As the natural light faded, the crackle of a guitar amp turning on could be heard throughout the Ped Mall in Downtown Iowa City. But this was no ordinary street performance. West High’s Symphonic Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble dished out genres from funk and latin to samba and swing. For some, it was a [...]
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The WSS takes a look at the farm where Natalie Kaspar’12 lives near Iowa City. She has lived on the farm her whole life and takes care of several different animals.
View the whole gallery here: Boys State Final DES MOINES – A double over-time that delayed the start of the 4A Championship game didn’t throw off the Iowa City West Trojan team. West defeated Sioux City, East 67-52 at the game Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines to bring another State Championship [...]
View the full photo gallery here: Boys State Semifinals DES MOINES – The Trojans continue their undefeated streak now 25-0. At the game on Friday afternoon, West defeated Linn-Mar 71-51. Dondre Alexander, a West junior scored a team high 27 points shooting 10 for 15 field goal attempts in 29 minutes of playing time. West [...]
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View the whole gallery here: Boys’ Quarterfinals DES MOINES – A Trojan vs. Warrior battle is cause for great excitement, especially when it’s part of Iowa’s State Basketball Championship Tournament. On Wednesday, Waukee challenged the undefeated West team at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines with a final score of West 74 and Waukee 52. [...]
View the whole gallery here: Girls State Finals DES MOINES – Any game that goes into overtime provides many intense moments for the crowd and West’s State Finals matchup with Ankeny proved to be no exception. Near the end of the fourth quarter, Ankeny was ahead by 3 points when Tatum Klein ’12 sunk a [...]
View the whole gallery here: Girls State Semifinals 2012 DES MOINES-A tough first half proved to be no obstacle for West’s Women of Troy. After going into halftime with a score of 22-15, West pulled ahead, putting up an 18 point third quarter to overcome the Waukee Warriors. The final score was 50-64. Ally Disterhoft, [...]
After a slow first half, City High turned up the heat on Iowa City West after halftime. The Little Hawks overcame the Women of Troy at one point during the third quarter with a score at 34-33, but West was not going to let that slide. Near the end of the game, City was making [...]
Photo gallery from the girls’ game: Final — West 72 – City 62 Ally Disterhoft 16 points Jessica Shull 9 points Shahana Williams 9 points Brianna Sturtz 7 points
Most people think of gardening as a spring or summer activity with harvest taking place mid-fall. This is not the case for a few West students eager to garden thoughout the winter. Vinayak Deshpande, a garden volunteer said, “the goal is to make the garden efficient throughout the whole year … we also view it [...]
Photos by Cori Henderson Congrats to the boys cross country team! They got 3rd with 127 points. Isaac Jensen lead the Trojans placing 9th individually. Following the pack Daniel Gardarsson and Philip Laux.
IOWA CITY – West students took part in the annual Phestival of the Pumpkins on Halloween, October 31st. This event entailed students to form teams and perform a series of tasks which all involved pumpkins. The tasks ranged from decorating a pumpkin to cleaning out the seeds to tossing greased pumpkins. One of the signature [...]
Each year during homecoming spirit week, Student Senate holds an Intramural event entitled Manball. In this event, junior and senior boys battle for bragging rights by playing volleyball. Here are some pictures from the contest: This year, the Juniors won the contest.