• The Choir Swing Show will take place at both 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 25

  • Coe College Jazz Festival will be on Feb. 24

  • The WHS Library will be open from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 for finals studying

  • Bowling State will take place on Feb. 22

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Waste.

Waste.

Will Conrad and Junhee Lee
February 21
Filed under Feature, Food, Showcase

If given a waste bin, a recycling bin and a compost bin in the cafeteria, most students don’t think about where the trash should go. Trash is trash, right? Everyone, even the most environmentally conscious people, can be victims of this line of thinking. However, this attitude is what drives food w...

WSS reviews Oscar nominees

WSS reviews Oscar nominees

February 20
Filed under Entertainment, Film, Showcase

Arrival (Released: 11.11.2016) Twelve extraterrestrial crafts appear in random areas around the world. Tensions begin to boil as countries clash on the different ways to deal with the aliens. In Montana, linguist Louise Banks and scientist Ian Donnelly are enlisted to figure out what exactly they are saying and why. Rating WSS...

Friend crush: Jillian Baker ’19 and Janelle Beemon ’19

Friend crush: Jillian Baker ’19 and Janelle Beemon ’19

Ala Mohamed, Digital Profile Editor
February 16
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

WSS: When did you guys first become friends? Jillian Baker : We first met in the fourth grade. We had orchestra together, but she hated me because I was annoying.   WSS: How did you guys become friends?   Jillian Baker: We became friends in the seventh grade, thanks to a mutua...

Most anticipated films of 2017

Most anticipated films of 2017

Harry Westergaard, Film Critic/Reporter
February 15
Filed under Entertainment, Film

January is a terrible month in many respects, the biggest plague being the lack of decent movies. Catch something that’s still hanging around from last December or rent something if you can, because the theaters are ridden with the likes of Monster Trucks and Patriot’s Day. This is one of the most notorio...

Happy Valentine’s Day from the West Side Story

Happy Valentine’s Day from the West Side Story

February 14
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Every year, in the February print issue of the West Side Story students submit their stories of missed connections. This year's come out this Friday, but take a look, and have a laugh, at the ones from the past.  2016 missed connections: https://issuu.com/westsidestory/docs/2016.02.19_full_issue/52 2015...

Dream On

Dream On

Michael Moonjely and Kristina Rosebrook
February 14
Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized, Video, Video

Dream a little dream. Apparently it is easier said than done. According to the Huffington Post, 67.81% of Americans only recall at least two or three dreams per month. The WSS asked students to share some of their most vivid childhood dreams. ...

Kids give WSS staffers dating advice

Kids give WSS staffers dating advice

Eleanor Ho
February 13
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Video

West Side Story staffers Fenna Semken and George Liu met with some teachers' children last week to get last minute advice on how to have the perfect Valentine's Day. Rose and Boon Juhl, Ava Frese, Ash and Rowan Iannone and Eleanor and Gwen Smith were the experts, giving tips on how to dress, what dan...

Sports Fashion Friday- Kia Noibi ’18

Sports Fashion Friday- Kia Noibi ’18

Sadie Rhomberg and Gabby Skopec
February 10
Filed under Entertainment, Fashion, Showcase

West Side Story: Tell me about each outfit, what do you like about it? Kia Noibi ‘18: It’s actually very comfortable and my uncle got it for me (outfit 1). The pants are comfortable but I wouldn't run in them because they flare at the bottom. No one runs in yoga pants, either leggings or crop...

Students (and Brady Shutt) answer progressively dumber “Would You Rather” questions

Students (and Brady Shutt) answer progressively dumber “Would You Rather” questions

Mason Wang and Michael Moonjely
February 6
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Video

West Side Story took 20 minutes off to give a few students and one teacher ridiculous "Would You Rather" scenarios.     

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