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  • The GMNDC will be held on Mar. 24 & 25 at 3:50 p.m. and 8 a.m.

  • Boys track will compete at 10 a.m. on Mar. 25 at Cedar Rapids Jefferson

  • Girls track will compete at Muscatine on Mar. 23 at 4:30 p.m.

  • The AIME II will take place on Mar. 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • School starts back after spring break on Mar. 20

Chapter 1 – The House – Choose your own Adventure

Chapter 1 – The House – Choose your own Adventure

Mason Wang and Ian Prescott
March 24
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

You wake up. The TIME is 2:00 A.M. You are in your bed, staring at your bedroom ceiling. You are in your bed. The house is silent. There is no noise coming from outside. This peace is suffocating. You hear the faint sound of something scratching against the wall, somewhere deep within the chambers o...

Fashion Friday: Elizabeth Burns

Fashion Friday: Elizabeth Burns

Sadie Rhomberg, Reporter
March 17
Filed under Entertainment, Fashion, Showcase

  WSS: How would you describe your style? EB: I wear such random things. I don’t stick to one style. It’s a bunch of stuff. Some days I like to dress very girly and sometimes I like to dress more like a boy. More girly I would wear florals and pastels and then sometimes I just like to...

“Logan” exceeds genre tropes with gritty character study

Harry Westergaard, Film Critic/Reporter
March 10
Filed under Entertainment, Film

I have enjoyed the superhero genre, ever since my younger years, playing with action figures and watching the cartoons each morning. As I’ve grown older, I’ve continued to be fascinated by the myths of the heroes and their stories. These modern American myths have become more apparent than ever...

Review: Tip Top Cakes

Review: Tip Top Cakes

Gabby Skopec, Sports Editor
March 9
Filed under Entertainment, Food, Reviews, Showcase

Atmosphere Tip Top Cakes is one of the first businesses to occupy the newly renovated 5th St. in Coralville. From the outside, a customer can see into the shop as its windows stretching from one end to the other. Inside, the bakery is quaint, decorated with a mix of modern and antique styles. Atop...

Jordan Peele establishes directorial talents with suspenseful and hilarious “Get Out”

Jordan Peele establishes directorial talents with suspenseful and hilarious “Get Out”

Harry Westergaard, Film Critic/Reporter
March 5
Filed under Entertainment, Film

Jordan Peele has become a new name to look out for in the directing field. Initially finding success on his hit Comedy Central show Key and Peele, the latter made his debut as a film director this past weekend. Get Out is a wonderful supernatural thriller that relishes in the cliches of the classics. Most i...

Fashion Friday- Aisha Kazembe ’18

Fashion Friday- Aisha Kazembe ’18

Sadie Rhomberg, Reporter
March 3
Filed under Fashion, Showcase

One word, endless meanings: fashion. To any person in the world it could mean high end brands, New York City Fashion Week and all things glam, but junior Aisha Kazembe shows WSS that looking trendy doesn’t have to break the bank. Kazembe believes that fashion is the way clothes represent a pers...

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...

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