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West Side Story

  • There will be a band concert on Wednesday in the auditorium at 7:30

  • The choir solo and ensemble festival is on May 18

  • The annual "Get Moving For Healthy Kids" event is on Sunday morning

  • Make sure to check the final test schedule

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

The new age of vinyl

The new age of vinyl

Ethan Goers, Video Editor and Sports Correspondent
May 27, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

I don’t know how often you may visit Barnes and Nobles, but if you go there frequently like me, you may have noticed the ever growing section dedicated to vinyl records. Just a couple years ago, it was almost rare to see someone with a record player and vinyl, but in these days you can meet people ...

Seniors share their ‘glo up’ experiences

Seniors share their ‘glo up’ experiences

Asha Irani
May 21, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

“Wow… so-and-so glo’d up…” Pimples come and go, makeup skills are refined and teenage boys shoot up six  inches in a matter of months. But a small group of students have far exceeded the average ‘high school change’ expectations. Only a select few experience the mysterious and coveted ...

The ideal diet

The ideal diet

Sadie Rhomberg, Reporter
May 20, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Food is a massive part of everyday life; it’s what humans eat every few hours for energy. Imagine getting a stomache ache after eating foods containing common ingredients such as dairy or oil. That’s exactly what senior Mackenzie Voigt experienced until she changed her diet and embarked on a new...

Fashion Friday: Angela Reis ’19

Fashion Friday: Angela Reis ’19

Jessica Doyle, Reporter
May 19, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

While many young people may try to distinguish their style from their parents, Angela Reis ‘19 finds herself seeking advice from her mother as a way to expand her 70s inspired style. “[My style stems from] the 70s and 80s. My mom will help me out with some stuff I wear,” she said. “[I’ll a...

The class of 2017 presents: Senior Quotes

The class of 2017 presents: Senior Quotes

Eleanor Ho and Michael Moonjely
May 19, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

A “Everything will be OK, just go with the flow. “ Fatuma Abdalla   “Is this necessary? 😒 “ Elisa Abram   “"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" - Nathan Abramoff” Nathan Abramoff "May all your bacon burn." Audrey Adamson “Success is being at the right place at the right...

9 things to do in Iowa City, summer movie events, and literature festivals

9 things to do in Iowa City, summer movie events, and literature festivals

Mason Wang, Harry Westergaard, and Mary Vander Weg
May 18, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

1. Go to an Arcade You will need: Quarters Or you could stay home and play video games online for free, right? No. Don't do that. This place contains classic games from the 70s and 90s, and according to all reviews, has excellent pizza. A lot of their food is named after famous arcade characters: try the Q...

Only 90s kids will remember

Only 90s kids will remember

Michael Moonjely, Entertainment Editor
May 16, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Humor, Showcase

As graduation rapidly approaches, the WSS asked seniors to delve deep into their junk drawers and closets to find the toys that represented the 90s.    SILLY BANDZ If someone walked into an ICCSD elementary school in 2009, spotting the cool kid would be easy. It was not the kid with th...

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