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  • 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

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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...

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