back again. Yes, I did just reference Eminem when I’m about to review Justin Timberlake. Deal with it. Let me tell you, I’m both excited and nervous to review Timberlake’s album “The 20/20 Experience,” and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be (now if [...]
Women’s History Month: Patricia Burger West High math teacher Patricia Burger shares her experience of being in Notre Dame’s first coed graduating class. Today, most high school graduates are expected to go to college. It is incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to have a well-paying job without a degree. According to the Institute of Education [...]