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 [...]
Check out Joe Feldmann playing the guitar, ukulele and banjo. A photo story by Megumi Kitamoto and Juliann Skarda
by Megumi Kitamoto Check out Akash Borde ’15 talking about his favorite piece to play, his influences and many more.
By Zora Hurst The week of April 8th through the 12th was a true whirlwind. This edition of MWM was full of extremes: be that sheer giddiness at the blessing of warm weather, or sheer awe at the sky’s ability to be the same shad of not-quite-gray for three days. A few tracks that recorded [...]
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 [...]
What happens March 5-10, stays in March 5-10 If you have any ideas for West High Week email them to email@example.com
by Kaitlyn McCurdy Conor Maynard has been called the UK’s Justin Bieber. That comparison must suck when you’re just releasing your debut album. With a comparison like that, I’m not expecting a lot from this album. It’s a huge hit in the UK and Maynard is definitely getting quite a bit of love from US. [...]
by Audrey Hopewell For a lucky few, artistic talent and self expression come easily. For others, not so much. Luckily, West High has a bevy of talent, artistic and otherwise. These videos showcase the best of West’s artists. The students featured here express themselves through illustration, fashion or makeup. Erica Fisher ’14, Paige Brazina ’16 [...]
Stuck in Iowa City for all of Spring Break? Lucky for you, the WSS has plenty of ideas to keep you busy for all nine days. Apoorva Raikwar ’14 demonstrates how to make a sequin collar in a few simple steps: Continuing with the fashion theme, Emily Hollingworth ’15 shows off her braided headband in another how-to [...]
Photo used with permission from Wayne Johnson, Main Street Studio By Juliann Skarda The Iowa City West High Chorale will be performing with the prestigious Luther College Nordic Choir on March 8. Tickets will be for sale the day of the performance outside of the auditorium. Chorale member Gina Payne ’13 says she is most [...]
By Jaeho Lee Jeff Connor is a first-year chemistry teacher and former West High student. Find out why chemistry is his passion and why he thinks science should matter to all students. Parov Stelar’s song “All Night” used with permission.
By Valerie Hsieh Photos and interviews from the third Annual India Association of Iowa City Harvest Festival.
by Kelsey Keranen A brief interview with student artist Hannah Song, ’16
By Megan Kann Check out Robert Frost’s poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” with pictures by Megan Kann of the winter of 2012-2013.