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West Side Story

  • Student Senate Executive Board elections are on Wednesday

  • The Drake Relays for track start Thursday

  • The orchestra program has a concert on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

  • The Functional Programs talent show will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday

  • Check @WSSAthletics on Twitter for updates on sports events this week

Review: Idle Intuition

Review: Idle Intuition

Ian Prescott, Reporter
April 26, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

This isn’t your “Mid-Teen Crisis." Max Bouratoglou brings to the table a wonderful collection of music with his third album, “Idle Intuition." A collection of pop songs, it is reminiscent of bands like Mumford & Sons, while rock and roll makes us think about love. Throughout Bouratoglou’...

Fashion Friday: Nasim Abu-Dagga ’17

Fashion Friday: Nasim Abu-Dagga ’17

George Liu
April 21, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

While it may seem as though Nasim Abu-Dagga ’17 has always had an engaging style, he only had started making an effort to be fashionable halfway through high school. “[I got into fashion during] sophomore year. [During] freshman year, I didn’t care about clothes at all,” he said. Abu-Da...

Student Mixtape: Rachel Olson ’19

Student Mixtape: Rachel Olson ’19

Michael Moonjely, Entertainment Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Although sophomore Rachel Olson is best known for her abilities on the soccer field, we caught up with her before the Kennedy game to learn her top five locker room tunes. 1. “Who Let the Dogs Out”-Baha Men While “Who Let the Dogs Out” became famous after being featured in the animated film Rugr...

The generation gap

The generation gap

Jessica Doyle, Reporter
April 18, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

The Center for Generational Kinetics defines a generation as "a group of people born around the same time and raised around the same place" who "exhibit similar characteristics, preferences, and values over their lifetimes." They describe baby boomers as those born from 1946 to 1964, members of Gener...

You have 20 minutes to get food. (Or 2 days, $2,000 and plane tickets)

You have 20 minutes to get food. (Or 2 days, $2,000 and plane tickets)

Mason Wang and Katie Fuhmeister
April 14, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Food, Showcase

Lunches are short, and being late to class is bad. Don't waste any time trying to figure out how long it takes to drive to places. This is a map of the (semi) fast-food places you can get food at within a 20 minute period. Some require tricky maneuvers, like U-turns, taking highway 218, or finding a...

Beer Burger finds niche in North Liberty

Beer Burger finds niche in North Liberty

April 11, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Food, Showcase

While the phrase “North Liberty restaurant scene” may have sounded like a joke five years ago, joints like Mirabitos and Sushiya have detracted customers away from downtown Iowa City and into the corridor. Since its inception earlier this year, Beer Burger has generated a lot of buzz within the Iowa C...

Seniors thrive in Theatre West debut

Seniors thrive in Theatre West debut

Jiung Jung and Kara Wagenknecht
April 11, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Theater

At the beginning of senior year, Cole Davis ’17 and Ethan Upchurch ’17 had no experience with a Theatre West production, let alone a complex musical such as Les Misérables. However, after they both joined choir, their love for music flourished. By the time Spring rolled around, they decided to try ou...

Fashion Friday: Sandrah Ochola ’19

Fashion Friday: Sandrah Ochola ’19

Jessica Doyle, Kara Wagenknecht, and Kristina Rosebrook
April 7, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Fashion, Showcase

Up until seventh grade, Sandrah Ochola ’19 had not taken much of an interest in fashion. “I remember when I was in sixth [or] seventh grade, I did that whole Aeropostale thing [where I would] wear a tank-top under [my] Aeropostale brand t-shirt. And then I had this whole Hollister thing in eighth...

P.O.S. Bailey Nock ’18

P.O.S. Bailey Nock ’18

Gabby Skopec and Kristina Rosebrook
April 1, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Here, Nock shares a few things that are wrong with the car. 1. My left turn signal is broken, so I have to stick my hand out the window to let people know that I’m turning. 2. The sunglasses thing will sometimes randomly fall out when I’m driving so it will tick [then fall out] and then i...

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