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 [...]
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.
West High Debater Kai Trepka and his partner Richie Zhang won the Great Midwestern Debate Tournament, April 5-7th, 2013. The West Side Story sits down with Trepka to talk debate details and what it takes to succeed in a debate. Want to learn more? WSS Intern Akash Borde gives a primer on the basics of [...]
The West Side Story decided to profile Elwyn Pearson, a paraeducator at West High.
by Ashton Duncan and Kaitlyn McCurdy Payton Myers ’13 and Chandler Myers ’15 are siblings born on the same day two years apart. The WSS interviews them to see how similar they really are. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv3gUW59rMQ
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.
Check out Joe Feldmann playing the guitar, ukulele and banjo. A photo story by Megumi Kitamoto and Juliann Skarda
By: Jordan Rossen and Katie Mons A photo story about all the problems Savannah Wilson ’13 has with her car.
West High girls’ and boys’ soccer teams are on their way to a successful season. By Frannie Rizzo and Blake Oetting
by Megumi Kitamoto Check out Akash Borde ’15 talking about his favorite piece to play, his influences and many more.
I’m sure everyone knows about the ELP program for gifted students at the elementary level but now its coming to the high school level too. Starting in the fall of 2013 a new ELP program will be coming to West High. By Tyler Voss and Brenna Deerberg
Students share their experiences from the Spanish language trip. By Erin Weathers Photos used with permission from Alex Nelson
COLORS adviser Kerri Barnhouse and Dan Kauble ’13 share their perspectives on this year’s Governor Conference held on April 3 in Des Moines by Alyssa McKeone and Aileen Norris
by Aileen Norris and Kaitlyn McCurdy We don’t know about you, but we’re really sick of Twilight. So, of course, the moment that series ends, here comes another franchise from Stephenie Meyer. When Earth is taken over by an unseen enemy, called Souls, that is implanted into the human body, Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) is [...]
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 [...]