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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...

Students (and Brady Shutt) answer progressively dumber “Would You Rather” questions

Students (and Brady Shutt) answer progressively dumber “Would You Rather” questions

Mason Wang and Michael Moonjely
February 6, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Video

West Side Story took 20 minutes off to give a few students and one teacher ridiculous "Would You Rather" scenarios.     

The Sound of Music: From screen to stage

The Sound of Music: From screen to stage

Ian Prescott, Reporter
February 5, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Reviews, Theater, Uncategorized

Musicals, romance and beautiful scenery are some of my favorite things, all of which were present in The Sound of Music directed by Jack O’Brien. On a cold Thursday night, it seemed as though everyone from Iowa City was crowded in Hancher’s concert hall. The shuffling and conversation portrayed ...

10 best films of 2016

10 best films of 2016

Harry Westergaard, Film Critic/Reporter
January 25, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Film, Showcase

Although 2016 wasn’t necessarily groundbreaking, it was an interesting year for film to be sure. As usual, it wasn’t until the summer season started to creep in that the market became saturated — mostly with sequels and remakes of questionable quality (see Batman vs. Superman). There were a couple indie...

West students weigh in on the next four years

West students weigh in on the next four years

January 20, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Video, Video

On the eve of the inauguration, West Side Story asked five students to predict things that would happen during the next four years, both positive and negative. From health care to communism, here's what they thought.

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