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Iowa City West choirs present: Mass No. 11 in D Minor “Nelson Mass”

Hannah
March 9, 2012
Filed under Entertainment, Video

Each year all four of West High's choirs (Treble Choir, Women's Chorale, Bass Choir, and Concert Choir) present their Masterworks Concert. The concert, lasting about thirty minutes in length, consists of selections of a predetermined piece. This year they performed Mass No. 11 in D Minor "Nelson Mass"...

A musician’s note: Alyssa Robbins ’12

Fatima
March 9, 2012
Filed under Entertainment, Profiles, Video

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crLij5a-cWQ&w=560&h=315] Some express themselves through writing and drawing, but Alyssa Robbins '12 expresses herself through music. A self-taught guitarist by the age of 12, Robbins is currently working on recording a song that will be on iTunes. Check...

Dancer profile: Hannah Abram

Dancer profile: Hannah Abram

WSSIntern
March 8, 2012
Filed under Entertainment, Profiles, Video

Hannah Abram '14 talks about her passion for dance at the start of Nolte Academy of Dance's competition season. By Fiona Armstrong-Pavlik httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luhxfwtWApw

Swingin’ special acts

Hannah
March 7, 2012
Filed under Entertainment

Sunday, March 4th was the finale of the amazing west high show choir season. In honor of it, at the Spring Swing Show students had the opportunity to show case their talent in a dessert show with special acts including songs such as "Thank you for the Music" by Abba, "Someone Like You" by Adele, and...

Defunct books… “Iowa City’s Newest Used Bookstore” settles into new space

Quentin Misiag
March 6, 2012
Filed under Entertainment, Feature, News

Defunct Books...Iowa City's Newest Used Bookstore 1650 Sycamore St Iowa City, IA 52240 (In Sycamore Mall) (319) 354-3534 Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., Noon to 5 p.m. ALWAYS BUYING BOOKS http://www.defunctbooks.com After leaving behind its original home at 521 E. Washington Street in downtown Iowa City, Defunct Books, a local bookseller has found a new, larger home on...

Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble concert 2/21/12

Katie Mons
February 23, 2012
Filed under Entertainment

Darkness flooded the auditorium seats and the stage lights became brighter, shining upon West High's Symphonic Band. Director Rich Medd walked on stage accompanied by loud applause from the audience. The crowd became silent as he stepped onto the podium. He raised his baton, and the concert began. The first son...

Interesting places near Iowa City

Interesting places near Iowa City

WSSIntern
February 21, 2012
Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Video

West Side Story intern, senior Jessica Duling, put together this photo story after visiting Kalona Cheese Factory, the Maharishi Vedic City and the Wilton Candy Kitchen. Each place is a unique little gem just outside of Iowa City which makes these stops perfect for short road trips that can be easily v...

Permanent stories

Grant
January 31, 2012
Filed under Entertainment, Video

Discover the stories of various West High students who their life stories written in ink.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9AhELwVZD4&context=C389c949ADOEgsToPDskIiB7yq4r2Jtaimb6vNAsXZ

The artistic process – Soundslide

Shamis
January 27, 2012
Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

This soundslide covers the artistic process of students Eimile Collins '12 and Liz Scranton '12 while they put together self portraits for their exploratory drawing class in the West High art department. This soundslide includes a short interview with Liz Scranton explaining what it takes to cr...

SEIBA honor band 2012

Brenna
January 23, 2012
Filed under Entertainment

On January 21, a plethora of instrumentalists came together for a day of strenuous practicing, followed by a concert that night. Two weeks prior to this event, hundreds of students from around Southeast Iowa gathered in Fairfield, Iowa to audition for a coveted position in one of the SEIBA Honor Bands. Am...

Bryn Hedlund: A+ Achiever

Hannah
January 8, 2012
Filed under Entertainment

Music means different things to different people. It can make a person happy; it can make a person sad; some people listen when they’re working out while others just rock out in the shower. But for West High Senior Bryn Hedlund, it is an essential part of her life that she could not see h...

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